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 God: Hanuman

There is something about the animal aspect Gods that seem easier to relate to and feel comfortable with. I wonder why that is. Ganesha is so beloved and Hanuman is as well.I'm not sure whether one can really call Hanuman himself a God. He is said to be an incarnation of Shiva, so I guess he's a God in the sense that Krishna and Rama were Gods (human manifestations of Vishnu). The God Vayu of the wind was instrumental in his birth and so he is considered to be the brother of Bima from The … [Read more...]

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