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The deserts of Rajasthan have proved fertile soil for the birth and flowering of a wealth of religious traditions, as Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Jain traditions interweave, while devotion to Śiva, Viṣṇu and his avatārs, Kṛṣṇa, and Rāma, as well as multiple goddesses stand side by side with dedication to the lord beyond form. Temples and traditions surr…

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Martin, Nancy M., “Rajasthan”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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