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Mircea Eliade - Hindu beliefs on death



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Mircea Eliade – Shamanism Archaic techniques of ecstasy

And it was also known that the soul of the deceased did not leave the earth immediately; it lingered about the house for a certain period which might be as much as a year.  This explains too, why it was invoked during the sacrifices and offerings were made in its honour.

Source Arthur Berriedale Keith – The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads

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Hindu and yoga

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