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Symbolism in Hinduism - Websites

Hindu Devotional Power A Hindu Devotional blog with a large collection of Hindu God/Goddess Aartis, Stuties, Chalisas, Slokas, Kavacham. Listings of …

Hinduism

Yajna - Vedic Sacrifices in Hinduism

The present paper attempts to discuss the nature and role of Vedic sacrifice in Vedic literature and the ways this topic is expressed by relevant …

Alexander's Invasion of India. Fact and Fiction

The Birth and Death of Alexander<p>The birth of Alexander is shrouded in mystery and legends. He was born in a night to Olympias, the daughter of …

Mahatma Gandhi on Swadeshi, Hinduism and Conversions

In this speech, which was delivered before a Missionary Conference on February 14, 1916, Mahatma Gandhi defined the meaning of Swadeshi, how it was …

Suppression of Thugs in British India

The suppression of the Thugs was another work of the time. These detestable miscreants appeared to the outer world as honest traders or …

Slavery in British India

By all accounts Aurangazeb is considered one of the most cruel and fanatic Mughal rulers. However, the following account shows that while Hindu kings …

The Early History of Madras (Chennai)

About 1620 the East India Company established another factory at Masulipatam on the eastern side of India. The Hindus along the coast of Coromandel …

India

The Construction of Hinduism

Comparing Christianity to Hinduism is like comparing a garden variety tree to an ancient rain forest. Jayaram V<p>There are many myths about Hinduism. …

The Origin and Character of Hindu Drama

The origin, history and construction of Indian drama makes a fascinating study. Dramas and theater were very popular form of entertainment in India …

The Origin and Significance of the Epic Mahabharata

The Ramayana and the Mahabharata (Mahabharat in Hindi) are considered the greatest epics ever in the history of human civilization and will remain so …

The Meaning And Significance Of Swastika In Hinduism

After sitting in a posture of either cakra, padma or swastika as he pleases... Lakshmi Tantra 28:40-44.<p>Drawing as mentioned before a four-doored …

Yin and Yang, and the Hindu Connection

India and China are the world's oldest, and continuing civilizations. At one time, both countries accounted for nearly two-thirds of the world …

A Great Hindu Emperor Not Many Hindus Know

Samudra Gupta is one of the greatest rulers to have ever ruled India, but how many Hindus do even know him? In today's India, people mostly know …

Serpent or Snake Worship in Southern India

Snake Worship<p>The following is a brief account of the beliefs and superstitions associated with snake worship in southern India in the last century. …

New Facts About the History and Antiquity of Hinduism

How old is Hinduism? It is anyone's guess. Hinduism existed long before the date ascribed to Genesis or Creation by the Bible. Hinduism is certainly …

The Rise of Shaivism

Shiva is the most ancient and original God of Hinduism. He was worshipped in several prehistoric cultures under different names. Historians believe …

Literary Evidence in The Construction of Indian History

In the construction of Indian history, three sources are important: literary sources, archeological evidence (excavations, inscriptions, coins, and …

Alternate History - Redirect

Historical Fiction

The History of image or Idol worship

Vedic people did not worship images or idols. They worshipped gods through prayers, chants, songs, rituals and sacrificial ceremonies. They …