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part of Hindu religious beliefs. Hindu mythology can be found throughout Hindu scriptures like the Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana, and Mahabharata.
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For questions about the holy texts of Hinduism. Please also use a more specific tag (e.g. [vishnu-purana]) if possible.
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the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four vedas viz., Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. They were compiled by Sage Vyasa.
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The epic by Veda Vyasa narrating the great war fought in India between the Kauravas and the Pandavas.
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The god of preservation, also called Narayana. Brahman in Vaishnavism
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the "Destroyer" among the Trimurti. He is considered as supreme Brahman according to Shaivism. Use this tag to ask questions that concern about Shiva in any of his forms
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ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories.
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considered Brahman by sects like Gaudiya Vaishnavism etc, while others consider Him as the eighth incarnation among ten principle incarnations (Sanskrit दशावतार, IAST daśāvatāra) of Lord Vi…
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A Hindu epic, written by sage Valmiki. It is the story of Lord Rama's life.
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For questions about Hindu gods in general. If you have a question about a specific god (e.g. Indra or Shiva), please use a more specific tag instead of this one.
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For questions about the history of Hinduism.
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divided into six main schools: Sankhya (also called Samkhya), Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika(Vaiśeṣika), Mimamsa and Vedanta.
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the gist of all Upanishads instructed to Arjuna by Shri Krishna on the battle field of Kurukshetra during the Mahabharata war.
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For questions about particular beliefs held by Hindus, e.g. what happens after death, or why people burn incense during prayer.
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For questions about customs and traditions in Hinduism (called "Karma kand", as opposed to "Gyana kand", which refers to the philosophical aspects of Hinduism).
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a place and structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer, worship and sacrifice, or analogous rites.
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one of the āstika schools of Hindu philosophy, based on the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras.
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one of the branches of Hinduism with followers worshiping lord Vishnu as the greatest or supreme god
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A sacred utterance in praise of a god which is believed to have spiritual power in Hinduism, especially used for divinely revealed verses of the Vedas.
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avatara (Sanskrit: avataranam) means "the decent of Supreme Being on earth for the ascent of man"), means ‘descent’, and usually implies a deliberate descent of the Divine into the mortal realms to re…
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Rama, the protagonist of Ramayana. Considered an avatar of Lord Vishnu by some while others like the Ramanandis consider him the source of all avatars.
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for questions regarding story identification, verse identification from scriptures and image identification of Hindu God, goddesses and characters from Hindu mythology.
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Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म ) means action, work or deed. Karma refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual.
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A sect of Vaishnavas (Vishnu-worshippers) founded by Nathamuni and popularized by Ramanujacharya, based on the teachings of the Alwars and tracing its origins to the goddess Lakshmi (Sri).
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a key concept with multiple meanings in the Indian religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.
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Religious practices of Hinduism including rituals, prayers, poojas, worship, etc.
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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.
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Literally non-duality; a school of the Vedanta philosophy that declares the oneness of God, soul, and the universe.
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the act of praising and seeking the blessings of God. It is widely referred to as Pooja in Hinduism.
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The last part of the Vedas, consisting of dialogues between teachers and students clarifying the philosophical teachings of the Vedas.
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The oldest of the four Vedas. See also [vedas].
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For questions about Brahman, the divine essence also called as Paramatma. Not to be confused with [brahma] or [brahmins].
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For the questions about caste-system based on varna namely Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudras.
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the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind.
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Atma or Atman means our soul (Jivatma) or the supreme soul (Paramatma)
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For questions about issues in Hinduism that specifically affect or concern women.