Hinduism - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 104 pages of information about Hinduism.
This section contains 20,968 words
(approx. 70 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Hinduism Encyclopedia Article

Om.

The "Om" (Aum) symbol is the written form of the sacred "Om" sound. It is the most holy of all the Hindu mantras. The symbol also represents the trinity of God in Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer).

Glossary

acharya
a formal head of a monastery, sect, or sub-community
ashrama
one of the four stages of life
atman
the human soul
Ayurveda
"knowledge of a long life"; a Hindu healing system
Bhagavad Gita
one of the most sacred texts of the Hindus; a book of 18 chapters from the epic the Mahabharata
bhakti
devotion; the practice of devotion to God
Brahma
a minor deity; the creator god
Brahman
the term used in the Upanishads to refer to the supreme being
Brahman
the upper, or priestly, caste
caste
a social group (frequently one that a person is born into) in Hindu society
deva
a divine being...

(read more)

This section contains 20,968 words
(approx. 70 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Hinduism Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Encyclopedia of Religious Practices
Hinduism from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook