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Vedic Agni

Herman Tull

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Vedic Agni Introduction Agni is the Sanskrit word for “fire,” derived from an Indo-European root and related etymologically to the Latin ignis

Vedic Oral Tradition

Finnian M.M. Gerety

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Vedic Oral TraditionIntroduction“Vedic oral tradition” is a broad rubric for traditions of recitation and ritual connected to India’s oldest Sanskrit ...


R. Blake Michael

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Virashaivism Introduction As ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, the Virashaivas’ very name means “heroic” or “firm” worshippers of Shiva. They alw...


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

Vivekananda Introduction Narendranath Datta, later known as Swami Vivekananda (b. 1863–d. 1902), was a Hindu missionary who traveled extensive...


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...


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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