Today, Hinduism is referred to as the oldest living religion followed in the whole world. More than 3000+ deities are found in some places near the homes of Hindus where they love and worship. Though the underlying philosophies of Hinduism are the same, the belief system has been adjusted over nearly 3000 years of existence. The concept is still the same and is adjusted over time to cope with social changes of a society. .
Navaratri, the Sanskrit word for “nine nights”, also called Durga Puja is a major festival held in India for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season. Rama Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In .
Buddhism in Nepal started after the birth of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism himself. Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini, Nepal at the Shakya Kingdom of Kapilbasthu as a Prince nearly around 500BC. He then left the palace in search of enlightenment. Gradually, after his enlightenment, Buddhism became a presiding religion in the northern areas of the country. Buddhist arts also started growing in mostly the central part of Nepal. Ethnic groups from .
The Trimurti is a concept in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer or transformer. These three deities have been called “the Hindu triad” or the “Great Trinity”. However, the ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism feature many triads of gods and goddesses, some of which do not include Shiva. Trimurti – The supreme lords .
Kamala is the tenth of the ten Mahavidya Goddesses. Goddess Kamala or Kamalatmika is considered the most supreme form of the goddess who is in the fullness of Her graceful aspect. She is not only compared with Goddess Lakshmi but also considered to be Goddess Lakshmi. She is also known as Tantric Lakshmi. The goddess in the form of Kamala bestows prosperity and wealth, fertility and crops, and good luck. Hence She is Devi .
For over 200 years, Western scholars have struggled to understand Hinduism, a faith whose followers seemed (to outsiders) to arbitrarily worship any one of a dozen Gods as the Supreme, a religion vastly diverse in its beliefs, practices, and ways of worship. Some Indologists labeled the Hinduism they encountered polytheistically; others even coined new terms, like henotheism, to describe this baffling array of spiritual traditions. Few, however, have realized, and fewer still have written, .
Great Goddess, Adhi Shakti, is not only wise, violent but she is also the creator. She is very much in touch with her sexuality, fertility and related bodily functions. She is worshipped as yoni in her Kamakhya form. The name Kamakhya literally means ‘Sexual Desire.’ Kamakhya is also known as Siddha Kubjika, is an important Hindu Tantric goddess of desire who evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is worshiped as Siddha Kubjika and is also identified .
Posture is the position of the Buddha in which Buddha holds his body when standing, sitting,walking, running and sleeping. According to the modern practice there are two kinds of posture to hold your body. Dynamic posture and static posture. Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something. Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like .
The eight auspicious symbols are called as Astamangala in Sanskrit and bkra-shis rtags-brgyad in Tibet. These symbols are the most well-known group of Buddhist symbols and are traditionally listed in the order of: A white parasol A pair of golden fishes A treasure vase A lotus A right-spiraling white conch shell An endless knot or ‘lucky diagram’ A victorious banner A golden wheel 8 Auspicious Symbols of Early Indian Assembly Originally the eight auspicious .
Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana is a renowned Indian master who went to Tibet in 1042 to help in the revival of Buddhism and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text. Pala Empire The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century. Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, “protector”. Atisha is a Buddhist teacher from the Pala .