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Sucharita Adluri

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Vishnu Introduction Vishnu (Skt. Viṣṇu) is one of the great gods of the Hindu pantheon, whose earliest mention is in the Vedas. As an ally of ...


Douglas McGetchin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

VivekanandaIntroductionNarendranath Datta, later known as Swami Vivekananda (b. 1863–d. 1902), was a Hindu missionary who traveled extensively in the ...


Vinay Kumar Gupta

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Vraja/BrajIntroductionVraja is an old Sanskrit word that is now used to denote “Braj,” or the Braj region. Vraja/Braj/Brij presently denotes a particu...


Edeltraud Harzer

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

VrātyasIntroductionAttempts to identify, locate, and generally clarify the name “Vrātya,” as well as their social and religious role and localization,...

Women in Hinduism

Perundevi Srinivasan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Women in HinduismIntroductionThis article attempts to map scholarly resources on the status, roles, and representations of women in Hinduism. The hist...


Ron Geaves

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

YamunāIntroductionYamunā is both a major river of northern India containing significant pilgrimage sites and an ancient goddess who personifies the ri...


David Gordon White

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Yoga Introduction The Sanskrit term yoga is first encountered in the Vedas, where it refers to the act of yoking, the animal so yoked, and th...

Yogananda, Paramahansa

Anya Foxen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Paramahansa YoganandaIntroductionParamahansa Yogananda (b. 1893–d. 1952), born Mukunda Lal Ghosh, was a teacher and popularizer of yoga and Hindu spir...


Shaman Hatley

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

YoginīsIntroductionGoddesses known as yoginīs (feminine of the Sanskrit yogin, “practitioner of yoga” or “possessed of yoga”) were prominent in the es...

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