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Temple as Home of the Deity
In Hinduism, the temple is considered the home for the deity or deities. Read more about how this concept is demonstrated in various forms of worship at this important location of Hindu religious life.
Worship in the Home
Hindu worship is centered in the home. Read more about home altars and how they exemplify the fact that Hinduism is a part of everyday life.
The Origin of the Universe
Many narratives exist in the Hinduism explaining the origin of the universe. Read one of the most well-known and illustrative narratives.
Where is Hinduism Practiced?
Have you ever wondered where Hinduism is practiced? Due to movement of people all over the world for centuries, Hinduism is practiced in more places than you might have previously imagined.
Basic Terms in Hindu Ritual
Familiarize yourself with basic terms and concepts in Hindu ritual life. Read about why, where and how Hindu rituals take place and learn a few Sanskrit terms associated with ritual.
Ganesh Chaturthi Festival
Learn more about the vibrant Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi in honor of the deity Ganesha. Read about the ritual activities generally associated with the holiday. Also learn about how Ganesh Chaturthi played a role in Indian history.
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The Origins of Ganesha's Elephant Head
Do you wonder how the elephant-headed deity Ganesha got his elephant head? In fact, many different narratives explain the origin of Ganesha's elephant head. Read the synopses of these different narratives in the Hindu tradition.
Ganesha as Lord of Beginnings
For Hindus, Ganesha is revered as the Lord of Beginnings. Learn more about Ganesha and why and how Hindus turn to this deity at the beginning of daily worship or when embarking on a new adventure.
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