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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....


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...

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