Himalaya Region

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Abstract

The entry provides information on Hindu practices and Hindu people in the Himalayan Region of South Asia. Ritual practices, religious officiates, places of worship, places of pilgrimmage and matters of theology are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrill's encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume One
EditorsKnut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan
Place of PublicationLeiden and Boston, MA
PublisherBrill
Pages73-85
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789004176416
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Himalaya
  • Himalayan
  • Kailash
  • Badrinath
  • Kedarnath
  • Gangotri
  • Ganga
  • Ganges
  • Yamuna
  • Jumna
  • Yamnotri
  • Devi
  • India
  • Shiva
  • Shaivite
  • Shaman
  • Shamanism
  • Drums
  • Sacrifice
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Himachal
  • Uttarakhand
  • Garhwal
  • Kumaon
  • Kashmir

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    Alter, A. (2009). Himalaya Region. In K. A. Jacobsen, H. Basu, A. Malinar, & V. Narayanan (Eds.), Brill's encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume One (pp. 73-85). Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill.