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  1. Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics) by Anonymous, 2004-09-28
  2. Handbook of Hindu Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology) by George M. Williams, 2008-03-11
  3. Hindu Mythology: Vedic and Puranic (Deluxe Paper Edition) by W.J. Wilkins, 2004-08-15
  4. A classical dictionary of Hindu mythology and religion, geography, history, and literature by John Dowson, 2010-08-26
  5. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas by Cornelia Dimmitt, 1978-06-15
  6. Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols, and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent by Devdutt Pattanaik, 2003-04-28
  7. The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology (Hermeneutics: Studies in the History of Religions) by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, 1980-10-13
  8. Hindu Gods and Goddesses: 300 Illustrations from "The Hindu Pantheon" (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by Edward Moor, 2006-10-13
  9. Demons, Gods & Holy Men from Indian Myths & Legends (World Mythologies Series) by Shahrukh Husain, 1987-12-27
  10. Myth = Mithya A Handbook of Hindu Mythology by Devdutt Pattanaik, 2006-12-31
  11. The Vishnu Purana: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition by H. H. Wilson, 2008-11-04
  12. Hindu Gods and Goddesses by W. J. Wilkins, 2003-11-21
  13. Hindu mythology, Vedic and Purânic by William Joseph Wilkins, 2010-08-22
  14. Mythology:India (Mythology Of...) by Rachel Storm, 2006-10-25

1. Kamat's Potpourri: Animals Of Hindu Mythology
On the role of animals and animal gods in hindu mythology.Category Arts Literature Myths and Folktales Myths Indian...... Churning of the ocean by the Suras and Asuras is a very interesting episodein hindu mythology. They employed Vasuki, a huge poisonous
Animals of Indian Mythology
Dr. Krishnanand Kamat Last updated : October 28, 2001 A ncient Indians had recognized the animals' right to co-exist with man and therefore they were loved, nurtured and even worshipped. In order to impress upon the commoners about their importance, the animals were given the status of gods and goddesses. They declared that Almighty incarnates in different animal forms. The kings and the emperors opted different animals in their emblems. Many festivals were/are observed in honor of several animals. In order to inculcate love for animals among children, animals were made heroes in stories. The rulers gave them prime position in art and architecture. Unfortunately, today we are neither adopting ancient Indians' compassionate attitude, nor scientific approach of the westerners towards these animals and hence we are heading towards a catastrophe. The activities of ancient Indians were woven around the animals. Therefore, they knew the happenings of animal world as much as today's ardent student of zoology. This vast knowledge has been recorded in the scriptures of the time. The Upanishads contain detailed descriptions of horses and cattle. The

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A list of Hindu scriptures with brief descriptions.Category Society Religion and Spirituality Hinduism Religious Texts...... in. Copyright © 2000 hindu mythology All rights reserved. Best viewedwith IE 4.0 or above browsers and 800x600 screen resolution.
Profile Trinity Gods Goddesses ... Order Form Sacred scriptures VEDAS Vedas are the sacred books of knowledge. They are a collection of chants and ritual hails. The Hindu sages considered these truths so sacred that for a long time they did not put them in writing. They preserved them in their phenomenal memory and taught them to deserving disciple through oral instruction. As they were learned through hearing and not by reading, the truths came to be known as shrutis which literally means hearing. In the course of time a need was felt to collect and compile these shrutis . This work was done by the great sage Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa . In recognition of his mammoth work of compilation of the Vedas, this saint was given the name of Veda Vyasa and his birthday is celebrated even today in the form of Guru-purnima Vedas are divided into four parts: THE RIG VEDA : is a collection of hymns dedicated mostly to the gods Indra, Agni and Soma. THE SAMA VEDA : is a collection of chants and mantras with a specific description as to how they have to be sung by the priests who performed the Soma-puja.

