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Hinduism is formed of multiple traditions and does not have a founder. Originally, Hindu was a secular term which was used to describe all inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent (or Hindustan) irrespective of their religious affiliation. An important part of Hinduism is the "Vedic religion". It is also called the oldest living religion. A large body of texts is classified as Hindu which includes discussions on theology, philosophy and mythology, and information on the practice of dharma (religious living).

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Vol. V contains an examination of the literature of southern Saivism, Vira-Saivism, the philosophy of Srikantha, the Saiva philosophy in the Puranas, and Saiva philosophy in some important texts. This is the fifth and final of ...
by Surendranath Dasgupta
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The Markandeya Purana is one of the major eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of Hindu religious texts. The contents of the text can be indexed as follows: 1. Cantos 1-9, in which Jaimini is referred by Mārkaṇḍeya to the wise...
by Frederick Eden Pargiter
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added 2014-09-07
This content is based mainly on Ch. V of book by Sandhya Jain: Adi Deo Arya Devata - A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road Daryaganj, New Delhi, 2004
by Laxman Burdak
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A partial alphabetical list of the Clans, Kings, Cities, Rivers, Mountains, Places and Countries as mentioned in Mahabharata in various Chapters.
by Laxman Burdak
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The Mahabharata is a large text describing ancient India. In it are records of the adventures of mythological beings, wars among the gods and stories of ancient humans. Also, it documents the fate of the Kauravas and the Pandavas ...
by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa; translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
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