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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...

Navarātri (Navarātra)

Caleb Simmons

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-09-26

Navarātri (Navarātra)IntroductionThe Navarātri festival, also known as Dasain, Dasara, Durga Puja, Mahanavami, and Navarātra, depending on what part o...


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...

Nirañjanī Sampradāy

Tyler Williams

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Nirañjanī SampradāyIntroductionBelieved to have been founded by the saint-poet Svāmī Haridās (d. 1601?) in the late 16th or early 17th century, the Ni...

North America, Hinduism in

Jennifer B. Saunders

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Hinduism in North America Introduction Hinduism first arrived in North America through missionary and travel accounts in the late 18th century...

Old Age and Hinduism

Usha Menon

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Old Age and HinduismIntroductionAmong Hindus in India, the understandings and experiences of old age are refracted, to some degree, by cultural meanin...

Orientalists and Missionaries

Will Sweetman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Orientalists and MissionariesIntroductionThe best accounts of Hindu religious beliefs and practices to reach Europe before 1800 came overwhelmingly fr...

Pandas/Pilgrimage Priests

James Lochtefeld

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Pandas/Pilgrimage PriestsIntroductionAt many North Indian Hindu pilgrimage sites, panda (from Sanskrit paṇḍita, “learned man”) is the most common name...

Pandharpur and Vitthal

Erik Reenberg Sand

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Pandharpur and VitthalIntroductionPandharpur, with its main deity, Viṭṭhala (hereafter Vitthal), alias Viṭhobā or Pāṇḍuraṅga, is the most popular pilg...

Pandits/Wise Men

Brian Hatcher

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Pandits/Wise MenIntroductionPandit, or more colloquially pundit, is one of those Indic words, like karma or mantra, that have found a home in the Engl...


Haimanti Roy

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Partition Introduction The Partition of India in 1947 is one of the most significant events in South Asian history. It refers to the political...


Ellen Goldberg

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Pārvatī Introduction Pārvatī (“daughter of the mountain,” also known as Umā) is considered one of the most beloved goddesses in the Hindu panth...

Peace, War, and Violence in Hinduism

Christopher Key Chapple

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Peace, War, and Violence in Hinduism Introduction To understand issues of peace and violence in Hinduism, one must take into account a ...


James Lochtefeld

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Pilgrimage Introduction Hindu pilgrimage not only has a long and venerable history in India but is also a vibrant religious practice in mod...

Political Hinduism

Christophe Jaffrelot

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Political Hinduism Introduction Hindu nationalism is one of the oldest ideological streams in India. It took shape in the 1920s soon after the fi...

Popular and Folk Hinduism

Frank Korom

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Popular and Folk Hinduism Introduction As a number of scholars have noted, Hinduism is difficult to define because people tend to see it as...


Frederick M. Smith

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Possession Introduction Possession is a phenomenon that occurs in a majority of the world’s cultures. It most often denotes that one or more pers...

Pradesh, Andhra

Lavanya Vemsani

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Andhra PradeshIntroductionAndhra Pradesh is located in the middle region (Madhyadesha) of India, on the southeastern side, with the long coastline of ...

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