The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1404211241
  • ISBN-13: 9781404211247
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 876 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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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.

This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia contains entries on the history, practices, and beliefs of Hinduism, as well as the art and architecture, medicine, sects and social groups, and geographical centers of the religion. It is an essential and highly valuable resource for every reference collection, originally published in print format in 2002.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Staff Credits.
Table of Contents.
Introduction.
How to Use This Book.
Contents by Subject.
1: Abhang.
2: Abhava.
3: Abhaya Hasta.
4: Abhijnanashakuntala.
5: Abhimanyu.
6: Abhinavagupta.
7: Abhinaya.
8: Abhira.
9: Abhisheka.
10: Abortion.
11: Achala Ekadashi.
12: Achamana.
13: Achamaniya.
14: Achara.
15: Acharya.
16: Achintyabhedabheda.
17: Achyuta.
18: Act of Truth.
19: Adharma.
20: Adhikara.
21: Adhiratha.
22: Adhishthana.
23: Adhvaryum.
24: Adhyasa.
25: Adi.
26: Adigranth.
27: Adishesha.
28: Aditi.
29: Aditya.
30: Adivasi.
31: Adoption.
32: Adultery.
33: Advaita Vedanta.
34: Advani, Lal Krishna.
35: Aerial Cars.
36: Agama.
37: Agastya.
38: Aghori.
39: Agni.
40: Agni Akhara.
41: Agnihotra.
42: Agnikula.
43: Agnipradakshinam.
44: Agnipravesha.
45: Agnishtoma.
46: Agrahara.
47: Ahalya.
48: Aham Brahmasmi.
49: Ahamkar.
50: Ahimsa.
51: Ahir.
52: Aihole.
53: Aims of Life.
54: Aippasi.
55: Airavata.
56: Aiteraya Brahmana.
57: Aiyanar.
58: Aiyappa.
59: Aja Ekadashi.
60: Ajamila.
61: Ajatashatru.
62: Ajatashatru (2).
63: Ajita Keshakambalin.
64: Ajivika.
65: Ajna Chakra.
66: Akasha.
67: Akbar.
68: Akhand Path.
69: Akhara.
70: Akhyati.
71: Akkadevi.
72: Akrura.
73: Akshakumara.
74: Akshamala.
75: Akshar Purushottam Samstha.
76: Akshaya Trtiya.
77: Akshaya Vata.
78: Alakananda River.
79: Alakhiya Akhara.
80: Alambhusha.
81: Alamkara.
82: Alandi.
83: Alberuni.
84: Alchemy.
85: Alidhasana.
86: Allahabad.
87: Allama Prabhu.
88: Alvar.
89: Amalaka.
90: Amalaki Ekadashi.
91: Amarkantak.
92: Amarnath.
93: Amaru.
94: Amaruka.
95: Amarushatakam.
96: Amba.
97: Ambakeshvar.
98: Ambalika.
99: Ambarisha.
100: Ambedkar, Dr. Bhim Rao.
101: Ambika.
102: Ambika (2).
103: Ammonite.
104: Amritanandamayi.
105: Amrta.
106: Anahata Chakra.
107: Analogy.
108: Ananda.
109: Ananda Akhara.
110: Ananda Marga Yoga Society.
111: Anandamath.
112: Anandamayi Ma.
113: Anandapala.
114: Anandawara.
115: Ananga.
116: Ananta.
117: Anantadas.
118: Anant Chaturdashi.
119: Anasuya.
120: Ancestral Spirit.
121: Andal.
122: Andhaka.
123: Andhra.
124: Andhra Pradesh.
125: Anekantavada.
126: Anga.
127: Angada.
128: Angiras.
129: Angkor.
130: Ani.
131: Ani (2).
132: Aniconic Image.
133: Anima.
134: Animals.
135: Animal Sacrifice.
136: Aniruddha.
137: Anirvachaniyakhyati.
138: Anjali Hasta.
139: Anjana.
140: Ankusha.
141: Annakut.
142: Annaprashana ("Food-Eating") Samskara.
143: Anrta.
144: Anshavatar.
145: Anshuman.
146: Antahpura.
147: Antarala.
148: Antariksha.
149: Antaryaga.
150: Antinomianism.
151: Antyeshthi ("Last Rites") Samskara.
152: Anulepana.
153: Anuloma.
154: Anumana.
155: Anushtubh.
156: Anyathakhyati.
157: Apabhramsha.
158: Apaddharma.
159: Apana.
160: Apastamba.
161: Appar.
162: Appaya Dikshita.
163: Aprashasta ("Reprehensible") Marriages.
164: Apsara.
165: Apurva.
166: Aranya Dashanami.
167: Aranyaka.
168: Arati.
169: Aravalli Hills.
170: Archana.
171: Architecture.
172: Ardha ("Half") Kumbha Mela.
173: Ardhamandapa.
174: Ardhanarishvara.
175: Arghya.
176: Arjuna.
177: Arranged Marriage.
178: Arsha Marriage.
179: Artha.
180: Arthapatti.
181: Arthashastra.
182: Arundhati.
183: Aryabhatta.
184: Aryan.
185: Arya Samaj.
186: Asamanjasa.
187: Asana.
188: Asat.
189: Asatkaryavada.
190: Ascetic.