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yajña, yagna, or yagya (Sanksrit: यज्ञ, "worship, prayer, praise; offering, oblation, sacrifice; fire ceremony") comes from the root yaj, "to worship" — is an outer form of worship in which offerings …
Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, five brothers who are the heroes of theMahbharata, named after their adopted father Pandu.
bhakti (Sanskrit: भक्ति, "devotion"), from Sanskrit verb root bhaj, whose meanings include "to share in", "to belong to", and "to worship" — is an expression of devotional Love for God; single-minded …
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself.
Stotra means praises sung of the deity, to whom it is dedicated.
The asuras are a group of deities that often do battle with the [devas].
Pooja or Puja is a prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honor and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event.
Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death), or because they lack…
A festival is an event centering on and celebrating some unique aspect of the community.
Questions about finding resource about Hinduism. If you're looking for scripture, use translation-request or scripture tag
The term Agamas literally means tradition or "that which has come down"
Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा) is the most popular incarnation of Devi, also known as Mother Adi-Parashakti.
Questions about symbols and iconography, which are used to symbolizing the ideas and concepts of philosophical and spiritual meanings behind.
The Shiva Lingam is a representation of Lord Shiva for worship in temples. It also represents the infinite nature of Lord Shiva.
Vyasa (Sanskrit: व्यास, vyāsa, literally “Compiler”) is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyāsa (वेदव्यास, veda-vyāsa, "the one who classified the…
Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Dutta, was prominent Hindu saint who introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is disciple of Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
For questions about Astra (Sanskrit: अस्त्र), a divine/supernatural weapon like Brahmaastra, Trishul, Sudarshana Chakra etc.
For questions about terms and jargon used in Hinduism.
Goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu.
A Character of Hindu epic Mahabharata Who was Son of Kunti and Lord Surya.
Tag for the Vedic or specifically Rigvedic deities including Mithra, Indra, Varuna, Aryaman, Aditi etc.
For questions related to the various divisions and sub-divisions of Hinduism like Shaivism, Vaishnavism, etc.
India, officially the Republic of India,also called as Bhārat (भारत) in Sanskrit, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 …
Questions about Vishishtadvaita (literally "Advaita with uniqueness; qualifications") , a sub school of Vedanta philosophy propounded by Sri Ramanujacharya that describes the self and universe as an e…
Ramanuja was a Hindu theologian, philosopher, and one of the most important exponent of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism.
Surya is the chief of the Navagraha, the nine Classical planets and important elements of Hindu astrology.
One of the four Vedas, specifically dealing with the mantras said while performing each step of a Yagna.
Goddess Parvati is the power and divine consort of Lord Shiva.
Questions related to war (Yuddha).
Shakti is the feminine form of the Divine worshipped as Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswati and many other forms.
Questions about Dvaita (literally duality or dualism), a sub school of Vedanta philosophy propounded by Madhvacharya that is a dualistic interpretation of scriptures and describes the real difference …
Visnu-Purana (Sanskrit) One of the most celebrated of the 18 principal Puranas, conforming more than any other to the definition of pancha-lakshana (five distinguishing marks) assigned as being the ch…