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A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (In Three Volumes): The Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Source on Hinduism Available Today
A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (In Three Volumes): The Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Source on Hinduism Available Today
Description
About The Book

Of late, study of Hinduism is drawing the attention of scholars both from India and from other countries. However, books on general Hinduism covering all aspects are hard to find.

The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent.

The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions.

Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism which are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly.

Short biographical notes of the better known indologists have been added at the end as appendices.

It is earnestly hoped that the students of Hinduism will find this work useful in understanding the essence of Hinduism in the right spirit.

About The Author

Swami Harshananda is a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order.
Initiated into spiritual life by Swami Virajananda, the sixth president of the Ramakrishna Order, he joined the Bangalore branch of the Ramakrishna Math in early 1954.
He was administered the monastic vows by Swami Vishuddhananda, the eighth president, in 1962.
The Swami has worked in the various centres of the Order such as Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belur Math (the Headquarters of the Order) and Allahabad.
He has been the president of the Ramakrishna Math of Bangalore since 1989.
He has several books to his credit in English, Kannada and Sanskrit. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages like French, Korean and Indonesian.
He is a good speaker in English and Kannada (his mother-tongue).
The Swami can also sing devotional songs well.
His cassette tapes and CD’s of discourses and Bhajans are quite popular.

Preface

Hinduism is a great religion. The traditionalists however prefer to call it ‘Sanatana Dharma’. Perhaps, this is a far better term that reflects its true meaning and significance. The word dharma is generally used to denote religion, the path to perfection or beatitude. ‘Sanatana’ means ‘ancient’ as also ‘eternal’. Hence the expression means ‘the religion or the path of spiritual discipline that is not only ancient but also eternal’. In other words, Hinduism has been offering an unbroken continuous tradition of spiritual discipline which is not only very ancient but also relevant even to the modern times. The beauty of this tradition is that it proffers several alternatives that can suit different types of sadhakas (aspirants) instead of prescribing the same cap for every head. Thus, starting from the aspirant at the highest rung of the spiritual ladder who is fit to meditate on the non-dual Brahman (the Absolute), right up to the tyro worshipping the images, everyone has a place specially carved out for him.

Of late, study of Hinduism is drawing the attention of scholars both from India and from other countries. However, books on general Hinduism covering all aspects are not many. Even the few that are available deal with subjects like the Upanisads, the Bhagavadgita, Vedanta systems and Yoga philosophy in greater detail ignoring other aspects relevant to popular Hinduism.

Hence there is a great need for an exhaustive omnibus type of work.

There were two choices before me:

To prepare a comprehensive work with several chapters touching on all aspects of Hinduism.

To work on a regular encyclopaedia of Hinduism, arranging the various subjects in the English alphabetical order.

After weighing the pros and cons, I decided in favour of the latter since it would be much easier for the average reader to locate the subject he wants to know.

This is now in your hands.

The entries have been arranged in the English alphabetical order. Since most of the subject headings are in Sanskrit, standard diacritical marks as approved by the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration and based on a standard established by the Congress of Orientalists at Athens in A.D. 1912 have been adopted. However, while arranging the titles in the alphabetical order, the diacritical marks have been ignored to facilitate easy recognition.

As for the subject content, the following are the main topics dealt with in greater detail: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres.

Other topics described include astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, Sanskrit language and literature, temples and religious institutions.

Care has been taken to deal with the four Vedas, their subsidiary works and allied literature. Several important Vedic Suktas, yagas or sacrifices as also unfamiliar concepts and terms have also been described.

Along with the major Upanisads and the Mahapuranas, several minor Upanisads and the upapuranas too have been dealt with.

While the essay on the Ramayana is fairly exhaustive, the one on the Mahabharata is more condensed because of its immense size. However, the various topics dealt with in it like dharma or the minor Gitas or the Yaksaprasna do find a place as independent articles.

Since most of the agamas and tantras are still in the manuscript form, justice could not be done to this subject area. Only a few major ones, more well-known, have been delineated.

Since Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are closely allied to Hinduism they too have been described briefly along with the biographies of their founders.

Now, a word about the language: The Basic Manual of Style given in standard dictionaries has been closely followed as far as possible. Use of capital letters has been minimized. Italics have been used to indicate the titles of books and works as also foreign words. In the body of the work, all Sanskrit words are given in the usual Roman script only except in rare cases where found necessary italics have been used. All references to works quoted have been given in full, avoiding abbreviations.

Line-drawings as also halftone pictures have been given in the body of the work itself under the respective titles. Photographs have been given separately in a bunch at the appropriate places.

Brief biographical notes of the better known Indologists have been given at the end as appendices.

A work of this dimension could not have been accomplished without academic help from various quarters. However, only a select bibliography has been prepared and added at the end. Small booklets and articles which have also been consulted, have not been mentioned since they are too numerous to do so.

This stupendous task, normally undertaken by institutions, has some how been completed- it was started in 1975-solely by the grace of God. It is being dedicated to Sri Saradadevi-better known as the Holy Mother-the Divine Spouse of the Divine Lord, Bhagavan Sri Ramakrsna Paramahamsadeva.

I earnestly hope that the students of Hinduism as also the Hindu society will find this work useful in understanding the essence of Hinduism in the right spirit.

Contents
Volume 1st

Prefacev
Acknowledgementsviii
List of Photographs (Vide Photo Section at the end of the Book) ix
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciationx
A
a1
abadhita1
abhangas1
abhasa1
abhava2
abhava-yoga2
abhayahasta, abhayamudra2
abhicara, abhicarakarma2
abhicarika-murti3
abhihitanvaya-vada3
abhijit4
abhimanyu4
abhinavagupta4
abhinivesa5
Abhiplava5
abhiras5
abhisava6
abhisecaniya6
abhiseka6
abhisravana7
abhivadana7
abhyanga8
abhyasa8
abhyasayoga8
abhyudaya8
abhyudayika-sraddha9
Abu, Mt.9
acalalinga10
acamana10
acara10
acaralinga11
acarya11
acicchakti12
Acintya-bhedabheda School12
acit15
Acyuta Preksa15
Adbhuta Brahmana16
Adbhuta Ramayana17
adhana18
adhara18
adharacakra18
adharasila18
adharma19
adhi19
adhibhautika, adhidaivika,
adhyatmika20
adhidaivika20
adhikamasa, adhimasa20
adhikara21
adhikarana22
Adhikara Nandi22
adhisavana22
adhisavana23
adhivasa23
adhonivita24
adhvara24
adhvaryu24
adhyaropa25
adhyasa25
adhyatma26
adhyatma-prasada26
Adhyatma Ramayana26
Adhyatma Upanisad28
adhyatmavidya29
adhyatmika29
adhyayana and adhyapana29
Adimurti30
Adinatha30
Adiparva31
Adipurana31
Adisakti31
Adisesa31
Aditi32
Aditya, Adityas33
aditya-darsana33
Aditya-hrdaya33
Adityapurana34
Aditya-santi-vrata35
Adityatirtha35
Adityavrata35
Adivaraha36
Adivasis36
adoption36
adravya36
adrsta37
adultery37
Advaitacarya37
Advaita-siddhi37
Advaita Vedanta Darsana38
Advayataraka Upanisad43
Agamani44
Agamanta Saivism45
agamas45
agami-karma46
Agastya46
aghamarsana47
Aghamarsanasukta48
Aghamarsana-vrata48
aghodaka49
Aghora49
Aghora-panthi50
Aghora Sivacarya50
agnaukarana50
agneya-krcchra50
agneyi-dharana51
Agni51
agnicayana52
agnidhra53
Agnihotra53
agniksetra54
agniprakara54
Agnipurana54
agnisara55
agnisoma-pranayana55
Agnistoma56
Agnivesa57
agnyadhana57
agnyadheya57
agrahara57
agrahayani58
Agrayana58
Ahalya58
Ahalyabai Holkar59
ahankara59
ahara60
aharasuddhi60
aharya61
ahava61
ahavaniya61
ahimsa61
Ahina62
Ahirbudhnya Samhita63
ahitagni64
ahnika64
Ahobila Matha65
ahuti66
Aihole66
aikyasthala67
aindri-santi67
Airavata67
aisvarya, aisvaryas68
Aitareya68
Aitareya Aranyaka68
Aitareya Brahmana69
Aitareya Upanisad71
aitihya72
aja72
Aja73
ajada73
Ajagava73
ajahal-laksana73
Ajamila73
Ajanta74
ajapa-japa74
Ajatasatru75
ajativada76
ajina76
ajiva76
Ajivakas77
ajnacakra77
ajnana77
ajya78
akala-bodhana78
Akampana79
akasa79
akasagamana80
akasamandapa80
akasidharana80
akhandakara-vrtti81
akhyana81
akhyati81
akincana-bhakti81
Akka Mahadevi82
aksamala82
Aksamalika Upanisad83
Aksapada83
aksapatala83
aksara84
aksarabhyasa84
aksayapatra84
Aksayavata84
aksayya84
Aksayya-trtiya85
aksimocana85
aksipurusa85
Aksipurusa-vidya85
Aksi Upanisad86
alabdha-bhumikatva87
Alaka87
Alakananda87
Alakhnamis88
Alaksmi88
Alampur88
Alandi89
alankara89
Alankara-sastra89
alasya90
alatasanti90
alaukika-upaya91
alaya-vijnana91
alidhasana91
alinga92
Allama Prabhu92
Alvars93
amalaka, amalasara, amalasari94
amantrana, nimantrana95
Amarakantaka95
Amarakosa95
Amaranatha96
Amarasimha96
Amaravati96
Amar Das, Guru97
amasraddha98
amatya98
amavasya99
Amba99
Ambarisa99
ambastha100
ambhasi-dharana100
Ambika100
amhaspati101
amiksa101
amnaya101
amrt101
amrta101
amrtabindu Upanisad102
amrtakalasa102
Amrtanada Upanisad103
amrtatva103
Amrtsar104
amsavatara104
Amsuman104
anadhyaya, anadhyayana105
anahatacakra105
anahatanada105
anaikantika105
ananda106
Anandabodha106
Anandagiri106
anandamayakosa107
Ananda Ramayana107
Anandasrama Mudranalaya108
Ananda-tirtha109
Ananta109
Ananta-caturdasi109
Ananta-sayana109
anarabdha110
Anarta110
anarya110
Anasakti-yoga111
anasramin111
Anasuya111
anatman112
anavamala112
anavastha112
anavasthitatva112
Andal113
Andavan Matha113
andhatamisra113
Andhra113
anekantavada114
anga114
anga and linga115
Angad, Guru115
Angada116
angamejayatva116
anganyasa117
Angaraka117
angasthala117
angavidya117
Angiras117
Angirasa Smrti118
Angkor Vat118
angula119
anima119
animal sacrifices119
Animandavya119
Aniruddha120
anirvacaniya, anirvacaniya-khyati120
anitya120
anjalihasta120
Anjaneya120
ankurarpana120
anna121
anna-homa121
annakuta121
Annamacarya121
annamaya-kosa122
annaprasana122
Annapurna122
Annapurna Upanisad123
Anna-sukta124
anrta124
antahkarana124
antarala125
antarayas125
antardhanatva125
antardhauti126
antariksa126
antarvedi126
Antaryami Brahmana126
antaryamin127
antyaja127
antyavasayin128
antyesti128
anu129
anubandha-catustaya129
anubandhya130
Anubhasya130
anudatta131
Anugita131
anugraha-murti131
anukramani, anukramanika132
anuloma132
anumana133
Anumati133
anupalabdhi133
anupataka134
Anuradha134
Anusasana-parva134
anusaya134
anustarani135
anuvada135
anuvaka135
anuvakya135
anuvrata135
Anuvyakhyana136
anuvyavasaya137
anuyaja137
anvadheya137
anvaharya138
anvaharya-pacana138
anvastaka, anvastakya138
anvaya138
anviksiki139
anvitabhidhana-vada139
anyathakhyati139
anyathasiddha139
anyonyabhava139
anyonyasraya139
apaciti140
apad-dharma140
apadesa141
Apam-napat141
apana141
apankteya141
Apantara-tamas142
aparanta-jnana142
Aparajita143
aparanta-jnana143
apara-prakrti143
Apararka143
apara-vidya144
aparigraha144
aparoksa145
aparoksanubhuti145
apasmara-purusa145
Apastamba145
apathya146
apavada147
apavarga147
Aponaptriya147
Appar147
Appayya Diksita148
aprakrta-sarira149
aprameya149
Apri149
aprthak-siddha150
apsaras150
apta-vakya150
Aptoryama151
apurva151
apurva-vidhi151
arabdha152
arambhavada152
arani152
Aranyakas152
Aranyakanda154
Aranyaparva154
Aranyasasthi154
arca154
arcavatara154
arciradi-marga154
ardha-drcchra154
ardha-mandapa155
Ardha-narisvara155
Ardra155
argha156
arghya156
Arhat156
arisadvarga156
arista157
Aristanemi157
Arjan, Guru157
Arjuna158
arsa-jnana159
arsa-linga159
arsa-vivaha160
arta160
artha160
artha-kriya-karitva161
artha-pancaka161
arthapatti162
Arthasastra162
arthavada164
Arulnandi, Arunandi165
Aruna165
Arunagirinathar166
Arundhati166
Arundhati Darsana Nyaya166
Arundhati Nyaya166
Aruneyi Upanisad Aruni166
Aruni167
Aryabhata167
Aryaman168
Aryans168
Aryasamaj169
Aryavarta170
Asadha170
asamavayi-karana170
asamprajnata171
asana171
asanamurti172
asat172
asatkaryavada172
asatkhyati172
asatya172
asauca, asauca172
