Religions In Stephen Prothero's God Is Not One

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Hinduism has grown to roughly 900 million followers. There are three great religions and Hinduism comes in third, after Christianity and Islam, even though it is the oldest religion. It began in 2500- 1500 B.C.E. inside the Indus Valley Civilization. There has been findings in the Harappa & Mohenjo Daro civilization, and today’s Pakistan. And it went from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. The geographical locations that have a that have a significance in the Hindu religion are Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Flushing, New York, and the Silicone Valley, CA. Hinduism has spread to many regions all over the world but is mostly known to be in India. Hindu people do not believe in one God, they believe in many Gods and Goddesses. Although, there is a supreme God, Brahma the creator, there are many more gods and goddesses that are important also. Stephen Prothero, the author of God Is Not One, informs readers on many important deities. First, Ganesha is the elephant god of fortune and the lord of thresholds and the remover of obstacles. His blessing is asked for when there is a new beginning of some sort in one’s life. Agni is the God of fire and is associated with sacrifice, the sun, and scared cow. Indra is the God of war and weather, especially bad weather. Rura is the the God of the mountains and then later turns into Shiva, the destroyer God. Vishnu is the sustainer God. Lakshmi is a popular mild goddess who brings prosperity, good

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