Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

60. Can Someone Who is Not Hindu Visit a Temple? If so, How Should They Dress and Act?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Brian K. Pennington [+-]
Elon University
Brian K. Pennington is Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society and Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University.

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Hinduism in Five Minutes provides an accessible and lively introduction to common questions about the practices, ideas, and narratives commonly identified as Hindu. Suitable for beginning students and the general reader, the book offers more than 60 brief essays on a wide range of fascinating questions about Hinduism and its study, such as: How did Hinduism begin? How many gods / goddesses do Hindus worship? Why do some people refer to the Bhagavad Gita as the Hindu Bible? Why do Hindus have to be vegetarian? What is the role of women in Hindu rituals? What do Hindus believe? Why are Untouchables treated differently? Why do Hindus throw colors during Holi? Is yoga Hindu? What makes arranged marriage appealing to Hindus? Do you have to be Indian to be a Hindu? Each essay is written by a leading authority and offers succinct, insightful answers along with suggestions for further reading, making the book an ideal starting point for classroom use or personal browsing.

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Pennington, Brian. 60. Can Someone Who is Not Hindu Visit a Temple? If so, How Should They Dress and Act?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jul 2022. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41728. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41728. Jul 2022

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