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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.
Ten Incarnations of Vishnu
Hindus worship Vishnu for a variety of traits, the most central of which is His choosing to periodically incarnate on earth to establish righteousness. Read more about each incarnation and the circumstances that called for Divine intervention.
The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita, which appears within the Mahabharatha, is one of the greatest Hindu philosophical discourses. Read more about its significance within this epic narrative as well as its spiritual significance for Hindus.
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.
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.
The Paradoxes of Shiva
Shiva takes on multiple representations and displays one of the most complex and dynamic personalities among all the deities in Hinduism. As a brief introduction to this deity, read more about His sometimes contradictory roles.
The Wedding of Shiva and Parvati
The divine union between Shiva and Parvati as husband and wife is captured in Hindu literature and art. This narrative synopsis details the circumstances that lead Parvati to draw Shiva away from his ascetic life and into marriage.
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.
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.
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