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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Aditi Adityas Advaita Vedanta ancient aœrama Aryan ascetic asuras atman bhakti birth brahman Brahmo Samaj Buddha Buddhist cakra caste centre century A.D. churning context cosmic ocean creation cult dance deity demons developed dharma divine source drink of immortality Durga earth epic epithet essence expressed festival goddess gods guru Hatha Yoga heaven Hindu Hinduism human hymns important incarnation India individual Indo-Aryan Indra Jain Jainism Kali Kali Yuga karmic known koœas later legendary liberation lotus lunar maithuna manifestation mantra meditation movement mystic mythical mythology myths œakti œarira Œiva Œiva’s one’s origin Pata˝jali’s yoga path philosophy popular Rama reality regarded religion religious represents ritual sacred sacrifice salvation Sanskrit scriptures sect sectarian sometimes South India South Indian spiritual subtle body symbol Tantric Tantrism teachings temple term tradition transcendental Trimurti universe Veda Vedantic Vedic Vedic civilization vern Vratya worship Yama yoga practice Yuga