Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Author: Sunita Pant Bansal

Publisher: Smriti Books

ISBN: 9788187967729

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 79

View: 7547

Hindu Gods & Goddesses is an en make available basic information about the Hindu pantheon of gods in a simple and attractive manner. Information about the origin of each deity, its various forms, relationship with other deities, and the important shrines is given in a condensed manner. Effort has been made to source as many Indian art forms as possible to show the unifying principle underlying the work of the various artists. However diverse the understanding of any artist may be about a deity, one can still see the basic fundamental representations in the hundred visuals in this book.

Hindu gods and goddesses

Author: M. Gupta

Publisher: Star Publications

ISBN: 9788176500913

Category: Hindu goddesses

Page: 31

View: 3198

A Coffee Table Book On Various God & Goddesses Being Worshipped In India In Different Religions Alongwith Their Photographs And Artis. Fully Coloured.

Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Author: Prem P. Bhalla

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 9788122309690

Category: Hindu goddesses

Page: 170

View: 4834

Whenever there is degeneration of thought and increase in sin, I shall incarnate in different forms - Lord Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita the Supreme Being has no form to protect the righteous and the virtuous. He has emerged in the many forms of gods and goddesses to guide and teach humanity to lead an ideal life. No major religion in the world can claim to have as many gods and goddesses as Hinduism. At the same time, no other religion has as many forms of worship and places of pilgrimage as do the Hindus. the plurality of gods and goddesses are not evidence of different streams of thought, neither are they there to create confusion: they fulfil a definite purpose. Each god and goddess is assigned a special responsibility. In their own sphere of activity, they are benevolent. Gods and goddesses emerge and thrive upon positive values like patience, tolerance, love and forgiveness and lead one to a path of truth, honesty and integrity.

Hindu Gods and Temples

Symbolism, Sanctity and Sites

Author: Shyam Banerji

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd


Category: Architecture, Hindu

Page: 108

View: 4080

This book is a collector''s special that provides a fascinating insight into the colourful world of Hindu deities and places of worship. The book explores the deep symbolism that lies embedded in the iconography of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and interprets the underlying messages that have been projected so intelligently and thoughtfully through the form, shape, colour, attire and attendant paraphernalia of different deities, by the sages and seers of ancient India. In the process it also unravels some of the important myths related to different deities and the festivals celebrated in their honour. The deeply researched text of Hindu Gods and Temples: Symbolism, Sanctity and Sites and its lucid presentation take the reader on an unforgettable journey into the wondrous world of Hindu religion and the Supreme Truth behind the apparent multiplicity of Gods and Goddesses. Why does Ganesha, the god of wisdom, have an elephant-head? Why does Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, travel on an owl? What is the symbolism of Krishna''s flute? Why does he wear yellow? What is the Bhagwad Geeta? What are the legends behind the foundation of some of the most famous Hindu temples and shrines of India? Hindu Gods and Temples: Symbolism, Sanctity and Sites is a first publication that brings together some of the most popular Hindu images, legends, beliefs and places of worship within the covers of a beautifully designed book with an informatively engrossing text of over 23,000 words.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Japan

Author: Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri

Publisher: Vedams eBooks (P) Ltd

ISBN: 9788179360095

Category: Goddesses, Hindu

Page: 184

View: 2508

Buddhism introduced many Hindu Gods and Goddesses to the Japanese. The rulers were the first to be attracted to them. Historical records show that they earnestly believed in the miracles of these divinities promised in the sutras. Many miracle stories started appearing in popular literature as the divinities percolated down to the masses. The resulting naturalisation process in the case of some divinities went to the extent that they became an integral part of the native Shinto pantheon. Their popularity remains unabated even today. The Tantric Buddhist sects also played a vital role in propagating the divinities. They regularly worshipped the divinities in their temples where people thronged in large numbers. Many steps in these ceremonies, for instance, the homa ritual, are very familiar to the present-day Hindus. The monks have also produced a considerable volume of religious literature related to these divinities. Descriptions of many divinities show that they have not changed substantially over centuries. A study of these writings also shows that a large volume of Hindu myths and legends related to these deities were transmitted to Japan. These writings are also a testimony to the way the ancestors of the present-day Hindus thought about these deities, say, around the eighth or ninth century of the Christian era.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Author: W. J. Wilkins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486431568

Category: Religion

Page: 499

View: 4356

The Hindu pantheon comprises such a multitude of gods and goddesses that even the most devout can find it difficult to remember their names and characteristics. This self-contained volume presents a comprehensive picture of the gods and goddesses commonly worshiped in India; their origins, and their related myths and legends. It covers the deities from both the Vedic and Puranic literature, as well as demons, sacred birds, and other lore, all accompanied by excellent illustrations from traditional sources.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

300 Illustrations from "The Hindu Pantheon"

Author: Edward Moor

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486168697

Category: Art

Page: 132

View: 6079

Reflecting the spirit of East Indian myths, legends, and fables, these illustrations were compiled by one of the nineteenth century's foremost Orientalists. Edward Moor published The Hindu Pantheon in 1810, and this new volume draws upon his exposition of India's religious iconography to offer a spectacular array of images of Hindu deities. Dramatic engravings and line drawings include scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata as well as temple images of Krishna, Vishnu, Siva, and other major gods and goddesses. Many are derived from bronze figurines; others are reproduced from manuscript illustrations. All appear with captions for ease of identification.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Inside Hinduism

Author: Walter Hazen

Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company

ISBN: 0787727377

Category: Religion

Page: 10

View: 2666

This packet introduces your students to the oldest organized religion in the world: Hinduism. They will learn in detail about several of the Hindu dieties, such as Vishnu, Krishna, Siva, and more. In addition to valuable historical and practical information, this packet provides review questions, questions for discussion, key word lists, and an answer key. These features facilitate student assimilation of the fundamentals of a religion practiced by an estimated 781 million people around the globe. Whether your objective is a comprehensive study of Hinduism or a simple overview, this packet affords you the opportunity to easily accomplish either one. You will be delighted to observe your students' growing understanding of the rich culture and history of a religion believed to date back to prehistoric times.

