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Handbook of Hindu mythology

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This edition was published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Written in English

372 pages

Handbook of Hindu Mythology offers a number of pathways by which to approach Hinduism's ever-changing gods and goddesses (e.g., Brahm‚, Vishnu, Siva), spiritual verses (such as the vedas), secular epics (including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata), myths within myths, devotional and esoteric traditions, psychic and yogic disciplines, and magical practices.||With this handbook, readers can explore the history of Hindu mythology, follow a detailed timeline of key episodes and historical events, and look up specific elements of historical or contemporary Hinduism in a beautifully illustrated dictionary section. It is the ideal introduction to the origins of Hinduism, the culture that shaped it from antiquity to the present, and the age-old stories, ideas, and traditions that speak to the human condition as eloquently today as ever.

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Handbook of Hindu mythology
2008, Oxford University Press
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Handbook of Hindu Mythology
2008, ABC-CLIO
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2003, ABC-CLIO
in English

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Handbook of Hindu mythology

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Handbook of Hindu Mythology offers a number of pathways by which to approach Hinduism's ever-changing gods and goddesses (e.g., Brahm‚, Vishnu, Siva), spiritual verses (such as the vedas), secular epics (including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata), myths within myths, devotional and esoteric traditions, psychic and yogic disciplines, and magical practices.||With this handbook, readers can explore the history of Hindu mythology, follow a detailed timeline of key episodes and historical events, and look up specific elements of historical or contemporary Hinduism in a beautifully illustrated dictionary section. It is the ideal introduction to the origins of Hinduism, the culture that shaped it from antiquity to the present, and the age-old stories, ideas, and traditions that speak to the human condition as eloquently today as ever.

Handbook of Hindu mythology

This edition was published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-333) and index.

Series
Handbooks of world mythology

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
294.5/13
Library of Congress
BL1111.4 .W55 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 372 p. :
Number of pages
372

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3677528M
Internet Archive
handbookhindumyt00will
ISBN 10
1576071065
LC Control Number
2003017013
Goodreads
2002515

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