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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Hinduism! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Hinduism articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Hinduism}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Hinduism articles by quality and Category:Hinduism articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Hinduism}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Hinduism WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Please add your name to the list of participants if you wish to assess articles on a regular basis.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
The peer review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
How can I keep track of changes in article ratings? 
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here. If you are just looking for an overview, however, the statistics may be more accessible.
How does all this work? 
See Using the bot and WikiProject Council Guide.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead. Completed requests can be found in the archive.

Please place new requests (in the format, # [[article name]] - ~~~~) at the bottom of the list.

  1. Iravan --Redtigerxyz Talk 06:42, 8 May 2009 (UTC) It is GA.--Redtigerxyz Talk 12:44, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
  2. Swaminarayan Sampraday -- Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 10:18, 7 June 2009 (UTC) Demoted to C. --Redtigerxyz Talk 12:44, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
  3. Tridevi (currently stub; what importance?) Sizzle Flambé (/) 19:10, 22 September 2009 (UTC) Assessed. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:38, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Non existent Goddess.--Sankarrukku (talk) 11:53, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
The Tridevi is, as stated, the conjoined three goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati (Durga), just as the Trimurti is the conjoined three gods (their consorts) Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. There is no single "the Goddess Tridevi", just as there is no single "the God Trimurti". They are trios, triads, threesomes. Sizzle Flambé (/) 10:29, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
  1. Kamakhya - Shakta Scholar (talk) 20:15, 12 January 2010 (UTC) Done --Redtigerxyz Talk 16:24, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
  2. Karma in Hinduism Raj2004 (talk) 15:06, 30 January 2010 (UTC) This wikiproject can not give a higher grade, apply for WP:GA status. --Redtigerxyz Talk 16:24, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
  3. Spiritual Heritage of India (book) and The Principal Upanishads (book) were both recently created by me, and both recently assessed by the same editor as start-class. This confuses me, because start class seems to imply "lack of reliable sources" (see quality scale), and I believe that both of these articles are well-supplied with multiple reliably cited reviews. Could someone explain to me (e.g., on my talk page) what is lacking re RS, or perhaps reassess if the sources are indeed reliable? Many thanks in advance - Health Researcher (talk) 00:48, 3 May 2010 (UTC)--Redtigerxyz Talk 17:04, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  4. Deshastha Brahmin - Thanks for your time in assessing. Zuggernaut (talk) 16:42, 1 August 2010 (UTC) Already GA. --Redtigerxyz Talk 17:37, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  5. Chyavana - Please re-assess the post-expansion article.Joy1963Talk 12:27, 4 January 2011 (UTC) C class --Redtigerxyz Talk 17:37, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. Yoga Vasistha - I can't take any credit for the article apart from a copy edit, but would like to have it assessed. Thanks! Wi2g (talk) 15:58, 31 March 2011 (UTC) C class --Redtigerxyz Talk 17:37, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  7. Jagannath - Kindly re-assess the article in its present form and context. soft dynamite(talk) 19:54, 28 May 2011 (UTC) Reassessed already. Start -> C --Redtigerxyz Talk 17:35, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  8. Vadakalai - Requesting B or C class for the article. The article is well organised and referenced with "60 different sources". The article has valuable contributions about some rare "Vedic Aryan practices in Hinduism" - still practiced today by the corresponding community, while the whole article is very informative on hinduism and brahmins. Kindly assess the quality and importance of the article. Thank You. Hari7478 (talk) 13:31, 6 August 2011 (UTC) Assessed C with comment. --Redtigerxyz Talk 16:57, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
  9. Requesting a re-assessment of Hinduism in Tamil Nadu and Vaitheeswaran Koil. For Vaitheeswaran Koil, this is the maximum that can be leveraged from the online sources. Vernacular sources are also way to limited or promotional. Thanks. S Sriram(talk - my page - contribs) 23:20, 6 December 2011 (UTC)ssriram_mt Assessed --Redtigerxyz Talk 09:15, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
  10. Requesting a re-assessment of Pashupata Shaivism and Gaudapada. Thanks. CorrectKnowledge (talk) 22:16, 11 May 2012 (UTC) Assessed --Redtigerxyz Talk 18:04, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
  11. Requesting review for GA quality class for the Bhagavad Gita article, which I have majorly re-organized and cleaned up. Adelle Frank (talk) 21:00, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
  12. Requesting an assessment of List of Hindu temples in Kerala as the list has cleaned up and reconstructed on major scale and also it has not been assessed earlier. - KAS( talk) 06:15, 11 January 2013 (UTC) Assessed as List class with mid importance. Correct Knowledge«৳alk» 17:29, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
  13. Onam: This article is more well-detailed now, has more adequate external references, and has been significantly restructured. I request a reassessment. Harivishnu (talk) 05:58, 27 September 2013 (UTC) No change. Redtigerxyz Talk 05:17, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  14. Requesting re-assessment of Importance for Nayanars. I was copyediting the article, but am not sure how the subgroups work on the project, but someone had previously set it to Top. -AngusWOOF (talk) 20:51, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
User:AngusWOOF, the top assessment was done by WP Religion, based on entry in Religion encyclopedias. Sinece it is top for Religion, Hinduism was also upgraded from high to Top. Redtigerxyz Talk 05:22, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Hinduism}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WikiProject Hinduism| ... | class=??? | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Hinduism articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Hinduism.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information.
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.
Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas.
Low {{Low-Class}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

