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Vedas, The

Michael Witzel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

The Vedas Introduction The four Vedas are the earliest Indian texts composed orally in archaic Sanskrit during the late Bronze and early Iron ...

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 ...

Virashaivism

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...

Viṣṇu

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 ...

Vivekananda

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...

Vraja/Braj

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...

Vrātyas

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...

Yamunā

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...

Yoga

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...

Yoginīs

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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