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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, a…

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Ritual Food”, 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 <>
First published online: 2018

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