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Political Hinduism

Christophe Jaffrelot

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Political Hinduism Introduction Hindu nationalism is one of the oldest ideological streams in India. It took shape in the 1920s soon after the fi...

Popular and Folk Hinduism

Frank Korom

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Popular and Folk Hinduism Introduction As a number of scholars have noted, Hinduism is difficult to define because people tend to see it as...

Possession

Frederick M. Smith

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Possession Introduction Possession is a phenomenon that occurs in a majority of the world’s cultures. It most often denotes that one or more pers...

Pradesh, Andhra

Lavanya Vemsani

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Andhra PradeshIntroductionAndhra Pradesh is located in the middle region (Madhyadesha) of India, on the southeastern side, with the long coastline of ...

Pūjā

Lynn Foulston

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

PūjāIntroductionThe term pūjā is most commonly translated as worship but also means offering and is replete with meaning and inference. Although stric...

Purāṇas

Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

PurāṇasIntroductionThe Purāṇas constitute a body of literature, divided into several subcategories, dating from the 2nd century ce and continuing unti...

Puruṣārthas

Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Puruṣārthas Introduction Puruṣārtha (meaning “goal of a man” or “aim of a person”) is a term normally used in the plural to define three sphere...

Rabindranath Tagore

Victor van Bijlert, Imre Bangha

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Rabindranath TagoreIntroductionRabindranath Tagore (in Bengali: Rabīndranāth Ṭhākur; b. 1861–d. 1941) was born in Calcutta, the capital of British Ind...

Rādhā

Heidi Pauwels

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Rādhā Introduction Rādhā is the foremost of the gopīs, or milkmaids, of Braj (Vraja), where Krishna (Kṛṣṇa) is believed to have grown up incog...

Radhasoami Tradition

Mark Juergensmeyer, David Christopher Lane

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Radhasoami TraditionIntroductionThe Radhasoami tradition can be traced back to the spiritual master Shiv Dayal Singh (honorifically titled Soamiji Mah...

Rādhāvallabha

Guy Beck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

RādhāvallabhaIntroductionThe name “Rādhāvallabha” (Rādhā-vallabha) in Sanskrit refers to the Hindu god Krishna, who is known as the lover of Rādhā, hi...

Rāma Jāmadagnya/Paraśurāma

Brian Collins

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Rāma Jāmadagnya/Paraśurāma Introduction Paraśurāma, also known as Rāma Jāmadagnya or Bhārgava Rāma, is the sixth incarnation or avatāra of Vis...

Rāmakŗşŋa

Narasingha P. Sil

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Ramakrishna Introduction Rāmakṛṣṇa (Ramakrishna) Paramahaṁsa’s (birth name Gadādhar Caṭṭopādhyāy, b. 1836–d. 1886) widely publicized samādhis ...

Rāmānandī Sampradāya

Daniela Bevilacqua

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Rāmānandī SampradāyaIntroductionThe Rāmānandī sampradāya is a Vaiṣṇava ascetic order composed of sādhus that follow various sādhanās (religious discip...

Ramanuja

Martin Ganeri

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Rāmānuja Introduction The Tamil Brahmin, Rāmānuja (traditional dates b. 1011–d. 1137 ce), is a major figure both in the development of Hindu t...

Rāmāyaṇa

Simon Brodbeck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rāmāyaṇa Introduction Rāmāyaṇa means “The Career of Rāma,” or perhaps “The Going [to the Forest] of Rāma.” The title can be applied to any nu...

Rāmāyaṇa in the Hindu Tradition

Mandakranta Bose

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Rāmāyaṇa in the Hindu TraditionIntroductionThe epic story of Rāma and Sītā is the most widespread and enduring of all stories in South and Southeast A...

Rasāyana (Alchemy)

David Gordon White

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rasāyana (Alchemy) Introduction Rasāyana (the way of the rasas) is the overarching Sanskrit term employed in South Asian texts for “alchemy....

Ravidās

Peter Friedlander

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

RavidāsIntroductionRavidās (also known as Raidās or Rohidās) was a North Indian poet-saint from an untouchable leather-working community who lived dur...

Reform Hinduism

Amiya P. Sen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Reform Hinduism Introduction The expression “Reform Hinduism” may justly be used to describe the new religious, moral, and social order that t...

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