Importance standards[edit]

  • Epics - Generally classed as top importance.
  • Temples - "Mid" if in India , "High" if outside India, "High" if a well-known temple outside or in India
  • Biographies - "High" if outside India
  • Festivals - Probably High or mid
  • Deities Top should be kept for about only the ten or twenty most famous. Others that appear in famous texts a number of times are High. The rest including local gods and goddesses are Mid.
  • Gurus/Swamis/Charyas/Rishis The founders of major Hindu sects and philosophies are High while their followers and students are either Mid or Low depending on their influence.
  • Mantras/Bhanjans The most important mantras (and bhajan/aarti) relevant to the whole of Hinduism (not sectarian in nature) are High. Other generally famous mantras (sectarian ones included) are High or Mid. The rest, if they even have an article are Low.

Participants[edit]

If you would like to join the assessment team, please add your name to the list in alphabetical order. Bold your name if you are currently active and can be approached for an assessment:
  1. Arjun01 (talk · contribs)
  2. EDI (talk · contribs)
  3. Bakasuprman (talk · contribs)
  4. C21K (talk · contribs)
  5. DaGizza (talk · contribs)
  6. DineshSubramaniam (talk · contribs)
  7. Ganeshk (talk · contribs)
  8. GourangaUK (talk · contribs)
  9. Kkrystian (talk · contribs)
  10. Mktnagar (talk · contribs)
  11. Ncmvocalist (talk · contribs)
  12. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk · contribs)
  13. Redtigerxyz (talk · contribs)
  14. Shruti14 (talk · contribs)
  15. Souravmohanty2005 (talk · contribs)
  16. Ssriram_mt (talk · contribs) - Hindu Temples
  17. TheRingess (talk · contribs) - I am willing to read articles and attempt to make suggestions on how informative they are to the casual reader.
  18. Kirananils (talk · contribs)

Example assessments[edit]

To assess an article, paste one of the following onto the article's talk page.

Quality

  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=FA}} - to rate an article at FA-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=A}} - to rate an article at A-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=GA}} - to rate an article at GA-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=B}} - to rate an article at B-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=C}} - to rate an article at C-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=Start}} - to rate an article at Start-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=Stub}} - to rate an article at Stub-Class
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism}} - to leave the article un-assessed.

Importance

  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|importance=Top}} - to rate an article at Top importance
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|importance=High}} - to rate an article at High importance
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|importance=Mid}} - to rate an article at Mid importance
  • {{WikiProject Hinduism|importance=Low}} - to rate an article at Low importance

Log[edit]

The full log of assessment changes for the past thirty days is available here. Unfortunately, due to its extreme size, it cannot be transcluded directly.