4. Indian Mythology
An easyto-read collection of Hindu mythological stories.

5. Encyclopedia Mythica: Hindu Mythology.
Searchable encyclopedia provides definitions and descriptions of Hindu figures, philosophies and famous myths. There are currently 304 articles on hindu mythology online. This section was last updated on December 22, 2002.
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hindu mythology. The Story of Lord Ganesha
HINDU MYTHOLOGY The Story of Lord Ganesha I chose to begin my Indian Mythology page with the story of Lord Ganesha ( the 'Elephant God') for a reason which will make itself clear as you read on. He is the Destroyer of obstacles - 'Vighna Vinashaka'
The harbringer of happiness and joy - 'Sukha Kartha'
The absorber of sorrow and misfortune - 'Dukha Hartha'
He makes wishes come true - 'Siddhi Vinayaka' According to popular Hindu belief, no new task, venture or undertaking is well-begun without the chanting of prayers to lord Ganesha before you start it. The relevance of this will unfold itself as you will read the following story associated with this mystifying elephant deity. Lord Ganesha is the virtual son (read on and you will know why I say 'virtual son') of lord Shiva (the ' Destroyer' ) and his wife/consort Parvathi . The story of lord Ganesha is one sure to fascinate. A long, long time ago when Lord Shiva was away fighting the demons ( or Asuras ) for the Gods, the lady of the house, Goddess Parvathi was all alone at home. On one such occasion, she needed someone to guard the house when she was going for a bath. Unable to think of an alternative, she used her divine powers to create a son - Ganesha. She instructed this little boy - Ganesha, to keep strict vigil on the door to the house and not allow anyone inside. The little boy agreed and stayed on the strictest of vigils. In the meantime Lord Shiva returned happy after a glorious victory won for the Gods, only to be stopped at the entrance by this little boy - Ganesha, who he did not even recognize! Ganesha, acting on his

7. Classical Hindu Mythology : A Reader In The Sanskrit Puranas/edited And Translat
Authors are Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. van Buitenen.
Classical Hindu Mythology : A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas/edited and translated by Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. van Buitenen. Reprint. 1998, xiii, 373 p., Contents: Preface. 1. Origins. 2. Visnu. 3. Krsna. 4. Siva. 5. The Goddess. 6. Seers, kings and supernaturals. Glossary. Notes on sources. Bibliography of Sanskrit Puranas. Index. "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 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."

8. Divyabhoomi - An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Culture
Information on hindu mythology, scriptures, deities, culture, history, and heritage.
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    by Stephen T. Naylor The Hindus have created a rich, complex mythology which is still very much alive. Hundreds of millions of people continue to believe in the multitudes of gods which inhabit the Hindu pantheon. This tapestry of religion is the result of millennia of integration. The Indian sub-continent has been a crossroad for several cultures, and the Indian people have incorporated numerous ideas from different faiths. Still, one cosmic Truth holds in Hindu thought, and that is that all things are simply a part of a greater, whole One. In early Hindu belief, which still holds true, for nothing in Hinduism is ever discarded, this Universal whole was called Brahmam. All beings and things, from the gods and demons, through humans, on to the lowliest pebble on the beach, were and are part of this One. In later times, the neuter Brahmam became equated with the masculine Brahma , but the original idea is still very much a part of Hindu thought. The history of Hindu mythology can be broken up into several different ages, all of which have contributed to the faith as a whole. The first is the pre-Vedic age, which goes back to the time of the early Indus valley civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, which were established around 2400 BCE. These cities were destroyed by 1700. Some think that the Aryan invaders who came to dominate the sub-continent destroyed those cities, but current archeological evidence suggest they may have disappeared before the Aryans arrived.

    10. Indian Mythology
    A glimpse into the rich mythology, various gods, goddesses and legends of India with some detailed Category Arts Literature Myths and Folktales Myths Indian...... Thus emerged the transition of hindu mythology from Vedic Gods (the Cosmic Trinity)to Puranic Gods (the Hindu Trinity) who took more significant form and

