Similarities Between Hinduism And Hinduism

1390 Words Nov 27th, 2015 6 Pages
Two pieces of art that I found interesting were “Shiva, Uma, and Their Son Skanda” and “Shiva as Lord of Dance.” These are two completely different pieces of art but they have similarities that are worth acknowledging. Both of these pieces derive from India during the same time period, made with the same materials, and both fall under the religions of Hinduism. Not only do the details of the pieces help explain the art, but so does the culture and the religion practiced at the time the piece was made.
Hinduism is a major religion in India that is practiced by almost everyone. This is where they believe in one supreme being that has many different aspects. People who don’t understand Hinduism commonly mistake it with Buddhism due to the fact they share similar beliefs. Hinduism has the most affect on the culture and artwork because it is commonly practiced in India. In Hinduism there are three main gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Since these pieces of art stem from India, its important to understand the religions that they practiced. Hinduism is the oldest religion on earth, originating from the Indus valley civilization. Hinduism is based off of the Vedas that acts as a guideline for the way Hindu’s should live. Hindu’s do not only see Hinduism as a religion, but a way of life. They use five elements to shape their religious tradition. Doctrine, practice, society, story, and devotion. People who practice Hinduism follow their way of life strictly, and usually refuse to…
Open Document