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Bhakti

Tracy Coleman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Bhakti Introduction The Sanskrit term “bhakti” is generally translated as “devotion” and refers to a variety of Hindu traditions in which dev...

Bhakti and Christian Missions

Arun W. Jones

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Bhakti and Christian MissionsIntroductionBoth bhakti and Christian missions have a long history in India, dating back to the beginning of the Common E...

Bhārat Mātā

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Bhārat MātāIntroductionBhārat Mātā (a Sanskrit phrase that literally translates as “India Mother”) is also widely known across India as “Mother India....

Biardeau, Madeleine

Silvia D'Intino

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Madeleine BiardeauIntroductionMadeleine Biardeau (b. 1922–d. 2010) was a French Indologist and an expert in Indian philosophy and religion. She starte...

Body, The

Gavin Flood

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

The Body Introduction The body has been a central concern for Indian religions and philosophies, on the one hand being given a positive evalua...

Brahma Kumaris

Tamasin Ramsay

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Brahma KumarisIntroductionThe Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (Brahma Kumaris) is categorized three ways by scholars: as a millenarian New R...

Caitanya

Tony K. Stewart

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Caitanya Introduction The biographical tradition dedicated to the Hindu god-man Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (or Krishna Chaitanya, born Viśvambhara Miśra, ...

Calendar

Klaus Klostermaier

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Calendar Introduction The Indian name of the Hindu calendar is Pañcāngam (“five limbs”). It is of utmost practical importance for Hindus to de...

Cārvāka

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

CārvākaIntroductionAlthough Cārvāka is a proper name, the Cārvāka, also called Lokāyata, has been used as the generic name for all schools and doctrin...

Caste

Christophe Jaffrelot

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Caste Introduction Caste is one of the key concepts of Indian civilization. It gives the civilization most of its sociocultural distinctiveness...

Castes, Merchant

David Rudner

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Merchant CastesIntroductionThe South Asian trading world that gave birth to merchant castes extends back in time to the Indus Valley Civilization and ...

Children and Childhood in Hinduism

Nita Kumar

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Children and Childhood in HinduismIntroductionThe importance of the child in Hinduism cannot be emphasized enough and must be addressed at several lev...

Christianity, Hinduism and

Chad Bauman, Arun W. Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelle Voss Roberts

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Hinduism and Christianity Introduction Christian communities have existed in India since at least the 4th century ce, the likely result of rel...

Classes of Beings

Danielle Feller, Chiara Policardi

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Classes of BeingsIntroductionBesides gods, men, and beasts, Hinduism, including its earlier phase Vedism, contains a whole array of semidivine beings....

Comparative Study of Hinduism

Ankur Barua

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Comparative Study of HinduismIntroductionThe comparative study of Hinduism encompasses three broad forms of conceptual enquiry, cultural imagination, ...

Consciousness and Cognition

Sangeetha Menon

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Consciousness and CognitionIntroductionThe concepts of consciousness and cognition are central to Hindu philosophy. The major concepts that are relate...

Cosmogony

Alf Hiltebeitel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Cosmogony Introduction Hinduism has numerous cosmogonies and no single or standard cosmogony. Earlier cosmogonies tend to supply pieces of later ...

Cosmology

Luis González-Reimann

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Cosmology Introduction This article deals with Hinduism’s views of the spatial structure and organization of the world as well as the world’s t...

Dance and Hinduism

Katherine Zubko

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Dance and HinduismIntroductionDance is a central practice in Hinduism across a variety of contexts, mythological narratives, and time periods. Gods su...

Death

Ariel Glucklich

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Death Introduction Like every other religion, Hinduism has treated the subject of death as one of the major concerns of human life, both as an ...

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