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The Resource The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism : a comprehensive guide to Hindu history and philosophy, its traditions and practices, rituals and beliefs, with more than 470 magnificent photographs, Rasmandala Das

The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism : a comprehensive guide to Hindu history and philosophy, its traditions and practices, rituals and beliefs, with more than 470 magnificent photographs, Rasmandala Das

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The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism : a comprehensive guide to Hindu history and philosophy, its traditions and practices, rituals and beliefs, with more than 470 magnificent photographs
Title
The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism
Title remainder
a comprehensive guide to Hindu history and philosophy, its traditions and practices, rituals and beliefs, with more than 470 magnificent photographs
Statement of responsibility
Rasmandala Das
Title variation
Hinduism
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the publisher. Hinduism is perhaps the oldest major religion. The comprehensive book explores its rich historical and cultural development, from its Indian roots to its vibrant application in the present, global context. Over 470 illustrations, plus a useful introduction, a clear timeline and a full glossary of Indian terms. This accessible book provides the perfect reference for anyone wishing to explore the compelling faith and culture that is Hinduism
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
294.503
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism : a comprehensive guide to Hindu history and philosophy, its traditions and practices, rituals and beliefs, with more than 470 magnificent photographs, Rasmandala Das
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
[0.] Introduction -- Origins of Hinduism -- Sacred practices -- Acting in the world -- Timeline -- Part 1. Foundations and origins -- 1. Hindu history -- Traditional views on ancient history -- Aryan invasion theory -- The north classical age -- Kings and poets of the south -- Who founded Hinduism? -- Islam gains ground in India -- The Mughal empire -- British rule and Hindu reform -- Migration to the colonies -- Indian partition and independence -- A global Hinduism -- 2. Holy texts -- Philosophy and theology -- Vaisheshika and Nyaya -- Sankhya and yoga -- Mimamsa and Vedanta -- The main sacred texts -- The Vedas and Upanishads -- South Indian literary traditions -- The Ramayana -- The Mahabharata -- The Bhagavad-gita : song of god -- The Puranas and other texts -- 3. Hindu teachings -- The eternal self -- The cycle of birth and death -- The law of karma -- Matter -- Moksha : liberation from birth and death -- Three aspects of god -- God with and without form -- Sources of authority -- Sanatana dharma -- Varnashrama dharma -- One goal, different paths -- Time and space -- Hindu values -- Part 2. Spiritual practices -- 4. Linking to the divine -- The path of action -- The path of knowledge -- The path of meditation -- The path of devotion -- Tantra -- Focuses of worship -- Types of worship -- Puja and Arati -- Meditative practices -- Places of worship -- 5. Hindu deities -- The Trimurti and their consorts -- Brahma and Sarasvati -- Vishnu and Lakshmi -- Avataras : incarnations -- Rama, Sita and Hanuman -- Krishna and Radha -- Shiva and Shakti -- Forms of Shiva and Shakti -- Ganesha and Skanda -- Worship in the Vedic period -- Other deities -- 6. Sacred places -- Pilgrimage and holy sites -- North Indian temples -- South Indian temples -- Sacred hills and mountains -- Holy rivers, lakes and oceans -- 7. Special occasions -- Hindu festivals -- The Hindu calendar -- Spring and nature festivals -- Celebrating family relationships -- God's appearance -- Remembering saints -- The journey of life : rites of passage -- The Hindu wedding -- Death and funeral rites -- Part 3. Living in this world -- 8. Hindu society -- Varnashrama and caste -- Social tensions -- Family life -- Children and education -- Renounced life -- Ancient and modern lifestyles -- 9. Hindu culture and the arts -- Sanskrit and scholarship -- Dance, drama and music -- Art and symbols -- Hindu sciences -- Sculpture and architecture -- Dress and cosmetics -- Food and hospitality -- Modern expressions of Hindu culture -- 10. Hindu movements and leaders -- The main traditions -- Vaishnavism -- Shaivism -- Shaktism -- The Smarta tradition -- Important scholars -- The Bhakti saints -- Attempts to reform Hinduism -- Socio-political movements -- Recent saints and spiritual figures -- 11. Hinduism in the modern age -- Hinduism comes west -- Global organizations -- Modern yoga and meditation groups -- Women and Hinduism -- Moral issues -- Science and the environment -- Conflict, violence and discrimination -- The future of Hinduism
