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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...

Partition

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...

Pārvatī

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 ...

Pilgrimage

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...

Possession

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 ...

Pūjā

Lynn Foulston

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

PūjāIntroductionThe term pūjā is most commonly translated as worship but also means offering and is replete with meaning and inference. Although stric...

Purāṇas

Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

PurāṇasIntroductionThe Purāṇas constitute a body of literature, divided into several subcategories, dating from the 2nd century ce and continuing unti...

Puruṣārthas

Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Puruṣārthas Introduction Puruṣārtha (meaning “goal of a man” or “aim of a person”) is a term normally used in the plural to define three sphere...

Rabindranath Tagore

Victor van Bijlert, Imre Bangha

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Rabindranath TagoreIntroductionRabindranath Tagore (in Bengali: Rabīndranāth Ṭhākur; b. 1861–d. 1941) was born in Calcutta, the capital of British Ind...

Rādhā

Heidi Pauwels

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Rādhā Introduction Rādhā is the foremost of the gopīs, or milkmaids, of Braj (Vraja), where Krishna (Kṛṣṇa) is believed to have grown up incog...

Radhasoami Tradition

Mark Juergensmeyer, David Christopher Lane

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Radhasoami TraditionIntroductionThe Radhasoami tradition can be traced back to the spiritual master Shiv Dayal Singh (honorifically titled Soamiji Mah...

Rādhāvallabha

Guy Beck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

RādhāvallabhaIntroductionThe name “Rādhāvallabha” (Rādhā-vallabha) in Sanskrit refers to the Hindu god Krishna, who is known as the lover of Rādhā, hi...

Rāma Jāmadagnya/Paraśurāma

Brian Collins

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Rāma Jāmadagnya/Paraśurāma Introduction Paraśurāma, also known as Rāma Jāmadagnya or Bhārgava Rāma, is the sixth incarnation or avatāra of Vis...

Rāmakŗşŋa

Narasingha P. Sil

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Ramakrishna Introduction Rāmakṛṣṇa (Ramakrishna) Paramahaṁsa’s (birth name Gadādhar Caṭṭopādhyāy, b. 1836–d. 1886) widely publicized samādhis ...

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