Religion in India
All the great religions of the world--Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism--are found within the geographic boundaries of India, each affecting people in some respect. Focusing on the sociological and anthropological aspects, this study attempts to elucidate the major approaches--evolutionary, structuralist, functionalist, cultural/analytical, phenomenological, and hermeneutic, while offering the reader a clear understanding of the religions' perspectives on time, space, knowledge, sacred persons, and reorientation of the sacred.
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Adisaivas Aiyanar Ajmer ancestors ascetic associated auspicious Baba's bath belief Bhindranwale body Brahman Buddhist called caste centre century ceremony Chamar chariots Christian context Coorg cult cultural dairy daitas death deities devadasis devotees dharma divine Dumont festival followers Fravashis Gaya Gayawal ghat ghost goddess gods guru hand Hindu Hinduism holy human ideas images impure Islam Jain jajman Jina Jogi karma Kashi king Kulacekara Ladu Ram lamp linga living mangala mantras marriage means milk Minaksi mohalla Moharram moral Muslim najar offered panda Parsis performed person pilgrimage pilgrims political pollution prayer priests Prophet Protestant puja purity Qur'an religion religious traditions rice rites ritual sacred sacrifice sanctum Sanskrit Sathya Sai Baba secular shaman shamanin Shiva shrine Sikh Sikhism Siva social society soul South India spirit symbols tazziyas temple things tion tirthas Tooth Untouchable Vikkira village Vishnu worship Zoroastrian