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Music
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In village bhajan sessions and urban concert halls, at daily pūjās and seasonal festivals, and at sacred sites and on long pilgrimages, a wide variety of music serves as vehicles for Hindu devotion. The power of music is a prominent theme in South Asian literature and folklore. The Kriyākālaguṇottara, for example, prescribes melodies played on consec…

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Rahaim, Matthew, “Music”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_2040050>
First published online: 2018



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