Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara (pronounced [aːd̪i ɕəŋkəɾə]; early 8th century CE) – also known as (Adi) Shankaracharya and Shankara Bhagavatpada, spelled variously as Sankaracharya, (Ādi) Śaṅkarācārya, Śaṅkara Bha...
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History of Hinduism
Hinduism comprises a wide variety of related religious traditions native to India. Its history overlaps or coincides with the development of religion in India since the Iron Age, with some of its trad...
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Adi Shankara bibliography
Adi Shankara, a Hindu philosopher of the Advaita Vedanta school, wrote a large body of works which are central to the Advaita Vedanta interpretation of the Prasthanatrayi, the canonical texts consisti...
Brahma Sutras
The Brahma sūtras (Sanskrit: ब्रह्म सूत्र), also known as the Vedānta Sūtras (वेदान्त सूत्र), are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy. The Brahma sūtra is an...
Kabir
Kabīr (also Kabīra) (Hindi: कबीर, Punjabi: ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: کبير‎) (c. 1440 – c. 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. Th...
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Vedic Sanskrit
Vedic Sanskrit is an Old Indo-Aryan language. It is the spoken ancestor of liturgical Sanskrit, and an early descendant of Proto-Indo-Aryan. It is closely related to Avestan, the oldest preserved Iran...
Aranyaka
The Aranyakas (/ɑːˈrʌnjəkə/; Sanskrit: āraṇyaka आरण्यक) are the ritual sacrifice part of the ancient Indian texts, the Vedas. They typically represent the earlier sections of Vedas, and are one of thr...
Hindu philosophy
Hindu philosophy is traditionally divided into six āstika (Sanskrit: आस्तिक "orthodox") schools of thought, or darśanam (दर्शनम्, "view"), which accept the Vedas as authoritative texts. Four oth...
Maratha Empire
The Maratha Empire or the Maratha Confederacy was an Indian imperial power that existed from 1674 to 1818. At its peak, the empire covered much of the subcontinent, encompassing a territory o...
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Nyāya Sūtras
The Nyāya Sūtras are an ancient Indian text of philosophy composed by Akṣapāda Gautama (also Gotama; c. 2nd century CE). The sutras contain five chapters, each with two sections. The core of the text ...
Hinduism in Southeast Asia
Hinduism in Southeast Asia gave birth to the former Champa civilization in southern parts of Central Vietnam, Funan in Cambodia, the Khmer Empire in Indochina, Langkasuka Kingdom, Gangga Negara and Ol...
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Iron Age India
Iron Age India, the Iron Age in the Indian subcontinent (South Asia), succeeds the Late Harappan (Cemetery H) culture, also known as the last phase of the Indus Valley Tradition. The main Iron Age arc...
Advaita Vedanta
Advaita Vedanta is a sub-school of the Vedanta school of Vedic or Hindu philosophy and religious practice, giving "a unifying interpretation of the whole body of Upanishads". The principal, though n...
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Greater India
Greater India was the historical extent of the culture of India beyond the Indian subcontinent. This particularly concerns the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism from India to Southeast Asia, Central Asi...
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Contemporary Sant Mat movements
Contemporary Sant Mat Movements are esoteric philosophy movements active in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and especially India. These movements assert that Sant Mat shares a lineage with S...
Brahmana
The Brahmanas (/ˈbrɑːmənə/; Sanskrit: ब्राह्मणम्, Brāhmaṇa) are a collection of ancient Indian texts with commentaries on the four Vedas. They are primarily a digest incorporating historical, records,...
Bhakti movement
The Bhakti movement was a Hindu religious movement of the medieval period that promoted the belief that moksha was attainable by everyone. The movement is closely related to Islamic Sufism, which appe...
Proto-Indo-European religion
Proto-Indo-European religion is not directly attested, but reconstruction has been attempted based on the existence of similarities among the deities, religious practices and mythologies of the Indo-E...
Mimāṃsā
Mīmāṃsā (Sanskrit: मीमांसा), literally means "reflection" or "critical investigation". It is the name of one of six orthodox (astika) schools of Hinduism. The school is known for its philosophical...
Bengal Renaissance
The Bengali Renaissance refers to a socio-cultural and religious reform movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth century in undivided India's Bengal province, though the impact of it sprea...
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Dharmaśāstra
Dharmaśāstra (Sanskrit: धर्मशास्त्र) is a genre of Sanskrit texts and refers to the śāstra, or Indic branch of learning, pertaining to Hindu dharma, religious and legal duty. The voluminous textu...
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Samkhya
Samkhya (Sanskrit: सांख्य, IAST: sāṃkhya; also spelt "Sankhya") is one of the six classical, orthodox schools of Hinduism. It is described as the rationalist school of Indian philosophy. It is mos...
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Contemporary Hindu movements
Several contemporary groups, collectively termed Hindu reform movements or Hindu revivalism, strive to introduce regeneration and reform to Hinduism, both in a religious or spiritual and in a societa...
Vedic priesthood
Priests of the Vedic religion are officiants of the yajna service. As persons trained for the ritual and proficient in its practice, they were called ṛtvij ("regularly-sacrificing"). As members of a...
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Arya Samaj
Arya Samaj (Sanskrit ārya samāja आर्य समाज"Noble Society") is a Hindu reform movement founded by Swami Dayananda on 7 April 1875. He was a sannyasi who promoted the Vedas. Dayananda emphasised the i...
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Mimamsa
Mīmāṃsā (Sanskrit: मीमांसा), literally means "reflection" or "critical investigation". It is the name of one of six orthodox (astika) schools of Hinduism. The school is known for its philosophical...
History of Shaivism
Shaivism (also spelled "Saivism"), refers to the religious traditions of Hinduism that focus on the deity Shiva.The worship of Shiva is a pan-Hindu tradition, practiced widely across all of India, Sri...
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Pallava
The Pallava dynasty existed between the 3rd and 9th centuries CE, ruling a portion of what is today southern India. They gained prominence after the eclipse of the Satavahana dynasty, whom the Pallava...
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Puranas
The Puranas (/pʊˈrɑːnəz/; singular: Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, "of ancient times") are ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine sto...
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Mirabai
Meera (Mira Bai) was a Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. She was one of the most significant Sants ("true" or "saints") of the Vaishnava bhakti movement. Some 1,300 pads (poems) commonly known...
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