Dictionary: Animal sacrifice in Hinduism

Animal sacrifice in Hinduism !கடாவெட்டு The practice of Hindu animal sacrifice is mostly associated with Shaktism, and in currents of folk Hinduism strongly rooted in local popular or tribal traditions. The practice declined during the formation of Hinduism) as Hindu scriptures like the Puranas and the Bhagvad Gita forbid animal sacrifice. Terminology A Sanskrit term used for animal sacrifice is bali, in origin meaning “tribute, offering or oblation” generically (“vegetable oblations [… and] animal oblations,”)....

February 15, 2023 · 9 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Atma Upanishad

Atma Upanishad name Atma devanagari आत्मा sanskrit_transliteration Ātma meaning Atman) (self, soul) authors Angiras) type Samanya veda Atharvaveda chapters 3 verses 31 philosophy Vedanta The Atma Upanishad (आत्मा उपनिषत्), is one of the minor Upanishadic texts of Hinduism, written in Sanskrit language. It is one of the 31 Upanishads, associated with the Atharvaveda. It is classified as a Samanya (general) and Vedantic Upanishad. The Upanishad describes three types of Self (atman)): the Bahya-atma or external self (body), the Antar-atma or inner self (individual soul) and the Param-atma or highest self (the Brahman, Purusha)....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Category:Vedic scholars

Category:Vedic scholars Scholars of the Vedas, often considered to be the root of Hinduism

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Category:Yoga texts and documentation

Category:Yoga texts and documentation This is an overarching category covering books and texts over thousands of years, so it is suggested that all individual titles should go into one of the sub-categories such as ‘Hatha yoga texts’. If a suitable subcategory does not exist for a book it should be created and the book placed in it, the category to be added here.

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Durga

Durga type Hindu god_of Mother Goddess; Goddess of Strength and Protection name Durga mantra *Om Shree Durgayai Namah affiliation * Mahadevi, * Devi weapon Chakra (discus), Shankha (conch shell), Trishula (trident), Gada (mace), Bow and Arrow, Khanda (sword) and Shield, Ghanta (bell) devanagari दुर्गा other_names Mahishasura Mardini, Marikamba, Bhavani, Devi Maa, Mata Rani, Adi Shakti mount Lion and Tiger festivals Durga Puja, Durga Ashtami, Navaratri, Vijayadashami equivalent1 Panthoibi equivalent1_type Manipuri abode Manidvipa texts Devi-Bhagavata Purana, Devi Mahatmya sa दुर्गा (Durgā) hi दुर्गा (Durgā) mr दुर्गा (Durgā) as দুর্গা (Durgā) bn দুর্গা (Durgā) gu દુર્ગા (Durgā) pa ਦੁਰਗਾ (Durgā) or ଦୁର୍ଗା (Durgā) ta துர்க்கை (Durgai) ml ദുർഗ (Durga) te దుర్గ (Durgā) kn ದುರ್ಗಾ (Durga) Durga (दुर्गा, ) is a major Hindu goddess, worshipped as a principal aspect of the mother goddess Mahadevi....

February 15, 2023 · 19 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Gaṅgeśa

Gaṅgeśa name Gangesha Upadhyay native_name गंगेश उपाध्याय birth_name Gangesha nationality Indian alma_mater Ancient Mithila University occupation Philosopher Head of the Ancient Mithila University notable_works Navya Nyaya School of Indian Philosophy,, Tattvachintāmaṇi books Tattvachintāmaṇi region Mithila region school_tradition Nyaya School of Indian Philosophy institutions Ancient Mithila University, Ancient Nabadwip University language Sanskrit notable_ideas New Logic Gaṅgeśa (गंगेश उपाध्याय, Gaṅgeśa Upādhyāya) (first half of the 14th century) was an Indian philosopher, logician and mathematician from the kingdom of Mithila....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Hinduism

Hinduism Hinduism is an Indian religion or dharma, a religious and universal order or way of life by which followers abide. As a religion, it is the world’s third-largest, with over 1.2–1.35 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (सनातन धर्म), a modern usage, which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu texts....

