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Abhinavagupta (Kashmiri philosopher), 75, 97, 99 Adhvaryu (Yajur-Veda priest), 51–52 Adrishta (unseen merit), 31–32, 60–61, 63, 93–96 Agama (Sanskrit texts), 3, 25, 27, 31, 64–65, 71–74, 84–85, 115 Agni (god of fire), 37, 42, 67–68, 70, 83 Agnicayana (large fire sacrifice), 43 Agnihotra (daily fire ritual), 43, 67 Agnistoma (simple Soma sacrifice), 43, 67, 98 Agra Gharana, 141–42 Akbar, 140–41, 160, 191 Akhar (added verses in Padavali-Kirtan), 144 Alap, 141–43, 174, 186–87, 191, 197 Alvars (Tamil Vaishnava poet-saints), 32, 110–11, 119–20, 122, 124, 143 Apabhramsa (vernacular), 103, 108, 129, 173 Apotropaia (chasing away evil spirits), 6, 24; defined, 24; 66, 89, 200 Apsaras (heavenly dancers), 78, 80, 86 Apurva (delayed merit), 30–31, 60–63, 93–95, 97, 139–40, 200, 203 Araiyar (Tamil Vaishnava singers), 120, 124–26, 139, 216 Arati (ceremony of offerings in Puja), 66–67, 134, 163–65, 182–83 Aryan (Arya), 35–37, 59; Indo-Aryan 37–39, 70–72, 78, 99, 111, 200, 203 Ashtachap (eight poets of Pushti Marg), 33, 159, 162–64, 168, 171, 177, 199 Asoka, 91–92, 100 Atman, 57–58; Daiva Atman (divine self), 58–59, 62 Bhagavad-Gita, 11–12, 107, 115, 117–18, 131, 133, 150–51, 155 Bhagavan (Krishna), 130–31 Bhagavata-Purana, 32, 117–18, 121, 131–33, 138, 146, 148, 153, 161, 203 Bhakti (devotion to God), 133, 135, 139, 146, 156–57, 166, 202–3 Bhakti Sangit (devotional music), 101, 103, 127, 130, 139, 204 Bhajan, 22–23, 127; 130–36; defined, 133; 144, 172–73 Bharata Muni (author of Natya-Sastra), 30, 75–80, 90–94, 170, 201 Bhava (emotion), 31, 58, 156, 169, 170, 181, 192 Bouyer, Louis (theologian), 15, 17, 201 Brahma (creator god), 28, 30, 47, 65, 73, 76–77, 81–83, 86–87, 93, 104–5 Braj Bhasha (dialect of Hindi), 33, 108, 132, 137, 147, 151, 154–55, 159–60 Brihaddesi (Sanskrit text on music), 103, 116, 127–29 Buddhism, 9, 24, 41, 70, 102 Cain and Abel (first Biblical sacrificers), 45 Celtic music, 6–7, 200 cymbals: Ghana, 90, 96–97; Talam, 116; Jhanjh, 33, 95–96, 133–34, 139, 170, 174, 185, 196 Index 242 • index Darshan: Ashtayam (eight periods of the day), 161–62; Jhanki, 163; Pushti Marg, 163–64; Radhavallabha, 182–83 Dattilam, (ancient Sanskrit text on Gandharva Sangita), 30, 64, 86–89, 92–96, 98, 100, 187, 203 Devi (goddess), 30, 65, 97, 99, 105, 108, 156, 178 Dhamar, 32–33, 137, 139, 141–42, 152, 157, 158–60, 170–72 Dhrupad (north Indian classical music), 31–33, 90, 92, 95, 136–44; defined, 137; 154, 157–60, 163, 171–74, 185, 188–89, 191, 194, 199, 205 Dhruva (ancient Prakrit song), 30, 79, 90–92, 95, 136–39, 143, 170 Divya Prabandham (collection of Alvar hymns) 32, 110, 119–20, 122–25 Doxology, 24, 56 Dravidian, 38, 71–72, 111, 114 drums: Pakhavaj, 33, 133–34, 141–42, 170, 175, 185, 191, 195–96, 198–99; Tabla, 95, 133–34, 175, 196; Khol, 133–34, 144 Durga (goddess), 27, 66, 108, 146 ekasruti (monotone), 48–49 Eliade, Mircea (historian of religion), 15, 18, 73 epiclesis (calling down the divine), 6, 24; defined, 24; 53, 56, 99, 200, 204 eschatology, 24, 180 expiation, 24, 99, 204 Foley, Edward (theologian), 3, 12, 17–22, 201 Gandharvas (heavenly singers), 78, 80, 86, 88, 93, 98–99, 154 Gandharva Sangita (“heavenly music”), 28–31, 35, 58, 63–65, 75, 79, 85–89, 92–101, 103, 116, 127, 129–31, 138, 170, 187, 200, 202, 204, 210, 215–16 Gaudiya Sampradaya (north Indian Vaishnava tradition), 153, 155, 177; Caitanya, 121, 144, 153, 155, 160, 177 gita (song), 87, 101, 104, 127, 129–32, 203 Gita-Govinda (Sanskrit poem by Jayadeva), 135–37, 143, 156, 178, 189 Gitavidhi hymn, 80 Greek music, 6, 49, 78, 87, 205–6 Grihya (domestic rites), 11, 40, 42, 66 Gupta dynasty, 102, 128, 147 Haridasi Sampradaya (north Indian Vaishnava tradition), 33, 155, 160, 173, 177, 190–95, 198–99 Harivamsa (ancient Sanskrit text), 109, 117, 148, 152–53 harmonium (portable hand-pumped organ), 27, 33, 133–34, 170, 174–75, 191, 196 Haveli Sangit (music of Pushti Marg), 12–13, 31, 41–43, 105, 108, 155–57, 159, 167– 83, defined, 167–68; 185–86 Holi (spring festival), 33, 162, 170, 181, 183–84, 188, 190, 195–96 Homo religiosus, 18 Hotri (Rig-Veda...

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9781611171082
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9781611170375
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824698506
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256
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2014-01-01
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English
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