Vedanta & Hinduism Category

Vedanta...formerly Hinduism...but some Hinduism too...the Religious One...
I don't care about cultures, but a better world...so - If Hinduism is not a Religion, I call it Vedanta...
Vedanta seems too narrow to encompass all 6 Darshanas, and Hinduism too confusing...

Hindus - practitioners of religious duty (Dharma)
not to be confused with Indians & Indian heritage

10 mahavidyas and kālī

Mahā-Kālī is the personification of the universal power of transformation, the transcendent power of Time, the Great Goddess who rules unchallenged over the universe and all that is in it. Mahā-Kālī sub-divides herself into the 10 goddesses known as the Mahā-vidyās (ten objects of transcendent wisdom) which are the 10 aspects of the cycle of time — they’re representative of the entire processes of projection...

Hindu Icons and Symbols | Inner Circle IV

This part of series on Hindu icons and Symbols is dedicated to what we could call the Dharma Princes or Devas of Inner Circle - they are the most venerated deities right next to the Devas of Trimūrti and Divine Mother. I am speaking here about the 2 Divine sons of Lord Shiva - namely - Śrī Ganesha and Lord Murugan, the Lord Ayyappa -...

Hindu Icons and Symbols | Devi Maa

This is the third part in series of introduction about Hindu Icons and Symbols - this time we will study in detail about the Devi Mā - Divine Mother, the feminine counterparts of great Devas - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In Hinduism Divine Mother is seen as the active Divine power or Shakti, capable to deliver all Divine qualities and strengths to living beings. Some...

Trinity - Hindu Icons and Symbols

This is the second part in series of introduction about Hindu Icons and Symbols - this time we will study in detail about the Hindu Trinity or Trimūrti - the most important Devas who Create, Suppport and Destroy this Universe in the course of cycle of time - about Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively, their symbols, tools, vehicles, most important qualities and features.

Hindu Icons and Symbols

Everything connected with the Hindu icon has a symbolic meaning - the posture, gestures, ornaments, number of arms, weapons, vehicle, consorts and associate deities. Iconology is defined as the study of the symbolism behind Sacred Images. One of the most prominent tools of devotion in Hinduism is the use of images. These images or icons are made of wood, stone, metal or painted on cloth...

Śrī Vaiṣṇavism | Handbook

Śrī Vaiṣṇavism is another ‘Insight-in-Truth’ and like all the orthodox Darśana systems within Hinduism, claims the Vedas as its authority. The doctrines of the Śrī Vaiṣṇava faith, according to popular belief originated with the Supreme Person, Śrīman Nārāyaṇa, who taught them to His eternal consort Lakshmi; She in turn revealed them to Viṣvaksena - Martial of the entourage of the Lord.

Śrīnivāsa Kalyāṇam story

Śrīnivāsa Kalyāṇam The Story of Lord Veṅkaṭeśvara (Śrīnivāsa, incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and his marriage with Śrī Lakshmi Devī and Padmāvatī (Bhu-devī) The story of Śrīnivāsa Kalyāṇam spans over 3 eons (Yugas) relating to incidents from Trētā Yuga (Rāma’s period), to Dvāpara Yuga (Krishna’s period), and finally to Kālī Yuga (Veṅkaṭeśvara). Kālī Yuga started soon after the Mahābhārata period. There was a general decline in...

Swami Paramananda - Devotion

Path of Devotion by Swami Paramananda, the youngest disciple of Śrī Ramakrishna - very inspiring advices on Devotion, Purity, Steadfastness and Self Surrender to God. BLESSED are those who have devotion in their hearts. It is the only reality in this world, other things are false. Live a pure, holy life; be bold and fearless. Never mind if thousands fall before you; still stand firmly...

Realization of Self or Mukti in Upanishads

Emancipation or Mukti means in the Upaniṣads the state of infiniteness that a man attains when he knows his own self and thus becomes Brahman. The ceaseless course of transmigration is only for those who are ignorant. The wise man however who has divested himself of all passions and knows himself to be Brahman, at once becomes Brahman and no bondage of any kind can...

Transmigration according to Upanishads

The tip of his heart shines and by that shining this soul goes out. When he goes out either through the eye, the head, or by any other part of the body, the vital function (prāṇa) follows and all the senses follow the vital function (prāṇa) in coming out. Knowledge, the deeds as well as previous experience (prājña) accompany him.

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