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Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness
(5,730 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, dwellings, …

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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