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An Overview of the Devi Mahatmya
The Devi Mahatmya is a prominent Hindu text that narrates the victories of different forms of Shakti, the divine feminine energy. Read more about these narratives and the significance of this text in a ritual context.
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.
Bhajans- Hindu Devotional Songs
Bhajans are Hindu devotional songs. Read more about this musical practice and its importance in Hindu religious life.
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.
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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Introduction to the Mahabharatha
The Mahabharatha, one of two major Hindu epics, is the longest written in Sanskrit and in the world. This brief breakdown of the facts provides a preliminary introduction to this immense and significant text.
Lakshmi- Goddess of Wealth
Hindus turn to the Goddess Lakshmi for spiritual and material well-being. Read more about how Goddess of Wealth is understood by her followers and the signficance she plays in their lives.
Saraswati- Goddess of Arts and Learning
Visual representations of the Goddess Saraswati attempt to portray Her as the source of the divine wisdom that underlies all forms of arts and learning. Read more about the symbolism behind her visual portrait and why Hindus turn to her for blessings on their journey for knowledge.
Synopsis of The Ramayana
The Ramayana is one of the most revered epics in Hinduism. Read this synopsis of the central events and the most important figures in the narrative.
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