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Hindu deities Rama and Hanuman were totes worshipped in Kurdistan. All with cunieform inscriptions dedicated to them!

http://np.reddit.com/r/india/comments/2daiip/a_carving_of_rama_and_hanuman_in/

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YOU ALL have the Potential to be "Avatars, Ascended Masters, and Great Beings Of Light!" | Message from Archangel Michael ~ through Ronna

Now this is a bit of a lengthy message - but I feel extremely compelled to share it here. I hope it may resonate with a few of you - like it did with me ❤

(Even though it is a channeled/transmitted message dated from last year, 09/01/16, I feel it is still quite the relevant message to read today.)

Found from Star Quest Mastery ~ Transmitted through Ronna" (09/01/16):

###AVATARS ~ ASCENDED MASTERS ~ GREAT BEINGS OF LIGHT ~ Message from Archangel Michael ♡ Transmitted through Ronna:

"Beloved masters, even though it may not seem so from your vantage point, wondrous things are transpiring throughout this Sub-Universe. By now many of you are aware that your galaxy, and particularly your small planet, are the focal point of these momentous happenings."

"Before your planet was created, it was decreed that it would become the Zero Point or the central focus for a new creative endeavor. The Angelic Realm, the Cocreator Gods, the Great Beings of Light, and the StarSeed from throughout the Omniverse would send forth Fragments of their Essence to Earth, and thereby, they would bring their Light, their wisdom and their desire to assist in fulfilling the Creator’s Grand Plan."

"To some degree, all of humanity and the Earth’s Soul consciousness are reaching inward and upward to connect with our Father/Mother God, while the Supreme Creator is opening the pathway from the core of Its Being throughout the Multi-Universes—the Great Central Suns, the Multi-Dimensions, and the many realms of Creation in order to incorporate and harvest the beauty and magnificence of what has been wrought by all of us in the name of our Omnipotent Creator. Those of you who are firmly on the Path of expanded spiritual awareness realize that you are living in unique and unprecedented times."

"Great Beings of Light who had never before left their home within the Great Central Sun of their Universe agreed to do so, and to Fragment themselves into lesser Sparks of God Light, in order to [bring their radiance, their love and their wisdom to planet Earth."] (https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://www.omna.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ascended-Masters-Index-Page.jpg)

"The Beloved One called ***[Jesu

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[IndiaSpeaks Megathread] : Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Bhoomi Pujan

Shree Ram is not just merely a name but a symbol of Bharat and Bharatiya civilisation. Ram naam unites people from all languages and geographies in India. This unification transcends castes and creeds because of the respect for the values which he stood by and sacrificed so much. The reverence and presence for the pan Indian deity can be gauged in the names, games, folk drama, wedding songs, greetings, literature, stories and several other avenues. The tale of Prabhu Shree Ram, the Ramayana, has been retold countless times over millennia across the length and breadth of Bharatavarsha. To name just a few of the retellings of this eternal story -

Sri Rama Vijaya by Sankaradeva in Assamese (15th century)

Torave Ramayana by Narahari in Kannada ( 16th century)

Giridhardas Ramayana in Gujarati (19th century)

Krittivasi Ramayana by Krittibas Ojha in Bengali (15th century)

Kambaramayana by Kambar in Tamil (12th century)

Sri Rangantha Ramayanam by Gona Budha Reddy in Telugu (14th century)

Ramacharitamanas by Tulsidas in Awadhi, a dialect of Hindi (16th century)

Ram was born at Ayodhya on the banks of the river Sarayu. The site of his birth is held sacred by crores of Indians and there existed a temple dedicated to Ram Lalla, or the infant Ram, at the site. In the years 1528-29, Mir Baqi, a commander of the Mughal king Babur, razed the temple and built a mosque at the sacred site. So steadfast were the beliefs of the local Hindus that historical eye-witness accounts show that even after the destruction of the temple, Hindus continued to worship at the Janmasthan, or birth-spot.

