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Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon in the post Ṛg Vedic understanding of the term.

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Hinrich Biesterfeldt.

in Eternity

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2556 words.

phihisHistory of Philosophy

Dahriyya is an Arabic collective noun that a tenth-century encyclopedia of Arabic-Islamic technical terms defines as “those who believe in the eternity of the...

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