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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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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.
The epic by Veda Vyasa narrating the great war fought in India between the Kauravas and the Pandavas.
The god of preservation, also called Narayana. Brahman in Vaishnavism
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
ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories.
considered as the eighth incarnation among ten principle incarnations (Sanskrit दशावतार, IAST daśāvatāra) of Lord Vishnu.
A Hindu epic, written by sage Valmiki. It is the story of Lord Rama's life.
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.
For questions about particular beliefs held by Hindus, e.g. what happens after death, or why people burn incense during prayer.
divided into six main schools: Sankhya (also called Samkhya), Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika(Vaiśeṣika), Mimamsa and Vedanta.
the gist of all Upanishads instructed to Arjuna by Shri Krishna on the battle field of Kurukshetra during the Mahabharata war.
For questions about customs and traditions in Hinduism (called "Karma kand", as opposed to "Gyana kand", which refers to the philosophical aspects of Hinduism).
a place and structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer, worship and sacrifice, or analogous rites.
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…
considered the seventh avatar of Vishnu, and he is also the protagonist of the Ramayana.
one of the āstika schools of Hindu philosophy, based on the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras.
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.
one of the branches of Hinduism with followers worshiping lord Vishnu as the greatest or supreme god
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.
Religious practices of Hinduism including rituals, prayers, poojas, worship, etc.
a key concept with multiple meanings in the Indian religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.
for questions regarding story identification, verse identification from scriptures and image identification of Hindu God, goddesses and characters from Hindu mythology.
the act of praising and seeking the blessings of God. It is widely referred to as Pooja in Hinduism.
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.
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).
The last part of the Vedas, consisting of dialogues between teachers and students clarifying the philosophical teachings of the Vedas.
the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
Atma or Atman means our soul (Jivatma) or the supreme soul (Paramatma)
For questions about Brahman, the divine essence also called as Paramatma. Not to be confused with [brahma] or [brahmins].
For questions about Brahma, the creator deity of the Trimurti. Not to be confused with [brahman] or [brahmins].
For questions about marriage, practices and rituals associated with marriage that are specific to Hinduism.