In 1853, members of the Nirmohi Akhara occupied the site and claimed ownership of the structure. Frequent outbreak of clashes between the communities over this issue eventually led to division of the structure by the British administration for use by Hindus and Muslims in 1855. In 1883, the Hindus took the issue to the courts. The issue continued in the courts of British India as well as Independent India. Finally, on November 9th 2019, the Supreme Court of India in a unanimous judgement awarded the entire disputed land to the Hindu community and thus ended a relentless, nearly 500 year long struggle to reclaim the holy birth-site of Shree Ram.

The culmination of this struggle is a moment of great joy indeed. We celebrate Diwali/Deepavali on the day that Ram returned to Ayodhya after his vanvaas and victory over Ravana to free Sita maata. In the realm of mortals, this is another hom

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Importance of Ram Mandir

To all the non-hindu people thinking why the construction of but another temple is such a big deal?

Why is it so important to have a Great grand mosque,the largest mosque,at Mecca?

Why is it so important to have the St. Peter's Basilica,the largest church, in Vatican city?

Why is it important to have Swarn mandir for Sikhs at Amritsar?

Why is it important to have Mahabodhi temple for budhhists in Bodhgaya,Bihar?

Why is it so important to have the great synagogue at Jerusalem?

The places mentioned above are the holiest places for people believing in respective faiths/religion.

Ayodhya is considered to be the holiest city in Hinduism. Ram Janmabhoomi is the name given to the site that is hypothesized to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The Ramayana states that the location of Rama's birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu river in a city called "Ayodhya". Lord Ram was the paramount upholder ros Sanatan Dharm.

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Let's settle this once and for all. Should hinduism be a religion or not. Should we lump ourselves into the group of the abrahamics by calling ourselves a religious people or call it a spiritual way of life which is aimed at utmost freedom of an individual.

I am of the opinion that by calling our dharma as a religion we lump it together with the dogmatic abrahamic religions that force their followers to follow some random rules without any tarka(logic) behind any of those rules. They do it just because some book contains it.

Hinduism has never had a book or a dogma. I'm pretty sure all of you already know that the word hindu itself is a foreign word and doesn't originate in samskritam. The culture has evolved a lot through many years and many schools of thought. It is vast, diverse and inclusive of many different thought processes. All of these ideologies were made to describe human existence and were methods to realise the self. People who did realise their self became mahapurushas(rama krishna etc) and are now worshipped by us in temples.

Other than these mahapurushas we worship the vedic deities that are personifications of nature and other important stuff that is responsible in one or the other way to sustain human life like wealth and weapons and so on. This is blasphemy under any "religion". A religion requires to completely submit yourself to this all powerful god and nothing else.

Now why is it important that we do ont lump ourselves with these dogmatic losers. The world now is fastly turning into an atheistic society solely dependent on science. The youth all over the world are rejecting religions. In these times the great scientific, philosophical and spiritual work done by our ancestors will all be rejected by the young people of today because to them it will seem like religion. No matter how logical and beneficial stuff from our culture is, it will seem like senseless dogma to the common public and they will be encouraged to reject without even giving it a chance. Most of all, by calling it a religion we will be working against the cause of what we were born in bharata to do. People are born here to attain moksha by completely freeing themselves not by tying themsleves down to rules.

Some arguments I hear for why we should call ourselves a religion is to protect our places of worship. Let's be real here, no govt is willing to do anything for the Hindus in terms of places of worship. Temples are a vast resource of wealth which are flooded with the donations of the devotees. This is a major income booster the govts and they will never let the temples be independent. Just by calling ourselves a religion we will gain absolutely nothing. This is all I have to say, what are your thou

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''Age of Mythology'' good remake/spinoff/reboot/sequel plot ideas

World map, plus the approximate territory of each playable civillization:

https://preview.redd.it/nwf81gkelab51.png?width=5700&format=png&auto=webp&s=633da367b158a10f55f9fe975d4e69741cc44514