asaya173
ascetics173
Asiatic Society, The174
asiddha174
asidhara-vrata174
Asikni174
Asita-devala175
Aslesa175
asmarohana175
asmita175
Asoka175
Asokastami176
Asokavana176
asparsa-yoga176
asprsyata177
asrama178
Asrama Upanisad179
astadasa-vidyas180
asta-dhatus181
Astadhyayi181
astaka182
astaka182
astaksari182
astalohas183
astamangalas183
Asta-murti183
Astanga-hrdaya184
astanga-yoga184
astapasas185
astasiddhis185
astatala185
Astavakra185
astavaranas186
Astavasus187
asteya187
asthisancayana187
astika188
Astika188
astika-darsana188
astottarasatanama-stotra189
Astrology189
Astronomy189
asuddha-maya189
asuklakrsna190
asuras190
Asuri191
Asvalayana191
Asvalayana-Grhyasutras192
Asvalayana-Srautasutras192
Asvamedha192
Asvamedhika-parva193
Asvapati193
Asvatirtha193
asvattha194
Asvatthaman194
Asvayuji195
Asvinasastra195
Asvini195
asvini-mudra195
Asvins195
Atala196
Atharvan196
Atharvana-jyotisa196
Atharvangirasa197
Atharva-parisista197
Atharvasikha Upanisad197
Atharvasira Upanisad197
Atharvaveda198
atheism201
atidesa201
atikrantabhavaniya202
atikrcchra202
atipataka202
Atiratra202
Atirudra203
atisantapana203
atithi203
ativahika203
Atmabodha204
atmaguna204
atmahatya204
atmajnana205
atmakhyati205
atma-maya205
atman205
atmanatma-viveka207
Atmaprabodha Upanisad207
atmasamarpana208
atmasrayatva208
Atmopanisad209
Atreya209
Atri209
Atri Smrti210
atura-samnyasa210
atyantabhava210
Aulukya-darsana211
aupanisada-vrata211
aupasada211
aupasanagni211
aurasa211
Aurobindo212
Aurva213
ausadha213
Ausanasa Dharmasastra,
Ausanasa-smrti214
avabhrtha214
avaccheda-vada214
avadhuta215
Avadhutagita215
Avadhuta Upanisad216
avahana217
avakirnin217
avantara-diksa217
Avanti218
avarana218
avarana-devata218
avarana-sakti219
avasathya219
avastha-parinama219
avastha-traya219
avatara220
avesavatara221
Avesti221
Avidhava-navami-sraddha222
avidya222
avikrta-parinama-vada222
avirati222
avita223
Aviyoga-vrata223
Avvaiyar223
avyakta223
Avyakta Upanisad224
avyanga224
ayacita224
Ayadi-sadvarga225
ayamukha225
ayana225
ayanamsa226
ayasarira226
Ayodhya226
Ayodhya-kanda226
aayudha226
Ayudha-purusa227
Ayurveda227
ayusya230
ayuta-siddha230
Ayyappan230
B
Babhravya231
Babhruvahana231
Bandami231
Badarayana232
Badarikasrama232
Badarinatha232
badha233
badhita234
Bahispavamana234
Bahlika234
Bahuda235
Bahudaka235
Bahuka235
Bahula235
bahvrca235
Bahvrcopanisad236
baindava-sarira236
Baka236
Baka-dalbhya237
Bakapancaka237
bala237
Bala238
Balabhadra238
Baladeva238
Baladeva Vidyabhusana238
Bala-Ganapati238
Balaji239
Balakanda239
Balaki239
balakrcchra239
Balakrida239
balalaya240
Balapramathini240
Balarama240
balasiddhi241
Balasubrahmanya241
Balavikarani, Balavikaranika242
Bali242
bali242
Bali243
baliharana243
balipitha243
Balipratipada244
Bana244
banalinga244
bandha, bandhana245
bandhu245
Baramula245
bargit246
Barhaspatya-mana246
barhis247
barhisads247
Basavesvara247
basti249
Baudhayana250
Bauls251
bera251
Besnagar Inscription252
Bhadracalam253
Bhadra-kali253
bhadrapitha254
bhadrasana254
Bhaga254
Bhagavadgita255
Bhagavan, Bhagavat265
Bhagavanta-bhaskara265
Bhagavata265
Bhagavata-dharma274
Bhagavati275
Bhagiratha275
Bhagirathi276
Bhairava276
Bhairavi276
Bhaisajya-suktas277
bhajana277
bhakta277
Bhaktaa-Vighnesvara278
bhakti278
Bhaktiyoga280
Bhamati281
Bhandasura281
bhanga282
Bharadvaja282
Bharani283
Bhaarata283
Bharata-savitri283
Bharatavarsa284
Bharati284
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan284
Bhargava285
Bhartrhari285
Bhartrprapanca285
Bhasa286
Bhasapariccheda286
Bhaskara286
Bhaskaracarya287
Bhaskara-raya287
bhasma288
Bhasma-jabalopanisad289
Bhatta, Bhattas290
bhava290
Bhavabhuti290
Bhavadeva-bhatta291
bhavana292
Bhavani292
Bhavanopanisad292
bhavapratyaya293
bhavarupa293
Bhavatarini294
Bhavisya-purana294
Bhavayoga295
bhedabheda-vada295
bheri295
bhiksa295
Bhiksatana-murti296
bhiksu297
Bhiksugita297
Bhiksukopanisad298
Bhiksusutras298
Bhima298
Bhima299
Bhimaikadasi300
Bhimaratha-santi300
Bhisma301
Bhismaparva302
bhoga302
bhoga-murti302
bhoganga303
bhogya304
Bhoja304
bhojana304
Bhojavrtti305
bhoktr305
bhrama306
bhrama-samskaras306
bhrantidarsana306
Bhratr-dvitiya307
Bhrgu307
Bhrgusamhita308
Bhrngin308
bhrunahatya309
Bhudevi309
Bhujangi309
Bhujangini-mudra309
bhuloka310
Bhuman310
Bhusukta310
bhuta312
bhutagana312
bhutajaya313
bhutamata313
bhutarthavada313
bhutarutajnana313
bhutasuddhi314
bhutavidya314
bhutayajna314
bhuvana315
bhuvanajnana315
Bhuvanesvara316
Bhuvanesvari317
Bhuvaraha317
Bhuvarloka317
bija318
Bijabhidhana318
bijaksara318
bijamantra318
Bijanighantu319
bilva319
Bilvamangal319
bimba-pratibimba-vada319
bindu319
Bindu-madhava319
Bindusaras320
black-magic320
bodhana320
Bodhayana321
Bodh-gaya321
Bodhivrksa322
Bodhyagita322
Bopadeva323
Brahma323
Brahmabhaga325
brahmacarin325
Brahmacarini325
brahmacarya325
Brahmadvaita-vada326
Brahmagita326
Brahmagupta327
brahmahatya327
brahmajnana328
brahmakrcchra328
Brahmaloka329
Brahma-mantra329
Brahma-mimamsa330
Brahman330
brahmana331
brahmanacchamsin331
brahmanadi332
Brahmanagita332
Brahmanas332
Brahmanaspati334
brahmanda334
brahhmanda-dana335
Brahmandapurana335
Brahmani336
brahmanirvana336
Brahmanism337
Brahma-parinama-vada337
brahmapura337
Brahmapurana338
brahmarandhra338
brahmarsi338
Brahma-Samaj339
Brahma-sarovara341
Brahmasiddhi341
brahmasila342
Brahmastra342
brahmasutra342
Brahmasutras342
brahmavada357
brahmavadini357
Brahma-vaivarta-purana358
brahmavidya359
Brahmavidya Upanisad359
brahma-vivaha360
brahmayajna361
Brahmayamala361
Brahmi362
brahmi-sthiti362
brahmodya363
Brahmoism363
Brahmopanisad363
brahmotsava364
branding365
Brhadaranyaka Upanisad365
Brhad-devata375
Brhad-dharma-purana375
Brhadisvara Temple376
Brhad-yogi-yajnavalkya377
Brhajjabalopanisad378
Brhajjataka379
Brhannala380
Brhan-naradiya-purana380
Brhaspati381
Brhati381
Brhat-parasara-samhita382
Brhatsamhita382
brndavana382
Buddha383
buddhi384
Buddhism384
Buddhiyoga385
Budha385
burial386
C
caitanya387
Caitanya Mahaprabhu387
Caitra387
caitya388
cakra388
Cakradhara389
cakraka389
Cakrapanidatta390
cakrapuja390
Cakrapuskarini390
cakras390
Cakratirtha392
Cakravala392
cakravartin392
caksurdana393
caksurvrata393
caksus393
caksusi394
calalinga394
calamurti394
calendar394
camara394
camasa395
Campa395
Camunda396
Canakya396
candala396
candana397
Candesvara397
Candi398
Candidasa398
Candikavrata398
Candipatha398
Candra399
Candrabhaga400
candragrahana400
Candravamsa400
candrayana401
candrika401
Cangadeva402
Cape Comorin402
caraka402
Caraka-samhita402
caralinga403
caramasloka403
carana404
Caranadasa404
caranavyuha404
Carmanvati404
caru405
Carvaka-darsana405
carya, caryapada406
Caste System406
caturdhama417
caturguna417
caturmasya417
Caturmukha418
caturmurtis418
caturopayas418
caturthavisarga418
caturthikarman418
caturvarga419
Caturvarga-cintamani419
Caturvedasvami419
caturvimsati-murti419
caturvimsati-tattva420
Caturvyuhas420
caturyugas420
Catus-sana420
caula421
cauri421
Causat Yogini Temples421
Cauvery421
Cave Temples421
chala422
Chandas422
Chandas-sastra, Chandas-sutra423
Chandoga-parisista423
Chandogya Upanisad423
Chaya428
child-marriage428
Chinnamasta429
Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office429
cicchakti430
cidakasa430
Cidambaram430
cikitsa432
cinacara432
cinmudra432
Cintamani432
cirajivins432
cit433
citi, citisakti433
Citragupta433
Citrakuta434
Citrangada434
citrapurnima434
Citsukha, Citsukhi435
citta435
citta-bhumi, citta-dharma, citta-prasadana, citta-samvit, citta-viksepa and citta-vrtti436
cognition436
Cokhamela436
consciousness437
conversion437
coronation437
cosmic mind437
cosmology437
cow439
creation440
cremation440
crime and punishment441
cudakarana442
cudakarma442
Cudala443
Cyavana443
D
dadhi444
Dadhici444
Dadu444
dagdhayoga445
dahana445
Daharavidya445
daityas445
daiva446
daivata-linga446
daiva-vivaha446
daivisampat447
dakini447
Daksa448
Daksasmrti448
Daksayana448
Daksayani448
daksina449
Daksinacara449
daksinagni449
Daksinamurti449
Daksinamurti Upanisad450
Daksinapatha451
Daksinayana451
Daksinesvara451
dama452
Damara453
damaru453
Damayanti453
dana453
danavas455
danda455
dandadhauti456
Dandaka456
Dandakaranya456
dandaniti457
Dandapani457
dandi457
Dandin457
dantadhavana457
dantadhauti458
Dantavakra458
darbha458
darpana458
darsana459
Darsapurnamasa459
darujalinga460
dasa and dasi461
Dasabodha461
Dasagva463
Dasahara463
dasahotarah463
dasakuta463
Dasamahavidyas465
Dasanamis465
dasapavitra468
Dasara468
Dasarajna469
Dasaratha469
Dasarathajataka470
dasatala470
Dasavataras471
Dasyus473
dattaka473
Dattatreya474
Dattatreya Upanisad475
Daurmanasya476
daya476
Dayabhga476
Dayananda Sarasvati, Svami477
dehatmavada478
Deoghar479
devadasis480
Devahuti481
Devaki481
Devala482
devalaya482
Devannabhatta482
Deevapi483
devapuja483
deva-rna488
devarsi488
devas488
Devasena488
devatas489
Devavrata489
devayajna490
Devayana490
devayatrotsava491
devi492
Devibhagavata492
Devigita494
Devimahatmya495
Devipurana497
Devisukta498
Devi Upanisad498
dhama499
Dhami Sect499
Dhanurveda499
Dhanus501
Dhanuskoti501
Dhanvantari502
dhanyadhivasa502
dharana502
Dharesvara503
Dharma503
dharmabhutajnana509
dharmameghasamadhi509
dharmaparinama510
Dharmaraja510
Dharmarajaratha510
dharmasastras510
Dharmasindhu522
dharmaskandha522
Dharmasthala523
Dharmasutras523
Dharmavyadha524
dharmayuddha524
dhatu525
dhatuprasada525
Dhaumya525
dhauti526
dhenumudra526
Dhrstadyumna526
Dhrtarastra527
Dhruva528
dhurvabera528
dhupa528
dhvaja528
Dhvaja-Ganapati529
dhvajastambha529
dhvamsabhava529
dhvani529
dhyana530
Dhyanabindupanisad530
Dhyanayoga531
digbandhana531
diggajas531
digvijaya532
dikpalakas532
diksa532
Diksaniya533
Dilipa533
Dipakalika533
dipana534
dipastambha534
Dipavali534
Dirghatamas537
Diti537
Divali537
Divine Incarnations537
Divodasa537
Divorce538
divya538
divyabhava538
divyadesa539
divyadrsti539
Divya-prabandham539
divyasrotra541
Dolayatra541
dosa541
Dramidopanisat542
drasta542
Draupadi542
Draupadi-ratha543
Dravida543
Dravidians543
dravya544
dravyayajna544
dreams545
dreskana546
drinking546
drk546
Dronacarya546
dronakalasa547
Dronaparva547
drsad and upala547
drstanta548
drsti-srstu-vada548
drsya548
duhkha548
Dundubhi549
Durga549
Durgapuja or Durgotsava553
Durgasaptasati555
Durgastami-vrata555
Durgasukta555
Durga Temple556
Durgotsava557
durohana557
durva557
Durvasas557
Duryodhana558
Dussasana559
Dusyanta559
Dvadasaha559
dvadasi560
Dvaipayana560
dvaita560
Dvaitadvaita560
Dvaita Vedanta Darsana561
Dvaparayuga567
dvara568
dvaradevata568
Dvaraka568
dvarapalas or dvarapalakas569
dvayamantra570
dvesa570
dvibhanga571
dvija571
dvipa571
dvitala571
dvivedi571
dvyanuka572
dyaus572
dyavaprthivi572
Dyumatsena572
dyuta572
Dyutapratipada573
E
eclipse574
Education574
effigy, burning the577
ekabera578
ekabhakta578
ekabhavika doctrine578
Ekacakranagara579
ekadandin579
Ekadanta579
ekadasa-gurus580
Ekadasa-Rudras580
ekadasi580
Ekadasini581
ekadesin581
ekadhana581
Ekagnikanda582
Ekaha582
Ekajata582
ekajivavada583
Ekaksara-Ganapati583
Ekaksarakosa583
Ekaksara Upanisad583
Ekalavya584
ekalinga584
Ekamra-ksetra585
ekamukhalinga585
ekanaksatra vivaha585
Ekanamsa586
Ekanatha586
ekantadharma587
ekantin587
Ekapadamurti587
Ekastaka588
ekatala588
ekavakyata588
ekayana588
ekoddista589
Elephanta589
Ellora590
Epigraphica Indica591
esanatraya592
Eschatology592
Ethics593
F
fasting594
father594
festivals594
five fires594
flesh-eating594
food594
funeral monuments594
funeral rites594
G
gada595
gaja595
gajacchaya596
gajahasta596
Gajalaksmi596
Gajasura597
Gajendra-moksa597
gambling597
gana597
Ganapati598
Ganapati Upanisad605
Ganapatyas606
Gandabherunda606
gandakala607
Gandaki607
gandanta607
gandha607
Gandhamadana608
Gandhara608
Gandhari608
gandharva609
Gandharvas609
Gandharva-veda609
gandha-tanmatra609
Gandhi, M. K.609
Gandiva610
Ganesa611
Ganesa-caturthi611
Ganesagita612
Ganesapurana616
Ganga617
Gangadvara620
Gangaikonda-cola-puram620
Gangasagara620
Gangavatarana620
Gangesa621
garbhadhana621
garbhagrha621
garbhanyasa621
garbharaksana622
Garbhopanisad622
gardhabhejya623
Garga623
Gargi Vacaknavi623
Gargya623
garhapatya624
garhasthya624
Garuda625
Garudapurana625
Garuda Upanisad626
gatha627
gatha-narasamsi627
gati627
Gaudapada627
Gauranga629
Gauri629
Gaurikunda629
Gautama629
Gautama Dharmasutras630
Gavamayana630
Gaya631
Gayasraddha632
gayatri632
Gayatri-mantra633
ghanapatha634
ghanta635
Ghantakarna636
ghata636
ghatam637
ghatasphota637
Ghatotkaca637
Gheranda Samhita638
Ghora Angirasa639
Ghosa639
ghrta639
Girija-Narasimha639
Gita640
Gita-govinda640
Gita Press640
Gitarthasangraha641
Gobhila642
Gobind Singh, Guru642
gocara643
God644
godana645
Godavari645
godhuli646
Gokarna647
Gokula648
Golden Temple648
Goloka648
Gomati649
Gommatesvara649
gomukha650
Gomukha-prasava-santi650
Gopala-purvatapini Upanisad651
Gopala-uttaratapini Upanisad652
Gopastami653
Gopatha Brahmana653
gopicandana654
Gopigita654
gopis655
gopura655
Gorakhnath656
Gorakhpur657
Gosthipurna657
gosvami658
Gotama658
gotra658
Govardhana659
Govardhana Matha660
Govindabhasya660
Govindananda660
grahana660
grahas661
grahayajna661
gramadevata661
Grantha script661
granthi662
Granth-Sahib662
gravastut663
graves663
grhakarman664
grhapravesa664
grhastha665
Grhyasutras665
Grtsamada666
Gudimallam666
Guha666
Gujarati Printing Press667
guna667
gunatita668
gunatraya668
gunavada668
Gupta-godavari668
Gupta-kasi668
Gupta script668
Gurmukhi script669
guru669
gurudaksina670
gurudvara670
gurukula671
Guruvayur671
guruvrtti674
Photo Section675

