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Research Guide for Dr. McDaniel's Hindu Tradition Course

RELS 245 Assignments

Your librarian, Christine, has put together this "research hub" to assist you in starting your research projects for this course. Please use this course website to search for books, articles, and websites relevant to your target religion and religious practice.

Christine is always available to meet with you for additional research assistance. Feel free to contact her by email to make an appointment via

image from: The Little Book of Hindu Deities by Sanjay Patel

Pilgrims bathing in holy water during the Ardh Kumbh Mela

It is believed that pilgrims with achieve Moksha (deliverance from the human cycle of death and rebirth) by entering the water. The Ardh (Half) pilgrimage, one of the world's largest gatherings of people, occurs every six years in Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of the two holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna (Jamuna). It is believed that the two rivers are also joined by a third, mystical river, the Saraswati, which has no physical form.

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