Hi everybody, I would like to share something- an idea about the story for a potential AOM revival/successor game. Was inspired by the reddit post made by XLightningStormL here: https://www.reddit.com/r/AgeofMythology/comments/5yqrt0/i_redesigned_the_mission_format_and_story_of_the/ as well as Tapejara's posts and Deviantart pages. The goal would be to make the world of AOM more fleshed out and coherent instead of lumping every and anything together for no reason while having the story and lore be written in a 10-year old child kind of way. Gladly would appreciate feedback to help me and you can provide constructive criticism to end up making everything better. Please remember that this is only a story idea and it is currently just fanfiction.

I.Base game campaign B (A is the tutorial which has 4 scenarios): The campaign will have 40 scenarios. Basically it will be the ''Fall of the Trident'' but with the Atlanteans changed to Romans (which would be a separate playable civillization in the base game).

Act 1- The Roman general Arkantos is living with his child and thinking about how his life is boring due to a lack of battles since Rome is powerful and doesn't have enemies to threaten them. The Romans worship the Titans gameplay-wise however story-wise they also worship the Olympian deities and their offspring. The first and second mission deal with Greek worshippers of Poseidon getting attacked by pirates and the Roman emperor asks Arkantos to help them. Despite trying his hardest Arkantos fails to protect the trident of Poseidon's statue, and it gets stolen by the pirates led by his old enemy Kamos who will be a large muscular human instead of a minotaur here. After Arkantos retrieves the trident and returns it, the emperor tells him that there is trouble brewing in Greece. Arkantos sails there and meets some allies while getting in the middle of a war between the Athenians and Spartans. He decides to create a literal Trojan's Horse and fill it with all of their resources to offer as a ''surrending warrior's gift'' to the Spartans. They take the bait and place the horse in their treasure room inside their city. Due to the large amount of

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Ramanujan - The Man Who Knew Infinity & the Akashic Records

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On December 22, 1887, a child was born in Madras, India, one of many in a country of, at the time, nearly 300 million people. He was given the name Ramanujan – meaning ‘the brother of Rama,’ a Hindu deity. But this was not just any child. Before he hit puberty, Ramanujan had become a mathematical prodigy almost totally by accident. By the age of 11, he had exhausted and surpassed the knowledge of two college students who happened to be boarding with his family. At 13, he mastered advanced trigonometry without a teacher, alone, from a book someone had lent him, and began creating his own theorems. At 16, he stumbled by chance across a copy of G.S. Carr’s seminal work A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics and began to work through its 5000 theorems. The next year, Ramanujan independently developed and investigated the Bernoulli numbers and calculated the Euler-Mascheroni constant to fifteen decimal places, completing as a teenager and without mentorship what the world’s greatest mathematical minds had painstakingly accomplished over centuries.

Wiki

Ramanujan has been described as a person of a somewhat shy and quiet disposition, a dignified man with pleasant manners.[61] He lived a simple life at Cambridge.[14]:234,241 Ramanujan's first Indian biographers describe him as a rigorously orthodox Hindu. He credited his acumen to his family goddess, Namagiri Thayar (Goddess Mahalakshmi) of Namakkal. He looked to her for inspiration in his work[14]:36 and said he dreamed of blood drops that symbolised her consort, Narasimha. Later he had visions of scrolls of complex mathematical content unfolding before his eyes.[14]:281 He often said, "An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God."[

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How Shankaracharya destroyed Buddhism in the 8th century

Link: http://bodhitv.tv/article/180207b/

(Spoiler: With blatant lies and violence)

Here's the full work as website may not be accessible in some countries.

