See Haridvar

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. . 2007.

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  • Haridvar — (Haridwar; Hardvar; Hardwar)    Haridvar (dvar, doorway, to Hari, a name for VISHNU) is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindu India. SHIVA followers call the city Hardvar (Har, a name for Shiva).    Haridvar is located in the northern state of… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • amrita —    Amrita is the term used in the VEDAS for SOMA, comparable to the ambrosia of the Greeks. It is considered a nectar of immortality of sorts and is taken during certain rites to achieve transcendent insight. Perhaps because the Moon is sometimes …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • indische religiöse Feste —   Außer dem Tag der Republik (26. Januar), dem Unabhängigkeitstag (15. August) und dem Geburtstag Mahatma Gandhis (2. Oktober) hat die überwiegende Zahl der Festtage in Indien einen religiösen Charakter. Der Tag, an dem sie gefeiert werden,… …   Universal-Lexikon

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