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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...

Rig Veda

Jarrod L. Whitaker

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Rig VedaIntroductionThe full title of the text is the R̥gveda Saṃhitā, which means “The Collection (saṃhitā) of Knowledge (veda) of Stanzas or Verses ...

Ritual in Hinduism

Axel Michaels

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Ritual in HinduismIntroductionDue to ritual traditions preserved in normative texts from Vedic times until the present, but also due to its great vari...

Roy, Rammohun

Polly Hazarika

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Rammohun Roy Introduction Born in 1774 to a family of Brahmins from Radhanagar, Bengal, Rammohun Roy was one of the earliest supporters of the...


Peter Bisschop

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rudra-Shiva Introduction Shiva is one of the great gods of Hinduism and perhaps more than any other attests to the complexity of the religiou...

Rūpa Gosvāmin

Rembert Lutjeharms

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Rūpa GosvāminIntroductionRūpa Gosvāmin was a 16th-century Vaiṣṇava theologian and poet, and one of the most influential disciples of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitany...

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...

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. ...


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...

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