How Shankaracharya destroyed Buddhism in the 8th century

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The antics of Adi Shankara in the 8th century assuming he was born in 788 and died in 820 CE are well known and part of history. Sankara postulated the Vedas as authority; and hence was ranked as a Sanatani. Later on, the priestly class appropriated this and Max Muller called it Hinduism. Thus Hinduism dates back to to the 8th century.He was the arch foe of Buddhism and the principal architect of its downfall in India (Pande 1994: p. 255). Adi Shankara, along with Madhva and Ramanuja, was instrumental in the revival of Hinduism through aggressive and violent means.

The historians like Vincent Smith suggested that it was due to Adi Sankaracharya there wasdecline of Buddhism in India. Others argue that it was due to the Muslim invasion (of Bakhtyar) that Nalanda was routed and the library there was burned and thousands of Buddha viharas were destroyed subsequently. Much of this is described in The Book of Thoth(Leaves of Wisdom).

Shashanka was the Shaivite Brahmin king of Bengal. He was manipulated by the Brahmins to become a ferocious oppressor of the Buddhists. He had destroyed the Bodhi tree of Bodh Gaya and ordered the mass destruction of all Buddhist images and monasteries in his kingdom.

  1. Lal, V. 2004. Buddhism’s Disappearance from India [serial online]. [cited 2009 August 26]; [2 screens]. Available from
  2. Jaini, P.S., Narain A.K., ed., 1980. The Disappearance of Buddhism and the Survival of Jainism: A Study in Contrast. Studies in History of Buddhism. Delhi: B.R. Publishing Company:181-91.
  3. Ahir, D.C. 2005. Buddhism Declined in India: How and Why? Delhi: B.R. Publishing.

Prof. P. Sankaranarayanan in his article The life and work of Sri Sankara published in the web page of Kanchi Mutt writes: “Buddhism, the rebel child of the Vedic religion and philosophy, denied God and the soul, laid the axe at the very roots of Vedic thought and posed a great danger to its v

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam (6th Century BC), occupies 155 acres (63 ha) with 81 shrines, 21 towers, 39 pavilions, many water tanks integrated into the complex making it the world's largest functioning Hindu temple. The temple was looted and destroyed by the Delhi Sultanate armies
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Welcome to r/bhajan: The most comprehensive collection of translated bhajans and devotional songs on the Internet!

Welcome to r/bhajan. This sub is for translated bhajans (devotional songs).

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In Ayodhya, India Ram temple's construction began formally 3 days ago. Hindu nationalist organizations claim many temples were destroyed during the Islamic invasion of India and Mosques were built in it's place.

This happened when after a lengthy legal battle Supreme Court of India gave the area of land on which Babri Mosque stood to the disciples of Rama allowing the temple to be built. Do we have any knowledge about how rulers of one religion destroyed sites of worship of another religion and built temples or mosques in its place in mediaeval India? Are there any instance when a hindu ruler had destroyed temples belonging to Buddhists, Jain or Mosques and built temples of their chief deity? Is there any scholarly article or book on this subject?

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Today is Shri Nathuram Godse's 110th Birth Anniversary. Please read his final statement to court before he was hanged.

#Nathuram Godse: 'May it Please Your Honour', Why I killed Gandhi - 1948

5 May 1949, Punjab High Court, Peterhoff, Simia, India

Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhiji on 30 January 1948. The trial began on 27 May 1948 and concluded on 10 February 1949. He was sentenced to death.

An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not find favour and the sentence was upheld. This statement is the last made by Godse before the Court.

WHY I KILLED GANDHI

Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England , France , America and Russia . Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the moulding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.

All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national inde

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Why are SLB's movies so controversial(well compared to others directors at least)

Let's see his past filmography and see controversies(here controversy means anything his movies have come under fire for) from most recent to farthest

Padmaavat:

From wiki

The film became controversial during production. Several Rajput caste organisations including Shri Rajput Karni Sena and its members had protested and later vandalised the film sets claiming that the film portrays the Padmavati, a Rajput queen, in bad light. They had also assaulted Bhansali on a film set. The Sena had made further threats of violence.While filming a scene in Masai Plateau, Kolhapur at night in October 2017, some people attacked and set the set ablaze, injuring animals and destroying several costumes.Several Muslim leaders protested against the alleged misrepresentation of Ala-ud-din Khilji and called for ban.In the days leading up to the film's release, there were violent protests and riots in several parts of India.In Haryana, the protestors had attacked several vehicles including a school bus.

