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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...

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...

Śākta Tantra

Maciej Karasiñski

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Śākta TantraIntroductionThe term “Śākta Tantra” (Śāktism) refers to a constellation of Tantric traditions of Asian goddess worship. Śākta Tantra is co...

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. ...

Sathya Sai Baba

Antonio Rigopoulos

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

Sathya Sai BabaIntroductionRatnākaram Sathyanārāyaṇa Rāju alias Sathya Sai Baba (Telugu: Satya Sāyibābā) was born in the village of Puttaparthi (Telug...


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...

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