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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism (2 Volume Set)

by James Lochtefeld

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-- From Abhang through Zodiac, these two volumes contain over 2,500 thoroughly cross-referenced entries that clearly define terms and concepts related to the beliefs, practices, and history of Hinduism.-- Complete with black-and-white photos illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.-- Charts and maps provide added information.-- 16-category indexes direct the reader to related terms.Hinduism is a vastly important world religion not only because of its mythology and philosophy but also on account of its rich cultural traditions. Whether through epic narratives of love and war by Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the teachings of yoga masters, the spread of Hinduism has enriched the lives of people throughout the world.This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia contains entries on the history, practices, and beliefs of Hinduism, as well as the art and architecture, medicine, sects and social groups, and geographical centers of the religion. It is an essential and highly valuable resource for every reference collection.… (more)
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Akhara

Akshamalika Upanishad

Allahabad Kumbh Mela

Alvars

Anbe Vaa

Animal sacrifice in Hinduism

Hindu law

Hindu wedding

Hinduism in Fiji

Hinduism in Karnataka

Jabali Upanishad

Joshi

Ravidas

Rawal

Sanskara (rite of passage)

Sanskrit prosody

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-- From Abhang through Zodiac, these two volumes contain over 2,500 thoroughly cross-referenced entries that clearly define terms and concepts related to the beliefs, practices, and history of Hinduism.-- Complete with black-and-white photos illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.-- Charts and maps provide added information.-- 16-category indexes direct the reader to related terms.Hinduism is a vastly important world religion not only because of its mythology and philosophy but also on account of its rich cultural traditions. Whether through epic narratives of love and war by Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the teachings of yoga masters, the spread of Hinduism has enriched the lives of people throughout the world.This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia contains entries on the history, practices, and beliefs of Hinduism, as well as the art and architecture, medicine, sects and social groups, and geographical centers of the religion. It is an essential and highly valuable resource for every reference collection.

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