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Who is Vishnu? – Hinduism – India

By |2017-07-21T13:35:30+00:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|

Vishnu and Lakshmi (Kashmir, 1000s AD now in Los Angeles) Vishnu was one of the Hindu gods. He was mentioned in the Rig Veda as a god of light and the sun. But people first began to worship Vishnu as a really important god around 300 BC. About this time, people began to think about Vishnu as being like the sun's energy, everywhere, [...]

The Ramayana – A Hindu story – India

By |2018-11-20T11:21:06+00:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

A scene from the Ramayana: Rama in the forest (a Gupta carving of the 400s AD, now in New Delhi) What is the Ramayana? The Ramayana is a story from ancient India that is a very important part of the Hindu religion. More about Hinduism All our ancient India articles When was the [...]