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Religions of the World: The History and Beliefs of Hinduism History 

Religions of the World: The History and Beliefs of Hinduism

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Most of their inscriptions contain the prasasti “Bhagavat Sriparvatha Swamy Padanudhyatanam”. The word "Hinduism" is not to be found anywhere in the scriptures, and the term "Hindu" was introduced by foreigners who referred to people living across the River Indus or Sindhu, in the north of India, around which the Vedic religion is believed to have originated. This can be explained by the fact that they have retained many features of their traditional, independent culture, having been annexed to the Afghan state only after the first winter campaign by Amir ʿAbd-al-Raḥmān in 1895-96, which resulted in the compulsory conversion of the people to Sunni Islam (Kakar, pp. 181-209).
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The True Nature Of Shiva History 

The True Nature Of Shiva

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There are several Holy centers for Hindus; most of them are in India. Basham explains that each new invader succeeded by virtue of superior military organization. They believe that the earth is a giant sphere that has different essences known as Brahman. In Gujarat̄, the priestly Tapodhan brāhmans are rated very low indeed.) A learned brahman may have to oblige his powerful non-brahman patrons by manufacturing a myth in Sanskrit for one of their deities.
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MANU AND THE SHUDRAS History 

MANU AND THE SHUDRAS

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Fact & Fiction FACT: Hindus undergo numerous traditional rites of passage at critical junctures throughout life. Buddihsm and Janism came along, because many people of the lower caste could not perform the rituals of the Hindu. The ladders start from squares with virtues. one advances. one goes backwards. states of consciousness and planes of existence.72 71 70 69 68 67 66 65 64 dull qualities 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 active qualities good qualities plane of creation plane of Siva plane of Vishnu plane of bliss plane of inner space plane of nature ego 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 plane of first sound plane of air plane of light plane of truth positive intellect negative intellect happiness darkness plane of devotion 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 plane of water plane of violence earth plane of austerity River Ganga River Yamuna Goddess of Wisdom conscience wisdom 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 plane of energy plane of elimination plane of circulation creative plane plane of fire human birth false knowledge right knowledge clarity 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 netherworld plane of flavor plane of fragrance plane of devas nature spirits good tendencies false faith true faith 27 plane of karma 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 giving atonement plane of dharma heavenly plane bad company good company sorrow 11 selfless service 10 plane of joy 1 2 3 4 5 6 mercy jealousy underworld lower astral plane higher astral plane envy 7 devas of music 8 purification 9 birth illusion anger greed earth plane delusion conceit or vanity avarice plane of sensuality a.com/resources/snakesandladders.
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Shakti and Shakta: Essays and Addresses on the Shakta History 

Shakti and Shakta: Essays and Addresses on the Shakta

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Initially the Spanish went West and discovered America and the Portuguese went East round the southern tip of Africa and set up safe haven ports en-route to Java in (Portuguese) Angola, (Portuguese) Mozambique, Mombassa, the Indian west coast(Goa) and Malacca in Malaysia. 1500 The Spanish, following the lead of the Genoan Columbus, emigrated in large numbers to South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Vaishnavism the worship of Vishnu in any of his forms or incarnations. —Vaishnava, Vaishnavite, n.
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World Religion Series: A Complete Introduction to Hinduism History 

World Religion Series: A Complete Introduction to Hinduism

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The later Puranas recount tales about devas and devis, their interactions with humans and their battles against demons. One of the videos mainly focuses on the Veda. As a human being... the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle (in particular Mother Earth)... it is not mandatory but essential for human beings to understand the truths of life. These views were bound to clash. 245 BCE - Torah is translated into Greek; Greeks persecute Jews Greek Persecution Terror reigned—women who allowed their sons to be circumcised were killed with their babies tied around their necks.
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Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Saviour History 

Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Saviour

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If starting your own business or expanding your nursing talents into an innovative new product is something you’re interested in, now is a good time to start. Both of these reformers wished to rid Hinduism of what they regarded as superstition. Heraclitus, well-called "the Obscure", presents a worldview that at first glace seems counter-intuitive and perhaps self-contradictory. Template:Multiple image Shruti (lit: that which is heard) [147] primarily refers to the Vedas, which form the earliest record of the Hindu scriptures.
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A Sketch of the Religious Sects of the Hindus. History 

A Sketch of the Religious Sects of the Hindus.

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While some argue for freedom of interpretation others maintain that "[al]though an ācārya speaks according to the time and circumstance in which he appears, he upholds the original conclusion, or siddhānta, of the Vedic literature." [3] Beginning in the early oral traditions of the Upanishads (c. 2000 ), the guru-shishya relationship has evolved into a fundamental component of Hinduism. In the case of ordinary men, the component parts of the body dissolve away, while Yogis can keep such parts from dissolution as long as they like.
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India's Glory History 

India's Glory

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Meenakshi turned out to be naturally gifted, and her father encouraged her to continue training even past puberty, READ MORE @ http://www.hinduhistory.info/defying-age-with-a-sword-meen…/ ‘Buddhism with its exaggerated emphasis on quiescence & the quiescent virtue of self-abnegation, its unwise creation of a separate class of quiescents & illuminati, its sharp distinction between monks & laymen implying the infinite inferiority of the latter, its... all too facile admission of men to the higher life and its relegation of worldly action to the lowest importance possible stands at the opposite pole from the gospel of Srikrishna and has had the very effect he deprecates; it has been the author of confusion and the destroyer of the peoples.
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Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism: Tamil History 

Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism: Tamil

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Most Hindu festivals are observed according to an ancient solar-lunar calendar. Finally, it presupposes that one may be reborn in any of these locales as any number of entities, ranging from gods to inanimate objects; good karma obviously would entail a better rebirth, bad karma results in a worse existence. McCrea suggests that the poet was not merely lauding his patron, but that he used poetic devices (in particular, ambiguous allusions to mythic paragons of virtue and vice) to extol poetry’s ability to elevate reputations that may not have been deserved.
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Great Systems Of Yoga History 

Great Systems Of Yoga

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In fact both ought to be acquired and both are equally important. If the data is more detailed (usually because there are larger numbers of Christians), Christians will be divided into "Catholics" and "Protestants" (with Orthodox/Eastern Christians typically classified as Protestant). He and his family compose a million verses in praise of Lord Vithoba (Vishnu). 1272 Marco Polo visits India en route to China. 1274 Council of Lyons II declares that souls go immediately to heaven, purgatory or hell; interpreted by Catholic fathers as condemning the doctrine of reincarnation. 1275 - 96 Lifetime of Jnanadeva, Natha-trained Vaishnava saint, founder of the Varkari school, who writes Jnaneshvari, a Marathi verse commentary on Bhagavad Gita, which becomes Maharashtra's most popular book. 1279 Muktabai is born, Maharashtran Varkari saint and Natha yogini, known for her 100 sacred verses. 1280 Mongol (Yuan) dynasty (1280 - 1368) installed in China, under which the bulk of translation of works from Sanskrit into Chinese is completed. 1296 Ala-ud-din, second sultan of the Khilji dynasty, rules most of India after his General Kafur conquers the South, extending Muslim dominion all the way to Rameshwaram. ca 1300 Lifetime of Janabai, Maharashtran Varkari Vaishnava woman saint who writes a portion of Namadeva's million verses to Vithoba (Vishnu). ca 1300 The Ananda Samucchhaya is written, 277 stanzas on hatha yoga, with discussion of the chakras and nadis. 1300 Muslim conquerors reach Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari) at the southernmost tip of India and build a mosque there. 1317 - 72 Life of Lalla of Kashmir, Saiva renunciate and mystic poet.
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