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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 ...


Paolo E. Rosati

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

KāmākhyāIntroductionKāmākhyā is the presiding goddess of the temple complex that is on top of Nīlācala (blue mountain) in the Brahmaputra Valley in As...

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 HinduismIntroductionKerala, the southwestern most state in peninsular India, is situated between the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and t...


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...

Law, Hinduism and

Donald R. Davis

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Hindu Law and Legal TheoryIntroductionThe parameters of what we mean by Hindu law and legal theory are notoriously hard to fix with any precision, bec...

LGBTQ and Hinduism

Ruth Vanita, Kashish Dua

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

LGBTQ and HinduismIntroductionThis entry deals with the period from the late 20th century to the present, during which LGBTQ movements developed. For ...


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...

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