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Trishula Symbolism in Hinduism and Buddhism

By |2019-07-01T19:10:02+03:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Trishula is a trident, commonly used as the principal symbols in Hinduism and Buddhism. In India and Thailand, the term also often refers to a short-handled weapon which may be mounted on a danda or staff. But unlike the Okinawan sai, the trishula is often [...]

Trimurti: The Triple Deity of Supreme Divinity in Hinduism

By |2019-06-25T14:25:24+03:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Trimūrti is the Triple deity of supreme divinity in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities, typically Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, though individual denominations may vary from [...]

Holi: The Festival of Colors and Love

By |2019-05-10T16:26:19+03:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly [...]

Varuna: The God of the Oceans

By |2018-09-17T17:08:59+03:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Varuna is a Vedic deity associated first with the sky, later with waters as well as with Ṛta (justice) and Satya (truth). Varuna is found in the oldest layer of the Vedic literature of Hinduism, such as the hymn 7.86 of the Rigveda. He is [...]

Brahma – The Creator of the Universe and of All Beings

By |2018-02-26T18:19:08+03:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the Hindu tradition, the whole creation is the dynamic game of three fundamental forces symbolized by the three gods: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This triad is made up of the Creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu) and the Destroyer or Transcendent (Shiva). The correspondence of [...]

Lakshmi: Goddess of Wealth, Prosperity, and Beauty.

By |2018-01-16T00:47:21+03:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

I resort to Lakshmi for shelter in this world, Who is beautiful like the moon, shining brightly, Who is blazing with renown, Who is adored even by the gods, Who is highly magnanimous, and grand like the lotus. May my misfortunes perish! I surrender myself to [...]

Parvati: The Daughter of the Lord of the Mountains

By |2017-11-08T22:19:52+03:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

The goddess Parvati is one of the many forms of Shakti, the unknowable but enlivening feminine force in Hindu mythology, the feminine energy of the universe. The goddess Parvati is the animating force that brings skill, power, prowess, and genius while she infuses the world [...]

The Third Eye in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism

By |2020-01-13T02:53:35+03:00September 9th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As the traditions change, the meaning of the third eye also changes. Here, are some of the common old and new concepts about the third eye in Hinduism and Buddhism. Lord Shiva’s third eye Lord Shiva, the destroyer, and the restorer is one of the [...]

Lord Ganesh: Hindu God Of Success

By |2018-05-30T01:46:29+03:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Ganesh is the God of Success and Overcoming Obstacles, but is also associated with wisdom, learning, prudence, and power. As the god of success, the names of Lord Ganesh are chanted at the start of any important venture, and of course, during a Ganesh Pooja. [...]

God Shiva Nataraja – The Lord of the Dance

By |2018-01-28T23:30:06+03:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

The great Hindu god Shiva has many guises and many representations in art, but perhaps the most familiar is a dancing figure within a circle of fire, that is as Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. It is an image seen in museums, temples, restaurants, [...]