A Popular Dictionary of Hinduism
A multi-purpose reference work which should become an indispensable companion for anybody who comes into touch with Hinduism. Includes a dictionary of Sanskrit and vernacular terms; a glossary of terms and concepts; and a survey of the historical development of Hinduism.
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A NOTE ON THE PRONUNCIATION OF THE SANSKRIT ALPHABET
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Aditi Ādityas Advaita Vedānta ancient Āryan ascetics Aśoka āśrama ātman bhakti birth brahman Buddha Buddhist cakra caste centre century A.D. churning context cosmic ocean creation cult dance deity demons devanāgarī developed dharma divine source drink of immortality Durgā earth epic festival goddess gods gopīs guru Hatha Yoga heaven Hindu Hinduism human hymns important incarnation India individual Indo-Āryan Indra Jain Jainism J˝āna Kālī Kāma known kośas later legendary liberation lotus lunar mahāvākyas Mahāyāna manifestation mantra māyā meditation movement mystic mythical mythology myths one’s origin Pārvatī Pata˝jali’s yoga path philosophy popular Rāma Rāmānuja reality regarded religion religious represents ritual sacred sacrifice śakti salvation Sanskrit śarīra scriptures sect sectarian Sītā Śiva Śiva’s sometimes South Indian spiritual śruti subtle body Sūtras symbol Tantric teachings temple term tradition transcendental Trimūrti universe Veda Vedāntic Vedic Vedic civilization vern Vrātya worship Yama yoga practice Yuga