Contents
Volume 2nd

Prefacev
Acknowledgementsviii
List of Photographs (Vide Photo Section at the end of the book) ix
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciationxi
H
Hadividya1
Haihaya1
Haimavati1
Halahala1
Halayudha1
Halebidu1
Hampi2
hamsa4
Hamsagita4
Hamsavidya5
Hamsopanisad5
Hanuman5
Hanumannataka5
Haradatta6
Haragauri6
Harappa6
Hargobind, Guru6
Haridasas, of Karnataka7
Haridasa, Svami7
Haridas, Sadhu7
Haridra-Ganapati8
Haridvara8
Harihara9
harijans9
harikatha9
Harimandir10
Hariscandra11
Harita11
Haritagita12
Haritalika12
Harivamsa12
harivasara13
Harivyasadeva13
Harkisan, Guru14
Har Rai, Guru14
hasta15
hasta15
Hastamalaka15
Hasta-samudrika-sastra15
Hastinapura16
Hathayoga17
Hathayoga-pradipika18
havana18
havirdhana18
haviryajna18
havis19
havisya19
Hayagriva19
Hayagrivasamhita20
Hayagriva Upanisad20
heaven21
Hedonism21
Heliodoros21
hell21
Hemadri21
Hemakuta21
hemasraddha21
Heramba-Ganapati22
heretics22
hetu22
hetvabhasa22
Himalayas23
himsa23
Hinduism24
Hindu Temples36
hinkara55
Hiranyagarbha55
Hiranyagarbha Sukta55
Hiranyakasipu56
Hiranyakesi Dharmasutras56
Hiranyaksa57
hita57
Hitopadesa57
hladini57
Holi, Holika57
homa59
hora59
horoscope59
hospitality59
hotr60
house60
hrdaya60
hrd-dhauti60
hrim61
humours61
hymnology61
I
icchasakti62
Iconography62
ida62
idhma62
Idhmavaha62
idols63
ignorance63
Iksvaku63
Ila63
illusion63
Ilvala63
image worship64
immortality64
immortals64
incarnation64
Indian Philosophy64
Indra64
Indradhvaja65
Indradyumna66
Indrajala66
Indrajit66
Indraksi67
Indrani67
Indraprastha67
indriyadharana68
indriyanigraha68
indriyas68
Indus Valley Civilisation69
inheritance72
intercalary month72
Isana72
Isavasya Upanisad72
istadevata74
istaka75
istalinga75
istapurta75
Istasiddhi76
isti76
Isvara76
Isvaracandra Vidyasagara77
Isvaragita78
Isvarakrsna78
isvarapranidhana79
Itara79
itihasa79
itikartavyata79
J
Jabala Upanisad80
Jabali81
Jabali Upanisad81
Jadabharata82
Jagannathadasa82
Jagannatha Pandit83
Jagannatha-Puri83
Jagannatha Temple84
jagati84
jagrat85
Jahad-ajahal-laksana85
Jahal-laksana85
Jahnavi85
Jaigisavya85
Jajali85
Jaimini85
Jaimini-sutras85
Jaiminiya Grhyasutras86
Jaina Ramayanas86
Jainism86
jalabasti87
jaladhivasa87
jalakrcchra87
jalandharabandha87
jalpa88
Jamadagni88
Jambavan88
Jambudvipa89
Janaka89
Janaloka89
Janamejaya90
janana90
janapada90
Janardana Svamin91
Janasruti91
Janasthana92
jangama92
Janmastami92
japa93
japamala94
Jarasandha95
Jaratkaru95
jata96
jataka96
jatakarma96
jatamukuta97
jatapatha97
Jatayu97
jati98
jatijnana98
Jatukarnya98
Java98
Jaya99
Jayadeva99
Jayakhya Samhita100
jayantis104
Jayarambati106
Jayatirtha106
Jimutavahana107
Jinas107
Jivagosvamin108
jiva, jivatman108
jivana108
jivanmukti108
Jivanmuktiviveka109
jivat-sraddha109
jivotkranti109
jnana109
Jnanakanda110
jnana-karma-samuccaya-vada110
jnanamarga111
jnanmudra111
jnanasakti111
Jnanasambandhar111
Jnanayoga112
jnanendriyas114
Jnanesvar, Sant114
jnatrtva115
juhu115
Jupiter116
Jyautisa116
Jyestha117
Jyotirlingas117
Jyotir Matha118
jyotismati118
Jyotistoma118
K
Kabandha119
Kabir119
Kaca120
Kadividya120
Kadru120
Kahola120
Kaikeyi121
Kailasa121
Kailasanatha Temple121
Kaitabha121
kaivalya121
Kaivalya Upanisad122
Kakini123
kala123
kala123
Kalabhairava123
Kaladi124
Kalagnirudra125
Kalahasti125
kalaksepa126
Kalamukha126
Kalanirnaya126
Kalaratri127
kalasa127
Kalayavana127
Kali128
Kali128
Kalidasa130
Kalikapurana131
Kalindi131
Kalinga131
Kalisantarana Upanisad132
kalivarjya132
Kaliyuga133
Kalki133
Kalmasapada134
kalpa134
kalpanagaurava134
kalpanalaghava134
Kalpasutras135
Kalpataru135
kama135
Kamadhenu136
Kamakala136
Kamakhya136
Kamaksi137
Kamalakara138
Kamandaka138
kamandalu139
Kamarpukur139
Kamasastra139
Kambhoja140
Kamesvara140
Kamesvari140
Kamsa140
kamyakarma141
kamyesti141
Kanada142
Kanakadasa142
Kanakhala143
Kancipuram143
kancukas143
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple144
kandarsi144
Kangri Gurukula144
kankana144
Kannagi144
Kannappa145
kantakasodhana145
Kanva146
Kanvasakha146
kanya146
kanyadana147
Kanyaka-Paramesvari147
Kanyakumari147
kapala148
kapalabhati149
Kapalika149
Kapila149
Kapilagita149
Kapisthala-Kathaka-Samhita149
karana150
karanasarira150
karanda-mukuta150
karanyasa151
Karavira151
Kardama151
karma151
Karmakanda152
Karma-mala152
karmamarga153
karmamimamsa153
karmasamnyasa153
karmasaya153
karmavipaka154
Karmayoga154
karmendriyas155
Karna156
Karnaparva157
karnarandhra-dhauti157
karnavedha157
Kartaviryarjuna157
kartrtva158
Karttikeya158
karya158
karya-karana-bhava158
kasaya158
Kasi158
Kasmir Saivism160
Kasyapa160
Kasyapa Samhita160
Katha Upanisad161
Kathaka Grhyasutras164
Kathakali164
Katha Samhitha165
Kathaka Samhita165
Katharudropanisad165
Katyayana166
Katyayani167
kaula167
Kaulacara, Kaulamarga167
Kaumari167
Kaumodaki168
Kausalya168
Kausika168
Kausika Grhyasutras169
Kausika Sutras169
Kausitaki Brahmana170
Kausitaki Brahmana Upanisad170
Kausitaki Grhyasutras172
Kaustubha172
Kautilya172
Kautsasukta172
Kautukabera173
kavadi173
Kavasa Ailusa173
Kaveri173
Kavya Usanas174
kayasampat174
kayastha175
kayasuddhi175
kayavyuhajnana175
Kedaranatha175
Kena Upanisad176
kesabandha177
kesanta178
Kesavacandra Sen178
kesavapana178
kesavapaniya178
Ketu178
keyura179
khadga179
Khadira Grhyasutras179
Khajuraho180
Khalsa180
Khandana-khanda-khadya180
Kharosthi181
khatvanga181
khecarimudra181
khetaka182
khila182
khyati182
Kicaka183
kimpurusas184
king184
Kinnaras184
kirata184
kirita184
kirtana185
kirtimukha185
Kiskindha185
klesa186
Kojagari Purnima186
Kolhapur186
Kolluru187
Konarka188
kosa188
Kosala188
Kotihoma189
kramamukti189
kramaparinama190
kramapatha190
krantas190
krcchra190
krcchratikrcchra190
kriyasakti190
Kriyayoga190
Kriyayogasara191
krkala191
Krsna191
Krsna-dvaipayana216
Krsna-janmastami216
krsnajina216
Krsnamisra216
Krsna Yajurveda216
Krtayuga216
Krttika216
Krtyakalpataru217
Krtyaratnakara217
krusta218
ksana218
ksara218
ksarapurusa218
ksattriya218
Ksemankari218
ksetra219
ksetrajna219
Ksetrapala219
ksipta220
Ksirabhavani220
ksirasamudra221
Ksirasvamin221
Kubera221
Kucela222
kuhu222
Kuja222
Kukke Subrahmanya222
kula223
Kulaparvata223
kulapati223
Kulasekhara Alvar223
Kullukabhatta223
Kumara224
Kumara-Vyasaa224
Kumarila Bhatta224
kumbhaka225
Kumbhakarna225
Kumbhakonam225
Kumbhamela226
Kundalini227
Kundikopanisad227
Kunti228
Kural228
kurca228
Kuresa229
Kurma229
Kurmapurana230
Kuru230
Kurukesa230
Kuruksetra230
Kusa231
kusasana232
kutaslokas232
kuticaka233
L
laghava234
laghima234
Laghu Harita Smrti234
Laghurudra234
Laghu Visnusmrti234
Laghuyogavasistha235
lagnanirnaya236
lajahoma237
laksahoma237
laksana237
laksana-parinama238
Laksmana238
Laksmi238
Laksmidhara240
Lakshmi Venkateswara Steam Press240
Lakulisa240
Laldasis240
Lalita241
Lalitasahasranama242
Lalitatrisati243
Lalitopakhyana244
Lanka244
Lankakanda245
Lava245
laukiki245
laya245
layayoga245
Lepaksi246
liberation246
Licchavis246
Likhita247
lilamurtis247
Lilasuka247
linga248
lingadharana248
Lingapurana248
lingasarira248
lingasthala249
Lingayata Sect249
lobha249
logic249
loka249
Lokacarya249
Lokaloka249
lokapalas249
loksangraha249
Lokayata250
Lomaharsana250
Lopamudra250
M
mada251
Madalasa251
Madanaparijata251
Madanaratna251
Madhavacarya252
Madhu252
madhubhumika252
Madubrahmana252
Madhucchandas253
madhumati253
madhuparka253
Madhura253
madhurabhava254
Madhurakavi Alvar254
Madhusudana Sarasvati254
Madhuvidya255
Madhvacarya255
Madhyadesa258
Madhyandina-sakha258
Madurai259
madyapana260
Mahabalipuram260
mahabhagavata260
Mahabharata261
Mahabhasya266
mahabhava266
mahabhisava266
mahabhiseka266
mahabhutas267
mahadana267
Mahadeva267
mahahavis267
mahajanapadas268
Mahakala268
Mahalaksmi268
mahalaya268
mahalayasraddha269
Mahamaya269
mahanamni269
Mahanarayana Upanisad269
Mahanataka271
Mahanirvana Tantra271
mahapatakas271
mahapralaya272
mahaprasthana272
mahapurana272
maharaurava272
Maharloka272
maharsi272
Maharudra272
mahasantapana272
mahasanti272
Mahasivaratrivrata273
mahasveta274
mahat274
Mahatala274
mahatparinama275
mahavakyas275
Mahavakyopanisad275
mahavedi276
Mahavira276
mahavira276
mahavrata276
mahayajnas277
mahayoga277
Mahendra277
Mahesvara277
Mahesvarasutras277
Mahesvari278
Mahidhara278
Mahisasura279
Mahismati279
maitravaruna279
Maitrayaniya Samhita279
Maitrayaniya Upanisad280
Maitreya280
Maitreyi281
maitri281
makara281
Makara Sankranti282
mala282
malamasa283
malavaha283
Malaviya, Madanmohan283
mamsabhaksana283
mamsahara284
manana284
manas284
Manasa284
manasa-pratyaksa284
Manasara285
Manasa-sarovara285
manasa-snana285
Manasollasa286
Manavala Mamuni286
mandala287
Mandala-brahmanopanisad287
Mandana Misra289
mandapa290
Mandara290
Mandavya290
Mandhatr290
Mandodari290
Mandukyakarika290
Mandukya Upanisad292
mangala293
mangalasutra293
mani294
Manikanthan294
Manikkavacagar294
manipravala295
manipuracakra295
mankigita295
Manmatha296
manomayakosa296
Manonmani296
mantra297
Mantrabhidhana297
mantradrasta297
Mantrarthabhidhana297
Mantralaya298
Mantrapuspa298
mantrasamskara298
mantrasiddhi299
mantrasnana299
Mantrayoga299
mantrin299
Manu299
Manus299
manusa-linga299
Manusmrti300
manusya-yajna301
manvadi-tithi301
manvantara302
marana302
Marici303
marjana303
Markandeya304
Markandeyapurana304
marriage304
Marudgana304
Maskarin304
mata305
Matanga305
materialism305
matha306
Mathura306
Matrkanighantu308
matrkanyasa309
matrkayantra309
Matsyapurana310
Matsyavatara311
matsyayantra311
Matsyendranatha311
mauni-amavasya312
Mausalaparva312
Maya312
maya312
mayiyamala313
medhajanana314
Medhasukta314
Medhatithi314
meditation315
Meghanada315
Melkote315
Meru316
Meykandar317
Mimamsa Darsana317
mind321
Mirabai323
Mitaksara324
Mithila324
mithya324
Mitra, mitra325
mlecchas325
moha326
Mohenjo Daro326
Mohini326
moksa326
Moksadharmaparva327
Monasticism327
monks330
moon330
morality330
mother330
Mrtyu330
Mucukunda330
Muddusvami Diksitar331
Mudgala332
Mudgalapurana332
Mudgala Upanisad332
mudra333
muhurta334
Mukambika Temple334
mukhalinga334
mukhamandapa335
Muktabai335
muktapurusa335
mukti336
Muktikopanisad336
muktiyogyas337
mukuta337
Mula337
muladhara337
Mular337
mulasodhana338
Mulaveda338
mulavidya338
mumuksutva338
Munda338
Mundaka Upanisad339
mundana341
muni342
murdhestaka342
Murtisilpasastra342
Murtyastaka349
musala349
music349
Mustika349
mysticism349
mythology349
N
Nabhadasa350
Nabhanedistha350
Nabhi351
Naciketagni351
Naciketas351
nada351
Nadabindupanisad351
nadanusandhana352
nadi353
nadi354
Nadistuti354
nadisuddhi355
naga355
Nagapancami356
nagapasa356
nagara356
Nagarakhanda356
Nagarjuna356
Nagas357
nagavayu357
Nagoji Bhatta358
Nahusa358
Naigamas359
Naimisaranya359
naimittika-karma359
nairatmyavada359
naiskarmya359
Naiskarmyasiddhi360
naisthika-brahmacarin361
naiyayika361
naksatra361
naksatrasnana362
nakta, naktavrata362
Nakula362
Nakulisa362
Nala362
Nalanda363
Nalayira Prabandham365
namakarana365
namaskara366
nambudiri367
Namdev367
Nammalvar369
Nanak, Guru369
Nanda370
Nandaka371
Nandana371
Nandanar371
Nandapandita371
Nandi372
nandimukhasraddha, nandisraddha372
Nandipurana373
Nandotsava373
nara, Nara373
narabali373
Narada374
Narada Bhaktisutras374
Narada-parivrajaka-Upanisad383
Naradasmrti388
Naradiya-purana389
Narahari Tirtha389
naraka390
Narakasura391
Nara-Narayana391
narasamsigatha392
Narasimha392
Narasimhapurana392
Narayana393
narayanabali393
Narayana Bhattatiri393
Narayana Guru394
Narayanasukta395
Narayana Upanisad396
Narayani397
Narayaniya398
Narmada400
Narsi Mehta401
Nasdiyasukta402
Nasik404
nastika405
Nastika Darsanas405
Nataraja405
Natha Cult406
Nathamuni407
Natyasastra407
nauli408
Navadurgas408
Navadvipa408
Navagrahamakha408
Navagrahas408
Navagrahasantis410
Navagva410
navanna411
Navaratra411
navatala412
Navyanyaya412
Nayanars412
Neo-Vedanta413
neti413
netronmilana413
nibandhas413
nidhana413
nidhikumbha413
nididhyasana414
Nidra, nidra414
nigada414
nigama415
nigamana415
Nigamanta Desika415
Nighantu415
nigrahasthana416
Nilakantha416
Nilakantha Bhatta417
Nilakantha Caturdhara417
Nilakantha Diksita417
Nilaksa-nakula417
Nilapurana417
Nilasukta418
nimantrana418
Nimbarka418
nimitta419
nimittakarana419
nirajana419
nirayana419
nirbijasamadhi420
nirgarbha420
Nirisvara-sankhya420
nirmanacitta421
Nirnayasagara Press421
Nirnayasindhu421
nirodha-samadhi422
Nirrti422
Nirudhapasubandha422
Nirukta422
nirupadhika423
nirvana424
nirvicarasamapatti424
nirvikalpaka424
nirvikalpa-samadhi424
nirvisesa424
nirvitarkasamapatti425
nisada425
nisadasthapati425
nisedha425
niseka426
nisiddhakarma426
niska426
niskamakarma426
niskramana426
nispatti-avastha426
nissreyas427
niti427
Nitisara427
Nitisastra427
nitya427
nityakarma428
nityalila428
nityamukta428
nityanuvada428
nityasamsari428
Nivedita, Sister429
nivid432
nivita432
nivrtti432
nivrttimarga432
Nivrttinath432
niyama433
niyamavidhi433
niyoga434
Nrga434
Nrsimha-tapini Upanisad434
nrttamurti436
nyasa437
nyaya437
Nyaya Darsana437
Nyayakusumanjali442
Nyayamrta442
Nyayaparisuddhi443
nyayas444
Nyayasudha447
Nyayasutras447
O
Oghavati448
Onam448
Onkara448
Onkaresvara448
Oriental Research Institutes of India449
P
padakrcchra460
padapatha460
padartha460
padma460
Padmanabha Temple460
Padmapada462
padmapitha463
Padmapurana463
padmasana465
Padmavati465
Paila465
paisacavivaha466
Paithinasi466
paitrka-mantras466
pakayajna467
paksa467
palasavrksa467
Pali467
Pallavas467
palmistry468
Pampa468
Pancabana468
pancabhedas468
Pancacabhutalingas468
pancabhutas469
Pancabrahmamantras469
pancacaras469
pancadasaksari-mantra469
Pancadasi469
pancagavya472
pancagnis472
Pancagnividya472
pancajana472
Pancajanya473
Pancakosas473
pancaksari474
pancamahayajnas474
pancamakaras475
pancamas475
Pancanada475
Pancanana475
pancanga476
pancangasuddhi479
pancapranas479
Pancaratra Agamas479
pancasamskaras484
Pancasikha485
pancatala485
Pancatantra485
pancatapas486
pancatattvas486
Pancavati486
Pancavimsa Brahmana487
pancayajnas487
pancayatanapuja487
pancikarana488
pancopacaras488
pancopasakas489
Pandavagita489
Pandavas489
Pandharpur489
Pandu491
Panduranga491
panigrahana491
Panini491
Paniniya Siksa492
panktipavanas492
papa492
para, para492
Parabrahman493
Parakala Matha493
parakayapravesa493
paramahamsa494
paramanu494
paramapurusartha494
paramarthika495
Paramatman495
Paramesvara495
Parananda Sutras495
paraprakrti496
Parasakti496
Parasara497
Parasarabhatta497
Parasaragita498
Parasara Smrti499
Paraskara Grhyasutras500
parasu500
Parasurama501
paravartana502
para-vidya503
Parijata503
parikarma503
Pariksit504
parinama504
parinamavada505
parinaminitya505
pariplava505
parisad506
parisankhyavidhi506
parisista507
parivaradevatas507
parivedana508
parivrajaka508
parnakurca508
paroksa509
Parsvanatha509
partition509
Parvanasraddha510
parvanasthalipaka510
Parvati510
paryagnikarana511
paryankasauca512
Paryayamahotsava512
pasa512
pasandin512
pascat-tapa513
pasu513
Pasubandha513
Pasupata513
Pasupata Darsana513
Pasupatasutras513
Pasupati513
Pasupatinatha Temple514
pasuvadha514
pasyanti514
pataka514
Patala516
Pataliputra517
Patanjali517
patitasavitrika518
pativrata518
patnisala519
Pattadakal519
ppattini cult520
paurnamasi-vratas520
Pauskaragama521
Pavahari Baba522
Pavamanasukta522
pavitra522
Pavitraropana-vrata523
Periyalvar523
Periyapuranam523
pilgrimage523
Pillai Lokacarya523
Pinaka523
pinda524
Pindapitryajna524
pingala524
Pingalamata524
pipilikamadhya524
Pippalada524
pisaca525
pita525
pitha525
Pitrgatha526
pitrloka526
pitrmedha527
pitrpaksa527
pitr-rna527
pitrs528
pitryajna528
Pitryana528
planets528
plavini528
polyandry529
polygamy529
Pongal529
Prabandham529
Prabodhacandrodaya529
Prabhakara529
prabhamandala529
Prabhasa530
pracinavita530
pradaksina530
Pradesamatra530
pradhana531
pradhvamsabhava531
pradosa531
Pradyumna531
pragavhava531
Prahlada531
Prajapati532
Prajapati Smrti532
prajapatya532
prajna533
prajnajyoti533
prakara533
prakara533
Prakasananda Yati534
Prakasatman534
Prakrt534
prakrti534
prakrtika-pralaya535
prakrtilaya535
pralaya535
prama536
pramada536
pramanas536
pramathagana538
prana538
pranagnihotra539
pranalinga539
pranamayakosa539
pranapratistha539
Pranava539
pranavatanu541
Pranavidya541
pranayama541
pranita542
Prapaancasara542
Prapannagita549
prapatti550
prarabdhakarma551
Prarthana Samaj551
Prasastapada552
Prasna Upanisad552
prastara555
prastava555
prasthanatraya555
prastotr556
prasvasa556
Prataparudra Deva556
prataranuvaka556
Pratardana557
pratas-savana557
prathamakalpika557
pratibandhikalpana557
pratibha557
pratibhasika558
pratibimbavada558
pratigara558
pratihara, pratihartr558
pratijna558
pratikopasana558
pratiloma559
pratima559
pratinidhi559
pratipattikarma559
Pratisakhya560
pratisedha561
pratisthapana561
pratiyogi561
pratyabhijna561
Pratyabhijnadarsana562
pratyabhivada562
pratyagatman562
pratyahara562
pratyaksa562
pratyamnaya562
pratyavarohana563
pratyutthana563
Pravahana Jaivali563
pravara563
Pravargya563
Prayaga564
prayaja565
Prayaniya565
prayascitta565
preta565
pretyabhava565
preyas565
prsadajya566
Prthu566
prthvi566
puja567
pujabhaga567
Pulastya567
pumsavana568
punaradheya568
punarbhu569
punarjanma569
Punarvasu569
pundra569
punya569
punyahavacana570
puraka570
Puranas570
Puranasamhita585
Purandaradasa585
purascarana586
Puri586
purnahuti587
purnakumbha587
purnapatra587
Purnaprajna587
purnavatara587
purodasa588
purohita588
puronuvakya588
purta588
Puru589
Purukutsa589
Pururavas589
purusa589
Purusamedha590
purusarthas590
Purusasukta591
Purusavidya603
Purusottama603
purusottamamasa603
Purusottamatirtha603
Purvamimamsa603
purvapaksa603
purvavat604
puryastaka604
Pusan604
Pusskara604
Puspaka605
pustaka606
pustimarga606
Pusya607
pusyasnana607
putra608
Putrakamesti608
putrika608
Photo Section609

