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...
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 denominations
Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It comprises three major traditions, Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism, whose followers considered Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti (also called ...
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Ramakrishna's impact
Ramakrishna (1836–1886) is a famous nineteenth-century Indian Bengali Hindu mystic. Born as he was during a social upheaval in Bengal in particular and India in general, Ramakrishna and his movement—R...
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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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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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Vedic period
The Vedic period (or Vedic age) (ca.1750–500 BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed.During the early part of the Vedic per...
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Hinduism in the West
The reception of Hinduism in the western world begins in the 19th century, at first at an academic level of religious studies and antquiarian interest in Sanskrit.Only after World War II does Hindui...
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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 ...
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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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,...
Esotericism in Germany and Austria
This article gives an overview of esoteric movements in Germany and Austria between 1880 and 1945, presenting Theosophy, Anthroposophy and Ariosophy, among others, against the influences of earlier Eu...
Esotericism in Germany and Austria - Wikipedia
Gupta Empire
The Gupta Empire (Sanskrit: गुप्तसाम्राज्य, Gupta Sāmrājya) was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indi...
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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...
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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Hinduism by country
Hinduism has over 1 billion adherents worldwide (15% of world's population). Along with Christianity (31.5%), Islam (23.2%) and Buddhism (7.1%), Hinduism is one of the four major religions of the worl...
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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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Yoga Sutras
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga. In medieval times, Ashtanga Yoga was cast as one of the si...