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Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness
(5,744 words)

The category translated by the English word “auspiciousness” is central to understanding the good life in the Hindu traditions. Hindus consider certain classes of people, animals, rituals, symbols, qualities, foods, smells and sounds, places, dwel…

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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