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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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Gaṅgā

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 290 words.

A North Indian river, flowing from Gaṅgotrī in the Himālaya(s) to the Bay of Bengāl, which is considered the

Kāverī

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 61 words.

South India's most sacred river. Rising in Karnataka, and flowing through Tamil Nadu to the Bay of Bengal, its

Sāgar Island

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 121 words.

A relatively small island situated where the Gaṅgā flows into the Bay of Bengal. It is the site of a

Godāvarī

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

One of India's seven sacred rivers, and a tīrtha in its own right; it flows through the Deccan plateau, from Maharashtra to the Bay of Bengal.

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Ganges

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

A river of northern India and Bangladesh, rising in the Himalayas and flowing south-east to the Bay of Bengal. The river is regarded by Hindus as sacred.

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Kāverī

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South India's most sacred river. Rising in Karnataka, and flowing through Tamil Nadu to the Bay of Bengal, its symbolic resonance for Tamil culture is similar to the Gaṅgā's for northern...

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Sāgar Island

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

A relatively small island situated where the Gaṅgā flows into the Bay of Bengal. It is the site of a major annual pilgrimage and great melā in mid January, also known as Gaṅgāsāgar,...

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Introduction

Thibaut d'Hubert.

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 8460 words.

The introduction opens with a reflection on the relative marginality of the kingdom of Arakan and what it entailed in terms of historiography. I observe a reconfiguration of cosmographical...

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Brahmanand and His Innovations in the Barahmasa Genre

Dalpat Rajpurohit.

in Swaminarayan Hinduism

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 5105 words.

Barahmasa (the song of twelve months) is sung in a feminine voice to express the agony of separation through the seasonal cycle of a year. This folk genre, which was originally and...

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Vedic Voices

David M. Knipe.

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 368 pages.

Four generations of ten families in the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra speak about their lives; ancestral lineages; decisions as Yajur Veda pandits, wives, and children; and ways of...

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King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India

January 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 784 pages.

This book presents an English translation of Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra () along with detailed endnotes. When it was discovered around 1905, the was described as perhaps the most precious...

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In the Shade of the Golden Palace

Thibaut d'Hubert.

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 392 pages.

In the Shade of the Golden Palace explores the oeuvre of the prolific Bengali poet and translator Alaol (fl. 1651–1671), who rendered five narrative poems and one versified...

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The Godavari Delta

David M. Knipe.

in Vedic Voices

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 9765 words.

Historic and geographic description of the well-watered triangle where the 900-mile-long Godavari River enters the Bay of Bengal, a region prized for agricultural productivity, zone of...

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Hinduism in Bengal and Surrounding Areas

Rebecca Manring.

in Hinduism

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 9536 words.

Bengal constitutes the geographic region bounded on the north by the Himalayan range and on the south by the Bay of Bengal; that is, the post-1947 Indian state of West Bengal and the...