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Here are the top ten articles for the Hinduism Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Ganesh Chaturthi Festival
Learn more about the vibrant Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi in honor of the deity Ganesha. Read about the ritual activities generally associated with the holiday. Also learn about how Ganesh Chaturthi played a role in Indian history.

2. An Overview of the Devi Mahatmya
The Devi Mahatmya is a prominent Hindu text that narrates the victories of different forms of Shakti, the divine feminine energy. Read more about these narratives and the significance of this text in a ritual context.

3. The Origin of the Universe
Many narratives exist in the Hinduism explaining the origin of the universe. Read one of the most well-known and illustrative narratives.

4. The Paradoxes of Shiva
Shiva takes on multiple representations and displays one of the most complex and dynamic personalities among all the deities in Hinduism. As a brief introduction to this deity, read more about His sometimes contradictory roles.

5. The Wedding of Shiva and Parvati
The divine union between Shiva and Parvati as husband and wife is captured in Hindu literature and art. This narrative synopsis details the circumstances that lead Parvati to draw Shiva away from his ascetic life and into marriage.

6. Saraswati- Goddess of Arts and Learning
Visual representations of the Goddess Saraswati attempt to portray Her as the source of the divine wisdom that underlies all forms of arts and learning. Read more about the symbolism behind her visual portrait and why Hindus turn to her for blessings on their journey for knowledge.

7. Basic Terms in Hindu Ritual
Familiarize yourself with basic terms and concepts in Hindu ritual life. Read about why, where and how Hindu rituals take place and learn a few Sanskrit terms associated with ritual.

8. Where is Hinduism Practiced?
Have you ever wondered where Hinduism is practiced? Due to movement of people all over the world for centuries, Hinduism is practiced in more places than you might have previously imagined.

9. Ganesha as Lord of Beginnings
For Hindus, Ganesha is revered as the Lord of Beginnings. Learn more about Ganesha and why and how Hindus turn to this deity at the beginning of daily worship or when embarking on a new adventure.

10. The Origins of Ganesha's Elephant Head
Do you wonder how the elephant-headed deity Ganesha got his elephant head? In fact, many different narratives explain the origin of Ganesha's elephant head. Read the synopses of these different narratives in the Hindu tradition.



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