“Kali defeats the demon” is an Indian myth by Elizabeth Harding. In this myth all of the demons and gods are in a war. The Gods were all losing, so they came up with making a warrior God. Devi, the god they created, was a superior to any God or demon. Devi savagely beat all the demons the even the most superior demon, King Mahishaura. After it all her rage was stopped by her husband Shiva. While telling her story Elizabeth Harding infers that some Indians are polytheistic and some Indians believe that one inflated ego can cause failure. To begin, Elizabeth Harding inferred that Indians are polytheistic. She implies this belief when she writes in her story, “All the altruistic and generous Gods recently joined their rays at one point and slowly the blazing concentration of light took shape in form of a women.” (Harding 1) Also, “The immortals prayed to her and worshipped her with praise, ornaments, and weapons.” (Harding 1) From this passage the reader clearly understands that most strongly believe in many gods. Furthermore, Elizabeth Harding implies that Indians believe personal ego is destructive. Evidence from the story states, “Thinking of himself to be invincible Mahishaura assembled an army and declared himself Lord of Heaven and Ruler of the Universe.” (Harding 1) “When Mahishaura, the king of demons, saw his army devastated by the blows of the terrible mother Goddess, his superfluous fury knew no bounds.” (Harding 2) Clearly, the reader can tell most of the…
Kali is known as the black one, she is the goddess of destruction but also an end to all destruction. She is called the black one because she Is known as having frightening appearance with wild eyes, a tongue which hangs out and dreadful teeth Kali also wears a garland of skulls. At night she also swallows everything. Kali is believed to win the battle with demon Raktabija whom the gods could not kill. Every drop of blood that touched the ground transformed into another demon after the god trying…
Instead, the great majority of Hindus have followed the path of devotion (bhakti) to a god or gods.
Puja, devotional ritual commonly performed at an altar, involves the offering of flowers, food, fire, and incense to images of a god or gods, as well as the occasional singing of hymns.
The Trimurti(triple form): Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva: they represent the three forces of creation, preservation, and destruction.
Brahma represents the creative force that made the universe. Brahma is commonly depicted…
Shakti is ‘variously called Parvati, Uma, Kali or Durga,’ (Hinduism). All the Goddesses Shakti is a part of seem to be quite diverse when put together. For example, as Durga she is the goddess of war, as Uma she has quite a mild personality, as Kali she is a terrifying dominator of Shiva .
A main feature is Shakti as the divine creative energy. Shakti itself means force, power or energy and is the Hindu personification of the female aspects of God. Zaehner emphasises this ambiguity in…
religion. First of all my eight foundational beliefs are as follows:
• I believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God
• I believe that there is One God, eternally existent in Three Persons; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
• I believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.
• I believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance, faith in the precious Blood…
-“If you don’t come through for me I will worship another god”
-All religions are the same.
-From Mughal period
-Started in America
-Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
-1893 Rama Krishna
-Best expression of Hinduism
-What Hinduism is today
Lakshmi is his lady
Main avatars are Rama and Krishna
Hero of Ramayana
Consort is Sita
Hanuman is devotee
Hanuman is said to be incarnation of shiva?
Youthful, god child
Lover is Rada
Mentor to the Pandavas
of peyote would have been extinguished and would have disappeared from the cultural and religion of the Native peoples.
In the story “Karma”, by Lydia Yuri Minatoya, she reflects on how women are involved in blood sacrifices to the mother goddess Kali. Like “The Native American Church of Jesus Christ”, women play a key role in preserving and maintaining key religious aspects of their culture. Minatoya begins by reflecting on the meaning of Karma, or in American terms, fate. She says that karma…
wikipedia.org/wiki/Christians_in_India) He started the Brahmo Samaj (City of God) by conducting weekly meeting to incorporate Christian ethics with the best of Hinduism.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christians_in_India) They saw that the best ways of Christianity were worshipping God by love and good deeds, and abstinence from idolatry.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christians_in_India) Hinduism is a religion with various gods and goddesses.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_India) According…
The Ways of Hinduism
1. Way of Action - Karma Marga
Most of the gods were gods of nature, natural forces, and there was a king of the gods: Indra
No notion of reincarnation, when you die, you go to heaven
Rig Veda - "Him Knowledge". One of the oldest religious texts.
Sruti - "Revelation (heard)"
ritual knowledge as heard by the ancient sages. The entire collection of earliest sacred texts containing the whole of knowledge
Smrti- "Revelation (remembered)"
Secondary in authority…
avatars/incarnations- appears on earth in a form of animal or human to conquer evil and establish righteousness
• Many believes that his incarnation is Siddartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism
• To achieve union w/ God
• Requires a sitting posture
• Mediators tries to control their breathing so that it will not break their concentration
o They concentrate on a single object, sound, or idea until they are in a deep state or experiencing the divine…