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Contents
Preface, 000
1	Introduction, 000
	An Overview, 000
	The Living Power of Hindu Mythology, 000
	Mythic Identities, 000
	Alive within Hindu Myths, 000
	Hindu Worldviews, 000
	Historical Contexts of Hindu Myths, 000
Pre-Aryan Period (c. 2500-1700 B.C.E.) , 000
		The Vedic Period (c. 1500-900 B.C.E.), 000
		The Brâhmanical Period (c. 900-c. 600 B.C.E.), 000
		The Upanishadic Period (c. 900-c. 600 B.C.E.), 000
		The Epic Period (c. 400 B.C.E.--c. 400 C.E.), 000
		The Purânic Period (c. 300--1800 C.E.), 000
		The Tantric Period (c. 900-c. 1600), 000
		The Modern Period, 000
	Sources: Oral Tradition, Texts, Scriptures-and Modernity, 000
	Myth Cycles, Perspectives, and Communities, 000
	Understanding Mythically, 000
		Literalistic, 000
		Sectarian, 000
		Pan-Indian, 000
		Reformed, 000
	Hindu Mythology's Contribution to World Mythology, 000
	Hindu Mythic Themes: Universal, 000
		Cosmogony, Theogony, and Anthropogony, 000
		Cosmology, 000
		Theogony and Theology, 000
		Theomachy, 000
		Anthropogony, 000
	Mythic Themes: Specific, 000
		Dharma , 000
		Karma , 000
		Transmigration, 000
		Kâla , 000
		Cosmogonic Return to the One , 000
		Renunciation and Sacrifice , 000
		Mâyâ as Illusion , 000
2	Mythic Time, Space, and Causality, 000
	Mythic Time, 000
		Additional Systems and Units of Time, 000
	Des-acutea (Space), 000
	Nimitta (Causality), 000
3	Characters, Themes, and Concepts, 000
	Adi, 000
	Adi-Kûrma, 000
	Aditi, 000
	Adityas, 000
	Agastya, Agasti, 000
	Agni, 000
	Ahalyâ, 000
	Airâvata, 000
	Ambarîsha, 000
	Amrita, 000
	Ananta, 000
	Anasûyâ, 000
	Andhak, Andhaka, 000
	Añgiras, 000
	Ani-Mândavya, 000
	Añjanâ, 000
	Apâlâ, 000
	Apsarâ, 000
	Arâ, 000
	Arayanna, 000
Arishtâ, 000
	Arishtha, Arishthaka, 000
	Arjuna, 000
	Aruna, 000
	Ashthavakra, 000
As-acuteiknî, 000
	As-underdott-underdotâvakra, 000
	Astika, 000
	Asura, 000
	Ashva-Medha, 000
	Ashvatthâman, Ashvatthâmâ, 000
	Ashvins, Asvini-Devas, 000
	Atibala, 000
	Atri, 000
	Aurva, 000
	Avatâra, 000
	Ayodhyâ, 000
	Bala, 000
	Bala-Râma, Balarâma, Balabhadra-Râma, 000
	Bali, 000
	Bâli, 000
	Bhadraka, 000
	Bhadra-Kâlî, 000
	Bhaga, 000
	Bhagavad Gîtâ, Bhagavadgîtâ, 000
	Bhâgavata Purâna, 000
	Bhagavatî, 000
	Bhagîratha, 000
	Bhairava, 000
	Bhairavî, 000
	Bhakti, 000
	Bharadvâja, 000
	Bharata, 000
	Bhîma, 000
	Bhrigu, 000
	Bhûmî, 000
	Brahmâ, 000
	Brahmacâri, Brahmacârya, 000
	Brahman, 000
	Brâhmanas, 000
	Brahmânda, 000
	Brâhmin (Also Brâhmana and Brâhman), 000
	Brihaspati, 000
	Buddha, 000
	Cañcalâkshî, 000
	Canda and Munda, 000
	Candaka, 000
	Candikâ, 000
