The Hinduism,Legends And Customs Essay

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We all think we know the world we are living in Jet, we all know in through our own culture's eyes, and it is a known thing that culture is strongly influenced by religion.And one of the oldest religions of this world is the Hindu religion. In Hinduism, everything begins, ends and it is included in ohm , which is a sign representing the trinity of God. Like the Christians, the Hindu God is divided in 3different gods, which are one and the same person at the same time. It's the same way a person can be somebody's brother, somebody's father and somebody else's husband, but being at the same time one single person. The gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent the Hindu trinity.Lord Brahma is the Generator, the creator of earth and everything there is: animals,plants and humans. Even being the generator of all things, he isn't worshiped becausehe married his sister.Lord Vishnu, the most worshiped one, is the Operator. He is one that makes all the rules of the society, the one that makes things move. He usually uses material thing topersuade people to do the different things he wants them to do. Lord Vishnu is the most handsome one and he is usually represented like a beautiful young man with 4 arms or like a normal beautiful young man that has the shakra in his right hand and a snail shell from which it flows sand in the left one. The snail shell and the sand represent the flow of the time.Lord Shiva is the Destroyer, the most important of the 3 gods. He is the one who will arise the Divyajyoti, the Hindu "apocalypse", the end of the world. Hindus believe in reincarnation, so the ones that will go to haven and the ones who will go to hell are the ones who made good deeds and bad deeds during their life until the Divyajyoti's time when there will be too much sin on this world. When this will happen, he will open his third eye, and the world will burn. He is represented usually in the meditation position, with his third eye opened that he gained through meditation. That's why Hindu's wear a colored dot between their eyes. It represents worshipping the intellect, the power of reason and will. Lord Shiva has an eye instead of a dot because he took the meditation to such level that a third eye opened,the eye of the mind.Actually, it is with his third eye that he killed Kaam Dev, the god of love, because it was affecting him too much.There are many gods in the Hindu religion. Everything that exists has it own got.There are about 63.000 gods. Some of the most known are Varun Dev, the god of air, Arun Dev, the sun god, Agni Dev, the god of fire and Kaam Dev, the god of love, who was killed by lord Shiva. It is useless to pray to him because he's dead.Still, there is a mantra that can invoke Kaam Dev into one's life and ask for his help. Mantras are prayers addressed to different gods. There are many legends in the Hindu mythology and many of them have similaritieswith the ancient Greek myths. One of them is when devils attacked the haven, the way the titans...

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