Vaishnavism

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  • The Role Of The Gods In Hindu Religion

    Most religion has one God that they worship and pray to; however, many also believe in more than one god for guidance through life. Being monotheistic means praying to only one God to help guide someone through their difficulties in life and that God has a plan for them. Being polytheistic is praying to more than one god because many gods can represent many things in life and praying to that specific god can help someone through that specific obstacle. For Hindus, believing in more than one deity is their way of life. They pray to a specific god for a specific reason, such as help for healing or for help with agriculture. If there are many gods in Hinduism, what are their views on only one God? What gods are the most popular among Hindus? To explain how Hindus view God and gods, there must be an exploration of their diverse religion in divinity. Where did the stories of the gods originate from? The ancient Hindu scriptures are the Vedas and the Vedas mention all these gods and goddesses that are worshipped today. The Vedas created gods to explain how the universe was created, thus many things that exist in the universe are represented by them. Although there are many gods in the Hindu religion, there are also beliefs in the unity of an Absolute God, often known as Brahman (Huyler 28). Many Hindus believed that the Absolute is a permanent thing in the universe that never changes and to reach the Divine, they must “divest [themselves] of all physical attachments and open…

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  • Representation Of Natiya Shastra

    One of the classical depictions of the Hindu God Shiva shows his dancing. Nataraja is considered to be the ultimate depiction of the dance, Nataraja meaning “Lord of the Dance”. Here we see Shiva with his left leg on top of his right, and his hands holding fire and a drum. His other set of appendages are in a very distinct form. Fire encircles him in a ring while he stands on a man. This is commonly attributed to overcoming darkness/negativity and ignorance. This beautiful illustration of…

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  • Rituals And Practices In Hinduism

    Hinduism What is religion? Religion is a set of beliefs and experience. There are many religions in the world such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Shinto, Daoism, and Confucianism. Every religion has own beliefs systems and experiences. It is based on the individuals’ belief and experiences. Hindu religion is not like the other religions, which based on one person. There are 330 million gods in Hindu religion. It is founded by the Aryan…

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  • Maharishi Valmiki Character Analysis

    CHAPTER 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION Once upon a time, Maharishi Valmiki wanted to enlighten himself on the concept of an ideal individual or rather, an ideal man. Sage Narada, who is known particularly for his devotion and love for Lord Vishnu, and his chants of ‘Narayana Narayana’, came to the rescue. He recited a tale of an individual, the perfectionist or Mr. Ideal, in modern terms, and enlightened Valmiki. After a few days, a hunter was roaming in the forest and was in pursuit of a kraunchya bird.…

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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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  • Symbolism Of Linga Worship

    3. Linga – The Symbol or Phallus The 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…

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  • Rahav Madham

    Radha Madhav Dham is one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States. Located near Austin, Texas, it spans 35,000 feet and is five stories tall. The temple is noted for its architectural beauty and the significance of said architecture in relation to the art and the doctrine of Hinduism. Hindu temples are designed to represent central beliefs, this is shown by their symmetrical style. Before entering the temple, you’re greeted by four main pillars in front of the central doorway. These…

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  • God In Morgan Freeman's The Story Of God

    In the episode called “Who is God?” of the series “The Story of God”, Morgan Freeman explores the concept of who God is and how the idea of God has evolved. He visits several places throughout the world, including places like India and Egypt. The episode shares insights, but doesn’t insinuate or stretch facts on who God is? The show begins with Morgan taking a trip to India to get some insights on Hinduism. The woman states that Hinduism is an umbrella term and that there not just…

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  • Hinduism: The Four Types Of Jnana Yoga

    India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, where many colorful cultures reside. It is not only home to a variety of religions, but is also home to Hinduism, which in itself has many various ways of devotion and worship. It has many different types of worship, texts and gods. This is one reason Hinduism is so popular. It can be molded to fit the individual worshiper. There are three main classes in Hinduism each with their own focus when it comes to Puja or worship. Vedic Hinduism…

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  • Zac's Youtube Video Analysis

    Zac’s youtube videos was made to expand his experience to others who are foreign to the following religions: Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. Zac’s purpose is for the viever to gain further understanding like he did. I learned key concepts in each faith and pieces that caught my attention that helped in understanding their beliefs and way of life. The video gave me an insight to key informations about Judaism. First, I learned about the Mezuzah. It is a scribe where part of the Torah is…

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