Hindu mythology

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  • Hindu Mythology

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    Hindu mythology has interesting theories on how the Earth was created and the reincarnation of people, Hinduism is very different to many other mythologies and has some unique key features that make it stand out from the rest. History tells that there are over 330 million gods in Hindu mythology. There are six main gods in Hinduism. Hindu’s have an interesting belief of what happens to them after death, the afterlife Hindus believe in must be met by accomplishing a goal. Hinduism is a unique belief

  • Hindu Mythology

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    UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU NATAL, HOWARD COLLEGE School of Classical Civilizations Student Number: 208504832 Student Name: Nahishta Singh Course name: Classical Civilizations 201 Mythology Assignment: 1 Question: Describe the creation myth of any traditional ethnicity or culture of your choice, ancient or modern. How, according to this culture, did the world

  • Indian Mythology Of Hindu Mythology

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    INTRODUCTION In Mythologies across the world there have been innumerable references to non-heterosexuality. Hindu mythology tells of women becoming men, such as Shikhandi, and men becoming women, in the case of Vishnu who turns Mohini. There are also stories of men creating children without women and vice versa, Nara and Narayana who gave birth to Urvashi, and the boneless Bhagirath who was born of two women. Even the languages of this country, Sanskrit, Prakrit and Tamil include words like kliba

  • Comparison Of Genesis, Judeo-Christian Creation, And Hindu Creation Myth

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    exists thousands of cultures and myths, separated from each other by thousands of miles and geographic barriers, by some means these cultures share countless symbols. To understand why the Judeo-Christian myth of Genesis, Shinto creation myth, and Hindu creation myth and the Mahabharata are so comparable an individual must understand how these stories formed and changed over time. Myths, originally told orally by storytellers were formed to explain the world and beliefs of their respective individuals

  • Mythology In Girish Karnad

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    Besides these he knows Hindi and Sanskrit, too. On the one hand he inherited Indian tradition of drama and on the other he acquired modern techniques of drama. He makes good use of Indian mythology in his plays to find parables for the contemporary situations. He picks up stories and characters from Indian mythology and history and through them he dramatizes the contemporary realities. While preparing for his first trip to England he was in an intense emotional turmoil and to escape from it he took

  • Vayu : The God Of Wind

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    Vayu, The God of Wind Although there are many Hindu gods, there is only one god known as the ruler of the sky. The Hindu God Vayu, the god of wind, spirits of the sky, is said to be very handsome and strong. He is generally worshipped by Hindu's every day. In Vedic Times, Emperor Vayu was known as one of the Hindu Triad. In Vedic beliefs, most of the gods and goddesses represented nature. Which meant that Vayu was one of the three main gods in Hindu belief. In Hinduism, the wind symbolized freedom

  • Comparing the Iconography and Mythology of Two Major Hindu Deities

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    Comparing the Iconography and Mythology of Two Major Hindu Deities In Hindu tradition, Brahma created the universe, Vishnu maintained it and Shiva destroyed it. These three gods comprise the Hindu trinity (the trimurti) and are considered to be the leading gods of the religion, especially Brahma, who is the oldest of all the gods. This point is questionable though as the Visnu Purana talks of Brahma emerging from Vishnu's navel to maintain the world after Vishnu has

  • What Is Toru Dutt Poem

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    already in deep love with literature. She grew with her two siblings, all of them were educated at home by a tutor. Her father also used to teach them and it is from him they learnt literarily studies and culture. The family belonged to the upper Hindu class but for some reasons converted to Christianity, it happened when Toru was very small. Toru learnt French and English and in late stages Sanskrit as well. Toru and her sister developed deep love for English and French literature after the family

  • Religion In Bollywood Movies

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    sensitive issue in the Indian society. Hindu religion is the most commonly practiced religion in India, according to the 2011 census (Shrivastava, 2015). Movies that are against the religious credences of the audience are considered blasphemy or attack on the religious sentiments of the community (Qadri & Mufti, 2017). Om Jai Jagadish (2002), Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999) and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) are some of the movies that represented a typical Indian, Hindu family by utilizing traditional costumes

  • Fairy Tale Analysis

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    Cinderella, We Know Thee Near and Far Triumphant reward in spite of unjust punishment is a universal sentiment that transcends languages and cultures. There are thousands of folktales and fairy tales that are firmly rooted in individual cultures, yet the tale of Cinderella has been told through many centuries and throughout the far corners of the world. With thousands of versions of this classic tale in print worldwide, the tale is believed to have originated with the story of Rhodopis, a Greek slave

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