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Essential Hinduism

Author: Steven Rosen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview, focusing on Vaishnavism - the most common form of Hinduism, this work is suitable for those who wish to learn more about this ancient tradition. Beginning with chapters about the foundations of Hinduism, It lays out what is otherwise a complicated history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rosen, Steven, 1955-
Essential Hinduism.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
(DLC) 2006024490
(OCoLC)70775665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rosen
ISBN: 9780313071553 0313071551
OCLC Number: 232335027
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 266 pages)
Contents: Foreword / by Graham M. Schweig --
Introduction --
The antecedents : everything comes from something --
Hinduism : the one and the many --
Dharma and the Hindu social system --
What are the Vedas? --
Epic Hinduism --
The Bhagavad-Gita and the life of Lord Krishna --
The Puranas and the Bhagavata --
Vaishnavism and the practice of Hinduism --
Underlying metaphysics --
The yoga of eating --
Idols, deities, worship, and temples --
Festivals and holidays --
Sonic theology --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Steven J. Rosen ; foreword by Graham M. Schweig.

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An overview, focusing on Vaishnavism - the most common form of Hinduism, this work is suitable for those who wish to learn more about this ancient tradition. Beginning with chapters about the foundations of Hinduism, It lays out what is otherwise a complicated history.

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Rosen (Introduction to the World's Major Religions) is the ideal author to unravel the mystery of this diverse and complex faith. As editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies, he is especially Read more...

 
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