This practice, also, stemmed from the movement’s focus on internal, mystical, and highly personal devotion to the Divine. Seminal Bhakti works in Bengali comprise the many songs of Ramprasad Sen. His pieces are identified as Shyama Sangeet. Coming from the seventeenth century, they cover an amazing range of emotional responses to Ma Kali, detailing philosophical statements based on Vedanta tradition and more intuitive pronouncements of his lovefor Devi. Using inventive metaphor, Ramprasad had 'dialogues' with the Mother Goddess throughout his poetry, at times chiding her, loving her, celebrating her as the Divine Mother, hasty consort of Shiva and capricious
Hindu Rashtra is one of the most complex and misunderstood concepts of modern India. Intellectuals and opinion makers had divergent beliefs on this issue. There has been a historical lineage as well as modern understanding and that’s why it is a very widely debated hot topic on various print as well as visual media. It is often believed that the concept of Hindu Rashtra is the creation of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Sangh parivar. However, the concept is not a creation of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
There are those who are peaceful but there are also the angry ones. The one thing that stands common for all of them is their origin from ‘Sakti.’ It is the purest and ultimate form of power. Also, each of them has some teaching for us that can push us to break our own comfort zone and reach for something better. Philosophies of the Hindu form of life are practiced through the different rituals. However, the lesser known fact is that the philosophies are also well-hidden in the different forms
For Vaishnavas, Durga is another name/form of Uma or Parvati. This is especially prevalent in the Shakta denomination within Hinduism, which worships the Goddess Devi in all her manifestations. Durga is the goddess of power and strength, is perhaps the most important goddess of the Hindus. She is a multi-dimensional Goddess, with many names, many personas, and many facets. As Mahishasuramardini or Shakti, she is the destroyer of evil - with her ten mighty arms carrying lethal weapons she triumphantly slays the demon Mahishasura.
This is an important image in several Hindu mythologies as it emphasises the uniting of opposites. On one end of the spectrum, Parvati represents the dharma and on the other end, Siva represents moksa. The unity reflects that the two key theological aspects of Hinduism should not be isolated from each other. For instance, even when married Siva is still true to his ascetic form (Kinsley 35-52). Additionally, in ancient India, the Sanskrit term to describe the wives were Dharmapathni or Sahadharmacharini, better known as the one who guides her husband and the one who walks by him on the path of dharma and righteousness, respectively.
Hinduism extremely believes in the stage of life as they do have four stages as known as Ashramas. The first stage is Bhahamachary ashrama or student’s life. Grihasta ashram or family life, and sanyasa ashrama which when a person meditates and truly waiting for the truth whereas Buddhism do not believe in this stage of life and they can join any stage at any time according to their preparedness. In addition, Buddhism has no faith in Vedas and instead firm into the teaching of Lord Buddha and Buddhist scripture whereas Hinduism truly believes in Vedas and they do have four Vedas known as samaveda, Ayurveda, atharveda and Rigveda. These will be the differences in both religions.
The facilities of education totally vanished. However, during the 15th century, the situation had undergone some changes. Ramanujacharya organised the first Bhakti Movement during this period, which introduced new trends in the social and religious life of women in India. The Bhaktas(saints) like Meera, Kabir, Nanak, Tulsi, Tukaram, stood for the right of women to religious worship. Though their total conception of women's status was not quite free from the then prevailing attitude to womanhood, yet this movement unlocked the gate of religious freedom to women.
As Shakuntala Rao Shastri puts it — "Its official designation, as indicated by the Colophon is Upanishad and along with Upanishad and Brahamana it is one of the triple canons — prasthanatraya. " It is however, hard to believe that such a discourse could have been held in the midst of two armies waiting for the battle_ Shastri remarks — The battle of Kurukshetra, if it be a historical fact must have taken place some centuries before the birth of Buddha. But we do not find any trace of the fundamental teachings of Gita in the Buddhist period, The book bears traces of a post, Buddhistic age. The reputed author. Sri Krshna if he be a historic figure at all, is not known to be a great philosopher except in the Bhagavadgita"