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Mānava-Dharmaśāstra

Patrick Olivelle

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mānava-Dharmaśāstra Introduction The Mānava-Dharmaśāstra (“Manu” for short) occupies a pivotal position in the long history of Dharmaśāstric t...

Māṇikkavācakar

Leah Comeau

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

MāṇikkavācakarIntroductionMāṇikkavācakar (Manikkavacagar, Manikkavasagar, Manikkavachakar) is a Tamil poet-saint famous for his contributions to Śaiva...

Maratha Rule (1674–1818)

Daniel Jasper

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Maratha Rule (1674–1818)IntroductionMaratha Rule was established by Shivaji Bhosale in western India in the 17th century. Shivaji’s father, Shahaji Bh...

Māriyammaṉ

Perundevi Srinivasan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Māriyamman Introduction Māriyammaṉ is a goddess, widely worshipped in Tamilnadu in South India. Although she has been predominantly identified...

Marriage

Lindsey Harlan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Marriage Introduction Scholarly reflection on Hindu marriage includes work on prescriptive treatments in early Sanskrit sources. Among these a...

Material Religion

Mikael Aktor

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Material ReligionIntroductionHindu material culture is a vast subject. It includes subjects that have been part of the study of Hinduism throughout it...

Mathura

Vinay Kumar Gupta

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

MathuraIntroductionMathura is one of the most important ancient settlements and one among the seven most sacred cities in India along with Ayodhya, Ha...

Mirabai

Nancy M. Martin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

MirabaiIntroductionMirabai (also known as Meerabai, Mira, Meera) is the most well known of the women bhakti (Hindu devotional) saints of India. Accord...

Mokṣa

Ariel Glucklich

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Mokṣa Introduction The subject of Mokṣa occupies a central and prestigious place in Hindu culture, although in practical and philosophical te...

Nātha Sampradāya

Adrián Muñoz

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Nātha SampradāyaIntroductionThe religious order of yogis commonly associated with the legendary figure of Yogī Gorakhnāth (Gorakṣanātha in Sanskrit) i...

Natyashastra

Natalia Lidova

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Natyashastra Introduction The Nāṭyaśāstra (Science of Drama) is the earliest and most authoritative Indian text on the performing arts. Writte...

Nāyaṉmār

Karen Pechilis

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Nāyaṉmār Introduction The term nāyaṉmār (singular, nāyaṉār) is a Tamil-language word that today generally means “leaders,” but as the term is ...

Nimbārka Sampradāya

Catherine Clémentin-Ojha

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Nimbārka SampradāyaIntroductionThe Nimbārka sampradāya, also called Sanakādi sampradāya and Haṃsa sampradāya from the names of its alleged divine foun...

Nirañjanī Sampradāy

Tyler Williams

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Nirañjanī SampradāyIntroductionBelieved to have been founded by the saint-poet Svāmī Haridās (d. 1601?) in the late 16th or early 17th century, the Ni...

North America, Hinduism in

Jennifer B. Saunders

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Hinduism in North America Introduction Hinduism first arrived in North America through missionary and travel accounts in the late 18th century...

Old Age and Hinduism

Usha Menon

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Old Age and HinduismIntroductionAmong Hindus in India, the understandings and experiences of old age are refracted, to some degree, by cultural meanin...

Orientalists and Missionaries

Will Sweetman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Orientalists and MissionariesIntroductionThe best accounts of Hindu religious beliefs and practices to reach Europe before 1800 came overwhelmingly fr...

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...

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