	Candra, 000
	Candrângada, 000
	Candrasharman, 000
	Catur-Mukha-Linga, 000
	Catur-Varna (Caturvarnyam), 000
	Châyâ, 000
	Ciranjîvi, Ciranjîvis, 000
	Citraketu, 000
	Citralekhâ, 000
	Citrângadâ, 000
	Citraratha, 000
	Citrasena, 000
	Cûdâla, 000
	Cyavana, 000
	Dadhîci or Dadhîca, 000
	Dâkinîs, 000
	Daksha, 000
	Dâlbhya, 000
	Damayantî, 000
	Dasharatha, 000
	Dattâtreya, 000
	Deva, Devas; Devî, Devîs, 000
	Devakî, 000
	Devakulyâ, 000
	Devasenâ, 000
	Devayânî, 000
	Devî, 000
	Dhanvantari, 000
	Dharma, 000
	Dhritarâshtra, 000
	Dhruva, 000
	Dirghatamas, 000
	Draupadî, 000
	Drona, 000
	Durgâ, 000
	Durvâsa, 000
	Duryodhana, 000
	Dushyanta, 000
	Ekalavya, 000
	Ekavîra, 000
	Ganapati, 000
	Gandakî, 000
	Gândhârî, 000
	Gandharvas, 000
	Gândîva, 000
	Ganesha, 000
	Gangâ, 000
	Garuda, 000
	Gautama, 000
	Gavijâta, 000
	Ghanta-Karna, Ghantâkanta, 000
	Ghatotkaca, 000
	Ghoshâ, 000
	Ghritâcî, 000
	Gotama, 000
	Gunasharman, 000
	Halâhala, 000
	Hamsa, Hansa, 000
	Hanumân, 000
	Hara, 000
	Hari, 000
	Haridhâma, 000
	Harimitra, 000
	Hariscandra, 000
	Haritâsva, 000
	Harivamsa, 000
	Havyaghna, 000
	Hayagrîva, 000
	Hemakânta, 000
	Hemamâli, 000
	Hiranyagarbha, 000
	Hiranyahasta, 000
	Hiranyakashipu, 000
	Hiranyâksha, 000
	Idâ, 000
	Ilâ, 000
	Indra, 000
	Indradyumna, 000
	Indrâni, 000
	Ishvara, 000
	Jada, 000
	Jahnu, 000
	Jâjali, 000
	Jamadagni, 000
	Jâmbavân, Jâmbavât, 000
	Jambha, 000
	Jambu, 000
	Jambuka, Jambumalika, 000
	Janaka, 000
	Janamejaya, 000
	Jara, Jaras, 000
	Jarâsandha, 000
	Jatâyu, 000
	Jatila, 000
	Jaya, Jayas, 000
	Ka, 000
	Kabandha, 000
	Kaca, 000
	Kaikeyî, 000
	Kailâsa, 000
	Kaitabha, 000
	Kakshasena, 000
	Kakshîvân, Kakshîvât, 000
	Kâkshîvatasutâ, 000
	Kâla, 000
	Kâlanemi, 000
	Kalâvatî, 000
	Kali, 000
	Kâlî, 000
	Kâlindî, 000
	Kalipriyâ, 000
	Kâliya, 000
	Kalki, 000
	Kalmashapâda, 000
	Kâma, Kâmadeva, 000
	Kâmadhenu, 000
	Kamsa, Kansa, 000
	Kandu, 000
	Kanva, 000
	Kapila, 000
	Karma (Karman), 000
	Karna, 000
	Kârttikeya, 000
	Kashyapa, 000
	Kauthumi, 000
	Ketu, 000
	Krishna, 000
	Krittikâs, 000
	Kshîrâbdhi-Mathanam, 000
	Kubera, 000
	Kubjâ, 000
	Kucela, 000
	Kumbhakarna, 000
	Kunti, 000
	Kûrma, 000
	Kurukshetra, 000
	Lakshmana, 000
	Lakshmî, 000
	Lankâ, 000
	Lankâ-Lakshmi, 000
	Likhita, 000
	Lîlavati, 000
	Linga, Lingam, 000
	Mâdrî, Mâdravtî, 000
	Magic, Blessings, Cursings, 000
	Mahâbhârata, 000
	Mahâdeva, 000
	Mahâmeru, 000
	Mahisha, Mahishâsura, 000
	Mainâka, 000
	Maitra-Varuna, 000
	Maitreyî, 000
	Mâlinî, 000
	Mânasâ-Putra, Mânasa-Putra, 000
	Mandakarni (Also Called Satakarni), 000
	Mandodarî, 000
	Mangala, 000
	Mantharâ, 000
	Mantra, 000
	Manu, Manus, 000
