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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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. The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita, which appears within the Mahabharatha, is one of the greatest Hindu philosophical discourses. Read more about its significance within this epic narrative as well as its spiritual significance for Hindus.
7. Introduction to the Mahabharatha
The Mahabharatha, one of two major Hindu epics, is the longest written in Sanskrit and in the world. This brief breakdown of the facts provides a preliminary introduction to this immense and significant text.
8. Bhajans- Hindu Devotional Songs
Bhajans are Hindu devotional songs. Read more about this musical practice and its importance in Hindu religious life.
9. 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.
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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