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Glossary

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 – […]

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HINDU BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD CEREMONIES

Word document download: FCT-0603 There are a number of ceremonies before birth, namely the purification of the womb (prior to conception) and two ceremonies during pregnancy. After birth, there are further samskaras and we list below seven of the most important. Keep in mind that specific practices and the timings vary considerably and that today […]

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HINDU RITES OF PASSAGE

Word document download: FCT-0601 There are sixteen principle rites of passage which are called ‘Samskaras’ (purificatory rites). They are as follows: 1. Garbhadhana (Conception) 2. Pumsavana (Engendering a male issue) 3. Simantonayana (Parting the hair) 4. Jata Karma (Natal rites) 5. Namakarana (Naming) 6. Niskramana (First outing) 7. Anaprasa (First grains) 8. Chudakarrana (Tonsure) 9. […]