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Gods, Goddesses, and Divine Powers (overview article)
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Hindu texts and communities conceptualize and experience the divine as one, as many, and as being beyond numerical count; as male, female, androgynous, and transcending gender; as having form and being formless; as transcendent an…

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Gods, Goddesses, and Divine Powers (overview article)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_103>
First published online: 2018



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