Contents
Volume 3rd

Prefacev
Acknowledgementsviii
List of Photographs (Vide Photo Section at the end of the book) ix
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciationxi
R
Radha1
Radhastami1
raga1
raga-dvesa1
raganugabhakti1
Raghavendratirtha2
Raghu2
Raghunandana3
rahasyatraya3
Rahasyatrayasara3
Rahu4
Raidas5
Raikva6
raja6
rajadharma6
Rajamarttanda7
rajaniti7
Rajarajesvara7
Rajarajesvari7
Raja Rammohan Roy8
rajarsi8
rajas8
Rajasuya8
Rajavidya9
Rajayoga9
rajyangas9
Raka12
Raksabandhana12
raksasas12
raksasa-vivaha13
Raksoghna-mantras13
Raktacamunda14
Rama14
Ramacarita-manasa15
Ramadasa17
Ramadas, Guru17
Ramadasa, Samartha18
Ramagita19
Ramakrishna Math19
Ramakrishna Mission19
Ramakrishna Order, The20
Ramakrsna26
Ramalila52
Ramalinga52
Ramalingar53
Ramana Maharsi53
Ramananda55
Ramanavami55
Sakadvipa150
Sakalya150
Sakambhari151
Sakamedha151
Saketa151
sakhas151
sakhyabhakti152
Sakini152
Sakradhvjamahotsava152
saksi152
sakta152
Saktagamas152
Saktaism153
Ssakti153
sakticalani-mudra153
Saktivisistadvaita154
sakuna154
Sakuni155
Sakuntala155
sala156
Salagrama156
Salihotra160
Salivahana-Saka160
salokya160
Salya160
Salyaparva160
sama161
samabhanga161
samadhana161
samadhi161
samadisatka162
samaga162
samahartr162
saman162
samana163
Samantapancaka163
samanu163
samanya163
samanyatodrsta163
samapatti164
samarohana164
samaropana164
samavartana164
samavaya165
Samaveda165
Samavidhana Brahmana170
Samayacaryas172
Samayamata172
Sambandhar172
Sambandhavarttika172
Sambapurana172
Sambarasura172
sambhavimudra172
samhara173
Samhitopanisad Brahmana173
sami173
samidh174
samidheni174
samipya174
samiti174
samitr174
Samjna174
samnayya175
Samnyasa175
Samnyasopanisad177
Sampakagita178
Sampati178
sampradaya179
samprajnata179
samsara179
samsaya179
samskaras180
Samskrta180
samudra180
samudramathana180
samudrayana182
samvadasuktas182
Samvargavidya182
Samvarta-smrti182
samyama182
Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara and Sanatsujata183
Sanatanadharma183
Sanatan Gosvamin183
Sanatsujatiya183
sancitakarma185
Sanda185
sandhi185
sandhya186
sandhyavandana186
Sandilya186
Sandilya Bhakti Sutras186
Sandilya Upanisad186
Sandilyavidya189
Sandipani189
sangava189
sanghata-sraddha189
sangita190
Sani191
Sanjaya192
sankalpa192
Sankara192
Sankaradeva197
Sankaranarayana199
Sankarsana199
sankha199
Sankha-likhita-dharmasutras199
Sankhayana200
Sankhayana Aranyaka200
Sankhayana Brahmana200
Sankhayana Grhyasutras200
Sankhya Darsana201
Sankhyakarika204
sankhya-yoga205
sankranti205
Sanksepa-sariraka205
Sanmukha206
Sanskrit Language206
santabhava212
Santanagopala212
santapana212
santatiya-mantra213
Santiparva213
Santis213
Santisuktas216
santosa216
sapatha217
sapinda217
Ramanujacarya56
Rama-purvatapaniya Upanisad59
Ramarahasya Upanisad59
Ramatirtha61
Ramatirtha, Svami61
Ramayana62
Ramesvaram91
Ramottaratapaniya Upanisad93
Ranganatha94
Rani Rasamani94
Rantideva95
rasa96
Rasalila96
Rasamani96
Rasatala97
Rasavidya97
Rasesvara Darsana97
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh97
rasi98
ratha98
rathakara99
Rathantarasama99
Rathasaptami99
Rathayatra100
rathotsava101
Rati101
ratnapatra101
Ratnaprabha102
Ratri102
Ratrisukta102
Raudri103
Raurava103
Ravana103
Rbhus103
rc, rk104
Rcika104
rddhi104
recaka104
Renuka104
Renukacarya105
Rgveda105
Rgvidhana114
Rkpratisakhya115
rna115
rnatraya115
Rohini115
Romaharsana115
Romapada115
Rsabha116
rsi116
rsika117
Rsipancami-vrata117
rsiyajna117
Rsyasrnga117
rta118
rtambharaprajna118
Rtavya118
rtvik118
Rudra119
Rudrabhaga119
Rudragayatri120
Rudragita120
rudraksa121
Rudraksa Jabala Upanisad122
Rudraprasna122
Rudraprayaga123
Rudrayamala123
Rukmangada124
Rukmini124
Rupagosvami124
S
Sabara-bhasya126
Sabarasvamin126
Sabari126
Sabarimalai126
Sabarotsava127
Sabda127
Sabdabrahman128
Sabdavaita128
Sabdapramana128
Sabdibhavana128
Sabha129
Sabhaparva129
Sabhapati, Sabhapati129
sabhya129
Saci129
Sadacara130
Sadadharapratistha130
Sadadhva130
Sadaksari131
Sadanama131
Sadananda131
Sadananda Kasmiraka131
Sadanganyasa131
Sadangas131
Sad-asat-khyati131
Sadasiva131
Sadavrata132
Sad-darsandas132
Sad-darsana-samuccaya132
Sadguna132
Sadhanabhakti132
Sadhanacatustaya132
Sadharanadharma133
Sadhus133
Sadhya133
Sadrsaparinama133
Sadvidhalingas133
Sadvimsa brahmana134
Sadyah-sauca134
Sadyojata135
Sadyovadhu135
Sagara135
Sagara; samudra135
Sagarbha136
Sagotra136
Saguna-Brahman136
Sahadeva136
Sahajiyas137
Saharsalinga137
Saharanamastotras137
Sahasrara139
Sai Baba of Shrdi139
Saivagamas140
Saivasiddhanata140
Saivism140
sajatiyabheda150
Sapnidikarana217
Saptabhumikas217
Saptavipas218
Saptajnanabhumika219
Saptamatrikas219
Saptapadi220
Saptapuri220
Saptarcis220
Saptarsis222
Saptasadhana222
Saptasamudra222
Saptatala222
Sarabha222
Sarabhanga222
Saradadevi Sri222
Sarada Math or Sri Sarada Math231
Sarada math232
Saradatilaka234
Sarama238
Sarangati239
Sarasvati239
Sarasvati Rivr240
Sarasvativilasa241
Sarayu241
Sarirakasutras241
Sarirasthana241
Sarnga241
Sarpayaga241
Sarupa-vigraha242
Sarvadarsanasangraha242
Sarvajnatma Muni243
sarvamangala243
Sarvamula243
Sarvanukramani243
Sarvaprayascitta243
Sarvarthasiddhi244
Sasta244
Sasthi245
Sastitantra245
Sastra245
Sastra246
Sastrasiddhantalesansangraha246
Sastyabhdapurti-santi247
Sat247
Satacandi; Sahsracandi247
Satadusani247
Satapatha Brahamna247
Satarudriya249
Satatupa249
Satcakrabheda249
Sathakopa249
Sati249
Sati250
Satkarmas253
Satkaryavada253
Satkhyati253
Satpratipaksa253
Satra254
Satrughna254
Satsthala254
Satsthalasiddhanta254
Sat-tala254
Sattrayaga254
sattva254
Satvata254
Satya255
Satybhama255
Satyaki255
Satyaloka255
Satyanarayana-vrata255
Satyarthaprakasa256
Satavan259
Satyavati260
Sauca260
Saunaka260
Saunaka-smrti260
Saundaryalahari261
Sautikaparva262
Saurapurana262
Sauti262
Sautramani262
Sauva-udgitha263
Savanna263
Savasadhana263
Savicara-samapatti263
Savikalpaka264
Savitri264
Savitrimantra264
Savitripravesa264
Savitrivrata265
Savyabhicara265
Sayana265
Sayana266
Sayanamurti266
Sayujya267
sayyadhivasa267
Sesa267
Sesa, sesin267
Sesavat267
Sesvara-sankhya267
Sibi267
Siddhanta267
Siddhantabindu268
Siddhantasiromani268
Siddhas268
Siddhasrama269
Siddhis269
Sikhandin269
Sikhara269
Sikhism270
Siksa271
Silappadikaram272
Silpasastra273
Simantonnnayana275
Simhasana275
Sin276
Sindhu276
Sinivali276
Sisnadevas276
Sistas; sistacara276
Sisumara276
Sisupala277
Sisya277
Sita277
Sitala277
Siva278
Sivadharmapurana285
sivadharmottarapurana286
Sivaduti286
Sivagita286
Sivajnanabodham287
Sivalinga287
Sivanada svami289
Sivanubhava-mantapa290
Sivapurana290
Sivaratri292
Sivarkamanidipika292
Sivasutras292
Skambha292
Skanda292
Skandapurana292
Skandavamin293
Slavery294
Slokavarttika294
Smrti294
Smrticandrika295
Smrtirantnakara295
Snake worship295
Snana295
Snanayatra296
Snataka296
Sodasaksari-mantra296
Sodasa-mahadana296
Sodasa-samskaras296
Sodasi298
Sodasin298
Sodasopacaras298
Soma298
Somanathapura299
Somanath temple299
Samasutra301
Samayaga301
Saosyani-karma301
Soul302
Sapanda302
Sparsayoga302
Sphotavada302
Sphurana302
Sphya303
Spiritualism303
Sraddha303
Sraddha303
Srautasutras309
Sreyas310
Sri Sridevi310
Sribhasya310
Sricakra310
Sridharasvamin311
Sriharsa312
Srikantha312
Srikarabhasya312
Srikrsna313
Srikrsna Caitanya313
Srinivasa316
Sripadaraja316
Sripancami317
Srirama317
Srirangam317
Srirangapattana319
Srisailam320
Srisukta321
srivaisnava325
Srivaisnavism.325
Srividya330
srotriya332
srati332
Srutaprakasika332
stars333
sthalapurana333
sthalipaka333
sthanaka333
sthandila334
sthapati334
Sthapatyaveda334
sthitaprajna334
sthuladhyana334
sthulasarira334
stobha334
stoma335
stotra335
stri335
strldhana336
Striparva336
styana336
Subala Upanisad336
Subhadra337
Subrahmanya338
subrahmanya340
Subrahmanya -sasthi340
sucihasta341
Sucindram341
Sudama341
Sudarsana342
Sudarsanacakra342
Sudarsanasuri342
Sudasa342
Suddhadvaita343
suddhamaya343
suddhasattva343
suddhavidyatattva343
suddhi343
sudras344
Sugriva344
suicide344
Suka344
sukanasi344
Sukla Yajurveda344
Suklayajurveda Samhita344
Sukra346
Sukracarya347
Sukranitisara347
sukriya347
suksmadhyana348
suksmakriya348
suksmasarira348
sukta348
suktavaka348
Sulabha348
Sulagava348
Sulapani349
Sulbasutras349
Sumantra349
Sumantu349
Sumedhas350
Sumitra350
Sunasiriya350
Sunassepha350
Sundarakanda350
Sundaramurti350
Suparna351
Surabhi351
Surapana351
Suras351
Surasena352
Suratha352
Surdas352
Suresvara352
Surpanakha353
Surya353
Suryabhedana354
Suryagita354
Suryagrahana355
Suryakunda355
Suryanamaskara355
Suryanarayana356
Suryasiddhanta356
Suskabhasti357
Susruta357
Susrutasamhita357
Susumna358
Susupti359
Suta359
Sutagita359
Sutaka359
Sutala359
Sutapuranika359
Sutaamhita359
Sutiksna361
Sutratman362
Sutudri362
Svadha362
Svadharma362
Svadhisthana362
Svadhyaya362
Svagatabheda363
Svaha363
Svami-Naryana363
Svapna365
Svapnesvara365
Svarga365
Svarga365
Svargarohanaparva365
Svarita365
Svarloka365
Svarodayavijnana365
Svarupalaksana366
Svarupasakti366
Svasa366
Svastika366
Svastikuta366
Svastivacana366
Svayamacaryas367
Svayambhuvalinga367
Svayamprabha367
Svayamvara367
Svetadvipa368
Svetaketu368
Svetasvatara Upanisad368
Syamantakamani369
Syamasastri369
T
Tadana371
Taijasa371
Taittiriya Aranyaka371
Taittiriya Brahmana371
Taittiriya Pratisakhya372
Taittiriya samhita372
Taittiriya Upanisad373
Taksaka375
Taksasila375
Tala376
Talatala376
Talavakaras376
Talavakara Upanisad376
Tamas376
Tambula376
Tamraparni377
Tandy-Mahabrahmana377
Tanka378
Tanmatras378
Tantras379
Tantravarttika392
Tapas392
Tapoloka393
Taptakrcchra393
Taptamudradharana393
Tara393
Tarakamantra394
Tarakasura394
Tarka394
Tarkasangraha395
Tarksya395
Tarpana396
Tatasthalaksana396
Tattvamuktakalapa396
Tattvavaisaradi396
Tayumanavar396
Tegh Bahadur, Guru396
Tejas398
Tejobindu Upanisad398
Temples Hindu399
Tengalai399
Tilak, Bal Gangadhar399
Tirthayatra400
Tirukkural403
Tirumala-Tirupati404
Tirumalisai Alvar408
Tirumangai Alvar408
Tirumular408
Tirupati408
Tiruppad408
Tiruppanalvar408
Tiruppavai408
Tiruvalluvar408
Tiruvaymoli408
Tiryakpundra409
Tithinirnaya409
Titksa409
Todarananda409
Tondaradippodi Alvar410
Totapuri410
Trasadasyu410
Trataka410
Trcakalpanamaskara410
Tretayuga411
Tridandin411
Trigunatita411
Trijata411
Trika411
Trikaprasavasanti411
Trimurti411
Tripundra412
Tripura412
Tripura412
Tripurabhairavi412
Tripurasundari412
Triratravrata412
Trisanku412
Trisikhabrahmanopanisad413
Tristhali413
Trisula413
Trisuparnamantras414
Trita415
Tritala415
Trivarga415
Triveni415
Trivikrama415
Trivrtkarana415
Tryambakahoma416
Tryambaksvara416
Tukaram416
Tuladhara417
Tulajapur417
Tulapurusa418
Tulasi418
Tulasidasa419
Tulasivivaha420
Tulavidya420
Tumburu420
Turiya420
Tusti420
Tvasta421
Tyasa421
Tyagaraja422
U
Ubhayabharati424
Ubhayavedanta424
Uccaisravas424
Uccatana424
Ucchista424
Ucchista-ganapati425
Udakasanti425
Udana425
Udanka425
Udarabhandha425
Udasis426
Udatta426
Udayana426
Udayaniya426
Uddalaka427
Uddalakavrata427
Uddhava427
Uddhavagita427
Uddiyanabandha427
Udatr427
Udgitha427
Udgithavidy428
Udupi428
Udyapana429
Udyogaparva429
Ugrarathasanti429
Ujjayini429
Uma430
Unchavrtti430
Unmanimudra430
Upacaras430
Upadanakarana430
Upadesasahasri430
Upadhi433
Upadhyaya433
Upakarma434
Upakosala434
Upakosalavidya434
Upakrama434
Upakurvana-brahmacarin434
Upala434
Upamana434
Upamanyu434
Upamsujapa434
Upanayana434
Upanisads439
Upaniskramana459
Upaptaka459
Upapuranas459
Uparati461
Upasana461
Upasanakanda461
Upasangrahana461
Upasruti461
Upastarana461
Upasthana462
Upavarsa462
Upavasa462
Upavasatha462
Upaveda462
Upavita463
Upaya463
Urdhvapundra463
Urmila465
Urvasi465
Usa465
Usanas466
Usas466
Usasti Cakrayana466
Usinara467
Utathyagita467
Utpalacarya468
Utpata468
Utsarga468
Utsava468
Utsavamurti469
Uttamapurusa469
Uttara469
Uttaragita470
Uttarakanda470
Uttarakumara471
Uttaramimamsa471
Uttaravedi471
Uttarayana471
Utthanadvadasi471
Uvata471
V
Vac472
Vacanakaras472
Vacanas472
Vacaspati473
Vacaspati Misra473
Vacika473
Vada473
Vadagalais474
Vadiraja474
Vagbhata475
Vahana475
Vaidhibhakti475
Vaidyanatha476
Vaidyanathadham476
Vaijatya476
Vaijayanti476
Vaikhanasa Agama476
Vaikhari480
Vaikuntha480
Vairagis480
Vairagya480
Vairamudi480
Vaisampayana481
Vaisesika Darsana481
Vaishno Devi484
Vaisnava Bhagavata485
Vaisnavadevi485
Vaisnavi485
Vaisnavism486
vaisravana489
Vaisvadeva489
Vaisvanara490
Vaisya490
Vaitarani490
Vaivasvata490
Vajapeya490
Vajasaneya samhita490
Vajra491
Vajrayudha491
Vak491
Vakyabheda491
Valakhilyas491
Vali492
Vallabha492
Valmiki493
Vamacara493
Vamadeva493
Vamadevagita494
Vamana494
Vamanapurana495
Vanadurga496
Vanamala496
Vanaprastha496
Vanivilasa press Srirangam497
Vapana497
Varadaraja498
varhamihira498
Varahapurana498
Varahavatara499
Varahi499
Varahopanisad499
varakaris500
Varanasi501
Vararuci501
Varavaramuni501
Vardhamana Mahavira501
Varisara502
Varivasyarashasya502
Varna502
Varnasankara503
Varnasramadharma503
Varsaganya503
Vartta503
Varuna503
Varunakrcchra504
Varunapraghasa504
Varuni504
Vasana505
Vasantapancami505
Vasantaraja sakuna505
Vasistha506
Vasistha Dharmasutras506
Vasishta Ramayana507
Vasordhara507
Vastradhauti507
Vastupurusa507
Vastusanti507
Vasudeva508
Vasudevopanisad508
Vasuki508
Vasus508
Vatapi508
Vatasavitrivrata508
Vatsalyabhava509
Vatsyayana509
Vatulasuddhagama509
Vayu511
Vayupurana511
Vedadhyayana511
Vedangas512
Vedanta Darsana512
Vedanta Desika527
Vedantasutras528
Vedarambha528
Vedarthasangraha528
Vedas529
Vedavati535
Vedavratas535
Vedavyasa535
Vedha536
Vedi536
Vedic sacrifices672
Venkatesa venkaesvara536
Vesara537
Vesya537
Vibhandaka537
Vibhava537
Vibhisana537
Vibhuti vibhutis537
Videhakavialya videhamukti537
Vidhi537
Vidura538
Viduranti538
Vidurasvattha540
Vidya541
vidyadharas541
Vidyadvara541
Vidyapati542
Vidyarambha542
Vidyaranya542
Vidyas543
Vidyasagara550
Vidyasukta550
Vijatiyabheda550
Vijaya551
Vijayadasa551
Vijayadasami551
Vijnana552
Vinjanabhiksu552
Vijnanesvara552
Vikalpa553
Vikhanas553
Vikramaditya553
Vikramasila553
Viksepa554
Vimana554
Vimarsa554
Vimuktatman554
Vinasana555
Vinata555
Vinayaka555
Vinayakasanti555
Vindhaya555
Viniyogavidhi556
Vipaka556
Viparitakhyati556
Viparyaya556
Vipasa557
Vipra557
Vipranarayana557
Virabhadra557
Virabhava558
Viraj, virat558
Virajahoma558
Virasaivism558
Virasana558
Virata559
Virataparva559
Virocana559
Viruddha559
Virupaksa temple559
Vishwa Hindu Parishad560
Visistadvaita Vedanta Darsana561
Visnu565
Visnubali574
Visnubhaga575
Visnubhagavata575
Visnucitta575
Visnudharmapurana575
Visnudharmasutra575
Visnudharmottarapurana575
Visnupurana576
Visnusahasranama578
Visnusukta580
Visnutattvavinirnaya581
Visoka582
Visti582
Visuvasankranti582
Visuddhacakra582
Visvajit582
Visvakarma583
Visvamitra583
Visvanatha Temple583
Visvarupa584
Visvedevas585
Vitahavya585
Vitala585
Vitanda585
Vitarka585
Vitasta585
Vitasti586
Vivaha586
Vivaranaprameyasangraha589
Vivaranaprasthana589
Vivartavada590
Viveka590
Vivekacudamani590
Vivekakhyati590
Vivekananda Svami590
Vratas and utsavas600
Vratyas602
Vratyastoma603
Vrddha smrtis603
Vrddhisraddha603
Vrndaban603
Vrsotsarga604
Vrtragita604
Vrtrasura605
Vrtti605
Vrttikara605
Vyabhicara605
vyadhi605
Vyaghata605
Vyahrtihoma606
Vyahrtis606
Vyakarana606
Vyana607
Vyasa607
Vyasana607
Vyasasmrti608
Vyasatirtha608
Vyatipata609
Vyatireka609
Vyavahara mayukha609
Vyuhas609
Vyutthanasamskara609
W
War610
Women, Hindu610
Y
Yadavaprakasa614
Yadu614
Yaga614
Yajna614
Yajnacakra614
Yajnamurti614
Yajnavalkya615
Yajnavalkya smrti615
Yajnavaraha616
Yajnayajniya616
Yajnayudha616
Yajnopavita616
Yajurveda616
Yajya618
Yaksa618
Yaksagana619
Yaksapransna619
Yama621
Yamgita622
Yamaloka622
Yamasmrti623
Yamasukta623
Yamuna624
Yamnuacarya625
Yantra626
Yaska627
Yasoda627
Yati627
Yatidharmasanraha627
Yatindramatadipika628
Yatudhana629
Yavamadhya629
Yavanas629
Yayati630
Yoga630
Yogacudamani Upanisad632
Yogadarsana632
Yogajapratyaksa638
Yogaksema638
Yogamaya638
Yogamudra639
Yoganala639
Yoganarasimha639
yoganga639
Yoganidra639
Yogapatta639
Yogasanas640
Yogasarasangraha641
Yogasayanamurti642
Ogasikhopanisad642
Yogasutras643
Yogatattvopanisad643
Yogavarttika643
Yogavasistha644
Yogavidhi647
Yogavighanas648
Yoga Yajnavalkya648
Yogesvari648
Yogi649
Yoginis649
Yoktra649
Yuddha649
Yuddhakanda651
Yudhisthira651
Yugadharma652
Yugadi653
Yugapurana655
Yugas655
Yuktyabhasa656
Yupa yupastambha656
yutasiddha656
Z
Zero657
Zodiacal Signs657
Addendum
Sandilya Bhakti Sutras661
Vedic sacrifices672
Appendix
Indologists of India685-691
Foreign Indologists691-705

A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (In Three Volumes): The Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Source on Hinduism Available Today

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About The Book

Of late, study of Hinduism is drawing the attention of scholars both from India and from other countries. However, books on general Hinduism covering all aspects are hard to find.