Bhansali and Deepika Padukone had received threats of violence. The film makers received support from the film community and industry associations including the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association, Cine & TV Artists Association, Western India Cinematographers' Association, Association of Cine & Television Art Directors & Costume Designers.

The major political parties across India took conflicting stands. Several members and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called for a ban on the film. The Rajasthan State unit of the Indian National Congress (INC) had also called for ban. The controversies surrounding the film re-opened the question of film censorship in India and the country's freedom of expression.The Supreme Court dismissed a petition calling to stop the film's release citing the freedom of speech and expression.

The movie is banned in Malaysia by the Home Ministry due to its negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler.

Bajirao Mastani:

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Atheist from Hindu background

Is anybody here from a Hindu family who became an atheist? I am from India and am from a Hindu family but I consider myself an atheist because i no longer believe in any gods.

It is observed that atheist conversation in predominantly found in Christian and Abrahamic cultures but rarely do anybody criticize eastern religions as much as they do Abrahamic faiths. What are your views on Hindu gods like Rama, Krishna, Shiva etc?

I have observed a thing that whenever you question their actions, apologetics bring in some non - rational explanation like curse, boon etc to the deities' defense. What do you think about it?

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A story of my grandfather's past

*This is a story my grandfather told me and my family from his youth*

Madhya Pradesh[i], sometime in the 20th century.

Darkness consumed the night as we traversed the dense jungle, right into the heartland of India. Despite the full moon, the jungle clouded any light from the sky. Our journey started the week prior; we had set out to find the rare and mystical flowers said to be more valuable than gold or platinum. Not only was it one of the most aesthetic plants in the Indian subcontinent (which is high praise itself), its petals are said to cure any ailment, any issue, any blemish, whatever the heart could desire. People have been said to spend their entire lives seeking out these sacred petals, knowing just one could be traded for 5 kilos of gold alone. My guide, a Madhya Pradeshi man, told me that following the river downstream from his village could possibly lead to the fluorescent cure-all. Those that glowed the deep and beautiful color would be our best ticket to wealth.

Working as a doctor for some of the wealthiest East Coast inhabitants of the United States has its upsides. I was instructed to find the flowers of the land of my forefathers by my client and no matter what, be he a foul foe or a clean friend, an unborn man or a demon born in another plane, neither dread nor danger nor doom from New York to India to world’s end, I would vow to bring them to him from anyone who hoards or holds them, so he can continue his wicked games . My client while of immense worth and power, is too frail and ill to journey for the plant. Through his whispers, he has instructed me to do whatever I can to save him. Sadly, this is not the first time I have completed such dirty work to save such a corrupt man. I can only hope the money is worth the risks I am taking. And while I understand my guide is pining for the cure too, I must hide my lack of commitment to compensate.

My guide leads me to his village; it is one of the poorest villages in the state; their lack of modern healthcare and infrastructure emphasizes this. The excursion for the flowers has become intense, my guide’s family carries a deathly inheritable disease that could be cured with what we are looking for. His greatest desire lies in the survival of his children, especially his unborn daughter. His wife continues to suffer from an unknown illness, possibly incubating from the womb; at any point, Lord Yama[[ii]](https://

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Seleucid Empire World Conquest Strategy After Action Report (Archimedes 1.4.2)

Also known as My Obligatory 1st Time World Conquest Post.

Early game details:

I started by disbanding the light infantry and combining the light cav with the archers to garrison the western border with Phrygia.

I recruited elephants in the eastern most province that can produce them and began marching my heavy units to that location recruiting as many heavy infantry to the stacks as I could afford.

