Vishnu Essays

  • Hindu Gods: Vishnu

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    behaviour and the continuity of order. These qualities are central in orthodox India and ensure the preservation of social order. This makes Vishnu a benevolent god, and the household god par excellence. In this respect he is opposed to Shiva, who is considered to be the Destroyer of the universe. However,

  • The Shiva Vishnu Temple

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    Shiva Vishnu Temple The wooded landscape of Parma, Ohio is home to the Shiva Vishnu Temple. Upon arrival one can see twin gilded shikhars, which adorn the rooftop of this unique building set among the trees. This Vedic temple sits on 32 acres of steep hillsides and woodlands which are highly visible from the long, wrap-around, glassed-in corridor leading from the parking area to the temple entrance. Once inside the building, shoes are to be removed before entering the sacred space. Brightly colored

  • Comparing the Iconography and Mythology of Two Major Hindu Deities

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    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 returns to the navel after Shiva has destroyed

  • Hinduism

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    Hinduism hinduism The term Hinduism refers to the civilization of the Hindus (originally, the inhabitants of the land of the Indus River). Introduced in about 1830 by British writers, it properly denotes the Indian civilization of approximately the last 2,000 years, which evolved from Vedism the religion of the Indo-European peoples who settled in India in the last centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. The spectrum that ranges from the level of popular Hindu belief to that of elaborate ritual technique

  • Hindu gods and goddesses: The Legends of Devi

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    reincarnations of each other. This religion started out with three gods in the Hindu Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The trinity began with Brahma, the creator of the universe. Brahma created the goddess Gayatri, also known as Saraswati, to be his other half in order to create the world and the human race ("Hindu Gods & Goddesses"). Next, in the trinity was Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe. Vishnu was the embodiment of goodness and mercy; he was the deity of the peaceful mood and he did

  • Vaishnavism: Brief Insight into one of the Main Branches of Hinduism

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    The followers of Vaishnavism worship Vishnu and his incarnations or Avatars and are known as Vaishnavites, Rama and Krishna being the most popular amongst the incarnations. It is monotheism in which worship of a personal god is the focus. Vaishnavites believe that Vishnu is the Supreme god and he is the one who simultaneously permeates all creation and exists beyond it. Vishnu’s consort is believed to be Lakshmi, the auspicious one. The Vaikuntha form of Vishnu first originated from Pancaratrins in

  • The Symbols Of Budhanilkantha Temples In Nepal

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    Vishnu Temples in Nepal Budhanilkantha Temple Budhanilkantha, also known as the Narayanthan Temple is located at the base of Shivpuri Hill and is one of the most important temple worshipped by Hindus. 5 meters long sleeping statue of Hindu god Vishnu lies in a reclining position inside a recessed tank of water representing a cosmic sea of almost 13 meters long. The statue depicts the deity reclining on the twisting coils of the cosmic serpent Shesha (multi headed king of the serpent deities known

  • The Religious Structures of Angkor Wat Temple

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    ever constructed. The temple was created to resemble heaven on earth, and honored the god Vishnu. Most of the structure represent mythological places in the Hindu religion. Suryavarman II wanted to create something that would represent that he was a god walking amongst humans. By building this large temple, he would achieve being directly sent into the heavens to be with the gods, specifically the god Vishnu. Suryavarman II believed that by building this temple, it would show his power as a king

  • Hinduism In Pi's Journey

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    Vishnu presented himself as a tortoise in his second incarnation. He helped to create an immortal elixir by using his sturdy body as a foundation to help the other gods (Deaver). Pi also uses a turtle to prolong his life, by drinking the blood of a sea turtle (Ch. 66 Martel). In the same manner one would drink an immortal elixir, greedy and demanding. The fifth incarnation of Vishnu was named Vāmana. Once again demons began ruling the earth

  • History of The Annavaram Temple

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    penance and as a result, were gifted two sons by the grace of Lord Vishnu. One was named Bhadra and the other Ratnakara. Bhadra pleased Lord Vishnu with his great devotion and was blessed to become a hill known as Bhadragiri on which Lord Vishnu resided permanently in form of Lord Rama. This place is now well known as Bhadrachalam. To emulate his brother, Ratnakara also started praying Lord Vishnu. Pleased with his penance, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy and

