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    Hindu Mythology

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    Hindu mythology has interesting theories on how the Earth was created and the reincarnation of people, Hinduism is very different to many other mythologies and has some unique key features that make it stand out from the rest. History tells that there are over 330 million gods in Hindu mythology. There are six main gods in Hinduism. Hindu’s have an interesting belief of what happens to them after death, the afterlife Hindus believe in must be met by accomplishing a goal. Hinduism is a unique belief

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    Hindu Mythology

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    Hindu Mythology Cosmic myths are concerned with the world and how it is ordered. They seek to explain the origin of the world, universal catastrophes and natural disasters such as fire or floods, as well as the afterlife. Nearly all mythologies have stories about creation. This type of story is technically known as cosmogony, meaning “birth of the world.” (T Lansford, 2006) These Creation stories also include myths of how human beings first came into existence and how death and suffering entered

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    originated from mythology. Hindu mythology repeatedly reinforces gendering in Indian society, in which the males have a certain point to prove and the females are forced to sacrifice their own happiness. In the Ramayana, a ruthless villain Ravan kidnaps Sita. Her husband, Rama, saves her, but then doubts her chastity because she has lived with another man for so long. Sita is then forced to prove her innocence. Stories with this same archetype are repeated throughout the Mahabharata, another Hindu mythological

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    m Indian Mythology India is a very ancient country, the country which has been known to the world since ages because of this the country has been known with many names i.e. Bharath, Aryavarta, Jambudvipa, Hindustan, Bharathvarsha etc. Many historians believe that oldest remains have been found of the era more than 55,000 years back! The Vedas (Oldest Indian Scripture) has been composed during the period of 2000-500 BCE. The Indian subcontinent was many distributed alone the lines of river Ganges

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    Indian society through spiritual Hindu practices, but they are mostly followers of Islam and not Hinduism. The role Hijra play in society is based on the cultural practices they are involved in and the spiritual power they possess. Hijra cultural roles in the Hindu religion make them valuable and welcomed in Indian society. The Hijra are a group of people in India who are considered and consider themselves as a third gender separate from the traditional

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    Comparing the Iconography and Mythology of Two Major Hindu Deities In Hindu tradition, Brahma created the universe, Vishnu maintained it and Shiva destroyed it. These three gods comprise the Hindu trinity (the trimurti) and are considered to be the leading gods of the religion, especially Brahma, who is the oldest of all the gods. This point is questionable though as the Visnu Purana talks of Brahma emerging from Vishnu's navel to maintain the world after Vishnu has created it and then he

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    Hindu Religious Traditions

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    Hindu Religious Traditions Most people in the world derive their religious beliefs and traditions from their parents and peer influences. From a religious point of view, “There are many definitions for the term ‘religion’ in common usage. [Broadly defined], in order to include the greatest number of belief systems: ‘Religion is any specific system of belief about deity, often involving rituals, a code of ethics, and a philosophy of life’” (Robinson, 1996). However, in examining Hinduism, it is

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    Womens Roles

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    understand the position of women in Hinduism, we must recognize the Hindu scriptures guidelines to a woman’s position in Hindu society, but fail to address some roles of a Hindu woman specifically. This vague generalization of a woman’s role in the religious spectrum leaves open interpretation for the woman. Conflict arises when women are criticized by men, for the way they interpret the guidelines. Critically, we begin with the Hindu scriptures, because it is the heart and source of their cultural

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    improvement, either. "The Waste Land" does not merely present an anthropological description of a culture, however, and the solution proposed by Eliot seems as relevant today as it must have been in 1922. Like Blake, Eliot constructs a personal mythology, but Eliot draws on a larger number of sources than Blake does: various religions from both the east and the west, works of literature from around the world, and works of philosophy and anthropology. Eliot refers to the fragmentary references throughout

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    Shri Durga In Hinduism

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    Shri Durga is the Mother Creator. She is revered as Mahakali-Mahalakshmi-Maha Saraswati in the Durga Sapta Shati. She is the cause of that “Tatpursha” which is inferred from the Eco-system, perceived through the natural phenomenon and intuited upon by the men of devotion/Bhakta and faith to understand the higher realms of existence or Prakriti. There are thousands of Names of Durga, but She is popularly revered as Devi/Shakti/Durga/Amba. A shloka in Dev Suktam supports this view, which reads as:

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