By Klaus K. Klostermaier
With entries on every thing from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is often a useful reference booklet.
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Its central theme is KØÆŒA and his exploits. It is frequently recited publicly and has been commented upon by classical and modern authors. Bhägavata saƒpradäya, also Bhägavatism See VAIÆŒAVISM. Bhägïrathï A section of the Ganges. According to an old legend, King Bhägïratha of the solar dynasty subjected himself to austere penances for a long time to bring the celestial river GA¢GÄ down from the heavens to purify the ashes of his 60,000 ancestors. To honour his memory one of the three main branches of the Gaögä was called Bhägïrathï.
Son of BØHASPATI and father of DRONA, the teacher of the PÄŒ¥AVAS. There are many stories connected with his life in epics and Puräæas. Bharata (1) In the ØGVEDA, hero and king of the warlike Bhäratas. Bharata (2) An ancient king who, while living as a SAMNYÄSI, became attached to a fawn and was reborn as a deer. In a further rebirth as a brahmin he served as palanquin bearer and amazed the king with his wisdom. Bharata (3) Son of Daÿaratha by his wife Kaikeyï; half-brother of Räma, he ruled the country during Räma’s absence on his behalf.
Today the Ärya Samäj has centres in all cities and towns of India and in many cities abroad and claims a membership of over a million. asat (‘non-being’) A condition of non-differentiation, assumed to exist before creation. asceticism Hindus were famous from antiquity for their asceticism. Ascetic practices (TAPAS) were assumed to create powers that are irresistible. Self-control and observation of a strict regimen were part of general ethics. A Hindu was Encyclo - Letter A 10/2/03 9:37 am Page 28 ashes 28 expected to become more and more detached from self-indulgence as he progressed through life.
A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Concise Encyclopedia of World Faiths) by Klaus K. Klostermaier