The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent.

The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions.

Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism which are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly.

Short biographical notes of the better known indologists have been added at the end as appendices.

It is earnestly hoped that the students of Hinduism will find this work useful in understanding the essence of Hinduism in the right spirit.

About The Author

Swami Harshananda is a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order.
Initiated into spiritual life by Swami Virajananda, the sixth president of the Ramakrishna Order, he joined the Bangalore branch of the Ramakrishna Math in early 1954.
He was administered the monastic vows by Swami Vishuddhananda, the eighth president, in 1962.
The Swami has worked in the various centres of the Order such as Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belur Math (the Headquarters of the Order) and Allahabad.
He has been the president of the Ramakrishna Math of Bangalore since 1989.
He has several books to his credit in English, Kannada and Sanskrit. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages like French, Korean and Indonesian.
He is a good speaker in English and Kannada (his mother-tongue).
The Swami can also sing devotional songs well.
His cassette tapes and CD’s of discourses and Bhajans are quite popular.

Preface

Hinduism is a great religion. The traditionalists however prefer to call it ‘Sanatana Dharma’. Perhaps, this is a far better term that reflects its true meaning and significance. The word dharma is generally used to denote religion, the path to perfection or beatitude. ‘Sanatana’ means ‘ancient’ as also ‘eternal’. Hence the expression means ‘the religion or the path of spiritual discipline that is not only ancient but also eternal’. In other words, Hinduism has been offering an unbroken continuous tradition of spiritual discipline which is not only very ancient but also relevant even to the modern times. The beauty of this tradition is that it proffers several alternatives that can suit different types of sadhakas (aspirants) instead of prescribing the same cap for every head. Thus, starting from the aspirant at the highest rung of the spiritual ladder who is fit to meditate on the non-dual Brahman (the Absolute), right up to the tyro worshipping the images, everyone has a place specially carved out for him.

Of late, study of Hinduism is drawing the attention of scholars both from India and from other countries. However, books on general Hinduism covering all aspects are not many. Even the few that are available deal with subjects like the Upanisads, the Bhagavadgita, Vedanta systems and Yoga philosophy in greater detail ignoring other aspects relevant to popular Hinduism.

Hence there is a great need for an exhaustive omnibus type of work.

There were two choices before me:

To prepare a comprehensive work with several chapters touching on all aspects of Hinduism.

To work on a regular encyclopaedia of Hinduism, arranging the various subjects in the English alphabetical order.

After weighing the pros and cons, I decided in favour of the latter since it would be much easier for the average reader to locate the subject he wants to know.

This is now in your hands.

The entries have been arranged in the English alphabetical order. Since most of the subject headings are in Sanskrit, standard diacritical marks as approved by the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration and based on a standard established by the Congress of Orientalists at Athens in A.D. 1912 have been adopted. However, while arranging the titles in the alphabetical order, the diacritical marks have been ignored to facilitate easy recognition.

As for the subject content, the following are the main topics dealt with in greater detail: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres.

Other topics described include astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, Sanskrit language and literature, temples and religious institutions.

Care has been taken to deal with the four Vedas, their subsidiary works and allied literature. Several important Vedic Suktas, yagas or sacrifices as also unfamiliar concepts and terms have also been described.

Along with the major Upanisads and the Mahapuranas, several minor Upanisads and the upapuranas too have been dealt with.

While the essay on the Ramayana is fairly exhaustive, the one on the Mahabharata is more condensed because of its immense size. However, the various topics dealt with in it like dharma or the minor Gitas or the Yaksaprasna do find a place as independent articles.

Since most of the agamas and tantras are still in the manuscript form, justice could not be done to this subject area. Only a few major ones, more well-known, have been delineated.

Since Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are closely allied to Hinduism they too have been described briefly along with the biographies of their founders.

Now, a word about the language: The Basic Manual of Style given in standard dictionaries has been closely followed as far as possible. Use of capital letters has been minimized. Italics have been used to indicate the titles of books and works as also foreign words. In the body of the work, all Sanskrit words are given in the usual Roman script only except in rare cases where found necessary italics have been used. All references to works quoted have been given in full, avoiding abbreviations.

Line-drawings as also halftone pictures have been given in the body of the work itself under the respective titles. Photographs have been given separately in a bunch at the appropriate places.

Brief biographical notes of the better known Indologists have been given at the end as appendices.

A work of this dimension could not have been accomplished without academic help from various quarters. However, only a select bibliography has been prepared and added at the end. Small booklets and articles which have also been consulted, have not been mentioned since they are too numerous to do so.

This stupendous task, normally undertaken by institutions, has some how been completed- it was started in 1975-solely by the grace of God. It is being dedicated to Sri Saradadevi-better known as the Holy Mother-the Divine Spouse of the Divine Lord, Bhagavan Sri Ramakrsna Paramahamsadeva.

I earnestly hope that the students of Hinduism as also the Hindu society will find this work useful in understanding the essence of Hinduism in the right spirit.

Contents
Volume 1st

Prefacev
Acknowledgementsviii
List of Photographs (Vide Photo Section at the end of the Book) ix
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciationx
A
a1
abadhita1
abhangas1
abhasa1
abhava2
abhava-yoga2
abhayahasta, abhayamudra2
abhicara, abhicarakarma2
abhicarika-murti3
abhihitanvaya-vada3
abhijit4
abhimanyu4
abhinavagupta4
abhinivesa5
Abhiplava5
abhiras5
abhisava6
abhisecaniya6
abhiseka6
abhisravana7
abhivadana7
abhyanga8
abhyasa8
abhyasayoga8
abhyudaya8
abhyudayika-sraddha9
Abu, Mt.9
acalalinga10
acamana10
acara10
acaralinga11
acarya11
acicchakti12
Acintya-bhedabheda School12
acit15
Acyuta Preksa15
Adbhuta Brahmana16
Adbhuta Ramayana17
adhana18
adhara18
adharacakra18
adharasila18
adharma19
adhi19
adhibhautika, adhidaivika,
adhyatmika20
adhidaivika20
adhikamasa, adhimasa20
adhikara21
adhikarana22
Adhikara Nandi22
adhisavana22
adhisavana23
adhivasa23
adhonivita24
adhvara24
adhvaryu24
adhyaropa25
adhyasa25
adhyatma26
adhyatma-prasada26
Adhyatma Ramayana26
Adhyatma Upanisad28
adhyatmavidya29
adhyatmika29
adhyayana and adhyapana29
Adimurti30
Adinatha30
Adiparva31
Adipurana31
Adisakti31
Adisesa31
Aditi32
Aditya, Adityas33
aditya-darsana33
Aditya-hrdaya33
Adityapurana34
Aditya-santi-vrata35
Adityatirtha35
Adityavrata35
Adivaraha36
Adivasis36
adoption36
adravya36
adrsta37
adultery37
Advaitacarya37
Advaita-siddhi37
Advaita Vedanta Darsana38
Advayataraka Upanisad43
Agamani44
Agamanta Saivism45
agamas45
agami-karma46
Agastya46
aghamarsana47
Aghamarsanasukta48
Aghamarsana-vrata48
aghodaka49
Aghora49
Aghora-panthi50
Aghora Sivacarya50
agnaukarana50
agneya-krcchra50
agneyi-dharana51
Agni51
agnicayana52
agnidhra53
Agnihotra53
agniksetra54
agniprakara54
Agnipurana54
agnisara55
agnisoma-pranayana55
Agnistoma56
Agnivesa57
agnyadhana57
agnyadheya57
agrahara57
agrahayani58
Agrayana58
Ahalya58
Ahalyabai Holkar59
ahankara59
ahara60
aharasuddhi60
aharya61
ahava61
ahavaniya61
ahimsa61
Ahina62
Ahirbudhnya Samhita63
ahitagni64
ahnika64
Ahobila Matha65
ahuti66
Aihole66
aikyasthala67
aindri-santi67
Airavata67
aisvarya, aisvaryas68
Aitareya68
Aitareya Aranyaka68
Aitareya Brahmana69
Aitareya Upanisad71
aitihya72
aja72
Aja73
ajada73
Ajagava73
ajahal-laksana73
Ajamila73
Ajanta74
ajapa-japa74
Ajatasatru75
ajativada76
ajina76
ajiva76
Ajivakas77
ajnacakra77
ajnana77
ajya78
akala-bodhana78
Akampana79
akasa79
akasagamana80
akasamandapa80
akasidharana80
akhandakara-vrtti81
akhyana81
akhyati81
akincana-bhakti81
Akka Mahadevi82
aksamala82
Aksamalika Upanisad83
Aksapada83
aksapatala83
aksara84
aksarabhyasa84
aksayapatra84
Aksayavata84
aksayya84
Aksayya-trtiya85
aksimocana85
aksipurusa85
Aksipurusa-vidya85
Aksi Upanisad86
alabdha-bhumikatva87
Alaka87
Alakananda87
Alakhnamis88
Alaksmi88
Alampur88
Alandi89
alankara89
Alankara-sastra89
alasya90
alatasanti90
alaukika-upaya91
alaya-vijnana91
alidhasana91
alinga92
Allama Prabhu92
Alvars93
amalaka, amalasara, amalasari94
amantrana, nimantrana95
Amarakantaka95
Amarakosa95
Amaranatha96
Amarasimha96
Amaravati96
Amar Das, Guru97
amasraddha98
amatya98
amavasya99
Amba99
Ambarisa99
ambastha100
ambhasi-dharana100
Ambika100
amhaspati101
amiksa101
amnaya101
amrt101
amrta101
amrtabindu Upanisad102
amrtakalasa102
Amrtanada Upanisad103
amrtatva103
Amrtsar104
amsavatara104
Amsuman104
anadhyaya, anadhyayana105
anahatacakra105
anahatanada105
anaikantika105
ananda106
Anandabodha106
Anandagiri106
anandamayakosa107
Ananda Ramayana107
Anandasrama Mudranalaya108
Ananda-tirtha109
Ananta109
Ananta-caturdasi109
Ananta-sayana109
anarabdha110
Anarta110
anarya110
Anasakti-yoga111
anasramin111
Anasuya111
anatman112
anavamala112
anavastha112
anavasthitatva112
Andal113
Andavan Matha113
andhatamisra113
Andhra113
anekantavada114
anga114
anga and linga115
Angad, Guru115
Angada116
angamejayatva116
anganyasa117
Angaraka117
angasthala117
angavidya117
Angiras117
Angirasa Smrti118
Angkor Vat118
angula119
anima119
animal sacrifices119
Animandavya119
Aniruddha120
anirvacaniya, anirvacaniya-khyati120
anitya120
anjalihasta120
Anjaneya120
ankurarpana120
anna121
anna-homa121
annakuta121
Annamacarya121
annamaya-kosa122
annaprasana122
Annapurna122
Annapurna Upanisad123
Anna-sukta124
anrta124
antahkarana124
antarala125
antarayas125
antardhanatva125
antardhauti126
antariksa126
antarvedi126
Antaryami Brahmana126
antaryamin127
antyaja127
antyavasayin128
antyesti128
anu129
anubandha-catustaya129
anubandhya130
Anubhasya130
anudatta131
Anugita131
anugraha-murti131
anukramani, anukramanika132
anuloma132
anumana133
Anumati133
anupalabdhi133
anupataka134
Anuradha134
Anusasana-parva134
anusaya134
anustarani135
anuvada135
anuvaka135
anuvakya135
anuvrata135
Anuvyakhyana136
anuvyavasaya137
anuyaja137
anvadheya137
anvaharya138
anvaharya-pacana138
anvastaka, anvastakya138
anvaya138
anviksiki139
anvitabhidhana-vada139
anyathakhyati139
anyathasiddha139
anyonyabhava139
anyonyasraya139
apaciti140
apad-dharma140
apadesa141
Apam-napat141
apana141
apankteya141
Apantara-tamas142
aparanta-jnana142
Aparajita143
aparanta-jnana143
apara-prakrti143
Apararka143
apara-vidya144
aparigraha144
aparoksa145
aparoksanubhuti145
apasmara-purusa145
Apastamba145
apathya146
apavada147
apavarga147
Aponaptriya147
Appar147
Appayya Diksita148
aprakrta-sarira149
aprameya149
Apri149
aprthak-siddha150
apsaras150
apta-vakya150
Aptoryama151
apurva151
apurva-vidhi151
arabdha152
arambhavada152
arani152
Aranyakas152
Aranyakanda154
Aranyaparva154
Aranyasasthi154
arca154
arcavatara154
arciradi-marga154
ardha-drcchra154
ardha-mandapa155
Ardha-narisvara155
Ardra155
argha156
arghya156
Arhat156
arisadvarga156
arista157
Aristanemi157
Arjan, Guru157
Arjuna158
arsa-jnana159
arsa-linga159
arsa-vivaha160
arta160
artha160
artha-kriya-karitva161
artha-pancaka161
arthapatti162
Arthasastra162
arthavada164
Arulnandi, Arunandi165
Aruna165
Arunagirinathar166
Arundhati166
Arundhati Darsana Nyaya166
Arundhati Nyaya166
Aruneyi Upanisad Aruni166
Aruni167
Aryabhata167
Aryaman168
Aryans168
Aryasamaj169
Aryavarta170
Asadha170
asamavayi-karana170
asamprajnata171
asana171
asanamurti172
asat172
asatkaryavada172
asatkhyati172
asatya172
asauca, asauca172
asaya173
ascetics173
Asiatic Society, The174
asiddha174
asidhara-vrata174
Asikni174
Asita-devala175
Aslesa175
asmarohana175
asmita175
Asoka175
Asokastami176
Asokavana176
asparsa-yoga176
asprsyata177
asrama178
Asrama Upanisad179
astadasa-vidyas180
asta-dhatus181
Astadhyayi181
astaka182
astaka182
astaksari182
