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Auspiciousness and Purity

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780198069409
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0016
Auspiciousness and Purity

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This chapter further examines the householder's way of life in the light of the fundamental values of auspiciousness and purity. It attempts to clarify the notion of ‘auspiciousness’ and to examine its relation to ‘purity’ by exploring some of their meanings in Hindu or, more precisely, Brahmanical culture.

Keywords: householders; auspiciousness; purity; Hindu; Brahmanical culture

Chapter.  9617 words. 

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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