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Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]



Download PDF: PCT-310 Ganesh is the most universally worshipped of the Hindu pantheon. However, he is rarely the exclusive or ultimate object of devotion, though this is relatively common in South India. More often he is supplicated before the worship other deities. He is frequently placed as the keeper of the threshold, standing near the […]


3. Hindu Arts and Symbols

Download PDF: PCT-003 Hindu Arts & Culture Hindus use dance to tell religious stories, such as the stories of Krishna and the story of Rama and Sita. The dancer uses mudras (hand-signs or gestures) to tell the story. Drama is another way Hindus tell their ideas about God and the world. Music is very important […]