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Noor van Brussel, Marianne Pasty-Abdul Wahid

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

KālīIntroductionThe goddess Kālī is as much at home in the pan-Indian Brahmanical pantheon as she is in local, regional, and popular forms of worship....

Kāma and Kāmaśāstra

Lee Siegel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Kāma and Kāmaśāstra Introduction The term kāma comes from the verbal root kam, meaning “to love, be in love with, or have sexual intercourse ...

Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār

Elaine Craddock

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Kāraikkāl AmmaiyārIntroductionKāraikkāl Ammaiyār, the “Mother/Woman from Kāraikkāl” in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was probably the f...


Herman Tull

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Karma Introduction Karma is a central element of South Asian thought, and, as such, it has deeply influenced South Asian religious and so...


John Nemec

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Kashmir Introduction The Kashmir Valley of around the 9th to 12th centuries was, in many regards, the preeminent South Asian center for Sanskr...


Timothy Cahill

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Kāvya Introduction “Kāvya” is a Sanskrit term used to designate poetry variously characterized as classical, ornate, courtly, or stylized. To...

Kerala Hinduism

George Pati

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Kerala Hinduism Introduction Kerala, the southwesternmost state in peninsular India, is situated between the mountain ranges of the Western Gh...


Lynn Thomas

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Kingship ...


Deonnie Moodie

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Kolkata/CalcuttaIntroductionSome may ponder the relevance of an entry on “Kolkata” in a bibliography on Hinduism. By official accounts, this is not a ...


Tracy Coleman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Krishna Introduction Arguably the most popular god in the Hindu pantheon, both in India and beyond, Krishna makes a dramatic appearance in th...


Graham M. Schweig

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

LīlāIntroductionThe Sanskrit term līlā is generally translated as “play” (sometimes “pastime” or “drama”), and is used primarily to describe the “divi...

Liṅga and Yoni

Benjamin J. Fleming

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Liṅga and Yoni Introduction The liṅga (meaning mark, sign, phallus) is best known as the emblem of the Hindu god Śiva, most often rendered tod...


Sundar Sarukkai

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

LogicIntroductionIndian logic is primarily a study of the nature of human inference, and its beginnings can be traced back to ancient times. It is ind...


Deepak Sarma

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Mādhva Introduction Mādhva Vedānta is a tradition of Vedānta that was developed in the 13th century in southwestern India at modern-day Udupi, ...


Simon Brodbeck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Mahābhārata Introduction The Mahābhārata is a vast array of narrative traditions in all varieties of media. It is also—and perhaps was origin...

Mahābhārata in Hindu Tradition

Pamela Lothspeich

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Mahābhārata in Hindu TraditionIntroductionEpic tale, Hindu scripture, philosophical treatise, and national history, the Mahabharata (“the great Bharat...


Robert Zydenbos

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Mahādēviyakka Introduction Akka Mahādēvi, “elder sister Mahādēvi” (also, less commonly, known as Mahādēviyakka) was one of the leading persona...


Patrick Olivelle

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mānava-Dharmaśāstra Introduction The Mānava-Dharmaśāstra (“Manu” for short) occupies a pivotal position in the long history of Dharmaśāstric t...


Leah Comeau

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

MāṇikkavācakarIntroductionMāṇikkavācakar (Manikkavacagar, Manikkavasagar, Manikkavachakar) is a Tamil poet-saint famous for his contributions to Śaiva...

Maratha Rule (1674–1818)

Daniel Jasper

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Maratha Rule (1674–1818)IntroductionMaratha Rule was established by Shivaji Bhosale in western India in the 17th century. Shivaji’s father, Shahaji Bh...

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