February 15, 2023 · 43 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Hiraṇyagarbha Sūkta

Hiraṇyagarbha Sūkta The Hiranyagarbha Sukta (Sanskrit: हिरण्यगर्भ सुक्ता) is the 121st hymn of the tenth mandala of the Rigveda. In this sukta, Hiranyagarbha is mentioned as the God of the gods and there is no one like Him. The Hiranyagarbha Sukta declares that God manifested Himself from the beginning as the Creator of the universe, including everything, including His own everything, the collective totality, as it were, to make it the chief intelligence of the whole creation....

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Influence of Bhagavad Gita

Influence of Bhagavad Gita This article is on the influence of Bhagavad Gita, see main article Bhagavad Gita Alongside its importance in the Hindu faith, the Bhagavad Gita has influenced many thinkers, musicians including Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Aldous Huxley, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, Bulent Ecevit, Hermann Hesse, Heinrich Himmler, George Harrison, Nikola Tesla among others. The main source of the doctrine of Karma Yoga in its present form is Bhagavad Gita....

February 15, 2023 · 6 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda

Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda name Life And Philosophy Of Swami Vivekananda author G. S Banhatti country India genre Biography publisher Atlantic Publishers & Dist, New Delhi isbn 978-81-7156-291-6 oclc 463616534 Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda (1989) is an English book written by G. S Banhatti. This is a biography of Swami Vivekananda. The books were published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist, New Delhi. Content Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda is a biography of Swami Vivekananda....

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: List of direct disciples of Yogananda

List of direct disciples of Yogananda !Paramahansa-Yogananda-write This is a list of the notable direct disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda. It is drawn from his book Journey to Self-Realization, unless otherwise noted, and the date and location of first discipleship to Yogananda are given. 1920s Minott and Mildred Lewis, 1920, Boston. Minott W. Lewis, a Boston dentist, and his wife Mildred were among Yogananda’s first disciples in America; they met him shortly after his arrival in America in 1920 and became lifelong disciples....

February 15, 2023 · 10 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Madhyandina Shakha

Madhyandina Shakha Madhyandina Shakha is a shakha (branch) of Shukla Yajurveda. This branch includes Madhyandina Samhita, Madhyandina Shatapatha Brahmana, Ishavasya Upanishad and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Recitation of this Shakha is prevalent over most of North India, Maharashtra and among Veda pandits of Gujarat. Traditions Many north Indian Veda Pandits recite it in a different way compared to those from Maharashtra. Many of the former pronounce the syllable ष (ṣa) as ख (kha)....

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Shaktism

Shaktism !Statues of Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Camunda, National Museum, New Delhi Shaktism (शाक्त,, ) is one of several major Hindu denominations, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically a woman and Shakti (Mahadevi) is regarded as the supreme godhead. It includes many goddesses, all considered aspects of the same supreme goddess. Shaktism has different sub-traditions, ranging from those focused on most worshipped Durga, gracious Parvati to that of fierce Kali....

February 15, 2023 · 25 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Three Bodies Doctrine

Three Bodies Doctrine According to Sarira Traya, the Doctrine of the Three bodies in Hinduism, the human being is composed of three shariras or “bodies” emanating from Brahman by avidya, “ignorance” or “nescience”. They are often equated with the five koshas (sheaths), which cover the atman). The Three Bodies Doctrine is an essential doctrine in Indian philosophy and religion, especially Yoga, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra and Shaivism. Karana sarira – causal body Karana sarira or the causal body is merely the cause or seed of the subtle body and the gross body....

February 15, 2023 · 7 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Srimad Bhagavata Book 2

Srimad Bhagavata Book 2 The Srimad Bhagavata is one of the main books of Hindu philosophy. The Bhagavata is a devotional account of the Supreme Being and His incarnations. The second book of the Srimad Bhagavata covers the creation of the universe according to Hindu Mythology and gives a summary of the Bhagavata. This book consists of 10 chapters. The Bhagavata is authored by Veda Vyasa and the source material for this summary is the translation presented by Swami Tapasyananda....

February 15, 2023 · 9 min · TheAum