Hindu Gods & Goddesses

Author: Stephen Knapp

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184953666

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8499

UNDERSTANDING VEDIC HINDU DIVINITIES Understanding the assorted divinities or gods and goddesses of the Vedic or Hindu pantheon is not so difficult when it is presented simply and effectively. And that is what you will find in this book. This will open you to many of the possibilities and potentials of the Vedic tradition, and show how it has been able to cater and fulfill the spiritual needs and development of so many people since time immemorial. This book explains the nature of the Vedic divinities, their purposes and powers, and the ways they influence and affect the natural energies of the universe. It also shows how they can assist us and that blessings from them can help our own spiritual and material development and potentialities, depending on what we need. The divinities include Lord Krishna, Vishnu, their main avatars and expansions, along with Brahma, Shiva, Ganesh, Murugan, Surya, Hanuman, as well as the goddesses including Radha, Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi. We find explanations of their names, attributes, dress, weapons, instruments, the meaning of the Shiva lingam, and some of the legends and stories connected with them.

The Little Book of Hindu Deities

From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

Author: Sanjay Patel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101657790

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9114

Pixar animator and Academy Award–nominated director Sanjay Patel (Sanjay’s Super Team) brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddesses (and one sacred stone) in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The Little Book of Hindu Deities is chock-full of monsters, demons, noble warriors, and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut his off!); why Kali, the goddess of time, is known as the “Black One” (she’s a bit goth); and what “Hare Krishna” really means. “Throw another ingredient in the American spirituality blender. Pop culture is veering into Hinduism.”—USA Today From the Trade Paperback edition.

Indian Gods and Goddesses

The Early Deities from Chalcolithic to Beginning of Historical Period

Author: Shanti Lal Nagar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788176460330

Category: Goddesses, Hindu

Page: 148

View: 7320


Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book

Author: Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486462188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 6008

One of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, India's magical pantheon of gods and goddesses allows its Hindu population to experience the divine in remarkable ways. Beautifully rendered and impeccably researched, this collection of images illuminates an array of important deities, including Krishna, Indra, Ganesha, Kali, and Lakshmi. Using markers, inks, crayons, or paints, artists can add colors to the 16 translucent stained glass sheets — and then let the light shine through for divinely glowing effects.

The Symbolism of Hindu Gods and Rituals

Author: A. Parthasarathy

Publisher: A. Parthasarathy

ISBN: 9381094152

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 158

View: 7974

A practical text explaining the allegorical significance of gods and goddesses; rituals and festivals; invocations and prayers. It educates a spiritual aspirant with the philosophical aspect of religious practices.

Hindu Mythology

A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu Goddesses

Author: Matt Clayton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987664478


Page: 116

View: 5002

Explore Captivating Hindu Myths of Hindu Gods and Goddesses The stories in Hindu myth stem from traditions within Hinduism, drawing on stories from ancient texts, like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Keep in mind that because different versions of Hinduism inspire different people, many different versions of the stories float through the jungle and over the stones of temples and traditions. The stories in this volume are my version, though I've stuck as closely to the original myths and legends as imagination allows. At the end of this book, you'll find a short bibliography for further research and reading. Within this book, you'll find the following Hindu myths covered Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the Beginning of the World The Birth of Lord Shiva Saraswati & Brahma's Fifth Head Shiva Tests Parvati Shiva Snares a Whale Ganesha Loses His Head Ganesha Spills a River Kubera's Pride Ganesha Injures a Goddess Ganesha Wins a Race Shiva Skips Success Ravana's Ten Heads The Birth of Rama Urmila's Slumber Deer of Deception Hanuman's Torch Suvannamachha Steals a Bridge Hanuman Moves a Mountain The Final Battle Sita's Purity Krishna Steals Butter Krishna Trades for Jewels Krishna Swallows the Flames Agni Spreads a Curse Vayu Humbles the Silk Cotton Tree Savitri Chooses a Husband Savitri's Fidelity And more! Get the book now and learn more about Hindu mythology

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Truth and Myth

Author: Catherine Kapahi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780968316122

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

View: 9008

"The purpose of evolution on earth, and the goal of human life is the realization and manifestation of divinity. Hindu gods and goddesses are divine aspects and energies within human beings and the universe." Sathya Sai Baba, world teacher, discourses on the deep inner meaning of the symbolic gods and goddesses of Hinduism as an aid to understanding and attaining one's innate divine nature. During an interview with Sathya Sai Baba, he read the title of this book Hindu Gods and Goddesses: Truth and Myth and exclaimed, "Hindu Gods, Canadian Gods; there is only one God". In this book, as narrated by Sathya Sai Baba, descriptions of Radha, Krshna, Ganesha, Shiva, Nataraja, Rama, Sita, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, as well as what Sathya Sai Baba has to say about his own powers and divinity. The inner meanings of all the equipments the gods and goddesses carry, the aspects of the divine they represent, and their power and purpose, are beautifully described by Sathya Sai Baba. There are color illustrations for each god and goddess. These illuminating words of Sathya Sai Baba, organized and compiled by Catherine Kapahi, are powerful and enlightening for any seeker of truth, no matter to which cultural or religious background he/she may belong.