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    Indian Mythology dates back to as early as 1200 B.C. when the first hymns of the RIG VEDA was composed. The hymns of the RIG VEDA are the first and freshest expression of the sense of beauty and gladness awakened in the Aryan race by the charms and the bounty of nature. What began as a celebration of natural elements such as Air, Water and Fire was converted into the worship of cosmic elements. And thus formed the triad of the early Vedic Gods - AGNI, VAYU and SURYA. The VEDIC Gods are mere abstractions, intangible and illusive personifications of the powers of nature. It is in the post-VEDIC phase or in the PURANAS the gods assumed substantial shape and individual character.
    In the late VEDIC period the two ITIHASAS or epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata were compiled. The heroes of the Vedic age gradually took place of the shadowy gods of the Vedic Gods and found their places in the Puranas. This formed the phase of post-VEDIC gods or the PURANIC GODS who had their seeds and roots in the VEDAS giving rise to the concept of TRIMURTI.
    Thus emerged the transition of Hindu mythology from Vedic Gods (the Cosmic Trinity) to Puranic Gods (the Hindu Trinity) who took more significant form and entity and have been worshipped in various forms ever since.

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    12. Encyclopedia Mythica: Hindu Mythology
    Encyclopedia Mythica, hindu mythology, Special item An introductionto hindu mythology. List of available articles in this area.
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    Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Pronunciations Links Special item: An introduction to Hindu mythology List of available articles in this area. Editor: Prasad Krishna There are currently articles on Hindu mythology online. This section was last updated on January 13, 2003. Selected links Rig Veda Hymns from the Rig Veda. Tales and descriptions of Hindu deities as they appear in mythic tales. top home contact MCMXCV - MMIII Encyclopedia Mythica.

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    St. George Syrian Orthodox Church, Cheppaud. Groups Home My Groups Language Help ... Tools Hinduism The underlying tenets of Hinduism cannot be easily defined. There is no unique philosophy that forms the basis of the faith of the majority of India's population. Hinduism is perhaps the only religious tradition that is so diversified in its theoretical premises and practical expressions as to be called a "museum of religions". This religion cannot be traced to a specific under nor does it have a "holy book" as a basic scriptural guide. The Rig Veda, Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita can all be described as the sacred text of the Hindus. Unlike most other religions, Hinduism does not advocate the worship of one particular deity. One may worship Shiva or Vishnu or Rama or Krishna or some other gods and goddesses or one may believe in the 'Supreme Spirit' or the 'Indestructible Soul' within each individual and still be called a good Hindu. This gives an indication of the kind of contrasts this religion is marked by. At one end of the scale, it is an exploration of the 'Ultimate Reality'; at the other end there are cults that worship spirits, trees and animals (Mother Nature) The Story of the 'Dashavataara' (The Ten Incarnations of Vishnu)
    (Dasha = Ten; Avataar =Incarnation)

    14. Sukhdai Hindu Books
    Large number of books on hindu mythology and philosophy.

    15. A Classical Dictionary Of Hindu Mythology And Religion. Geography, History, And
    A Classical Dictionary of hindu mythology and Religion. Geography, History, andLiterature/John Dowson. Reprint. New Delhi, 2000, 411 p., ISBN 81215-0942-4.
    A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion. Geography, History, and Literature/John Dowson. Reprint. New Delhi, 2000, 411 p., ISBN 81-215-0942-4. "John Dowson's A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History and Literature is a handy reference work prepared as an aid to the scholars and lay readers interested in these aspects of the past of India. It contains information on a vast array of subjects, concepts, personages, names, events, etc., which frequently occur in the ancient Indian literature and religious works. For the uninitiated, the Dictionary is a useful guide for understanding the obscure and the unknown subjects. "The present Dictionary is not merely an alphabetical list of terms and subjects; it contains, compact and condensed information culled together from various sources about each subject. The author has primarily depended upon authoritative translations and works of eminent scholars for the compilation of the Dictionary. Besides the literal meaning, the compiler has also given a full description of the subjects with necessary details. For those interested in delving deeper into the controversial subjects included in the Dictionary, references of learned articles and European works have also been supplied. "A brief introduction of the subject outlining the history of the works alluded to in the Dictionary, a Sanskrit Index and a General Index add to the usefulness of the volume and is a must for every bookshelf." No. 15402

