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By Constance A. Jones, James D. Ryan

"Encyclopedia of worldwide Religions" is a brand new sequence from "Facts On File" that explores the key religions of the realm, emphasizing the residing faiths and their historic and social heritage. every one quantity was once written through a professional within the box, and reviewed and authorized via sequence editor, J. Gordon Melton.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism explores a faith that emerged from prehistory and lives this present day in excellent sort. delivering nearly seven hundred A-to-Z entries, this obtainable encyclopedia specializes in the main major teams inside of this faith, noteworthy academics and their contributions, the religions and cultural routine that enriched its historical past, and the diaspora of Hindu concept and perform worldwide. significant spiritual traditions that sprang from Hindu impact, Jainism and Sikhism, even have many similar entries. Brahman, Caste, Christian-Hindu family, Divali, Durga, Ellora, Funeral rites, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Hindu nationalism, Indus Valley Civilization, Kama Sutra, Meditation, Mirabai, R.K. Narayan, New moon/full moon ceremonies, Om, Puja, Reincarnation/rebirth, Sacred thread, Sadhu, Sikhism, Rabindranath Tagore, Theosophical Society, Untouchability, Vegetarianism, Vishnu, international Parliament of Religions, and extra.

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Martin’s Press, 1995); Steven Vertovec, The Hindu Diaspora: Comparative Patterns (London: Routledge, 2000). ” Different systems of tantric tradition may designate different texts as agamas. In South India, for instance, there is a tradition called Agamanta SHAIVISM that relies upon 28 agamas. In this tradition, the VEDAS are referred to as NIGAMA. E. Though many of the agamas of the diverse tantric traditions are philosophical, others focus on Shaivite temple ritual, including the layout of temples, the installation of icons, and the ritual forms to be used.

Previously, South Asians and indigenous Africans had worked together and shared traditions through free intercommunication. The Group Areas Act precluded the possibilities of free communication and forced South Asians and Africans to leave desirable locations and settle in segregated townships in more undesirable areas. Hindu congregations were scattered across the country, isolated from each other and cut off from India. Temples and community centers were created in these highly segregated communities.

1934 ¶ Paul Brunton’s popular A Search in Secret India introduces Hindu teachers such as Ramana Maharshi to the West. 1938 ¶ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is founded in Bombay (Mumbai) by K. M. Munshi to conserve, develop, and honor Indian culture. 1947 ¶ India gains independence from Britain on August 15. K xxxvi Encyclopedia of Hinduism 1948 1973 ¶ Establishment of Sarva Seva Sangh, Gandhian movement for new social order (sarvodaya). ¶ Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated on January 30 in retaliation for his embracing of Muslim demands in India.

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