He is the most important god of Vaishnavism, the largest Hindu sect. Indeed, to illustrate Vishnu’s superior status, Brahma is, in some accounts, considered to have been born from a lotus flower which grew from Vishnu’s naval. A complex character, Vishnu is the Preserver and guardian of men (Narayana), he protects the order of things (dharma) and, when necessary, he appears on earth in various incarnations or avatars to fight demons and fierce creatures and so maintain cosmic harmony. Vishnu represents Sattvaguna and is the centripetal force as it were, responsible for sustenance, protection and maintenance of the created universe. Etymologically speaking, the word 'Vishnu ' means 'one who pervades, one who has entered into everything. '
On the other hand, Sri Caitanya’s philosophy is regarded by Jiva Goswami as the greatest, in this way, he established the Bhagavata Purana as the highest source of knowledge because it teaches about Caitanya’s philosophy. Caitanya’s philosophy makes the Bhagavata Purana the source of knowledge because it teaches about Bhagavan, that God is a person and supremely worshipable. God possesses unlimited energies, one example of his energies is maya sakti, the material energy which constitutes and creates this phenomenal
The Two Great Indian Epics The Indian mythology consists of two great ancient epics The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. The Mahabharata was authored by Veda Vyasa known so as he had also compiled the four Vedas. Ramayana was authored by Valmiki. Both epics revolve around the concept of dharma and in both epics the protagonist is an avatar of Vishnu. Bhagavad Gita: What Krishna told Arjuna Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in Hinduism as in it, god speaks directly to man.
The Enuma Elish describes creation as birth, a male God in the form of fresh waters, they called it as Apsu, and the other God name as Tiamat in the form of salt waters, and Tiamat gave birth to a variety of Gods and to the earth and all things upon it. The God of light namely as Marduk, who can perform an unusual or wonderful such as miracles. Also according to the Enuma Elish the other Gods called out to Marduk. Marduk, as king among the Gods, he did what kings did on earth; he went forth and battled his enemies. And because of that Marduk as a king or a God of them, create a human in which for them to live in the earth in a
RELIGION- A COMPARITIVE STUDY (2nd Draft) When the Aryans moved to India, they brought with them their culture and traditions, in short, the Vedas. The Vedas are a collection of four books namely Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda and Yajur Veda and they contain the ideals of the Aryans. The Rig Veda mentions that, just like the Greeks, the gods have a pantheon and they are high above all of us. It mentions that the gods are magical beings who protect us and hence are praiseworthy. In this comparative study between the Hindu and the Greek Pantheon, the first distinct comparison appears to be the existence of a golden triad.
Outside India, on the other hand, rather distinctive stories are recounted him. Albeit relentlessly pure in the Sanskrit convention, for occasion, he has wives and youngsters in different customs. He has been recognized as the motivation for the monkey saint of the immense Chinese ballad Xiyouji ("Journey toward the West"). In India Hanuman is loved by the patriot Hindu association Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and he has been delineated as a furious superhero in a famous arrangement of comic books. The Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus), a standout amongst the most well-known Indian monkeys, is named after the Ramayana
Perform Rajasuya, the greatest of sacrifices.” Rajasuya is a Śrauta ritual of the Vedic religion. It is a consecration of a king. The Rajasuya emphasized royal power and endowed the king with a divine charisma, raising him, at least for the duration of the ceremony, to the status of a god. King Yudhisthira, having heard the advice of Narada, sighed heavily and engaged his thoughts in the matter of the Rajasuya sacrifice. He assembled his counsellors and ministers in the imperial court and worshiped them accordingly.
The conquest of Kalinga by Ashoka on the year 261 BC was an event of greatest historical importance in the Indian as well as world history. It is believed that the atrocities committed on people of Kalinga, led Ashoka to adopt Buddhism and its teaching of non-violence. "In Rock Edict XIII, Ashoka tells of the moral crisis which followed his conquest of Kalinga and the change of attitude which this resulted in." (Fussman 48). By his unique rock pillar inscriptions, which were places at sixty selected places, he propagated "Dhamma" as "Devanampriya"("Beloved of the Gods").
The epic Ramayana by Sanjay Patel talks about the protagonist Rama, who was a god before becoming a prince. The mission he’s on is rescuing his wife Sita. The situation with her is that she was abducted by a demon god. The Hindu definition of Dharma is that it talks about four main concepts; truth, order, harmony, and law. These four represent significant principles that contribute to the universe and society.
Folk gods of Kumaon: Himalayan mountains in the Hindu religious texts have been called the seat of the great Kailash Parvat which is the abode of Shiva and Shakti. They therefore are the principal deities of the people. Though the people of Kumaon are principally the worshippers of Shiv and his consort Shakti, the belief of the people of Kumaon in demons and sprites is strong. Therefore the tradition of the worship of folk deities is popular. Every family has its own local family god who is revered.