astalohas183
astamangalas183
Asta-murti183
Astanga-hrdaya184
astanga-yoga184
astapasas185
astasiddhis185
astatala185
Astavakra185
astavaranas186
Astavasus187
asteya187
asthisancayana187
astika188
Astika188
astika-darsana188
astottarasatanama-stotra189
Astrology189
Astronomy189
asuddha-maya189
asuklakrsna190
asuras190
Asuri191
Asvalayana191
Asvalayana-Grhyasutras192
Asvalayana-Srautasutras192
Asvamedha192
Asvamedhika-parva193
Asvapati193
Asvatirtha193
asvattha194
Asvatthaman194
Asvayuji195
Asvinasastra195
Asvini195
asvini-mudra195
Asvins195
Atala196
Atharvan196
Atharvana-jyotisa196
Atharvangirasa197
Atharva-parisista197
Atharvasikha Upanisad197
Atharvasira Upanisad197
Atharvaveda198
atheism201
atidesa201
atikrantabhavaniya202
atikrcchra202
atipataka202
Atiratra202
Atirudra203
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atithi203
ativahika203
Atmabodha204
atmaguna204
atmahatya204
atmajnana205
atmakhyati205
atma-maya205
atman205
atmanatma-viveka207
Atmaprabodha Upanisad207
atmasamarpana208
atmasrayatva208
Atmopanisad209
Atreya209
Atri209
Atri Smrti210
atura-samnyasa210
atyantabhava210
Aulukya-darsana211
aupanisada-vrata211
aupasada211
aupasanagni211
aurasa211
Aurobindo212
Aurva213
ausadha213
Ausanasa Dharmasastra,
Ausanasa-smrti214
avabhrtha214
avaccheda-vada214
avadhuta215
Avadhutagita215
Avadhuta Upanisad216
avahana217
avakirnin217
avantara-diksa217
Avanti218
avarana218
avarana-devata218
avarana-sakti219
avasathya219
avastha-parinama219
avastha-traya219
avatara220
avesavatara221
Avesti221
Avidhava-navami-sraddha222
avidya222
avikrta-parinama-vada222
avirati222
avita223
Aviyoga-vrata223
Avvaiyar223
avyakta223
Avyakta Upanisad224
avyanga224
ayacita224
Ayadi-sadvarga225
ayamukha225
ayana225
ayanamsa226
ayasarira226
Ayodhya226
Ayodhya-kanda226
aayudha226
Ayudha-purusa227
Ayurveda227
ayusya230
ayuta-siddha230
Ayyappan230
B
Babhravya231
Babhruvahana231
Bandami231
Badarayana232
Badarikasrama232
Badarinatha232
badha233
badhita234
Bahispavamana234
Bahlika234
Bahuda235
Bahudaka235
Bahuka235
Bahula235
bahvrca235
Bahvrcopanisad236
baindava-sarira236
Baka236
Baka-dalbhya237
Bakapancaka237
bala237
Bala238
Balabhadra238
Baladeva238
Baladeva Vidyabhusana238
Bala-Ganapati238
Balaji239
Balakanda239
Balaki239
balakrcchra239
Balakrida239
balalaya240
Balapramathini240
Balarama240
balasiddhi241
Balasubrahmanya241
Balavikarani, Balavikaranika242
Bali242
bali242
Bali243
baliharana243
balipitha243
Balipratipada244
Bana244
banalinga244
bandha, bandhana245
bandhu245
Baramula245
bargit246
Barhaspatya-mana246
barhis247
barhisads247
Basavesvara247
basti249
Baudhayana250
Bauls251
bera251
Besnagar Inscription252
Bhadracalam253
Bhadra-kali253
bhadrapitha254
bhadrasana254
Bhaga254
Bhagavadgita255
Bhagavan, Bhagavat265
Bhagavanta-bhaskara265
Bhagavata265
Bhagavata-dharma274
Bhagavati275
Bhagiratha275
Bhagirathi276
Bhairava276
Bhairavi276
Bhaisajya-suktas277
bhajana277
bhakta277
Bhaktaa-Vighnesvara278
bhakti278
Bhaktiyoga280
Bhamati281
Bhandasura281
bhanga282
Bharadvaja282
Bharani283
Bhaarata283
Bharata-savitri283
Bharatavarsa284
Bharati284
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan284
Bhargava285
Bhartrhari285
Bhartrprapanca285
Bhasa286
Bhasapariccheda286
Bhaskara286
Bhaskaracarya287
Bhaskara-raya287
bhasma288
Bhasma-jabalopanisad289
Bhatta, Bhattas290
bhava290
Bhavabhuti290
Bhavadeva-bhatta291
bhavana292
Bhavani292
Bhavanopanisad292
bhavapratyaya293
bhavarupa293
Bhavatarini294
Bhavisya-purana294
Bhavayoga295
bhedabheda-vada295
bheri295
bhiksa295
Bhiksatana-murti296
bhiksu297
Bhiksugita297
Bhiksukopanisad298
Bhiksusutras298
Bhima298
Bhima299
Bhimaikadasi300
Bhimaratha-santi300
Bhisma301
Bhismaparva302
bhoga302
bhoga-murti302
bhoganga303
bhogya304
Bhoja304
bhojana304
Bhojavrtti305
bhoktr305
bhrama306
bhrama-samskaras306
bhrantidarsana306
Bhratr-dvitiya307
Bhrgu307
Bhrgusamhita308
Bhrngin308
bhrunahatya309
Bhudevi309
Bhujangi309
Bhujangini-mudra309
bhuloka310
Bhuman310
Bhusukta310
bhuta312
bhutagana312
bhutajaya313
bhutamata313
bhutarthavada313
bhutarutajnana313
bhutasuddhi314
bhutavidya314
bhutayajna314
bhuvana315
bhuvanajnana315
Bhuvanesvara316
Bhuvanesvari317
Bhuvaraha317
Bhuvarloka317
bija318
Bijabhidhana318
bijaksara318
bijamantra318
Bijanighantu319
bilva319
Bilvamangal319
bimba-pratibimba-vada319
bindu319
Bindu-madhava319
Bindusaras320
black-magic320
bodhana320
Bodhayana321
Bodh-gaya321
Bodhivrksa322
Bodhyagita322
Bopadeva323
Brahma323
Brahmabhaga325
brahmacarin325
Brahmacarini325
brahmacarya325
Brahmadvaita-vada326
Brahmagita326
Brahmagupta327
brahmahatya327
brahmajnana328
brahmakrcchra328
Brahmaloka329
Brahma-mantra329
Brahma-mimamsa330
Brahman330
brahmana331
brahmanacchamsin331
brahmanadi332
Brahmanagita332
Brahmanas332
Brahmanaspati334
brahmanda334
brahhmanda-dana335
Brahmandapurana335
Brahmani336
brahmanirvana336
Brahmanism337
Brahma-parinama-vada337
brahmapura337
Brahmapurana338
brahmarandhra338
brahmarsi338
Brahma-Samaj339
Brahma-sarovara341
Brahmasiddhi341
brahmasila342
Brahmastra342
brahmasutra342
Brahmasutras342
brahmavada357
brahmavadini357
Brahma-vaivarta-purana358
brahmavidya359
Brahmavidya Upanisad359
brahma-vivaha360
brahmayajna361
Brahmayamala361
Brahmi362
brahmi-sthiti362
brahmodya363
Brahmoism363
Brahmopanisad363
brahmotsava364
branding365
Brhadaranyaka Upanisad365
Brhad-devata375
Brhad-dharma-purana375
Brhadisvara Temple376
Brhad-yogi-yajnavalkya377
Brhajjabalopanisad378
Brhajjataka379
Brhannala380
Brhan-naradiya-purana380
Brhaspati381
Brhati381
Brhat-parasara-samhita382
Brhatsamhita382
brndavana382
Buddha383
buddhi384
Buddhism384
Buddhiyoga385
Budha385
burial386
C
caitanya387
Caitanya Mahaprabhu387
Caitra387
caitya388
cakra388
Cakradhara389
cakraka389
Cakrapanidatta390
cakrapuja390
Cakrapuskarini390
cakras390
Cakratirtha392
Cakravala392
cakravartin392
caksurdana393
caksurvrata393
caksus393
caksusi394
calalinga394
calamurti394
calendar394
camara394
camasa395
Campa395
Camunda396
Canakya396
candala396
candana397
Candesvara397
Candi398
Candidasa398
Candikavrata398
Candipatha398
Candra399
Candrabhaga400
candragrahana400
Candravamsa400
candrayana401
candrika401
Cangadeva402
Cape Comorin402
caraka402
Caraka-samhita402
caralinga403
caramasloka403
carana404
Caranadasa404
caranavyuha404
Carmanvati404
caru405
Carvaka-darsana405
carya, caryapada406
Caste System406
caturdhama417
caturguna417
caturmasya417
Caturmukha418
caturmurtis418
caturopayas418
caturthavisarga418
caturthikarman418
caturvarga419
Caturvarga-cintamani419
Caturvedasvami419
caturvimsati-murti419
caturvimsati-tattva420
Caturvyuhas420
caturyugas420
Catus-sana420
caula421
cauri421
Causat Yogini Temples421
Cauvery421
Cave Temples421
chala422
Chandas422
Chandas-sastra, Chandas-sutra423
Chandoga-parisista423
Chandogya Upanisad423
Chaya428
child-marriage428
Chinnamasta429
Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office429
cicchakti430
cidakasa430
Cidambaram430
cikitsa432
cinacara432
cinmudra432
Cintamani432
cirajivins432
cit433
citi, citisakti433
Citragupta433
Citrakuta434
Citrangada434
citrapurnima434
Citsukha, Citsukhi435
citta435
citta-bhumi, citta-dharma, citta-prasadana, citta-samvit, citta-viksepa and citta-vrtti436
cognition436
Cokhamela436
consciousness437
conversion437
coronation437
cosmic mind437
cosmology437
cow439
creation440
cremation440
crime and punishment441
cudakarana442
cudakarma442
Cudala443
Cyavana443
D
dadhi444
Dadhici444
Dadu444
dagdhayoga445
dahana445
Daharavidya445
daityas445
daiva446
daivata-linga446
daiva-vivaha446
daivisampat447
dakini447
Daksa448
Daksasmrti448
Daksayana448
Daksayani448
daksina449
Daksinacara449
daksinagni449
Daksinamurti449
Daksinamurti Upanisad450
Daksinapatha451
Daksinayana451
Daksinesvara451
dama452
Damara453
damaru453
Damayanti453
dana453
danavas455
danda455
dandadhauti456
Dandaka456
Dandakaranya456
dandaniti457
Dandapani457
dandi457
Dandin457
dantadhavana457
dantadhauti458
Dantavakra458
darbha458
darpana458
darsana459
Darsapurnamasa459
darujalinga460
dasa and dasi461
Dasabodha461
Dasagva463
Dasahara463
dasahotarah463
dasakuta463
Dasamahavidyas465
Dasanamis465
dasapavitra468
Dasara468
Dasarajna469
Dasaratha469
Dasarathajataka470
dasatala470
Dasavataras471
Dasyus473
dattaka473
Dattatreya474
Dattatreya Upanisad475
Daurmanasya476
daya476
Dayabhga476
Dayananda Sarasvati, Svami477
dehatmavada478
Deoghar479
devadasis480
Devahuti481
Devaki481
Devala482
devalaya482
Devannabhatta482
Deevapi483
devapuja483
deva-rna488
devarsi488
devas488
Devasena488
devatas489
Devavrata489
devayajna490
Devayana490
devayatrotsava491
devi492
Devibhagavata492
Devigita494
Devimahatmya495
Devipurana497
Devisukta498
Devi Upanisad498
dhama499
Dhami Sect499
Dhanurveda499
Dhanus501
Dhanuskoti501
Dhanvantari502
dhanyadhivasa502
dharana502
Dharesvara503
Dharma503
dharmabhutajnana509
dharmameghasamadhi509
dharmaparinama510
Dharmaraja510
Dharmarajaratha510
dharmasastras510
Dharmasindhu522
dharmaskandha522
Dharmasthala523
Dharmasutras523
Dharmavyadha524
dharmayuddha524
dhatu525
dhatuprasada525
Dhaumya525
dhauti526
dhenumudra526
Dhrstadyumna526
Dhrtarastra527
Dhruva528
dhurvabera528
dhupa528
dhvaja528
Dhvaja-Ganapati529
dhvajastambha529
dhvamsabhava529
dhvani529
dhyana530
Dhyanabindupanisad530
Dhyanayoga531
digbandhana531
diggajas531
digvijaya532
dikpalakas532
diksa532
Diksaniya533
Dilipa533
Dipakalika533
dipana534
dipastambha534
Dipavali534
Dirghatamas537
Diti537
Divali537
Divine Incarnations537
Divodasa537
Divorce538
divya538
divyabhava538
divyadesa539
divyadrsti539
Divya-prabandham539
divyasrotra541
Dolayatra541
dosa541
Dramidopanisat542
drasta542
Draupadi542
Draupadi-ratha543
Dravida543
Dravidians543
dravya544
dravyayajna544
dreams545
dreskana546
drinking546
drk546
Dronacarya546
dronakalasa547
Dronaparva547
drsad and upala547
drstanta548
drsti-srstu-vada548
drsya548
duhkha548
Dundubhi549
Durga549
Durgapuja or Durgotsava553
Durgasaptasati555
Durgastami-vrata555
Durgasukta555
Durga Temple556
Durgotsava557
durohana557
durva557
Durvasas557
Duryodhana558
Dussasana559
Dusyanta559
Dvadasaha559
dvadasi560
Dvaipayana560
dvaita560
Dvaitadvaita560
Dvaita Vedanta Darsana561
Dvaparayuga567
dvara568
dvaradevata568
Dvaraka568
dvarapalas or dvarapalakas569
dvayamantra570
dvesa570
dvibhanga571
dvija571
dvipa571
dvitala571
dvivedi571
dvyanuka572
dyaus572
dyavaprthivi572
Dyumatsena572
dyuta572
Dyutapratipada573
E
eclipse574
Education574
effigy, burning the577
ekabera578
ekabhakta578
ekabhavika doctrine578
Ekacakranagara579
ekadandin579
Ekadanta579
ekadasa-gurus580
Ekadasa-Rudras580
ekadasi580
Ekadasini581
ekadesin581
ekadhana581
Ekagnikanda582
Ekaha582
Ekajata582
ekajivavada583
Ekaksara-Ganapati583
Ekaksarakosa583
Ekaksara Upanisad583
Ekalavya584
ekalinga584
Ekamra-ksetra585
ekamukhalinga585
ekanaksatra vivaha585
Ekanamsa586
Ekanatha586
ekantadharma587
ekantin587
Ekapadamurti587
Ekastaka588
ekatala588
ekavakyata588
ekayana588
ekoddista589
Elephanta589
Ellora590
Epigraphica Indica591
esanatraya592
Eschatology592
Ethics593
F
fasting594
father594
festivals594
five fires594
flesh-eating594
food594
funeral monuments594
funeral rites594
G
gada595
gaja595
gajacchaya596
gajahasta596
Gajalaksmi596
Gajasura597
Gajendra-moksa597
gambling597
gana597
Ganapati598
Ganapati Upanisad605
Ganapatyas606
Gandabherunda606
gandakala607
Gandaki607
gandanta607
gandha607
Gandhamadana608
Gandhara608
Gandhari608
gandharva609
Gandharvas609
Gandharva-veda609
gandha-tanmatra609
Gandhi, M. K.609
Gandiva610
Ganesa611
Ganesa-caturthi611
Ganesagita612
Ganesapurana616
Ganga617
Gangadvara620
Gangaikonda-cola-puram620
Gangasagara620
Gangavatarana620
Gangesa621
garbhadhana621
garbhagrha621
garbhanyasa621
garbharaksana622
Garbhopanisad622
gardhabhejya623
Garga623
Gargi Vacaknavi623
Gargya623
garhapatya624
garhasthya624
Garuda625
Garudapurana625
Garuda Upanisad626
gatha627
gatha-narasamsi627
gati627
Gaudapada627
Gauranga629
Gauri629
Gaurikunda629
Gautama629
Gautama Dharmasutras630
Gavamayana630
Gaya631
Gayasraddha632
gayatri632
Gayatri-mantra633
ghanapatha634
ghanta635
Ghantakarna636
ghata636
ghatam637
ghatasphota637
Ghatotkaca637
Gheranda Samhita638
Ghora Angirasa639
Ghosa639
ghrta639
Girija-Narasimha639
Gita640
Gita-govinda640
Gita Press640
Gitarthasangraha641
Gobhila642
Gobind Singh, Guru642
gocara643
God644
godana645
Godavari645
godhuli646
Gokarna647
Gokula648
Golden Temple648
Goloka648
Gomati649
Gommatesvara649
gomukha650
Gomukha-prasava-santi650
Gopala-purvatapini Upanisad651
Gopala-uttaratapini Upanisad652
Gopastami653
Gopatha Brahmana653
gopicandana654
Gopigita654
gopis655
gopura655
Gorakhnath656
Gorakhpur657
Gosthipurna657
gosvami658
Gotama658
gotra658
Govardhana659
Govardhana Matha660
Govindabhasya660
Govindananda660
grahana660
grahas661
grahayajna661
gramadevata661
Grantha script661
granthi662
Granth-Sahib662
gravastut663
graves663
grhakarman664
grhapravesa664
grhastha665
Grhyasutras665
Grtsamada666
Gudimallam666
Guha666
Gujarati Printing Press667
guna667
gunatita668
gunatraya668
gunavada668
Gupta-godavari668
Gupta-kasi668
Gupta script668
Gurmukhi script669
guru669
gurudaksina670
gurudvara670
gurukula671
Guruvayur671
guruvrtti674
Photo Section675