  • History Of Nepal Essay

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    Customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. A conglomeration lies in capital city Kathmandu where cultures are blending to form a national identity. Kathmandu Valley has served as the country’s cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the 18th Century.A prominent factor in a Nepali’s everyday life is religion. Adding color to the lives of Nepalis are festivals the year round which they celebrate with much pomp and joy. Food plays an important role in the celebration

  • Characteristics Of Shaktism

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    Shaktism Shaktism is the denomination of Hinduism that has the most followers. The original pre-Aryan worship of the goddess of fertility contains many traits that can later be recognized in Hinduism and particularly in the denomination Shaktism. Shaktism, is undoubtedly the one of the three directions that has the bloodiest cult. We know from a Chinese pilgrim who visited India in year 629 and 645 that humans were sacrificed to Durga, and that pilgrim itself was almost sacrificed as a part of the

  • • How Did The Trinity Affect A Hindu's Life?

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    result of the merging of ideas between native peoples and ancient invaders. There are two main holy books in Hinduism. They are called the Vedas and the Upanishads In the Hinduism religion, there are three main gods. Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva. Brahma is the creator of the universe while Vishnu is the preserver of life and on the other hand, Shiva is the destroyer of ignorance. Hinduists can choose to follow specific God which means they can follow a separate path for themselves to continue on in their

  • Hinduism Research Paper

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    Hinduism is a religion with various Gods and Goddess. According to Hinduism, three Gods rule the world. Brahma; the creator. Vishnu: the preserver and Shiva: the destroyer. Lord Vishnu did his job of preserving the world by incarnating himself in different forms at times of crisis. The three Lords that rule the world have consorts and they are goddesses too. Consort of Brahma is Sarasvati; goddess of learning. Vishnu's consort is Lakshmi; goddess of wealth and prosperity. Shiva's consort is Parvati

  • Hinduism And Rastafari Similarities

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    A Trimurti is a trio of Gods; Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Brahma is the first God in the Hinduism Trimurti. Brahma is responsible for the creation of the world and all of the creatures in it. Even though Brahma is the creator, he is the least worshiped God today. Vishnu is the second God in the Hindu Trimurti. Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe. His role is to return to Earth in troubled times and restore the balance

  • The Beliefs of Shivars about Shiva

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    which Hinduism falls into in what gods/goddess they worship fully. Shiva is the god of destruction according to popular Hindu believes. Shiva forms part of the trinity of brama Vishnu and Shiva. And is referred in his role in creation. Shiva also forms one of the three main branches of Hindus sharkti, Shiva, Vishnu. Shiva is in the eyes of most other Hindus referred as the god of destruction. But to Shiva worshipers he is referred as the god of creation destruction and preserver. He is also

  • Analysis Of The Bhagavad Gita

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    The story of Arjuna and his conversation with Krishna, begins before the start of a war with Arjuna’s grandfather. In the Hindu faith Krishna is known as an avatar for the God Vishnu. Vishnu is the as their God/Creator all things. This conversation between the two, is told as an epic poem, known as “The Bhagavad-Gita”. In this poem, Krishna is presented to Arjuna as his charioteer. It is in this conversation that Krishna that he reveals who he is, and delivers onto Arjuna his 18 teachings, of the

  • Mythology Essay

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    to Hindu scriptures may be millions of years old. Lord Shiva is called the Destroyer and Re-creator, The universes were made by Lord Brahma the Creator, cleansed by Lord Vishnu the Preserver and destroyed by Lord Shiva. After each world is destroyed it is left with a vast ocean. Resting on the great snake Ananta, is Lord Vishnu. Som...

  • Angkor Wat Temple Significance

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    ever constructed. The temple was created to resemble heaven on earth, and honored the god Vishnu. Most of the structures represent mythological places in the Hindu religion. Suryavarman II wanted to create something that would represent that he was a god walking amongst humans. By building this large temple, he would achieve being directly sent into the heavens to be with the gods, specifically the god Vishnu. Suryavarman II believed that by building this temple, it would show his power as a king

  • Laxmi: Hindu Mythology

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    she is envisioned to be standing on a lotus flower. Usually, in depictions of this Hindu goddess, there is either one or two white elephants standing behind her anointing her with water. Often times, she is also seen sitting beneath her consort, Vishnu; massaging his feet. Lakshmi is known as the goddess of wealth and purity. She is also