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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...


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...


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...


Preeti Bahadur Ramaswami

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-06-27

RāgamālāIntroductionOne of the most abiding and popular themes of Indian courtly miniature painting, the rāgamālā refers on the one hand to the person...

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...


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 ...

Rāmānandī Sampradāya

Daniela Bevilacqua

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Rāmānandī SampradāyaIntroductionThe Rāmānandī sampradāya is a Vaiṣṇava ascetic order composed of sādhus that follow various sādhanās (religious discip...


Martin Ganeri

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Rāmānuja Introduction The Tamil Brahmin, Rāmānuja (traditional dates b. 1011–d. 1137 ce), is a major figure both in the development of Hindu t...


Simon Brodbeck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rāmāyaṇa Introduction Rāmāyaṇa means “The Career of Rāma,” or perhaps “The Going [to the Forest] of Rāma.” The title can be applied to any nu...

Rāmāyaṇa in the Hindu Tradition

Mandakranta Bose

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Rāmāyaṇa in the Hindu TraditionIntroductionThe epic story of Rāma and Sītā is the most widespread and enduring of all stories in South and Southeast A...

Rasāyana (Alchemy)

David Gordon White

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rasāyana (Alchemy) Introduction Rasāyana (the way of the rasas) is the overarching Sanskrit term employed in South Asian texts for “alchemy....


Peter Friedlander

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

RavidāsIntroductionRavidās (also known as Raidās or Rohidās) was a North Indian poet-saint from an untouchable leather-working community who lived dur...

Reform Hinduism

Amiya P. Sen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Reform Hinduism Introduction The expression “Reform Hinduism” may justly be used to describe the new religious, moral, and social order that t...

Rig Veda

Jarrod L. Whitaker

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Rig VedaIntroductionThe full title of the text is the R̥gveda Saṃhitā, which means “The Collection (saṃhitā) of Knowledge (veda) of Stanzas or Verses ...

Ritual in Hinduism

Axel Michaels

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Ritual in HinduismIntroductionDue to ritual traditions preserved in normative texts from Vedic times until the present, but also due to its great vari...

Roy, Rammohun

Polly Hazarika

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Rammohun Roy Introduction Born in 1774 to a family of Brahmins from Radhanagar, Bengal, Rammohun Roy was one of the earliest supporters of the...


Peter Bisschop

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rudra-Shiva Introduction Shiva is one of the great gods of Hinduism and perhaps more than any other attests to the complexity of the religiou...

Rūpa Gosvāmin

Rembert Lutjeharms

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Rūpa GosvāminIntroductionRūpa Gosvāmin was a 16th-century Vaiṣṇava theologian and poet, and one of the most influential disciples of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitany...

Śabarimala Pilgrimage

Liz Wilson

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Śabarimala PilgrimageIntroductionŚabarimala is the seat of worship for Ayyappa, a celibate god born from the erotic union of two male gods. The mounta...

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