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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

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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

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    devoted to a single god or goddess. The most popular are Shiva and Vishnu. Shiva embodies the apparently contradictory aspect of a god of ascetics and a god of the phallus. Shiva is said to have appeared on earth in various human, animal, and vegetable forms, establishing his many local shrines. To his worshipers, Vishnu is all-encompassing and supreme. It is said that a lotus sprang from his belly giving birth to the creator, Brahma. Vishnu created the universe by separating heaven and earth. He also

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    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

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    stands for the three dimensional space and the materialistic world. The only sound which vibrated in the whole universe was “OM OM OM” from the pure and scared sound the appearance of The Adi-Purush (Original Being) the Supreme Lord Vishnu came into existence. Lord Vishnu has four hands, he was chakra (Sharp Disc), he also has the power to manipulate energies on cosmic scale and he have resistance to harm. This very first appearance of the Lord into the material realm i...

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    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

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    Hinduism Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. One individual did not found Hinduism. Hinduism is God centered and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God. Hinduism is based upon Eternal Principles. If a great scientist like Einstein discovered or realized laws of physics, Hinduism would call him a great Rishi (Maharshi or seer of truth.) Such seers of truth are not confined to any one age or country. Self realized persons like Jesus Christ would be called Rishis (seers)

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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

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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

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    Our Consciousness Representing the Ocean or the Samudra And the process of churning, is the Spiritual and/or emotional process that one goes through while one experiences the difficulties/pleasures that life brings. The story of the Samudra Manthan is narrated in the Shrimad Bhaagvad . The King of the Devas is called Indra. Once the Sage Durvaasa honored Indra by presenting him with a garland of flowers. Indra, having become egoistic and insensitive, disrespectfully placed the

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