Hindu Stories You Should Know

In America, even though it is not technically a "Christian nation," Christian stories and mythos underlie a lot of the culture. There are references to Biblical stories or sayings that are so ubiquitous you might not even realize that's where they're from! Once you start moving in Hindu circles, you will find that there are stories and references that are used as short-hand. Stories that are so universally known that they are used all the time for reference or metaphor. The Churning of the … [Read more...]

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Meet a Goddess: Parvati

Parvati is the wife of Shiva.She represents love and devotion. She is also called Shakti, the energy (particularly female energy) of the universe. She is also associated with Durga and sometimes Kali as well. The name Parvati means "she of the mountains." Since she and Shiva are both associated with austerity and living away from the world, they are connected with mountain living.It is through Parvati/Shakti that all life energy comes. (In Shakta texts, she is said to ascend beyond even … [Read more...]

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