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Animal sacrifice in Hinduism

Practices of Hindu animal sacrifice are mostly associated with Shaktism, and in currents of folk Hinduism strongly rooted in local tribal traditions. Animal sacrifices were carried out in ancient times in India. Hindu scriptures, including the Gita, and the Puranas… Continue Reading →

Thread ceremony in India

Upanayana is one of the traditional Saṃskāra (rites of passage), that marked the acceptance of a student by a Guru (teacher) and an individual’s entrance to a school in Hinduism. The tradition is widely discussed in ancient Sanskrit texts of… Continue Reading →

Sanskrit language

Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and a literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in the Indian cultural zone. It is a standardised dialect of the… Continue Reading →

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