Control code
zmeld2 b5212489
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780754820567
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a1828455
Label
The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism : a comprehensive guide to Hindu history and philosophy, its traditions and practices, rituals and beliefs, with more than 470 magnificent photographs, Rasmandala Das
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
[0.] Introduction -- Origins of Hinduism -- Sacred practices -- Acting in the world -- Timeline -- Part 1. Foundations and origins -- 1. Hindu history -- Traditional views on ancient history -- Aryan invasion theory -- The north classical age -- Kings and poets of the south -- Who founded Hinduism? -- Islam gains ground in India -- The Mughal empire -- British rule and Hindu reform -- Migration to the colonies -- Indian partition and independence -- A global Hinduism -- 2. Holy texts -- Philosophy and theology -- Vaisheshika and Nyaya -- Sankhya and yoga -- Mimamsa and Vedanta -- The main sacred texts -- The Vedas and Upanishads -- South Indian literary traditions -- The Ramayana -- The Mahabharata -- The Bhagavad-gita : song of god -- The Puranas and other texts -- 3. Hindu teachings -- The eternal self -- The cycle of birth and death -- The law of karma -- Matter -- Moksha : liberation from birth and death -- Three aspects of god -- God with and without form -- Sources of authority -- Sanatana dharma -- Varnashrama dharma -- One goal, different paths -- Time and space -- Hindu values -- Part 2. Spiritual practices -- 4. Linking to the divine -- The path of action -- The path of knowledge -- The path of meditation -- The path of devotion -- Tantra -- Focuses of worship -- Types of worship -- Puja and Arati -- Meditative practices -- Places of worship -- 5. Hindu deities -- The Trimurti and their consorts -- Brahma and Sarasvati -- Vishnu and Lakshmi -- Avataras : incarnations -- Rama, Sita and Hanuman -- Krishna and Radha -- Shiva and Shakti -- Forms of Shiva and Shakti -- Ganesha and Skanda -- Worship in the Vedic period -- Other deities -- 6. Sacred places -- Pilgrimage and holy sites -- North Indian temples -- South Indian temples -- Sacred hills and mountains -- Holy rivers, lakes and oceans -- 7. Special occasions -- Hindu festivals -- The Hindu calendar -- Spring and nature festivals -- Celebrating family relationships -- God's appearance -- Remembering saints -- The journey of life : rites of passage -- The Hindu wedding -- Death and funeral rites -- Part 3. Living in this world -- 8. Hindu society -- Varnashrama and caste -- Social tensions -- Family life -- Children and education -- Renounced life -- Ancient and modern lifestyles -- 9. Hindu culture and the arts -- Sanskrit and scholarship -- Dance, drama and music -- Art and symbols -- Hindu sciences -- Sculpture and architecture -- Dress and cosmetics -- Food and hospitality -- Modern expressions of Hindu culture -- 10. Hindu movements and leaders -- The main traditions -- Vaishnavism -- Shaivism -- Shaktism -- The Smarta tradition -- Important scholars -- The Bhakti saints -- Attempts to reform Hinduism -- Socio-political movements -- Recent saints and spiritual figures -- 11. Hinduism in the modern age -- Hinduism comes west -- Global organizations -- Modern yoga and meditation groups -- Women and Hinduism -- Moral issues -- Science and the environment -- Conflict, violence and discrimination -- The future of Hinduism
Control code
zmeld2 b5212489
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780754820567
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a1828455

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