The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume 2
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2001 - Social Science - 500 pages
From Abhang to 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. 81?4 x 11 Library-bound 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. James G. Lochtefeld, Ph.D., teaches religion at Carthage College, where he specializes in Hinduism and Indian philosophy.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Advaita Vedanta Alvars ascetic associated avatar believed bhakta brahmin century chakras charter myth considered culture Dashanami deity Delhi demon Devi devotees bhakta dharma literature divine dynasty Ekadashi epics famous festival further information gious Goddess gods guru Hindu mythology Hindu religious texts human hymns important India king known Krishna kshatriya linga lunar month marriage Mimamsa modern mythic Naga Nayanars northern Indian Nyaya one's Pandava Pandharpur particular Parvati performed person pilgrimage poems poet-saints Pradesh puranas Pushti Radha Ram Lila Rama Rama's Ramayana Ravana region Religion religious community religious practice rites ritual River sacred site tirtha sacrifice sage saint Samkhya Sampraday samskaras Sanskrit Sanyasis Shankaracharya Shiva Sita Smrti social southern India spiritual status stress subtle body Sutras Swami symbolic Tamil language Tamil Nadu tantra tantric temple things tion trans Tulsidas ultimate Upanishads Vaishnava Vallabhacharya Vedas Vedic Vishnu Vithoba wife worship yoga