By Karel Werner
A multi-purpose reference paintings which should still develop into an essential significant other for anyone who comes into contact with Hinduism. encompasses a dictionary of Sanskrit and vernacular phrases; a thesaurus of phrases and ideas; and a survey of the historic improvement of Hinduism.
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Aśoka (Pl. ) the third and greatest king of the Maurya dynasty and the first emperor of India, who converted to Buddhism but supported all religious movements. He is famous for his rock edicts extolling charitable work, morality and piety in life. 26 A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF HINDUISM āśrama a stage of life; a hermitage or community home (‘ashram’) led by a guru or spiritual teacher. e. a student, disciple or apprentice, (2) or a householder, (3) vānaprastha or a forest dweller, and (4) parivrājaka or , which means a mendicant or homeless wanderer.
The basis of the Hindu year is a lunar month (which begins with the full moon in the North and with the new moon in the South), divided into the bright half , starting with the new moon, and the dark half , starting with the full moon. There are twelve lunar months divided into six seasons : Vasanta (spring): Caitra (March/April), Vaiśākha (April/ May); (hot season): (May/June), (June/July); (rainy season): (July/August), Bhādrapada (August/September); Śarad (autumn): Aśvinā, Aśvayuja (September/October), Kārttika (October/November); Hemanta (winter): (November/December), (December/January); Śiśira (frosty season): Māgha (January/February), Phālguna (February/ March).
On political theory and practice, extolling law and order and centralized authority. ; Skt. āratī) ceremonial waving of a lamp (āratrika) in front of an effigy of god as an offering of light during a pūjā. a hill near , South India. The place was made widely known because of who settled there. The āśram which grew up round him at the foot of the hill still exists as a centre propagating his teachings. C. creating the Vedic civilization, used for themselves and which was once so used also by other IE nations (cf.
A Popular Dictionary of Hinduism (Popular Dictionaries of Religion) by Karel Werner