reading indirectly establishes the fact that because India is arguably one of the most diverse countries in the world, it is important to not get overwhelmed by Hinduism’s immense cultural breadth. In the reading, this point was illustrated by John Strachey’s quote, “There is no such country, and this is the first and most essential fact about India that can be learned.” What must have prompted him to believe this is the lack of a common language, religion, and “shared historical tradition.” Finally, another key point that was made was how Hindu culture, in many ways, is based on reciprocity. Offerings made to the poor and to God have a deep spiritual meaning. This idea of reciprocity is integral to puja, which is a prayer ritual.
The film, Ganges: River to Heaven, explored the holy Ganga river through the context of death and hope for mukti. The most important aspect of Hinduism that this film revealed was the degree to which individuals believed in the divinity and spiritual importance of the Ganga river. Like other religions, certain physical places and locations possess divine importance, to the extent that, in the case of Hinduism, individuals wholeheartedly believe that death in the city of Kashi, which is situated on the Ganga river, will give them mukti. From this, it becomes apparent that symbols are highly regarded in the Hindu culture, even if they are physical locations. Another concept that the film highlighted was the idea of financial transactions taking place…
The Ganges River runs over 1500 miles long through India: rising in the Himalayas, and falling in Bangladesh. For the majority of this area, the river is not only a source of water, but it also is mother to the millions of Hindus in India who believe that she is pure and holy. The Ganges river is also subject to have hundreds of carcasses of animals, bodies of humans, and gallons of waste thrown into it on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the cleaning of the Ganges is not an easy process as there…
The Ganges river is one of the largest and most sacred rivers in the Hindu faith. Located amongst the southern Great Himalayas on the Indian side of the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the Ganges river is approximately 2,525 km in length, expanding from Northern India all the way to Bangladesh. There are various aspects to the Ganges river that are discussed amongst individuals, such as economical, environmental, spiritual, and physiological aspects.
The Ganges, economically,…
The core concept of Dharma states that it is a Hindu’s obligation to respect the incarnation of their divine god, could be part of the solution to the environmental crisis in the Ganges River. By utilizing the different meanings of Dharma, we can encourage Hindus to take action and clean up Mother Ganga.
As shown in the “A Prayer for the Ganges” by Josh Hammer, the Ganges river is heavily polluted due to the amount of trash disposed into the river each day. For example, people have been throwing…
“Saving The Ganges” Current Event
In this article “Saving The Ganges” the holy Ganges river is no longer safe to use for cooking,cleaning,drinking,and watering crops.The river is badly polluted because of untreated sewage.This sewage gets dumped into the Ganges then,many people come and use the river for daily use such as washing away their sins (this is done by getting into the river and bathing). Dr. Mishra who used to be a Hindu priest (but is now a water engineer) wants to clean up the…
Is the only word my lips open to speak?
Is the only word that haunts me!
Your hallucinations every time and everywhere are seen by me.
Your shrilling cries, give me sleepless nights
In this tiny prison cell,
I shudder at the thought of that night.
The night on which I committed a bloody sin
I killed you.
In spite of your mother not letting me to
I want mercy!
O’ God hear my plea
O’ my child,
What if you were a girl?
I should have loved you, kissed and cherished you.
Hankin performed an interesting experiment to test if the antibacterial ‘substance’ in Ganges and Jamuna was volatile in nature. He heated the Ganges and Jamuna water in an open and a hermatically sealed tube (Hankin, 1896 and Hankin 2011- this is the English version of the original French paper translated by gangagen.com). He found that the antibacterial activity was retained when the water was heated in the sealed tube, but was lost in the open tube. Although the exact temperature and the…
members locked up inside them and are beating gang member to death.
A hypothesis I would make as a sociologist would be, if the dominant culture does not stay strict with their control and punishments then the counterculture, gangs, will get out of control. I would make this hypothesis because gangs will grow rapidly if they are legal. People will be more inclined to join the gang because they will not get in trouble for being in the gang as long as they do not personally commit a crime.
Employing the simile of clearing away of a city’s dirty water as it meets a majestic river like the Ganges, this verse maintains that a sinner attains purity, in the same manner, through unwavering and steadfast adherence to the True Religion.
The term khāḍā-khābochiyā(n), as a compound word or two separate words, khāḍā and khābochiyā(n), refer to ditches and puddles of water or pit pools. In the context of this verse, khāḍā-khābochiyā(n) refers to wastewater and sewage. Thus, the first two…
new technique and were narrative scenes. The differences between these two images are the involvement of the ruler, and the structure and style of the narrative scene. The northern gateway demonstrates what the people worshipped while the sculpted cliff highlights the evolution of South Asian art to now include the image of the king.
Both images contain narrative scenes, but the style and structure are different. The sculpted cliff features the Hindu story of the Descent of Ganges while the…