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  • Race Relations Sociology

    traditions in Europe and around the Indian sub-continent.3 The Aryan 's religious texts, the Vedas, have been preserved for over 3,000 years through strict oral tradition. It is in the Rig Veda, the main book, that we find the potential beginnings of the caste system and it 's racist aspects. When telling of the Aryan 's invasion of “fortified cities”, potentially Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, the Rig Veda draws attention the difference in skin colour between the light-skinned Aryans and the dark-skinned enemies. Although this doesn 't give an immediate indication of…

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  • The Rig-Veda

    The Rig-Veda, gives an insight into the origin of Yama (यम, itrans: yama) , a personification of death. Like other Devas, Death is also a natural force or phenomenon. Rig Veda describes Yama and Yami, who were the first two mortals to be born they were twins. According to Monier Williams Sanskrit Dictionary the original meaning of the male Vedic name Yama is twin. Symbolically death and life are twins. The birth of a being automatically decides the death of that mortal sometime in future.…

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  • Preclassical Yoga

    Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, they all teach yoga as a “spiritual discipline” which are still used to this day. Due to yogas secretive nature, researchers still don't know the exact date of yoga. However, we know that it was first originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It wasn't until recently where Western scholars believed that Yoga originated closer to 500 B.C., which is the time of Gautama the Buddha, who is the founder of the Buddhism. Researchers believe that Yoga was founded…

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  • Importance Of Indian Nationalism Essay

    The term Nationalism is universal. It is timeless and placeless. It was of great importance, pre independence as well as post independence. The term nationalism means love for one’s own country and respect for other countries. For people to express nationalism it is first necessary for them to identify themselves as belonging to a nation that is a large group of people who have something in common. We celebrate Republic Day, Independence Day but are they enough to show the sense of nationalism?…

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  • Hinduism

    Hinduism is a diverse religion that is complex on many levels. Over one billion people in the world are Hindu which accounts for approximately fifteen percent of the world’s population. Although not as commonly known as other world religions it has a deep impact in the world. Hinduism has two different dates as to when it was founded, one is storied and the other is historical. The storied says according to the Rig Veda that Hinduism was founded around 10,000 to 12,500 BCE which is the…

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  • From Hera To Anu: Literary Analysis

    lumpish void characterized as chaos. (Gen. 1) Marred by complete disorder and confusion the world came to know “order” upon the act of “creation”, which occurred as the various gods (or god) categorized, gave set roles, and separated the once entangled parts of the world into clear distinguishable aspects with identities of their own. Designating certain places to be “sky” and others to be “water” . “...God called the dome sky…..God called the dry land Earth and the waters that were gathered…

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  • Essay On Axial Age

    The Pre-Axial Age caste system during the Rig Vedic days was less strict than the caste system created during the Axial Age. In the Post-Axial Age and “in the later Vedic ages, the caste system become more rigid and played important role in the social order” (Shah, I.). The caste system originally developed in a less restrictive form during the Pre-Axial Age and did not involve strict inherited and exclusive caste groups. These hereditary and elite caste-groups did not form until the time when…

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  • Hinduism Essay

    Hindus are also devoted to the minor gods Shiva or Vishnu while others look inward to the divine Self (atman). There is no organized system and many forms of worship are acceptable. This religion searches for true knowledge and when one has reached this stage they are released from the life cycle where you reincarnated. This is the cycle of karma and samsara and when broken it is known as moksha. The Vedas are a collection of ancient sacred texts that are respected as the basic source of…

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  • Possession In Western Culture

    There are examples in Hindu texts dating back to at least the 9th century, possibly as early as the 8th century (White 161). It is around this time in history where possession became mainstream, and mankind was developing concrete written records of the day to day happenings in their societies. This should be noted, because the Atharva Veda, the Hindu Veda credited with storing the secrets of possession, was written between 1500 and 500 B.C.E. (Witzl 68). So there is close to 1500 years of…

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  • History Of World Religions Essay

    (Experiencing the World’s Religions). The word ‘Hindu’ does not belong to Indian language; it is derived from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, which is a local name for the Indus River that flows throughout India. The Saraswati-Indus civilization developed in India and eventually became the world’s largest and most advanced civilization. They outranked civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China with how advanced they were for their time. The civilization was named after the two greatest river…

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