Bhagavadgītā
(11,806 words)

The Bhagavadgītā is perhaps one of the most renowned and often-quoted texts in Hindu religious traditions. It is one of the oldest comprehensive presentations of early Hindu theology that deeply influenced subsequent religious traditions and has gained, in some of them, the status of an authoritative text. The text sets a paradigm in that it mediat…

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Angelika Malinar, “Bhagavadgītā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2020050>
First published online: 2012



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