Hindu Authority

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single source of authority. The word Hindu is not a Sanskrit word or nor mentioned in any of the ancient major texts of India. The word Hindu is to believe to originate from the ancient Persians. The Persians who shared some of the culture with the Indian sub- continent used to call the Indus River as Sindhu. Due to some in linguistic problems, they could not pronounce the letter S in their language and started pronouncing the Sindhu as Hindu. The Ancient Greeks and the rest of the world followed the same word pattern calling the Indus River Valley people as Hindus. The Hindu worship is centered on the worship of different gods. The different gods that are worship names are as follows: Shiva, Ganesha, Krishna, Nataraja, and Vishnu. But the…show more content…
Thus Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are not without connection. They are the same being that have three different aspects, but the Supreme Being of the gods is Brahma. There are also other names that are recognized and worshipped in the Hindu religion. For instance the name Lord Ganesha is called upon and is represented as the head of an elephant, which represents the power of the Supreme Being who removes obstacles and ensures success in human work. Hindus worship Lord Ganesha before doing any activity. The World Encyclopedia of Eastern religions records and states that “Lord Ganesha is the first son of Shiva and Parvati.” The portrayal of Lord Ganesha is as a blend of humans and animal parts, which symbolizes the ideas of perfection as formed by Hindu sages. The goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being, who preserves moral order. The Sanskrit word for Durga actually means a fort or a place that is protected and thus is difficult to reach. Durga is known as the Divine mother, who protects humans from evil by destroying evil forces. Durga also has many other names like Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. She has eighteen arms and in each arm she carries weapons to destroy
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