Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness
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The category translated by the English word “auspiciousness” is central to understanding the good life in the Hindu traditions. Hindus consider certain classes of people, animals, rituals, symbols, qualities, foods, smells and sounds, places, dwel…

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Vasudha Narayanan, “Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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