Contents
Volume 2nd

Prefacev
Acknowledgementsviii
List of Photographs (Vide Photo Section at the end of the book) ix
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciationxi
H
Hadividya1
Haihaya1
Haimavati1
Halahala1
Halayudha1
Halebidu1
Hampi2
hamsa4
Hamsagita4
Hamsavidya5
Hamsopanisad5
Hanuman5
Hanumannataka5
Haradatta6
Haragauri6
Harappa6
Hargobind, Guru6
Haridasas, of Karnataka7
Haridasa, Svami7
Haridas, Sadhu7
Haridra-Ganapati8
Haridvara8
Harihara9
harijans9
harikatha9
Harimandir10
Hariscandra11
Harita11
Haritagita12
Haritalika12
Harivamsa12
harivasara13
Harivyasadeva13
Harkisan, Guru14
Har Rai, Guru14
hasta15
hasta15
Hastamalaka15
Hasta-samudrika-sastra15
Hastinapura16
Hathayoga17
Hathayoga-pradipika18
havana18
havirdhana18
haviryajna18
havis19
havisya19
Hayagriva19
Hayagrivasamhita20
Hayagriva Upanisad20
heaven21
Hedonism21
Heliodoros21
hell21
Hemadri21
Hemakuta21
hemasraddha21
Heramba-Ganapati22
heretics22
hetu22
hetvabhasa22
Himalayas23
himsa23
Hinduism24
Hindu Temples36
hinkara55
Hiranyagarbha55
Hiranyagarbha Sukta55
Hiranyakasipu56
Hiranyakesi Dharmasutras56
Hiranyaksa57
hita57
Hitopadesa57
hladini57
Holi, Holika57
homa59
hora59
horoscope59
hospitality59
hotr60
house60
hrdaya60
hrd-dhauti60
hrim61
humours61
hymnology61
I
icchasakti62
Iconography62
ida62
idhma62
Idhmavaha62
idols63
ignorance63
Iksvaku63
Ila63
illusion63
Ilvala63
image worship64
immortality64
immortals64
incarnation64
Indian Philosophy64
Indra64
Indradhvaja65
Indradyumna66
Indrajala66
Indrajit66
Indraksi67
Indrani67
Indraprastha67
indriyadharana68
indriyanigraha68
indriyas68
Indus Valley Civilisation69
inheritance72
intercalary month72
Isana72
Isavasya Upanisad72
istadevata74
istaka75
istalinga75
istapurta75
Istasiddhi76
isti76
Isvara76
Isvaracandra Vidyasagara77
Isvaragita78
Isvarakrsna78
isvarapranidhana79
Itara79
itihasa79
itikartavyata79
J
Jabala Upanisad80
Jabali81
Jabali Upanisad81
Jadabharata82
Jagannathadasa82
Jagannatha Pandit83
Jagannatha-Puri83
Jagannatha Temple84
jagati84
jagrat85
Jahad-ajahal-laksana85
Jahal-laksana85
Jahnavi85
Jaigisavya85
Jajali85
Jaimini85
Jaimini-sutras85
Jaiminiya Grhyasutras86
Jaina Ramayanas86
Jainism86
jalabasti87
jaladhivasa87
jalakrcchra87
jalandharabandha87
jalpa88
Jamadagni88
Jambavan88
Jambudvipa89
Janaka89
Janaloka89
Janamejaya90
janana90
janapada90
Janardana Svamin91
Janasruti91
Janasthana92
jangama92
Janmastami92
japa93
japamala94
Jarasandha95
Jaratkaru95
jata96
jataka96
jatakarma96
jatamukuta97
jatapatha97
Jatayu97
jati98
jatijnana98
Jatukarnya98
Java98
Jaya99
Jayadeva99
Jayakhya Samhita100
jayantis104
Jayarambati106
Jayatirtha106
Jimutavahana107
Jinas107
Jivagosvamin108
jiva, jivatman108
jivana108
jivanmukti108
Jivanmuktiviveka109
jivat-sraddha109
jivotkranti109
jnana109
Jnanakanda110
jnana-karma-samuccaya-vada110
jnanamarga111
jnanmudra111
jnanasakti111
Jnanasambandhar111
Jnanayoga112
jnanendriyas114
Jnanesvar, Sant114
jnatrtva115
juhu115
Jupiter116
Jyautisa116
Jyestha117
Jyotirlingas117
Jyotir Matha118
jyotismati118
Jyotistoma118
K
Kabandha119
Kabir119
Kaca120
Kadividya120
Kadru120
Kahola120
Kaikeyi121
Kailasa121
Kailasanatha Temple121
Kaitabha121
kaivalya121
Kaivalya Upanisad122
Kakini123
kala123
kala123
Kalabhairava123
Kaladi124
Kalagnirudra125
Kalahasti125
kalaksepa126
Kalamukha126
Kalanirnaya126
Kalaratri127
kalasa127
Kalayavana127
Kali128
Kali128
Kalidasa130
Kalikapurana131
Kalindi131
Kalinga131
Kalisantarana Upanisad132
kalivarjya132
Kaliyuga133
Kalki133
Kalmasapada134
kalpa134
kalpanagaurava134
kalpanalaghava134
Kalpasutras135
Kalpataru135
kama135
Kamadhenu136
Kamakala136
Kamakhya136
Kamaksi137
Kamalakara138
Kamandaka138
kamandalu139
Kamarpukur139
Kamasastra139
Kambhoja140
Kamesvara140
Kamesvari140
Kamsa140
kamyakarma141
kamyesti141
Kanada142
Kanakadasa142
Kanakhala143
Kancipuram143
kancukas143
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple144
kandarsi144
Kangri Gurukula144
kankana144
Kannagi144
Kannappa145
kantakasodhana145
Kanva146
Kanvasakha146
kanya146
kanyadana147
Kanyaka-Paramesvari147
Kanyakumari147
kapala148
kapalabhati149
Kapalika149
Kapila149
Kapilagita149
Kapisthala-Kathaka-Samhita149
karana150
karanasarira150
karanda-mukuta150
karanyasa151
Karavira151
Kardama151
karma151
Karmakanda152
Karma-mala152
karmamarga153
karmamimamsa153
karmasamnyasa153
karmasaya153
karmavipaka154
Karmayoga154
karmendriyas155
Karna156
Karnaparva157
karnarandhra-dhauti157
karnavedha157
Kartaviryarjuna157
kartrtva158
Karttikeya158
karya158
karya-karana-bhava158
kasaya158
Kasi158
Kasmir Saivism160
Kasyapa160
Kasyapa Samhita160
Katha Upanisad161
Kathaka Grhyasutras164
Kathakali164
Katha Samhitha165
Kathaka Samhita165
Katharudropanisad165
Katyayana166
Katyayani167
kaula167
Kaulacara, Kaulamarga167
Kaumari167
Kaumodaki168
Kausalya168
Kausika168
Kausika Grhyasutras169
Kausika Sutras169
Kausitaki Brahmana170
Kausitaki Brahmana Upanisad170
Kausitaki Grhyasutras172
Kaustubha172
Kautilya172
Kautsasukta172
Kautukabera173
kavadi173
Kavasa Ailusa173
Kaveri173
Kavya Usanas174
kayasampat174
kayastha175
kayasuddhi175
kayavyuhajnana175
Kedaranatha175
Kena Upanisad176
kesabandha177
kesanta178
Kesavacandra Sen178
kesavapana178
kesavapaniya178
Ketu178
keyura179
khadga179
Khadira Grhyasutras179
Khajuraho180
Khalsa180
Khandana-khanda-khadya180
Kharosthi181
khatvanga181
khecarimudra181
khetaka182
khila182
khyati182
Kicaka183
kimpurusas184
king184
Kinnaras184
kirata184
kirita184
kirtana185
kirtimukha185
Kiskindha185
klesa186
Kojagari Purnima186
Kolhapur186
Kolluru187
Konarka188
kosa188
Kosala188
Kotihoma189
kramamukti189
kramaparinama190
kramapatha190
krantas190
krcchra190
krcchratikrcchra190
kriyasakti190
Kriyayoga190
Kriyayogasara191
krkala191
Krsna191
Krsna-dvaipayana216
Krsna-janmastami216
krsnajina216
Krsnamisra216
Krsna Yajurveda216
Krtayuga216
Krttika216
Krtyakalpataru217
Krtyaratnakara217
krusta218
ksana218
ksara218
ksarapurusa218
ksattriya218
Ksemankari218
ksetra219
ksetrajna219
Ksetrapala219
ksipta220
Ksirabhavani220
ksirasamudra221
Ksirasvamin221
Kubera221
Kucela222
kuhu222
Kuja222
Kukke Subrahmanya222
kula223
Kulaparvata223
kulapati223
Kulasekhara Alvar223
Kullukabhatta223
Kumara224
Kumara-Vyasaa224
Kumarila Bhatta224
kumbhaka225
Kumbhakarna225
Kumbhakonam225
Kumbhamela226
Kundalini227
Kundikopanisad227
Kunti228
Kural228
kurca228
Kuresa229
Kurma229
Kurmapurana230
Kuru230
Kurukesa230
Kuruksetra230
Kusa231
kusasana232
kutaslokas232
kuticaka233
L
laghava234
laghima234
Laghu Harita Smrti234
Laghurudra234
Laghu Visnusmrti234
Laghuyogavasistha235
lagnanirnaya236
lajahoma237
laksahoma237
laksana237
laksana-parinama238
Laksmana238
Laksmi238
Laksmidhara240
Lakshmi Venkateswara Steam Press240
Lakulisa240
Laldasis240
Lalita241
Lalitasahasranama242
Lalitatrisati243
Lalitopakhyana244
Lanka244
Lankakanda245
Lava245
laukiki245
laya245
layayoga245
Lepaksi246
liberation246
Licchavis246
Likhita247
lilamurtis247
Lilasuka247
linga248
lingadharana248
Lingapurana248
lingasarira248
lingasthala249
Lingayata Sect249
lobha249
logic249
loka249
Lokacarya249
Lokaloka249
lokapalas249
loksangraha249
Lokayata250
Lomaharsana250
Lopamudra250
M
mada251
Madalasa251
Madanaparijata251
Madanaratna251
Madhavacarya252
Madhu252
madhubhumika252
Madubrahmana252
Madhucchandas253
madhumati253
madhuparka253
Madhura253
madhurabhava254
Madhurakavi Alvar254
Madhusudana Sarasvati254
Madhuvidya255
Madhvacarya255
Madhyadesa258
Madhyandina-sakha258
Madurai259
madyapana260
Mahabalipuram260
mahabhagavata260
Mahabharata261
Mahabhasya266
mahabhava266
mahabhisava266
mahabhiseka266
mahabhutas267
mahadana267
Mahadeva267
mahahavis267
mahajanapadas268
Mahakala268
Mahalaksmi268
mahalaya268
mahalayasraddha269
Mahamaya269
mahanamni269
Mahanarayana Upanisad269
Mahanataka271
Mahanirvana Tantra271
mahapatakas271
mahapralaya272
mahaprasthana272
mahapurana272
maharaurava272
Maharloka272
maharsi272
Maharudra272
mahasantapana272
mahasanti272
Mahasivaratrivrata273
mahasveta274
mahat274
Mahatala274
mahatparinama275
mahavakyas275
Mahavakyopanisad275
mahavedi276
Mahavira276
mahavira276
mahavrata276
mahayajnas277
mahayoga277
Mahendra277
Mahesvara277
Mahesvarasutras277
Mahesvari278
Mahidhara278
Mahisasura279
Mahismati279
maitravaruna279
Maitrayaniya Samhita279
Maitrayaniya Upanisad280
Maitreya280
Maitreyi281
maitri281
makara281
Makara Sankranti282
mala282
malamasa283
malavaha283
Malaviya, Madanmohan283
mamsabhaksana283
mamsahara284
manana284
manas284
Manasa284
manasa-pratyaksa284
Manasara285
Manasa-sarovara285
manasa-snana285
Manasollasa286
Manavala Mamuni286
mandala287
Mandala-brahmanopanisad287
Mandana Misra289
mandapa290
Mandara290
Mandavya290
Mandhatr290
Mandodari290
Mandukyakarika290
Mandukya Upanisad292
mangala293
mangalasutra293
mani294
Manikanthan294
Manikkavacagar294
manipravala295
manipuracakra295
mankigita295
Manmatha296
manomayakosa296
Manonmani296
mantra297
Mantrabhidhana297
mantradrasta297
Mantrarthabhidhana297
Mantralaya298
Mantrapuspa298
mantrasamskara298
mantrasiddhi299
mantrasnana299
Mantrayoga299
mantrin299
Manu299
Manus299
manusa-linga299
Manusmrti300
manusya-yajna301
manvadi-tithi301
manvantara302
marana302
Marici303
marjana303
Markandeya304
Markandeyapurana304
marriage304
Marudgana304
Maskarin304
mata305
Matanga305
materialism305
matha306
Mathura306
Matrkanighantu308
matrkanyasa309
matrkayantra309
Matsyapurana310
Matsyavatara311
matsyayantra311
Matsyendranatha311
mauni-amavasya312
Mausalaparva312
Maya312
maya312
mayiyamala313
medhajanana314
Medhasukta314
Medhatithi314
meditation315
Meghanada315
Melkote315
Meru316
Meykandar317
Mimamsa Darsana317
mind321
Mirabai323
Mitaksara324
Mithila324
mithya324
Mitra, mitra325
mlecchas325
moha326
Mohenjo Daro326
Mohini326
moksa326
Moksadharmaparva327
Monasticism327
monks330
moon330
morality330
mother330
Mrtyu330
Mucukunda330
Muddusvami Diksitar331
Mudgala332
Mudgalapurana332
Mudgala Upanisad332
mudra333
muhurta334
Mukambika Temple334
mukhalinga334
mukhamandapa335
Muktabai335
muktapurusa335
mukti336
Muktikopanisad336
muktiyogyas337
mukuta337
Mula337
muladhara337
Mular337
mulasodhana338
Mulaveda338
mulavidya338
mumuksutva338
Munda338
Mundaka Upanisad339
mundana341
muni342
murdhestaka342
Murtisilpasastra342
Murtyastaka349
musala349
music349
Mustika349
mysticism349
mythology349
N
Nabhadasa350
Nabhanedistha350
Nabhi351
Naciketagni351
Naciketas351
nada351
Nadabindupanisad351
nadanusandhana352
nadi353
nadi354
Nadistuti354
nadisuddhi355
naga355
Nagapancami356
nagapasa356
nagara356
Nagarakhanda356
Nagarjuna356
Nagas357
nagavayu357
Nagoji Bhatta358
Nahusa358
Naigamas359
Naimisaranya359
naimittika-karma359
nairatmyavada359
naiskarmya359
Naiskarmyasiddhi360
naisthika-brahmacarin361
naiyayika361
naksatra361
naksatrasnana362
nakta, naktavrata362
Nakula362
Nakulisa362
Nala362
Nalanda363
Nalayira Prabandham365
namakarana365
namaskara366
nambudiri367
Namdev367
Nammalvar369
Nanak, Guru369
Nanda370
Nandaka371
Nandana371
Nandanar371
Nandapandita371
Nandi372
nandimukhasraddha, nandisraddha372
Nandipurana373
Nandotsava373
nara, Nara373
narabali373
Narada374
Narada Bhaktisutras374
Narada-parivrajaka-Upanisad383
Naradasmrti388
Naradiya-purana389
Narahari Tirtha389
naraka390
Narakasura391
Nara-Narayana391
narasamsigatha392
Narasimha392
Narasimhapurana392
Narayana393
narayanabali393
Narayana Bhattatiri393
Narayana Guru394
Narayanasukta395
Narayana Upanisad396
Narayani397
Narayaniya398
Narmada400
Narsi Mehta401
Nasdiyasukta402
Nasik404
nastika405
Nastika Darsanas405
Nataraja405
Natha Cult406
Nathamuni407
Natyasastra407
nauli408
Navadurgas408
Navadvipa408
Navagrahamakha408
Navagrahas408
Navagrahasantis410
Navagva410
navanna411
Navaratra411
navatala412
Navyanyaya412
Nayanars412
Neo-Vedanta413
neti413
netronmilana413
nibandhas413
nidhana413
nidhikumbha413
nididhyasana414
Nidra, nidra414
nigada414
nigama415
nigamana415
Nigamanta Desika415
Nighantu415
nigrahasthana416
Nilakantha416
Nilakantha Bhatta417
Nilakantha Caturdhara417
Nilakantha Diksita417
Nilaksa-nakula417
Nilapurana417
Nilasukta418
nimantrana418
Nimbarka418
nimitta419
nimittakarana419
nirajana419
nirayana419
nirbijasamadhi420
nirgarbha420
Nirisvara-sankhya420
nirmanacitta421
Nirnayasagara Press421
Nirnayasindhu421
nirodha-samadhi422
Nirrti422
Nirudhapasubandha422
Nirukta422
nirupadhika423
nirvana424
nirvicarasamapatti424
nirvikalpaka424
nirvikalpa-samadhi424
nirvisesa424
nirvitarkasamapatti425
nisada425
nisadasthapati425
nisedha425
niseka426
nisiddhakarma426
niska426
niskamakarma426
niskramana426
nispatti-avastha426
nissreyas427
niti427
Nitisara427
Nitisastra427
nitya427
nityakarma428
nityalila428
nityamukta428
nityanuvada428
nityasamsari428
Nivedita, Sister429
nivid432
nivita432
nivrtti432
nivrttimarga432
Nivrttinath432
niyama433
niyamavidhi433
niyoga434
Nrga434
Nrsimha-tapini Upanisad434
nrttamurti436
nyasa437
nyaya437
Nyaya Darsana437
Nyayakusumanjali442
Nyayamrta442
Nyayaparisuddhi443
nyayas444
Nyayasudha447
Nyayasutras447
O
Oghavati448
Onam448
Onkara448
Onkaresvara448
Oriental Research Institutes of India449
P
padakrcchra460
padapatha460
padartha460
padma460
Padmanabha Temple460
Padmapada462
padmapitha463
Padmapurana463
padmasana465
Padmavati465
Paila465
paisacavivaha466
Paithinasi466
paitrka-mantras466
pakayajna467
paksa467
palasavrksa467
Pali467
Pallavas467
palmistry468
Pampa468
Pancabana468
pancabhedas468
Pancacabhutalingas468
pancabhutas469
Pancabrahmamantras469
pancacaras469
pancadasaksari-mantra469
Pancadasi469
pancagavya472
pancagnis472
Pancagnividya472
pancajana472
Pancajanya473
Pancakosas473
pancaksari474
pancamahayajnas474
pancamakaras475
pancamas475
Pancanada475
Pancanana475
pancanga476
pancangasuddhi479
pancapranas479
Pancaratra Agamas479
pancasamskaras484
Pancasikha485
pancatala485
Pancatantra485
pancatapas486
pancatattvas486
Pancavati486
Pancavimsa Brahmana487
pancayajnas487
pancayatanapuja487
pancikarana488
pancopacaras488
pancopasakas489
Pandavagita489
Pandavas489
Pandharpur489
Pandu491
Panduranga491
panigrahana491
Panini491
Paniniya Siksa492
panktipavanas492
papa492
para, para492
Parabrahman493
Parakala Matha493
parakayapravesa493
paramahamsa494
paramanu494
paramapurusartha494
paramarthika495
Paramatman495
Paramesvara495
Parananda Sutras495
paraprakrti496
Parasakti496
Parasara497
Parasarabhatta497
Parasaragita498
Parasara Smrti499
Paraskara Grhyasutras500
parasu500
Parasurama501
paravartana502
para-vidya503
Parijata503
parikarma503
Pariksit504
parinama504
parinamavada505
parinaminitya505
pariplava505
parisad506
parisankhyavidhi506
parisista507
parivaradevatas507
parivedana508
parivrajaka508
parnakurca508
paroksa509
Parsvanatha509
partition509
Parvanasraddha510
parvanasthalipaka510
Parvati510
paryagnikarana511
paryankasauca512
Paryayamahotsava512
pasa512
pasandin512
pascat-tapa513
pasu513
Pasubandha513
Pasupata513
Pasupata Darsana513
Pasupatasutras513
Pasupati513
Pasupatinatha Temple514
pasuvadha514
pasyanti514
pataka514
Patala516
Pataliputra517
Patanjali517
patitasavitrika518
pativrata518
patnisala519
Pattadakal519
ppattini cult520
paurnamasi-vratas520
Pauskaragama521
Pavahari Baba522
Pavamanasukta522
pavitra522
Pavitraropana-vrata523
Periyalvar523
Periyapuranam523
pilgrimage523
Pillai Lokacarya523
Pinaka523
pinda524
Pindapitryajna524
pingala524
Pingalamata524
pipilikamadhya524
Pippalada524
pisaca525
pita525
pitha525
Pitrgatha526
pitrloka526
pitrmedha527
pitrpaksa527
pitr-rna527
pitrs528
pitryajna528
Pitryana528
planets528
plavini528
polyandry529
polygamy529
Pongal529
Prabandham529
Prabodhacandrodaya529
Prabhakara529
prabhamandala529
Prabhasa530
pracinavita530
pradaksina530
Pradesamatra530
pradhana531
pradhvamsabhava531
pradosa531
Pradyumna531
pragavhava531
Prahlada531
Prajapati532
Prajapati Smrti532
prajapatya532
prajna533
prajnajyoti533
prakara533
prakara533
Prakasananda Yati534
Prakasatman534
Prakrt534
prakrti534
prakrtika-pralaya535
prakrtilaya535
pralaya535
prama536
pramada536
pramanas536
pramathagana538
prana538
pranagnihotra539
pranalinga539
pranamayakosa539
pranapratistha539
Pranava539
pranavatanu541
Pranavidya541
pranayama541
pranita542
Prapaancasara542
Prapannagita549
prapatti550
prarabdhakarma551
Prarthana Samaj551
Prasastapada552
Prasna Upanisad552
prastara555
prastava555
prasthanatraya555
prastotr556
prasvasa556
Prataparudra Deva556
prataranuvaka556
Pratardana557
pratas-savana557
prathamakalpika557
pratibandhikalpana557
pratibha557
pratibhasika558
pratibimbavada558
pratigara558
pratihara, pratihartr558
pratijna558
pratikopasana558
pratiloma559
pratima559
pratinidhi559
pratipattikarma559
Pratisakhya560
pratisedha561
pratisthapana561
pratiyogi561
pratyabhijna561
Pratyabhijnadarsana562
pratyabhivada562
pratyagatman562
pratyahara562
pratyaksa562
pratyamnaya562
pratyavarohana563
pratyutthana563
Pravahana Jaivali563
pravara563
Pravargya563
Prayaga564
prayaja565
Prayaniya565
prayascitta565
preta565
pretyabhava565
preyas565
prsadajya566
Prthu566
prthvi566
puja567
pujabhaga567
Pulastya567
pumsavana568
punaradheya568
punarbhu569
punarjanma569
Punarvasu569
pundra569
punya569
punyahavacana570
puraka570
Puranas570
Puranasamhita585
Purandaradasa585
purascarana586
Puri586
purnahuti587
purnakumbha587
purnapatra587
Purnaprajna587
purnavatara587
purodasa588
purohita588
puronuvakya588
purta588
Puru589
Purukutsa589
Pururavas589
purusa589
Purusamedha590
purusarthas590
Purusasukta591
Purusavidya603
Purusottama603
purusottamamasa603
Purusottamatirtha603
Purvamimamsa603
purvapaksa603
purvavat604
puryastaka604
Pusan604
Pusskara604
Puspaka605
pustaka606
pustimarga606
Pusya607
pusyasnana607
putra608
Putrakamesti608
putrika608
Photo Section609

