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Hindu Mythology Vedic and Puranic

Hindu Mythology  Vedic and Puranic Book
Author : W. J. Wilkins
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 1882
ISBN : 1465535683
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BEFORE speaking of the Vedic Deities, it is necessary that something be said concerning the Vedas themselves, the source of our information concerning them. The root of the word is vid, “to know;” hence the term Veda signifies knowledge; and as these books were not written for centuries after they were originally composed, it signifies knowledge that was heard, or orally communicated. The Vedas are not the work of a single person, but, according to popular belief, were communicated to a number of Rishis or saints, who in their turn transmitted them to their disciples. The Seer Vyasa is styled the arranger, or, as we should now say, the editor, of these works. The instruction contained in these writings is said to have been breathed forth by God Himself. Other writers teach that it issued from Him like smoke from fire. Sometimes the Vedas are said to have sprung from the elements. The accounts of their origin, though differing in form, agree in teaching that they were the direct gift of God to man; and hence they are regarded with the greatest veneration. They are the special property of the Brahmans. As early as Manu, the nominal author or compiler of a law book probably not more than two or three centuries later than the Vedas, though some suppose it to have been no earlier than A.D. 500, it was regarded as a grave offence for a single word of these divinely given books to be heard by a man of a lower caste. The Vedas are four in number; of these the Rig-Veda is the oldest, next in order was the Yajur-Veda, then the Sama-Veda, and last of all the Atharva-Veda. Each of these Vedas consists of two main parts: a Sanhita, or collection of mantras or hymns; and a Brahmana, containing ritualistic precept and illustration, which stands in somewhat the same relation to the Sanhita as the Talmud to the Law. In these are found instructions to the priests who conduct the worship of the gods addressed in. the hymns. Attached to each Brahmana is an Upanishad, containing secret or mystical doctrine. These are regarded as of lesser authority than the Mantras and Brahmanas. For whilst they are spoken of as Sruti, i.e. heard, the Upanishads are Smriti, learned. Though based on the older compositions, if there is any discrepancy between them, the teaching of the later ones is rejected. The Sanhita and Brahmana are for the Brahmans generally; the Upanishads for philosophical inquirers. Yet, strange to say, whereas the older portions had, until recent years, been almost entirely neglected, with some parts of the Upanishads there was considerable acquaintance amongst the learned pundits of Benares and other places. In many parts of India not a man could be found able to read and interpret them. Of the Sanhitas, the “Rig-Veda Sanhita—containing one thousand and seventeen hymns—is by far the most important; whilst the Atharva-Veda-Sanhita, though generally held to be the most recent, is perhaps the most interesting. Moreover, these are the only two Vedic hymn-books worthy of being called separate original collections;” the others being almost entirely made up of extracts from the Rig-Veda. Between the time of the composition of the Rig-Veda and that of the Atharva, considerable changes in the religious faith of the people had come about. The childlike trust of the earlier hymns has disappeared, and the deities now seem more cruel, and there is greater need of propitiatory offerings. Probably the old religion of the people whom they had conquered had begun to tell on that of the Aryans.

Japanese Mythology Classic Stories of Japanese Myths Gods Goddesses Heroes and Monsters

Japanese Mythology  Classic Stories of Japanese Myths  Gods  Goddesses  Heroes  and Monsters Book
Author : Scott Lewis
Publisher : Classical Mythology
Release : 2018-09-16
ISBN : 9781720063346
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Giant monsters. Tales of eternal love. The beginning of creation. Pint-sized warriors. Long voyages and insurmountable heroics are only a small piece of the classic myths that have helped shape Japan

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Wendy Doniger,Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9788120803862
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This work deals at length with various theories about relgion prevalent at the time when Megasthenes visited India very interesting and scholarly views have been put forth regarding investigations of Megasthenes their reliability and the reliability of his reporters.

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths Book
Author : O' Flaherty
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780144000111
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These Tales Of Hindu Gods And Demons Express In Vivid Symbols The Metaphysical Insights Of Ancient Indian Priests And Poets. This Selection And Translation Of Seventy-Five Seminal Myths Spans The Wide Range Of Classical Indian Sources, From The Serpent-Slaying Indra Of The Vedas (C. 1200 Bc) To The Medieval Pantheon&Mdash;The Phallic And Ascetic Siva, The Maternal And Bloodthirsty Goddess, The Mischievous Child Krishna, The Other Avatars Of Vishnu, And The Many Minor Gods, Demons, Rivers And Animals Sacred To Hinduism. The Traditional Themes Of Life And Death Are Set Forth And Interwoven With Many Complex Variations Which Give A Kaleidoscopic Picture Of The Development Of Almost Three Thousand Years Of Indian Mythology. &Nbsp;

Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Cornelia Dimmitt,J.A.B. Van Buitenen
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN : 8120839722
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The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: Krsna, Visnu, and Siva. The chapter The Goddess presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names are given the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

Handbook of Hindu Mythology

Handbook of Hindu Mythology Book
Author : George M. Williams
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-03-27
ISBN : 019533261X
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Unlike many other ancient mythologies, Hinduism thrives in the modern world. One billion followers and countless others have been captivated by its symbolic representations of love, karma, and reincarnation. Handbook of Hindu Mythology offers an informative introduction to this dauntingly complex mythology of multifaceted deities, lengthy heroic tales, and arcane philosophies-all with a 3,000-year history of reinterpretations and adaptations. Williams offers a number of pathways by which to approach Hinduism's ever-changing gods and goddesses (e.g., Brahm�, Vishnu, Siva), spiritual verses (such as the vedas), secular epics (including the R�m�yana and the Mah�bh�rata), myths within myths, devotional and esoteric traditions, psychic and yogic disciplines, and magical practices. With this handbook, readers can explore the history of Hindu mythology, follow a detailed timeline of key episodes and historical events, and look up specific elements of historical or contemporary Hinduism in a beautifully illustrated reference work. It is the ideal introduction to the origins of Hinduism, the culture that shaped it from antiquity to the present, and the age-old stories, ideas, and traditions that speak to the human condition as eloquently today as ever. Including annotated bibliographies, a glossary of cultural and mythological terms, and numerous illustrations, here is a gold mine of information on Hindu mythology.

