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one of the six major sects of Hinduism, which reveres Lord Shiva as the Supreme Being. Shaivism holds that Shiva is the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is…
For the questions about Smriti (Sanskrit:स्मृति) (literally "which is remembered") scriptures. These texts are usually attributed to an author and produced out of human intellect.
The Law of Manu- Manusmriti also known as Manav Dharam Shastra, is the earliest metrical work on Brahminical Dharma in Hinduism.
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 prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honor and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event.
a group of deities that often do battle with the [devas].
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.
an event centering on and celebrating some unique aspect of the community.
Questions about symbols and iconography, which are used to symbolizing the ideas and concepts of philosophical and spiritual meanings behind.
Stotra means praises sung of the deity, to whom it is dedicated.
a representation of Lord Shiva for worship in temples. It also represents the infinite nature of Lord Shiva.
For questions about Astra (Sanskrit: अस्त्र), a divine/supernatural weapon like Brahmaastra, Trishul, Sudarshana Chakra etc.
The term Agamas literally means tradition or "that which has come down"
A Character of Hindu epic Mahabharata Who was Son of Kunti and Lord Surya.
Questions about finding resource about Hinduism. If you're looking for scripture, use translation-request or scripture tag
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…
For questions about terms and jargon used in Hinduism.
Goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu.
For questions related to the various divisions and sub-divisions of Hinduism like Shaivism, Vaishnavism, etc.
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.
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…
the most popular incarnation of Devi, also known as Mother Adi-Parashakti.
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 …
Ramanuja was a Hindu theologian, philosopher, and one of the most important exponent of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism.
Tag for the Vedic or specifically Rigvedic deities including Mithra, Indra, Varuna, Aryaman, Aditi etc.
the chief of the Navagraha, the nine Classical planets and important elements of Hindu astrology.
Questions related to war (Yuddha).
the power and divine consort of Lord Shiva.
the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana and a daughter of King Janak of Janakpur.She is the consort of the Hindu god Rama (avatar of Vishnu) and is an avatar of Lakshmi (Aadi S…
For questions on book suggestions for various topics in Hinduism.
One of the four Vedas, specifically dealing with the mantras said while performing each step of a Yagna.
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…
For questions about prayer (i.e. [puja]).