Hindu Symbols and Meanings, Hinduism Symbol

Hinduism is associated with a lot of symbols. Some are of the opinion that there is no other religion as symbolic as Hinduism. Many of the hindu symbols in this religion are representing the many gods, goddesses, teachings are philosophies of Hinduism. Others represent peace, protection, love and other meanings. However, the symbols in Hinduism … Read more

Hindu Gods

Hindu Gods and goddesses Hindu is practiced in Asia, especially in countries like India. The Hindus agree that there is only one God. They believe in Brahman, the formless, absolute, Supreme and Universal Soul. They believe that Braham is the Truth and Reality. Furthermore, they believe he has no limit or form. He is beloved … Read more

Naksatras

Naksatra(s) Naksatra(s) is the generic name for a group of astral goddesses. Originally they were Hindu Stars or constellations which later became personified as deities, accounted as the twenty-seven daughters of Durga and consorts of Chandra or Soma. They can evert benign or evil influence. A.G.H. Source: Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts … Read more

Soma

  In the Vedic period priests in ceremonies like those practiced in Iran, where it was known as haoma, consumed this divine substance. Soma produced a state that raised man to the union with the divine, a state, as described in texts, that was, in contemporary terms, psychotropic. The priests, the only ones privileged to partake … Read more

Devi

  Devi, in Hinduism, designates the World Mother, or the Great Goddess, the Shining One, who is manifested and known by other names such as Durga, Kali, as well as many more. All of these figures or representations very likely come from pre-Aryan cults and are now variations of shakti, the female principle. (see Devi, Eastern Mythology) A.G.H. Source: 83, 117.

Brahma

  Brahma, in Hinduism, is the Creator in the Trimurti, the largely artificial trinity with the other two partners, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer. The worship of Brahma in the Trimurti is the oldest; he appears in the Vedas as Prajapati, Pitamaha, and Hiranya-garbha; he is seen in the Brahmanas, but afterward his importance … Read more