Hindu mythology

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  • Hindu Mythology Paper

    Mythology is widely known topic because it dominates every culture, religion, and heritage in the world. Hindu mythology is one of mythologies, which contains plenty of myths, stories, and narratives. I am a Hindu, and I do believe in our mythology which helps me to feel positive, thoughtful, and defines right and wrong karmas. Hindu Mythology has broad area that deals with death. According to Hindu Mythology, when a person dies, his or her soul roams near his or her home for the next thirteen days. The mythology explains the reason that the soul just cannot leave the family members because of the close attachment the dead person had with them. On the day of death, family members bury the dead body in the ground nearby the temple, or cremate at the river bank. During the following thirteen days, family members do their best to get that person’s death meaningful by performing different religious rituals, praying to god, and donating food and clothes to needy people. Hindu Mythology also explains that during those thirteen days, the spirit feels hunger and thirst, so family members put the…

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  • According To Hindu Mythology: The Exodus Of Kamiri Pandits

    Name: Vrinda Datta Roll no : 60065 College: Hindu Professor: Dr Anil Aneja. M.A English fourth semester. The Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits 1) According to Hindu mythology, the valley of Kashmir is said to have been named after the ancient sage rishi Kashyapa. Kashmiri Pandits are said to be the original inhabitants of the valley. The term Kashmiri Pandits refer to the Hindu Brahmins who have a five thousand year old ancestry and culture . There roots can be…

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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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  • Comparing Greek And Hindu Myths

    Coming to mythology, India was a country of Hindus once and it’s known as Hinustan, so their mythology is simply known as Hindu Mythology. Later due to migration, many mythologies can be seen in India. Like Greek Mythology, Hindu Mythology has a remarkable place in the world’s civilization and culture. Greek mythology and Hindu mythology both have many similar qualities but they are only different by their place and names. At present, India is a country with many mythologies of the world due to…

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  • Light Of India By Octavio Vega Analysis

    We think of the caste system as a fairly simple social structure of hierarchy. Astonishingly, the caste system is compiled of “three thousand caste, each with its own characteristics, god, and rituals, rules of kinship, and taboos of sex and food” (Paz 55). Louis Dumont provides us with a great ideological insight into how the caste systems work, in an anthropological sense. Dumont attributes an invisible yet visible ideology surrounding castes, in the they contain, “Social realities: family,…

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  • Hinduism Essay

    Hinduism is most likely the oldest and most complex religion in the entire world. Traces of the religion go back as far as the third millennium B.C.E. The possible religious views of Hinduism are effectively infinite due to the number of gods both major and minor, priests and temples. Nearly 80 percent of the India population consider themselves Hindu and there are at least 30 million practitioners outside of India making this religion the third largest after Christianity and Islam. The word…

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  • Suryavanshis: Followers Of Shri Ram And The Solar Calendar

    Ultimately he decided to take the spiritual route. He started reading on the different philosophies and the Indian mythologies.[17] One day, while watching a historical program, Tripathi and his family got into the discussion about consciousness and the evil inside man. In the program they learned that in ancient Persia, demons were known as Daeva (a term reserved for the Gods in Indian mythology), and angels were called Asuras (a term reserved for demons in Indian mythology). Tripathi added,…

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  • Symbolism Of Vedic Culture

    culture emanates from the philosophy and science of Yajï. Yajï is the perennial symbol of this divine culture (Pandya, 2009b). The Sanskrat word ‘Yajïa’ etymologically means ‘to worship’, ‘to unite or connect’, ‘to do charity unconditionally (däna ) in right manner to the deserved. Gayatri and Yajïa are described as the pillars of Indian philosophy and culture. The four vedas signify the philosophy of the eternity and absolute complementary role of Gayatri Yajï in the divine creation (Joshi,…

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  • Research Paper On Nonmaterial Culture

    Approximately eighty-four percent of Indians identify as Hindu (Zimmerman). Hinduism is viewed as more of a way to life in India as opposed to a religion. Karma is an essential characteristic of their way of life, meaning that the actions an individual takes throughout the course of his/her life will have an effect on them at some point in their lifetime. Reincarnation is another belief that is strongly engraved in their culture. Hindus see all life as being sacred, so many of the people in…

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  • Hinduism Characteristics

    Although Hinduism is one of the world’s largest and most popular religion, 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…

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