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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 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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. 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.

6. Synopsis of The Ramayana
The Ramayana is one of the most revered epics in Hinduism. Read this synopsis of the central events and the most important figures in the narrative.

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. 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.

9. Lakshmi- Goddess of Wealth
Hindus turn to the Goddess Lakshmi for spiritual and material well-being. Read more about how Goddess of Wealth is understood by her followers and the signficance she plays in their lives.

10. 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.

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