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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. 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.
2. Hinduism Newsletter
This article describes the Hinduism Newsletter and how to sign up.
3. Ten Incarnations of Vishnu
Hindus worship Vishnu for a variety of traits, the most central of which is His choosing to periodically incarnate on earth to establish righteousness. Read more about each incarnation and the circumstances that called for Divine intervention.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Worship in the Home
Hindu worship is centered in the home. Read more about home altars and how they exemplify the fact that Hinduism is a part of everyday life.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Temple as Home of the Deity
In Hinduism, the temple is considered the home for the deity or deities. Read more about how this concept is demonstrated in various forms of worship at this important location of Hindu religious life.
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