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  • Symbols Of The 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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  • The Pragic Representations Of Shiva

    every Shiva temple (Danielou, 1984). But when he is not represented as a linga, Shiva is portrayed as a powerful being of human manifestation. In comparison, even though Shiva is most known for his phallic image, other phallic representations are present at other temples around the world, including some that pay homage to Dionysus. In the Greek representation, the phallus is represented as a pillar or column. In Orthos there is a pillar that directly represents Dionysus. Besides the two gods…

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  • Paragraph On Kedarnath Temple

    The primary deity inside the temple is the Jyortilinga. Outside the temple, there is an idol of Nandi. The temple also has an idol of Virbhadra who served the Lord as his guard. The connection with the tale of Mahabharata is evident from the idols of Pandava brothers inside the temple. To worship Shiva in order to wash away their sins, they built the temple. Adi Sankaracharya built the present building. There are some delicate carvings on the inside wall. The main deity in the shrine is…

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  • Opposed To Amaterasu: The Power Of God

    Armed with arrows that can inflict disease on whatever it hits, even another god ("Rudra"). His unpredictable violence is a fair reason for humans and gods to be wary of. It is not so unusual that Rudra is destructive as he is an early version of Shiva, the lord of destruction. Mythologically, Rudra also holds some qualities that are associated with Varuna, god of storms and war, and would later inherit many of Varuna 's essential attributes in the Vedas. One of these powers is maya—an ability…

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  • Agamic Bhakti Concept

    1.1.1 Conceptual framework of ShaktivistadvitaDarsana. As Shaktivishistadvaita is also named as Veseshadvita,Visistadvita,Shivadvita,Dvitadviata,Bhedaabheda,Shivayogaand Shatstala. Parabrahma is referred as Shiva or Parashiva. Parashiva is nothing but supreme consciousness, sthala, linga.Sthala is Shiva tatva, according MaggeMayideva the principle of shiva which is the cause of creation, maintaining and destruction is called sthala. Sthala is further divided lingasthala and angasthala.…

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  • Paragraph Essay: How To Amarnath '

    is a very popular Hindu pilgrimage which is located in the South of Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of pilgrims visit Amarnath every year despite the risks it holds. The Amaranth cave is almost 3,888 m above the sea level and is a Hindu shrine. Every year almost four thousand devotees visit amaranth. This place is about 141 km from Srinagar which is popularly known as the summer capital of India. This shrine is considered as one of the most important parts of Hinduism. There are many religious…

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  • The Legend Of Navratri And The Hindu Holiday In India

    Although, most of these legends differ in various parts of India. In North India, there is the legend of an eternal demon named Mahishasura who randomly started to kill people in order to win the three lokas (realms). Some of the gods approached the god Shiva and asked for a way to get rid of Mahishasura because of the chaos he produced. Shiva united with two of the other gods, Brahma and Vishnu, to create a female warrior and goddess named Durga. Mahishasura saw the goddess and fell in love. He…

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  • Storytelling In Hinduism

    (Atman) with the ultimate absolute reality (Brahman), the homogeneity of different gods, or even the unity of genders. Take the well-known Trimurti (Lit. three forms) for instance: “Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva— identified in the configuration of the creator, the preserver and the destroyer/ transformer of the universe (F. P.20).” Each of these three deities cannot be conceptually self-sustain without the existence of the other two, and within this interdependent relationship, the blueprint…

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  • Rama's 10 Avatar

    Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva and are further associated with what is referred to as the cosmic life span. This span of time is a measured for and by the progression of a spirit level reincarnation from one simple state of life through and to an ultimate form as a human being. The Hindu religion widely relates tenets which hold that there are purposefully over 8 million transformations (instances) of incarnation across a time frame and journey which spans over 96 million years before the human…

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  • Symbolism Of Linga Worship

    Sanskrit word Linga is the term for the emblem of the Hindu God Shiva. It is the depiction of Shiva in a column or pillar form. It represents the phallus, but at the same time it is the representation of the cosmos and a symbol of fertility, life and regeneration. Linga does not only specific a phallus but it is a word which translates best as a symbol indicating a distinguishing mark, a characteristic of gender or sex. Linga worship is also known as Nirguna worship which is characterised as…

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