Hindu deities

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  • Shiva Nataraja

    The statues of Shiva Nataraja, also known as Shiva as the Lord of Dance, came from the sculptors of the south Indian Chola dynasty. These statues, from the late tenth and early eleventh centuries, are some of the most significant icons from the Hindu religion. This important symbol bears all of the characteristics that Shiva represents: creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe. This religious piece of art, made using the ‘lost-wax’ method of sculpting, has gotten a lot more prominent since the twentieth century. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy wrote an essay in 1912 explaining the significance of the Shiva Nataraja, and why it was an important statue to the Hindu religion, but in a very different representation. After this essay, Hindu people…

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  • Essay On Shinto God

    part of Japan 's mythology, then I would have thought that they were simply wonderful characters, but they were not just characters. Amaterasu remains a well respected goddess in Japan and you would not see God or Jesus in a game like Ōkami. It just would not feel right. The next god I will be speaking about is Rudra, a Hindu deity holding jurisdiction over wild animals, storms, disease, and death. My interest in Rudra is much more recent than Amaterasu and the reason I hold any interest is due…

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  • What Is The Importance Of Cultural Appropriation

    Lord Ganesha is and the role that this deity plays in Hinduism. Lord Ganesha has the head of an elephant and is the “remover of obstacles”, along with the god of wisdom and learning. It’s important to note that Ganesha is thought to be “the doorway to the divine. He is the god that is prayed to at the start of any religious ritual or ceremony, at the start of any new enterprise” . In other words, Ganesha holds religious value in the Hindu world and it would be inappropriate to export such a holy…

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  • Gender Roles In Hindu Religion

    Hindu is a pagan religion espoused by the people of India and Nepal, was formed through a long march from the fifth century BC to the present. It is a religion of spiritual and moral values as well as legal and regulatory principles taken several gods, according to related works, for every area of the god, and every act or phenomenon there a God for it. There is no specific founder for Hindu religion and most of their books they don’t know who the authors, the religion as well as the books have…

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  • Hinduism Characteristics

    it is unique and unlike other prevalent religions. Hinduism is most popular in southern Asian countries such as India and Nepal. One would assume for that to become popular and remain relevant that the Hindu religion would have to be similar to the other religions but it actually stands one in its various facets. Hinduism has no lone founder, no single set of teachings and no definite scripture. These unique characteristics are unheard of in the religious world (British Broadcasting…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Balaji Temple

    Knowledge is power, with this knowledge we can make better decisions and also achieve more because of the ability to understand people from different cultures. I attended the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, located in Riverdale, Georgia. Upon arrival, I noticed the beautiful, intricate architecture of the white building. This building is a replica of a traditional Hindu Temple in Southern India, built by artisans from India. This location has two different temples, the Balaji Temple,…

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  • Symbolism In Hindu Art

    Flowers and colorful, patterned cloth adorn the large bronze statue, the many hands of the Hindu god tinted with pigment. At the feet or base of the shining awe-inducing god, lies a rainbow of food and gifts. Images of yellow, green, red, blue, and purple, plants, animals and gods are splashed and slapped on the walls, red lentil paste splattered over top of them in thick layers. The largest painting is of Shiva and Parvati together, both holding their palms out while standing on a giant…

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  • Hindu Devotional Groups In Hinduism

    With the emergence of Bhaktism in South Asia, Hindus started to show their love for Hindu deities through poetry and other forms of art. Bhakti is an intense emotional love for a personal god. It favors an immediate experience of the divine. This trend leads to the creation of major Hindu devotional groups: Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. All three major groups are unified within the realm of bhakti/devotion; however, each group is distinguishable through their belief system, traditions,…

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  • Ramakrishna Research Paper

    Ramakrishna, was a Hindu religious leader and a founder of religious thought that became the Ramakrishna Order. Ramakrishna also known as Gadadhar Chatterji or Gadadhar Chattopadhyaya claimed to have had the same experiences as brahman and he is often referred to as the first Hindu saint (“Ramakrishna”). Ramakrishna and his disciples were the first followers of the religious thought ramakrishna order. The Ramakrishna order follows unselfish work, love of god, knowledge, and awakening of…

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  • Eastern And Western Religions: A Religious Analysis

    Eastern and western religions are used as an ethical basis for societies and individual believers to adhere to. In understanding this ethical influence of religions, it is essential to understand the fundamental views of time and the afterlife according to each religious tradition. In the following pages, I will analyze and compare the Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian teachings of afterlife, time, and the effects of these teachings on religion-based ethics. Hinduism, founded by Aryans in…

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