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Books in the Library

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Yantras of Deities and Their Numerological Foundations
Call Number: OVR 294.5 BUN
ISBN: 8124601747
This book examines the range of trantric yantras along with its associated deity, specific purpose, predominant and secondary numbers, and mantra.

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Call Number: 294.5 W246h
ISBN: 0816024472
Presents the history , customs, and beliefs of Hinduism, describing the mysteries and myths that sustained its growth over the centuries.

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The Sacred East
Call Number: OVR 299.5 LIT
ISBN: 0007680007
A guide to the major spiritual and philosophical traditions of Asia, from the Hindu beliefs of India to the Shinto religion of Japan.

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World Religions
Call Number: 200 BOW
ISBN: 9780756617721
Publication Date: 2006-02-20
A comprehensive overview of the beliefs and practices of a variety of different world religions draws on religious artifacts, explanations of sacred texts, paintings, architecture, and other teachings to provide explanations of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and other faiths.

Websites on the Internet

  • Sanatan Society
    The website of a specific school of Hinduism, providing comprehensive information on Hindu religion, culture, and lifestyle. You will find information on everything from vegetarian recipes, epic literature and poetry, religious festivals, yoga, and the gods and goddesses.

    There is a table of contents column on the right of the page.

    -The “Hindu Gods & Goddesses” page provides a page for each god and goddess assigned for this assignment
    -The “Indian Music & Mantras” page offers both the text and recorded audio of many mantras
    -The “Other Spiritual Art” page offers paintings of some yantras
  • Indian Heritage
    Visit the "Hindu Gods / Gurus" page (linked from the Home page or from under the Worship tab). Most of Ms. Blue's assigned gods and goddesses are represented with a page providing the other names or forms, the mantra, and symbolism associated with the god.

Library Resources Online

  • Oxford Reference
    Oxford Reference is a database of reference e-books, all published by Oxford University Press. It includes many relevant e-books, such as A Dictionary of Hinduism and The Oxford Companion to World Mythology.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion ebook
    To the right of the publication information, use the search bar to search the full text of the e-book for your god or goddess. There are also some great general entries such as "Hindu Iconography” for background information.


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*A note about spellings

Throughout these sources you will sometimes find different spellings of names. Sometimes the h's are left out, for example: Krsna, Ganesa, Siva, Visnu. While searching the full-text of an ebook or looking through websites online, be aware that an alternate spelling of your god or goddess's name might be used.


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