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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Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'
The ancestors of today's dogs were domesticated in Central Asia, according to the most comprehensive genetic survey yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years...
Trekking Nepal’s forgotten teahouse route
Hiking this challenging trail around Mt Kanchenjunga yields rewards that more popular routes don’t, including stays in traditional teahouses that few foreigners ever see.
UN: Donor Fatigue Hits Nepal One Month After Mega Earthquake
The international community's response to devastating earthquakes in Nepal has been disappointing, a United Nations official said on Monday, adding that donors were focusing more on reconstruction tha...
With Morning Light, Search Resumes for Marine Chopper Missing in Nepal
The U.S. launched two search-and-rescue helicopters Wednesday morning (local time) for a Marine chopper carrying eight people that disappeared as it was deli...
Nepal Earthquake, Magnitude 7.4, Strikes Near Everest
A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. The...
Hunting For Heartbeats: NASA Technology Rescues 4 Quake Survivors In Nepal
Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from NASA technology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday. A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals f...
Nepal earthquake: Two rescued after five days
A boy and a woman are rescued in Nepal's capital after surviving five days in quake rubble, as bad weather hampers delivery of aid to remote villages.
How The Deadly Nepal Earthquake Happened
Saturday's terrible earthquake was the latest result of an ongoing collision of giant pieces of our planet, a slow-moving disaster that started about 50 million years ago.
Before And After: Earthquake Destroys Kathmandu's Centuries-Old Landmarks
“We have lost most of the monuments that had been designated as World Heritage Sites," Nepali historian Prushottam Lochan Shrestha said. "They cannot be restored to their original states."
Top Google executive killed in Nepal quake, 100s of foreign tourists missing
The head of privacy at the secretive Google X facility was one of the 18 people killed in an avalanche at Mount Everest, triggered by the Nepal earthquake. Hundreds of foreign nationals are also feare...
Over 1,100 killed after 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing more than 1,100 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, causing numerous inju...
Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques
It's a side of Iran the rest of the world doesn't normally get to see -- the kaleidoscopically brilliant interiors of the country's intricately designed mosques. With beautiful mosaics and stained gla...
Nepal's women of the Terai Arc become forest conservationists – in pictures | Global development
Communities in the Terai Arc in southern Nepal and northern India depend on the forests for food, water, shelter, firewood and income. Women in Nepal are increasingly becoming guardians of their envir...
Nepal tells Mount Everest litterbugs to take out the trash
Six decades after the first conquest of the world's highest peak, tons of rubbish and human waste abandoned by hundreds of Mount Everest climbers is starting to raise a stink. Nepal is cracking down o...
Stunning photos show the ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal
Twice each year, the Gurung tribespeople of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world's largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs. Travel photographer Andrew Newey recently s...
Historical Vedic religion
The religion of the Vedic period (also known as Vedism, ancient Hinduism, Brahmanism and Vedic Brahmanism) was the religion of the Indo-Aryans of northern India. It is a historical predecessor of mode...
Historical Vedic religion - Wikipedia
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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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,...
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...
Shrauta Sutra
Kalpa is one of the six disciplines of the Vedanga, concerning ritual.Tradition does not single out any special work in this branch of the Vedanga; but sacrificial practice gave rise to a large number...
Hinduism and Buddhism
Hinduism and Buddhism, have common origins in the Ganges culture of northern India during the so-called "second urbanisation" around 500 BCE. They have shared parallel beliefs that have existed side b...
Vedanga
The Vedanga (vedāṅga, "limbs of the Veda") are six auxiliary disciplines traditionally associated with the study and understanding of the Vedas.Traditionally, vyakarana and nirukta are common to all f...
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...
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...
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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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...
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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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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Muslim conquest of South Asia
Muslim conquests on the Indian subcontinent mainly took place from the 12th to the 16th centuries, though earlier Muslim conquests made limited inroads into modern Afghanistan and Pakistan as early as...
Muslim conquest of South Asia - Wikipedia