Gemstones
(4,181 words)

Whether in the adornments of temples, in mythologies, as a part of poetic descriptions of gods and heavens, or in consecration rites, gemstones play a number of important roles in Hindu texts and traditions. Gemstones also continue to constitute an importan…

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James McHugh, “Gemstones”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000372>
First published online: 2012



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