Contents
Volume 3rd

Prefacev
Acknowledgementsviii
List of Photographs (Vide Photo Section at the end of the book) ix
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciationxi
R
Radha1
Radhastami1
raga1
raga-dvesa1
raganugabhakti1
Raghavendratirtha2
Raghu2
Raghunandana3
rahasyatraya3
Rahasyatrayasara3
Rahu4
Raidas5
Raikva6
raja6
rajadharma6
Rajamarttanda7
rajaniti7
Rajarajesvara7
Rajarajesvari7
Raja Rammohan Roy8
rajarsi8
rajas8
Rajasuya8
Rajavidya9
Rajayoga9
rajyangas9
Raka12
Raksabandhana12
raksasas12
raksasa-vivaha13
Raksoghna-mantras13
Raktacamunda14
Rama14
Ramacarita-manasa15
Ramadasa17
Ramadas, Guru17
Ramadasa, Samartha18
Ramagita19
Ramakrishna Math19
Ramakrishna Mission19
Ramakrishna Order, The20
Ramakrsna26
Ramalila52
Ramalinga52
Ramalingar53
Ramana Maharsi53
Ramananda55
Ramanavami55
Sakadvipa150
Sakalya150
Sakambhari151
Sakamedha151
Saketa151
sakhas151
sakhyabhakti152
Sakini152
Sakradhvjamahotsava152
saksi152
sakta152
Saktagamas152
Saktaism153
Ssakti153
sakticalani-mudra153
Saktivisistadvaita154
sakuna154
Sakuni155
Sakuntala155
sala156
Salagrama156
Salihotra160
Salivahana-Saka160
salokya160
Salya160
Salyaparva160
sama161
samabhanga161
samadhana161
samadhi161
samadisatka162
samaga162
samahartr162
saman162
samana163
Samantapancaka163
samanu163
samanya163
samanyatodrsta163
samapatti164
samarohana164
samaropana164
samavartana164
samavaya165
Samaveda165
Samavidhana Brahmana170
Samayacaryas172
Samayamata172
Sambandhar172
Sambandhavarttika172
Sambapurana172
Sambarasura172
sambhavimudra172
samhara173
Samhitopanisad Brahmana173
sami173
samidh174
samidheni174
samipya174
samiti174
samitr174
Samjna174
samnayya175
Samnyasa175
Samnyasopanisad177
Sampakagita178
Sampati178
sampradaya179
samprajnata179
samsara179
samsaya179
samskaras180
Samskrta180
samudra180
samudramathana180
samudrayana182
samvadasuktas182
Samvargavidya182
Samvarta-smrti182
samyama182
Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara and Sanatsujata183
Sanatanadharma183
Sanatan Gosvamin183
Sanatsujatiya183
sancitakarma185
Sanda185
sandhi185
sandhya186
sandhyavandana186
Sandilya186
Sandilya Bhakti Sutras186
Sandilya Upanisad186
Sandilyavidya189
Sandipani189
sangava189
sanghata-sraddha189
sangita190
Sani191
Sanjaya192
sankalpa192
Sankara192
Sankaradeva197
Sankaranarayana199
Sankarsana199
sankha199
Sankha-likhita-dharmasutras199
Sankhayana200
Sankhayana Aranyaka200
Sankhayana Brahmana200
Sankhayana Grhyasutras200
Sankhya Darsana201
Sankhyakarika204
sankhya-yoga205
sankranti205
Sanksepa-sariraka205
Sanmukha206
Sanskrit Language206
santabhava212
Santanagopala212
santapana212
santatiya-mantra213
Santiparva213
Santis213
Santisuktas216
santosa216
sapatha217
sapinda217
Ramanujacarya56
Rama-purvatapaniya Upanisad59
Ramarahasya Upanisad59
Ramatirtha61
Ramatirtha, Svami61
Ramayana62
Ramesvaram91
Ramottaratapaniya Upanisad93
Ranganatha94
Rani Rasamani94
Rantideva95
rasa96
Rasalila96
Rasamani96
Rasatala97
Rasavidya97
Rasesvara Darsana97
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh97
rasi98
ratha98
rathakara99
Rathantarasama99
Rathasaptami99
Rathayatra100
rathotsava101
Rati101
ratnapatra101
Ratnaprabha102
Ratri102
Ratrisukta102
Raudri103
Raurava103
Ravana103
Rbhus103
rc, rk104
Rcika104
rddhi104
recaka104
Renuka104
Renukacarya105
Rgveda105
Rgvidhana114
Rkpratisakhya115
rna115
rnatraya115
Rohini115
Romaharsana115
Romapada115
Rsabha116
rsi116
rsika117
Rsipancami-vrata117
rsiyajna117
Rsyasrnga117
rta118
rtambharaprajna118
Rtavya118
rtvik118
Rudra119
Rudrabhaga119
Rudragayatri120
Rudragita120
rudraksa121
Rudraksa Jabala Upanisad122
Rudraprasna122
Rudraprayaga123
Rudrayamala123
Rukmangada124
Rukmini124
Rupagosvami124
S
Sabara-bhasya126
Sabarasvamin126
Sabari126
Sabarimalai126
Sabarotsava127
Sabda127
Sabdabrahman128
Sabdavaita128
Sabdapramana128
Sabdibhavana128
Sabha129
Sabhaparva129
Sabhapati, Sabhapati129
sabhya129
Saci129
Sadacara130
Sadadharapratistha130
Sadadhva130
Sadaksari131
Sadanama131
Sadananda131
Sadananda Kasmiraka131
Sadanganyasa131
Sadangas131
Sad-asat-khyati131
Sadasiva131
Sadavrata132
Sad-darsandas132
Sad-darsana-samuccaya132
Sadguna132
Sadhanabhakti132
Sadhanacatustaya132
Sadharanadharma133
Sadhus133
Sadhya133
Sadrsaparinama133
Sadvidhalingas133
Sadvimsa brahmana134
Sadyah-sauca134
Sadyojata135
Sadyovadhu135
Sagara135
Sagara; samudra135
Sagarbha136
Sagotra136
Saguna-Brahman136
Sahadeva136
Sahajiyas137
Saharsalinga137
Saharanamastotras137
Sahasrara139
Sai Baba of Shrdi139
Saivagamas140
Saivasiddhanata140
Saivism140
sajatiyabheda150
Sapnidikarana217
Saptabhumikas217
Saptavipas218
Saptajnanabhumika219
Saptamatrikas219
Saptapadi220
Saptapuri220
Saptarcis220
Saptarsis222
Saptasadhana222
Saptasamudra222
Saptatala222
Sarabha222
Sarabhanga222
Saradadevi Sri222
Sarada Math or Sri Sarada Math231
Sarada math232
Saradatilaka234
Sarama238
Sarangati239
Sarasvati239
Sarasvati Rivr240
Sarasvativilasa241
Sarayu241
Sarirakasutras241
Sarirasthana241
Sarnga241
Sarpayaga241
Sarupa-vigraha242
Sarvadarsanasangraha242
Sarvajnatma Muni243
sarvamangala243
Sarvamula243
Sarvanukramani243
Sarvaprayascitta243
Sarvarthasiddhi244
Sasta244
Sasthi245
Sastitantra245
Sastra245
Sastra246
Sastrasiddhantalesansangraha246
Sastyabhdapurti-santi247
Sat247
Satacandi; Sahsracandi247
Satadusani247
Satapatha Brahamna247
Satarudriya249
Satatupa249
Satcakrabheda249
Sathakopa249
Sati249
Sati250
Satkarmas253
Satkaryavada253
Satkhyati253
Satpratipaksa253
Satra254
Satrughna254
Satsthala254
Satsthalasiddhanta254
Sat-tala254
Sattrayaga254
sattva254
Satvata254
Satya255
Satybhama255
Satyaki255
Satyaloka255
Satyanarayana-vrata255
Satyarthaprakasa256
Satavan259
Satyavati260
Sauca260
Saunaka260
Saunaka-smrti260
Saundaryalahari261
Sautikaparva262
Saurapurana262
Sauti262
Sautramani262
Sauva-udgitha263
Savanna263
Savasadhana263
Savicara-samapatti263
Savikalpaka264
Savitri264
Savitrimantra264
Savitripravesa264
Savitrivrata265
Savyabhicara265
Sayana265
Sayana266
Sayanamurti266
Sayujya267
sayyadhivasa267
Sesa267
Sesa, sesin267
Sesavat267
Sesvara-sankhya267
Sibi267
Siddhanta267
Siddhantabindu268
Siddhantasiromani268
Siddhas268
Siddhasrama269
Siddhis269
Sikhandin269
Sikhara269
Sikhism270
Siksa271
Silappadikaram272
Silpasastra273
Simantonnnayana275
Simhasana275
Sin276
Sindhu276
Sinivali276
Sisnadevas276
Sistas; sistacara276
Sisumara276
Sisupala277
Sisya277
Sita277
Sitala277
Siva278
Sivadharmapurana285
sivadharmottarapurana286
Sivaduti286
Sivagita286
Sivajnanabodham287
Sivalinga287
Sivanada svami289
Sivanubhava-mantapa290
Sivapurana290
Sivaratri292
Sivarkamanidipika292
Sivasutras292
Skambha292
Skanda292
Skandapurana292
Skandavamin293
Slavery294
Slokavarttika294
Smrti294
Smrticandrika295
Smrtirantnakara295
Snake worship295
Snana295
Snanayatra296
Snataka296
Sodasaksari-mantra296
Sodasa-mahadana296
Sodasa-samskaras296
Sodasi298
Sodasin298
Sodasopacaras298
Soma298
Somanathapura299
Somanath temple299
Samasutra301
Samayaga301
Saosyani-karma301
Soul302
Sapanda302
Sparsayoga302
Sphotavada302
Sphurana302
Sphya303
Spiritualism303
Sraddha303
Sraddha303
Srautasutras309
Sreyas310
Sri Sridevi310
Sribhasya310
Sricakra310
Sridharasvamin311
Sriharsa312
Srikantha312
Srikarabhasya312
Srikrsna313
Srikrsna Caitanya313
Srinivasa316
Sripadaraja316
Sripancami317
Srirama317
Srirangam317
Srirangapattana319
Srisailam320
Srisukta321
srivaisnava325
Srivaisnavism.325
Srividya330
srotriya332
srati332
Srutaprakasika332
stars333
sthalapurana333
sthalipaka333
sthanaka333
sthandila334
sthapati334
Sthapatyaveda334
sthitaprajna334
sthuladhyana334
sthulasarira334
stobha334
stoma335
stotra335
stri335
strldhana336
Striparva336
styana336
Subala Upanisad336
Subhadra337
Subrahmanya338
subrahmanya340
Subrahmanya -sasthi340
sucihasta341
Sucindram341
Sudama341
Sudarsana342
Sudarsanacakra342
Sudarsanasuri342
Sudasa342
Suddhadvaita343
suddhamaya343
suddhasattva343
suddhavidyatattva343
suddhi343
sudras344
Sugriva344
suicide344
Suka344
sukanasi344
Sukla Yajurveda344
Suklayajurveda Samhita344
Sukra346
Sukracarya347
Sukranitisara347
sukriya347
suksmadhyana348
suksmakriya348
suksmasarira348
sukta348
suktavaka348
Sulabha348
Sulagava348
Sulapani349
Sulbasutras349
Sumantra349
Sumantu349
Sumedhas350
Sumitra350
Sunasiriya350
Sunassepha350
Sundarakanda350
Sundaramurti350
Suparna351
Surabhi351
Surapana351
Suras351
Surasena352
Suratha352
Surdas352
Suresvara352
Surpanakha353
Surya353
Suryabhedana354
Suryagita354
Suryagrahana355
Suryakunda355
Suryanamaskara355
Suryanarayana356
Suryasiddhanta356
Suskabhasti357
Susruta357
Susrutasamhita357
Susumna358
Susupti359
Suta359
Sutagita359
Sutaka359
Sutala359
Sutapuranika359
Sutaamhita359
Sutiksna361
Sutratman362
Sutudri362
Svadha362
Svadharma362
Svadhisthana362
Svadhyaya362
Svagatabheda363
Svaha363
Svami-Naryana363
Svapna365
Svapnesvara365
Svarga365
Svarga365
Svargarohanaparva365
Svarita365
Svarloka365
Svarodayavijnana365
Svarupalaksana366
Svarupasakti366
Svasa366
Svastika366
Svastikuta366
Svastivacana366
Svayamacaryas367
Svayambhuvalinga367
Svayamprabha367
Svayamvara367
Svetadvipa368
Svetaketu368
Svetasvatara Upanisad368
Syamantakamani369
Syamasastri369
T
Tadana371
Taijasa371
Taittiriya Aranyaka371
Taittiriya Brahmana371
Taittiriya Pratisakhya372
Taittiriya samhita372
Taittiriya Upanisad373
Taksaka375
Taksasila375
Tala376
Talatala376
Talavakaras376
Talavakara Upanisad376
Tamas376
Tambula376
Tamraparni377
Tandy-Mahabrahmana377
Tanka378
Tanmatras378
Tantras379
Tantravarttika392
Tapas392
Tapoloka393
Taptakrcchra393
Taptamudradharana393
Tara393
Tarakamantra394
Tarakasura394
Tarka394
Tarkasangraha395
Tarksya395
Tarpana396
Tatasthalaksana396
Tattvamuktakalapa396
Tattvavaisaradi396
Tayumanavar396
Tegh Bahadur, Guru396
Tejas398
Tejobindu Upanisad398
Temples Hindu399
Tengalai399
Tilak, Bal Gangadhar399
Tirthayatra400
Tirukkural403
Tirumala-Tirupati404
Tirumalisai Alvar408
Tirumangai Alvar408
Tirumular408
Tirupati408
Tiruppad408
Tiruppanalvar408
Tiruppavai408
Tiruvalluvar408
Tiruvaymoli408
Tiryakpundra409
Tithinirnaya409
Titksa409
Todarananda409
Tondaradippodi Alvar410
Totapuri410
Trasadasyu410
Trataka410
Trcakalpanamaskara410
Tretayuga411
Tridandin411
Trigunatita411
Trijata411
Trika411
Trikaprasavasanti411
Trimurti411
Tripundra412
Tripura412
Tripura412
Tripurabhairavi412
Tripurasundari412
Triratravrata412
Trisanku412
Trisikhabrahmanopanisad413
Tristhali413
Trisula413
Trisuparnamantras414
Trita415
Tritala415
Trivarga415
Triveni415
Trivikrama415
Trivrtkarana415
Tryambakahoma416
Tryambaksvara416
Tukaram416
Tuladhara417
Tulajapur417
Tulapurusa418
Tulasi418
Tulasidasa419
Tulasivivaha420
Tulavidya420
Tumburu420
Turiya420
Tusti420
Tvasta421
Tyasa421
Tyagaraja422
U
Ubhayabharati424
Ubhayavedanta424
Uccaisravas424
Uccatana424
Ucchista424
Ucchista-ganapati425
Udakasanti425
Udana425
Udanka425
Udarabhandha425
Udasis426
Udatta426
Udayana426
Udayaniya426
Uddalaka427
Uddalakavrata427
Uddhava427
Uddhavagita427
Uddiyanabandha427
Udatr427
Udgitha427
Udgithavidy428
Udupi428
Udyapana429
Udyogaparva429
Ugrarathasanti429
Ujjayini429
Uma430
Unchavrtti430
Unmanimudra430
Upacaras430
Upadanakarana430
Upadesasahasri430
Upadhi433
Upadhyaya433
Upakarma434
Upakosala434
Upakosalavidya434
Upakrama434
Upakurvana-brahmacarin434
Upala434
Upamana434
Upamanyu434
Upamsujapa434
Upanayana434
Upanisads439
Upaniskramana459
Upaptaka459
Upapuranas459
Uparati461
Upasana461
Upasanakanda461
Upasangrahana461
Upasruti461
Upastarana461
Upasthana462
Upavarsa462
Upavasa462
Upavasatha462
Upaveda462
Upavita463
Upaya463
Urdhvapundra463
Urmila465
Urvasi465
Usa465
Usanas466
Usas466
Usasti Cakrayana466
Usinara467
Utathyagita467
Utpalacarya468
Utpata468
Utsarga468
Utsava468
Utsavamurti469
Uttamapurusa469
Uttara469
Uttaragita470
Uttarakanda470
Uttarakumara471
Uttaramimamsa471
Uttaravedi471
Uttarayana471
Utthanadvadasi471
Uvata471
V
Vac472
Vacanakaras472
Vacanas472
Vacaspati473
Vacaspati Misra473
Vacika473
Vada473
Vadagalais474
Vadiraja474
Vagbhata475
Vahana475
Vaidhibhakti475
Vaidyanatha476
Vaidyanathadham476
Vaijatya476
Vaijayanti476
Vaikhanasa Agama476
Vaikhari480
Vaikuntha480
Vairagis480
Vairagya480
Vairamudi480
Vaisampayana481
Vaisesika Darsana481
Vaishno Devi484
Vaisnava Bhagavata485
Vaisnavadevi485
Vaisnavi485
Vaisnavism486
vaisravana489
Vaisvadeva489
Vaisvanara490
Vaisya490
Vaitarani490
Vaivasvata490
Vajapeya490
Vajasaneya samhita490
Vajra491
Vajrayudha491
Vak491
Vakyabheda491
Valakhilyas491
Vali492
Vallabha492
Valmiki493
Vamacara493
Vamadeva493
Vamadevagita494
Vamana494
Vamanapurana495
Vanadurga496
Vanamala496
Vanaprastha496
Vanivilasa press Srirangam497
Vapana497
Varadaraja498
varhamihira498
Varahapurana498
Varahavatara499
Varahi499
Varahopanisad499
varakaris500
Varanasi501
Vararuci501
Varavaramuni501
Vardhamana Mahavira501
Varisara502
Varivasyarashasya502
Varna502
Varnasankara503
Varnasramadharma503
Varsaganya503
Vartta503
Varuna503
Varunakrcchra504
Varunapraghasa504
Varuni504
Vasana505
Vasantapancami505
Vasantaraja sakuna505
Vasistha506
Vasistha Dharmasutras506
Vasishta Ramayana507
Vasordhara507
Vastradhauti507
Vastupurusa507
Vastusanti507
Vasudeva508
Vasudevopanisad508
Vasuki508
Vasus508
Vatapi508
Vatasavitrivrata508
Vatsalyabhava509
Vatsyayana509
Vatulasuddhagama509
Vayu511
Vayupurana511
Vedadhyayana511
Vedangas512
Vedanta Darsana512
Vedanta Desika527
Vedantasutras528
Vedarambha528
Vedarthasangraha528
Vedas529
Vedavati535
Vedavratas535
Vedavyasa535
Vedha536
Vedi536
Vedic sacrifices672
Venkatesa venkaesvara536
Vesara537
Vesya537
Vibhandaka537
Vibhava537
Vibhisana537
Vibhuti vibhutis537
Videhakavialya videhamukti537
Vidhi537
Vidura538
Viduranti538
Vidurasvattha540
Vidya541
vidyadharas541
Vidyadvara541
Vidyapati542
Vidyarambha542
Vidyaranya542
Vidyas543
Vidyasagara550
Vidyasukta550
Vijatiyabheda550
Vijaya551
Vijayadasa551
Vijayadasami551
Vijnana552
Vinjanabhiksu552
Vijnanesvara552
Vikalpa553
Vikhanas553
Vikramaditya553
Vikramasila553
Viksepa554
Vimana554
Vimarsa554
Vimuktatman554
Vinasana555
Vinata555
Vinayaka555
Vinayakasanti555
Vindhaya555
Viniyogavidhi556
Vipaka556
Viparitakhyati556
Viparyaya556
Vipasa557
Vipra557
Vipranarayana557
Virabhadra557
Virabhava558
Viraj, virat558
Virajahoma558
Virasaivism558
Virasana558
Virata559
Virataparva559
Virocana559
Viruddha559
Virupaksa temple559
Vishwa Hindu Parishad560
Visistadvaita Vedanta Darsana561
Visnu565
Visnubali574
Visnubhaga575
Visnubhagavata575
Visnucitta575
Visnudharmapurana575
Visnudharmasutra575
Visnudharmottarapurana575
Visnupurana576
Visnusahasranama578
Visnusukta580
Visnutattvavinirnaya581
Visoka582
Visti582
Visuvasankranti582
Visuddhacakra582
Visvajit582
Visvakarma583
Visvamitra583
Visvanatha Temple583
Visvarupa584
Visvedevas585
Vitahavya585
Vitala585
Vitanda585
Vitarka585
Vitasta585
Vitasti586
Vivaha586
Vivaranaprameyasangraha589
Vivaranaprasthana589
Vivartavada590
Viveka590
Vivekacudamani590
Vivekakhyati590
Vivekananda Svami590
Vratas and utsavas600
Vratyas602
Vratyastoma603
Vrddha smrtis603
Vrddhisraddha603
Vrndaban603
Vrsotsarga604
Vrtragita604
Vrtrasura605
Vrtti605
Vrttikara605
Vyabhicara605
vyadhi605
Vyaghata605
Vyahrtihoma606
Vyahrtis606
Vyakarana606
Vyana607
Vyasa607
Vyasana607
Vyasasmrti608
Vyasatirtha608
Vyatipata609
Vyatireka609
Vyavahara mayukha609
Vyuhas609
Vyutthanasamskara609
W
War610
Women, Hindu610
Y
Yadavaprakasa614
Yadu614
Yaga614
Yajna614
Yajnacakra614
Yajnamurti614
Yajnavalkya615
Yajnavalkya smrti615
Yajnavaraha616
Yajnayajniya616
Yajnayudha616
Yajnopavita616
Yajurveda616
Yajya618
Yaksa618
Yaksagana619
Yaksapransna619
Yama621
Yamgita622
Yamaloka622
Yamasmrti623
Yamasukta623
Yamuna624
Yamnuacarya625
Yantra626
Yaska627
Yasoda627
Yati627
Yatidharmasanraha627
Yatindramatadipika628
Yatudhana629
Yavamadhya629
Yavanas629
Yayati630
Yoga630
Yogacudamani Upanisad632
Yogadarsana632
Yogajapratyaksa638
Yogaksema638
Yogamaya638
Yogamudra639
Yoganala639
Yoganarasimha639
yoganga639
Yoganidra639
Yogapatta639
Yogasanas640
Yogasarasangraha641
Yogasayanamurti642
Ogasikhopanisad642
Yogasutras643
Yogatattvopanisad643
Yogavarttika643
Yogavasistha644
Yogavidhi647
Yogavighanas648
Yoga Yajnavalkya648
Yogesvari648
Yogi649
Yoginis649
Yoktra649
Yuddha649
Yuddhakanda651
Yudhisthira651
Yugadharma652
Yugadi653
Yugapurana655
Yugas655
Yuktyabhasa656
Yupa yupastambha656
yutasiddha656
Z
Zero657
Zodiacal Signs657
Addendum
Sandilya Bhakti Sutras661
Vedic sacrifices672
Appendix
Indologists of India685-691
Foreign Indologists691-705
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