Last Modified: 2011-07-11
Context: Party closely related to the Ayodha dispute of the Babri Mosque that was destroyed in 1992. Dispute: Hindus believed the mosque was built over a Hindu temple for the God Rama.
Town hosts hundreds of temples dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna and is considered sacred to Hinduism.
It is a symbol that teaches Hindus the true meaning of spiritual love. Spiritual love directed to their gods - a love (prem) that is eternal.
Lilas represent an important idea in the traditional worship of Krishna and Shiva.
Important because it explains some of the tensions between the Muslims and Hindus
Kirtan - (sanskrit; to repeat) - responsory chanting
a Tantric term referring to the five substances used in a Tantric worship or spiritual practice: madya (wine) māṃsa (meat) matsya (fish) mudrā (parched grain) maithuna (sexual intercourse)
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