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Ritual Food
(7,226 words)

Perceptions of and activities dealing with ritual food in the Hindu traditions can only understood in the larger context of ideas of food in everyday life, body, health, purity, auspiciousness, and one’s relationship with deities, ancestors, and fellow human beings. Food is c…

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Ritual Food”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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