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What’s the Rig Veda? Hinduism – India

By |2019-02-12T09:56:31-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|

The Rig Veda in Sanskrit (from the 1800s AD) What is the Rig Veda? The Rig Veda is a group of poems that people in India first sang and recited maybe about 1500 BC. That was soon after the Yamnaya - the Indo-Europeans - arrived in India. Vedic India  More about Hinduism Indian religion All our India articles [...]

What is Hinduism? A religion of India

By |2019-08-14T13:40:55-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion, What|

Hinduism: Arjuna fighting Karna, with Krishna as his charioteer (Duttapara Temple, ca. 1500s AD) What does "Hindu" mean? The word Hindu comes from the river Indus. So it just means the people who live near the Indus river (actually in modern Pakistan). Indian environment Religions of India All our India articles Harappans and Hinduism [...]

How Ganesh cursed the Moon – Hinduism – India

By |2019-07-01T21:27:44-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|

Ganesh cursed the moon (Musee Guimet, Paris, from Tamil Nadu, ca. 1500 AD) Narada offered a sacrifice Now long ago Brahma was sitting with Shiva when a man called Narada came along. And Narada offered a beautiful fruit to Shiva as a sacrifice. It was a really wonderful fruit, that Narada had chosen specially for Shiva. Who is Ganesh? [...]