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths Book
Author : Wendy Doniger
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-06-24
ISBN : 0141903759
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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.

From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology

From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Shakti M. Gupta
Publisher : Bombay : Somaiya Publications
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Glossary of Hindu mythological characters.

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty,Wendy Doniger
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1980-10-13
ISBN : 9780520040984
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Presenting a subject rarely studied, the author shows there is a history of ideas about evil in Hinduism.

Hindu Mythology

Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Matt Clayton
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-04-08
ISBN : 9781987664478
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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

365 Tales of Indian Mythology

365 Tales of Indian Mythology Book
Author : OM Books,Om Kidz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9788187107460
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From the preserver of the universe Lord Vishnu to the mighty Hanuman, from the mysterious Ganesha to the dutiful son Rama, the rich Hindu spiritual landscape is populated by characters that empower millions even today. Featuring 365 colourful artworks of significant mythological figures from across India, this fascinating book opens the doors to a spellbinding world of legends and stories.

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths Book
Author : Martin J. Dougherty
Publisher : Amber Books
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 9781838860189
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Hinduism is quite possibly the oldest religion, populated by countless gods, from elephant-headed Ganesha to the fierce Kali. Hindu Myths provides an excellent introduction to the religion's creation stories, major texts, and principal concerns. It explores such classics as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata (the longest epic in history), along with the puranas, where the gods battle for supremacy; the deities, including Brahma, Vishnu, and Lakshmi; and personalities such as Krishna, Lakshmana, and Hanuman.

Indian Mythology

Indian Mythology Book
Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release : 2003-04-24
ISBN : 9780892818709
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Provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spirtual landscapes and pantheon of gods and goddesses through 99 classic myths.

Hindu Mythology

Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Jennifer MacKay
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2014-11-11
ISBN : 1420511475
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Author Jennifer MacKay provides background on the Hindu religion and how the tales, as well as the gods and goddesses, evolved throughout history. Readers will be introduced to marvelous epic tales of Hindu heroes and gods, and learn how followers worship the Pantheon of Hindu Gods. They will also learn about Hinduism's role in the world today.

Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology Book
Author : Cornelia Dimmitt,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus van Buitenen
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 1978-06-15
ISBN : 0877221227
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The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names given the gods and goddesses in the Sanskrit texts have been retained since their multiplicity is an essential part of the richness of the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

Myth Mithya

Myth   Mithya Book
Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2014-07-11
ISBN : 8184750218
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A decoding of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. They also have 330 million gods: male gods; female gods; personal gods; family gods; household gods; village gods; gods of space and time; gods for specific castes and particular professions; gods who reside in trees; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical patterns and in man-made objects. Then there are a whole host of demons. But no Devil. In this groundbreaking book Dr Devdutt Pattanaik; one of India’s most popular mythologists; seeks an answer to these apparent paradoxes and unravels an inherited truth about life and death; nature and culture; perfection and possibility. He retells sacred Hindu stories and decodes Hindu symbols and rituals; using a unique style of commentary; illustrations and diagrams. We discover why the villainous Kauravas went to heaven and the virtuous Pandavas (all except Yudhishtira) were sent to hell; why Rama despite abandoning the innocent Sita remains the model king; why the blood-drinking Kali is another form of the milk-giving Gauri; and why Shiva wrenched off the fifth head of Brahma. Constructed over generations; Hindu myths serve as windows to the soul; and provide an understanding of the world around us. The aim is not to outgrow myth; but to be enriched and empowered by its ancient; potent and still relevant language.

Researches Into the Nature and Affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology by Vans Kennedy

Researches Into the Nature and Affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology by Vans Kennedy Book
Author : Vans Kennedy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1831
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Download Researches Into the Nature and Affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology by Vans Kennedy book written by Vans Kennedy and published by with total hardcover pages 494 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Preparing for publication Hindu mythology or A mythological hand book for the palanquin

Preparing for publication  Hindu mythology  or A mythological hand book for the palanquin Book
Author : William Malkin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1852
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Download Preparing for publication Hindu mythology or A mythological hand book for the palanquin book written by William Malkin and published by with total hardcover pages 46 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History and Literature Book
Author : John Dowson
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780415245210
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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History  and Literature Book
Author : John Dowson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1914
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Download A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature book written by John Dowson and published by with total hardcover pages 411 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

The Vish u Pur a Vish upur am a System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition Translated from the Original Sanscrit and Illustrated by Notes Derived Chiefly from Other Pur as by H H Wilson

The Vish  u Pur    a  Vish   upur     am   a System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition  Translated from the Original Sanscrit  and Illustrated by Notes Derived Chiefly from Other Pur    as  by H  H  Wilson Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1840
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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