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Sacred Trees, Groves, and Forests

Albertina Nugteren

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Sacred Trees, Groves, and ForestsIntroductionThe topic of sacred trees, forests, and groves may be seen as a subset of various entwinements between th...

Saints and Hagiography in Hinduism

Emilia Bachrach

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Saints and Hagiography in HinduismIntroductionThe terms “saint” (derived from Latin) and “hagiography” (derived from Greek) are used, respectively, to...

Sāṃkhya and Philosophical Yoga

Mikel Burley

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Sāṃkhya and Philosophical Yoga Introduction Sāṃkhya and Yoga are traditionally regarded as major schools of Indian philosophy. When the model ...


Reid B. Locklin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

ŚaṅkaraIntroductionŚaṅkara (or Śaṃkara, c. 8th century ce) is widely recognized as the most influential teacher in the early development of the Hindu ...


Saraju Rath

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Sanskrit Introduction The name Sanskrit for the language—especially known for its rich heritage of ancient Indian literary, scientific, philos...

Sanskrit Grammar and Related Sciences

George Cardona

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sanskrit Grammar and Related Sciences Introduction Grammar associated with Sanskrit (saṁskṛta) has a long history in the Indian subcontinent. ...


Paul B. Courtright

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Sati Introduction The word sati (Skt. satī) may refer to one of three categories. First, sati is one of the terms for a good woman, one who ex...


Gavin Flood

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Secrecy Introduction If we take secrecy to mean the restriction of information to particular groups of people or individuals that excludes oth...

Shaiva Siddhanta

Ginni Ishimatsu

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Shaiva Siddhānta Introduction Shaiva Siddhānta (Śaiva Siddhānta, Śaivasiddhānta, Saiva Siddhanta, Caiva cittāntam), “the established conclusi...


Peter Bisschop

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Shaivism Introduction The study of Shaivism has seen a great surge the last few decades. While it has always been recognized that Shaivism, t...


June McDaniel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

ShaktismIntroductionThe term “Shaktism” refers to worship of the goddess or divine female power in South Asian religions. As Saivism is the English wo...


Benjamin J. Fleming

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Shiva Introduction Shiva is one of the major gods of classical and contemporary Hinduism, along with Vishnu and Durgā. He figures prominen...

Sikhism and Hinduism

Michael Hawley, Susan Prill, Pashaura Singh

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Sikhism and HinduismIntroductionHistorically, the Sikh tradition originated in the Punjab region of northwest India about five centuries ago in a reli...

Sister Nivedita

Amiya P. Sen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Sister NiveditaIntroductionSister Nivedita (born Margaret Elizabeth Noble) remains as debated a figure in the history of colonial Hinduism as her guru...


Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Sītā Introduction Sītā, heroine of the ancient South Asian epic/narrative tale the Rāmāyaṇa, is the long-suffering wife of the epic’s hero Rām...

Six Systems/Darśanas

Matthew R. Dasti

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Six Systems/Darśanas Introduction During the classical period of Indian philosophy (roughly 100–1800 ce), philosophical development generally ...

Sociological Approaches to Hinduism

Catherine Clementin-Ojha

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Sociological Approaches to Hinduism Introduction The main concern of sociology of religion is to understand the role of religion in the constr...

South Asian Rituals of Self-torture

Francesco Brighenti

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

South Asian Rituals of Self-TortureIntroductionThe expression “South Asian rituals of self-torture,” chosen as the all-encompassing title of this bibl...

Southeast Asia, Hinduism in

Elizabeth Fuller Collins

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Hinduism in Southeast Asia Introduction In the early centuries of the 1st millennium ce, Southeast Asia was at the hub of land and sea routes ...

Śrauta Rites

Asko Parpola

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Śrauta RitesIntroductionThe Vedic religion prevailed in northern South Asia from c. 1200 until about 400 bce, a turning point in its transformation in...

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