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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...


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...

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