Ritual Food
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Perceptions of and activities dealing with ritual food in the Hindu traditions can only understood in the larger context of ideas of food in everyday life, body, health, purity, auspiciousness, and one’s relationship with deities, ancestors, and fellow human beings. Food is c…

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Vasudha Narayanan, “Ritual Food”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000297>
First published online: 2012

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