    16. Indian Mythology In A Nutshell
    Contains information on the Trimurti, the three highest deities of hindu mythology Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Also have sections on the Cycle of Creation, Sage Bhrigu and Goddess Lakshmi.
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    The Trimurthies
    The trimurthies are the three Gods known as Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The three gods are responsible for the fate of the universe. Brahma is its creator, Vishnu its preserver and Shiva its ultimate destroyer.
    From Left to Right: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva.
    Many temples have been erected for the glory of Vishnu and Shiva but Brahma is hardly worshipped. It is said that time can be separated into 4 Yugas or periods. These yugas represent a certain degree of honesty on Earth. Throughout these 4 Yugas, Vishnu is said to incarnate 10 times or Dashaavatar - Dasha means 10 and avatar means incarnation.
    Narasimha: half-man and half-lion, He is the 4th Avatar of Vishnu, Lakshmi, His consort is seated on his lap.
    The Cycle of Creation and Destruction is completed at the end of Kalpa. A Kalpa is 10,000 divine years or 10 million years. The Kalpa is broken up into 4 Yugas. They are Satya Yuga which lasts for 4 thousand divine years, Treta Yuga which lasts for 3 thousand years, Dwapara Yuga which lasts for 2 thousand and finally Kali Yuga which lasts for 1 thousand years. The Yugas are characterized by their loss of righteousness in the world, i.e., Satya has only truth, Treta loses 1/4 truth, Dwapara loses 1/2 truth, and Kali loses 3/4 truth. Evil, dishonesty plague the universe and replace truth in the last three Yugas. We are currently living in Kali Yuga. This yuga is characterized by unrighteous acts and there is 1/4 Truth and 3/4 evil. At the end of this Yuga, Shiva shall destroy the whole universe - this is known as the night of Brahma. In other words, Brahma lives and dies in one day of Vishnu, Vishnu is born and dies in day of Shiva or Rudra. When such a dissolution occurs, Brahma will then create the universe once more - known as the Day of Brahma.

    17. Hindu Mythology
    hindu mythology. The Story of The Descent of Ganga (the river Ganges). Backto the hindu mythology Page. More Mythology. visit the Hinduism Page.
    HINDU MYTHOLOGY The Story of The Descent of Ganga (the river Ganges) The river Ganga flows, often in calm dignity and sometimes in angry turbulence and violent torrent, through the expanse of India in the northern plains often called the Gangetic Plains . But, this has not always been the case. The river Ganga, it is believed, was actually a Hindu Goddess. She lived on Kailasa (a mountain peak in the Himalayas, oft compared with the Greek Mt. Olympus, and believed to be the abode of the Gods), and flowed with genteel grace for the sole pleasure of the Gods there. And, had it not been for Bhagiratha (a powerful Hindu king and sage), she would still be in Kailasa. Bhagiratha, as the legend goes, had a rather prolific ancestor who had 60,000 sons. With a progeny so large, this ancestor soon ruled over the world and invaded the nether regions, home of the hermit, Kapila . This army of young men could not but upset the meditation of the hermit-saint who, in a moment of divine rage, reduced every one of them to ashes with a mere glance. The souls of these 60,000, having been denied the purification that only water can give (a Hindu belief ), struggled for peace, haunting Bhagiratha's every waking minute and every resting hour, chasing away peaceful slumber. By sheer and constant devoted prayer, meditation and penance, the king soon gained the favor of the Gods, who then granted him a boon. He asked that Ganga descend upon the earth from Kailasa, because only her waters could replenish and pacify the souls of his ancestors and bridge the passage from the present to the future.

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    19. Brahma God Of Creation, Hindu Mythology
    In hindu mythology, Brahma is the senior member of the triad of greatgods, which also includes Vishnu and Shiva. In later Hindu
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    In Hindu mythology, Brahma is the senior member of the triad of great gods, which also includes Vishnu and Shiva. In later Hindu mythology, he became symbolized as the supreme eternal deity whose essence makes up the cosmos. Brahma is considered the creator of the universe. Before the cosmos existed, Brahma was all alone, self contained and self-content. Eventually, he felt inadequate and longed for company. He split himself and created the goddess Shatarupa. Her many forms captivated Brahma, and he desired to posses her.

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