Category: Deities

  • Atheism in Hinduism
    • Atheism or disbelief in God or gods has been a historically propounded viewpoint in many of the orthodox and heterodox streams of Hindu philosophies. Generally, atheism is valid in Hinduism, but some schools view the path of an atheist to be difficult to follow in matters of spirituality.
  • Avatars
    • An avatar is thought to be a physical representation on earth of a god, goddess, or supreme being. This articles discusses avatars in Hinduism, particularly, the ten avatars of Vishnu.
  • Christ and Krishna
    • Linkages between two God-men saviors
  • Demystifying the Divine
    • the early Brahmanical pantheon
  • Early Hindu Gods
    • Descriptions of 16 Hindu gods.
  • God (Part 1): Perceived in Three Ways
    • Many Hindus describe God as sat-cid-ananda, full of eternity, knowledge and bliss. These correspond to three main features of the Supreme
  • God (Part 2): Two Main Understandings
    • The previously explored concepts are shared by most of the theologically developed strands of Hinduism. It is when we get to the nature and identity of the Supreme that the tradition appears complex. In the broader sense, Hinduism might well encompass every notion of God there is, including more primitive forms of polytheism. Within the more sophisticated schools of thought, particularly Vedanta, there are two main doctrines, each with many variations and each emphasising that there is one God. These are monism and monotheism.
  • God in Hinduism
    • Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, monism, atheism, agnosticism, gnosticism among others; and its concept of God is complex and depends upon each particular tradition and philosophy. It is sometimes referred to as henotheistic (i.e., involving devotion to a single god while accepting the existence of others).
  • Gods and Goddesses of Ancient India
    • Descriptions of many of the great gods and goddesses of India and Hinduism.
  • Hindu Deities and Puranic Mythology
  • Hindu Devas
    • The Hindu scriptures refer to celestial entities called Devas, "the shining ones", which may be translated into English as "gods" or "heavenly beings".
  • Hindu Gods and Heroes
    • Studies in the history of the religion of India, by Lionel D. Barnett
  • Hinduism: Pantheon of Deities
    • Images of Hindu Deities
  • Ideas of God in Hinduism
  • Krishna
    • Krishna is a Hindu deity, a "complete" avatar (or "incarnation") of the preserver-god, Vishnu.
  • Monkey defends Hindu temple
    • A monkey has defended his home at a roadside temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. He kept at bay developers who want to demolish the temple in order to widen the road. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu 'monkey god' Hanuman.
  • Sakti, Suffering, and Power
    • Hindu culture conceives of self-sacrifice as a form of power. The submissive feminine role has more complexity than in the West. In fact, according to Margaret Egnor, a special, positive power comes from suffering. The goddess Sakti embodies this power; action of this sort is considered inherently female.
  • Specific Similarities Between the Lives of Jesus and Krishna
    • Were the stories of the Christian deity Jesus copied from the stories of the Hindu deity Krishna?
  • Stone Sculpture from Hindu Temples
    • The Hindu temple represents a temporary abode for the gods, a place where they make themselves visible and accessible to the devotee.
  • The Teachings of Babaji
    • Compiled by Vladimir Antonov. This book presents the readers with the Teaching about the Path to the Spiritual Perfection of the Avatar (Messiah, Embodiment of God) Babaji from Haidakhan (India).
  • Three Aspects of Krishna's Teaching
    • A lecture by V.Antonov on three aspects of Krishna's teachings in the Bhagavad Gita.