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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...


Perundevi Srinivasan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Māriyamman Introduction Māriyammaṉ is a goddess, widely worshipped in Tamilnadu in South India. Although she has been predominantly identified...


Lindsey Harlan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Marriage Introduction Scholarly reflection on Hindu marriage includes work on prescriptive treatments in early Sanskrit sources. Among these a...

Material Religion

Mikael Aktor

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Material ReligionIntroductionHindu material culture is a vast subject. It includes subjects that have been part of the study of Hinduism throughout it...


Vinay Kumar Gupta

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

MathuraIntroductionMathura is one of the most important ancient settlements and one among the seven most sacred cities in India along with Ayodhya, Ha...


Nancy M. Martin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

MirabaiIntroductionMirabai (also known as Meerabai, Mira, Meera) is the most well known of the women bhakti (Hindu devotional) saints of India. Accord...


Ariel Glucklich

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Mokṣa Introduction The subject of Mokṣa occupies a central and prestigious place in Hindu culture, although in practical and philosophical te...

Nātha Sampradāya

Adrián Muñoz

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Nātha SampradāyaIntroductionThe religious order of yogis commonly associated with the legendary figure of Yogī Gorakhnāth (Gorakṣanātha in Sanskrit) i...


Natalia Lidova

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Natyashastra Introduction The Nāṭyaśāstra (Science of Drama) is the earliest and most authoritative Indian text on the performing arts. Writte...


Karen Pechilis

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Nāyaṉmār Introduction The term nāyaṉmār (singular, nāyaṉār) is a Tamil-language word that today generally means “leaders,” but as the term is ...

Nimbārka Sampradāya

Catherine Clémentin-Ojha

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Nimbārka SampradāyaIntroductionThe Nimbārka sampradāya, also called Sanakādi sampradāya and Haṃsa sampradāya from the names of its alleged divine foun...

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