	Manvantara, 000
	Marîci, 000
	Mârkandeya, 000
	Maruts, 000
	Matsya, 000
	Maya, 000
	Mâyâ, 000
	Mitra, 000
	Mohinî, 000
	Murukan, 000
	Nâciketas, Nâciketa, 000
	Nâga, Nâgas, 000
	Nahusha, 000
	Nakula, 000
	Nala, 000
	Nalakubera, 000
	Nandi, 000
	Nara, 000
	Nârada, 000
	Naraka, Narakâsura, 000
	Narasimha, 000
	Nârayana, 000
	Om or Aum, 000
	Pâncakanyâ, 000
	Pândavas, 000
	Pându, 000
	Parâsara, 000
	Parasu-Râma, 000
	Parîkshit, 000
	Pârvatî, 000
	Pashupati, Pâshupati, 000
	Pitris, 000
	Prahlâda, 000
	Prajâpati Prajâpatis, 000
	Prakritî, 000
	Pralaya, 000
	Prâna, Prânas, 000
	Purânas, 000
	Purusha, 000
	Pûshan, 000
	Râdhâ, 000
	Râhu, 000
	Râkshasa, 000
	Râma, 000
	Râmâyana, 000
	Renukâ, 000
	Râvana, 000
	Rigveda, 000
	Rishi, 000
	Rishyashringa, 000
	Rita, 000
	Rudra, 000
	Rudras, 000
	Rukminî, 000
	S-ACUTEaktî, 000
	S-ACUTEakuntalâ, 000
	Samjñâ, 000
	Samnyâsin, Samnyâsa, 000
	Sañjaya, 000
	Samsara, 000
	Sapta-Mâtrîs, Sapta-Mâtrikâs, 000
	Sapta-Nâgas, 000
	Sapta-Rishis, 000
	Sarasvatî, 000
	Sâstras, 000
	Satî, 000
	Satyavatî, 000
	Sâvitrî, 000
	Shabarî, 000
	Shikhandî, 000
	Shishupâla, 000
	Shuddhi, 000
	Siddhi, Siddhis, 000
	Sîtâ, 000
	S-ACUTEiva, 000
	Skanda, 000
	Soma, 000
	Subrahmanya, 000
	Sukra, 000
	Sûrya, 000
	Takshaka, 000
	Tâladhvaja, 000
	Tantra, Tantrism, 000
	Tapa, 000
	Tapas, 000
	Târâ, 000
	Tilottamâ, 000
	Tirthayatra, 000
	Trita, 000
	Tvashthri, 000
	Umâ, 000
	Upanishad, 000
	Urvashî, 000
	Ushâ, 000
	Ushas, 000
	Vâc, 000
	Vadhrimatî, 000
	Vaikuntha, 000
	Vaivasvata Manu, 000
	Vâlmiki, 000
	Vâmana, 000
	Varâha, 000
	Varna, 000
	Varuna, 000
	Vâsuki, 000
	Vâyu, 000
	Vedas, 000
	Vishnu, 000
	Visvakarman, Visvakarmâ, 000
	Vishvâmitra, 000
	Vrindavana, 000
	Vritra, 000
	Vyâsa, 000
	Yajña, 000
	Yama, 000
	Yamunâ, 000
	Yoga, Yogas, 000
	Yuvanâs-acuteshva, 000
4	Selected Print and Non-Print Resources, 000
Print Resources, 000
	Hindu Mythology (and Hindu Theology), 000
	Hinduism, 000
	Texts in Translation, 000
	History, 000
	Material Culture: Art, Architecture, Drama, 000
Selected Nonprint Resources, 000
	CD-ROM and DVD, 000
	Web sites on Hindu Mythology , 000
		Spelling, 000
		Commercial vs. Scholarly Sites , 000
		Online Sanskrit Dictionaries, 000
		South Asian WWW Virtual Library, 000
		Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), 000
		The Wabash Center Internet Guide: Hinduism, 000
		American Academy of Religion Syllabus Initiative, 000
		Miscellaneous Sites (Largely Personal and Commercial), 000
Glossary, 000
Index, 000
About the Author, 000
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Hinduism Sacred books, Mythology, Hindu