Both Maurya and Phrygia declared war and I fought both to white peace. I parked my heavy units off the Mauryan border and waited for the peace to expire. I had a bunch of free claims. I’d imagine they came from not negotiating with Maurya in the opening dialogue.

I declared war on Maurya as soon as the truce expired and began hammering them with 2 elephant/10 heavy infantry/1 supply train stacks commanded by competent high martial Seleucid generals. I never looked back, adding more and more and more and more cohorts in the east. Have I mentioned that I kept allot of cohorts? Well, having a allot of cohorts helped allot with Maurya as you might guess. I think it also helped with Phrygia as the the AI never declared war again.

I switched to tyrant kings early on and ended up with more than a few Hindu’s in Babylon (where I moved my capital). The % of Hindu’s in my capital increased rapidly as we conquered new 100% Hindu lands. This made converting to Hinduism a very real option. In fact converting to Hinduism was looking more like a necessity if I wanted to carry on in the east (ie. run a high AE) and also get back to the west before Phrygia completely overran the entire area. I began moving any non-Hindu pops out of the capital to facilitate only Hindu pops promoting. Hindu’s became a majority of the free pops soon enough, clearing most of the hurdles preventing me from converting to Hinduism. That’s when the gloves came off.

Before converting I had been slowly shifting my pantheons to Hindu deities and after the conversion I switched the last to Rama. This dipped my stability to around 28 which recovered quickly enough. I had around 30 AE and a massive early game army. I essentially declared war on the entirety of the subcontinent skyrocketing my AE to above 70 for a prolonged period. With the +20% happiness to Hindu’s though, that didn’t really matter...much.

Much carnage ensued.

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Hanuman Jayanti or Hanuman Janam-Utsav (Hindu Festival celebrating the birth of Lord Hanuman)

What is Hanuman Jayanti or Hanuman Janam-Utsav?

  • This festival celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman.
  • Lord Hanuman was born on the Anjaneri mountain. His mother Anjana was an apsara who was born on earth due to a curse. She was redeemed from this curse on giving birth to a son. The Valmiki Ramayana states that his father Kesari was the son of Brihaspati, he was the King of a place named Sumeru.[3] Anjana performed intense prayers lasting 12 long years to Shiva to get a child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva granted them the son they sought.[4] Hanuman, in another interpretation, is the incarnation or reflection of Shiva himself.
  • Hanuman is often called the son of the deity Vayu (Wind God); several different traditions account for the Vayu's role in Hanuman's birth. One story mentioned in Eknath's Bhavartha Ramayana (16th century CE) states that when Anjana was worshiping Shiva, the King Dasharatha of Ayodhya was also performing the ritual of Putrakama yagna in order to have children. As a result, he received some sacred pudding (payasam) to be shared by his three wives, leading to the births of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. By divine ordinance, a kite snatched a fragment of that pudding and dropped it while flying over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship. Vayu, the Hindu deity of the wind, delivered the falling pudding to the outstretched hands of Anjana, who consumed it. Hanuman was born to her as a result.[[3\
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Etymology of BIONICLE Words & Names

So about 4 years ago I started looking into more of the names of characters, creatures, locations, and items in the early 2001 Bionicle story. Over time I slowly came up with this (nearly complete) list. I had intended to post this earlier, but wanted to wait until every word was explored. But since the community seems to be interested in Bionicle conceptual lore lately, and my work had not gained any new additions for over a year, I decided to go ahead and share anyway.

I do not profess to be a language scholar or even an enthusiast. But I do love Bionicle and, thanks to the brand, also have an interest in Pacific culture.

It should be noted that, although Alastair Swinnerton claims to have resorted to Māori for his inspiration, there are many other Pacific island languages utilized in Bionicle. I will link my sources at the end of this post. If anyone here is fluent in any of these languages or customs please feel free to correct and/or elaborate on any words in this list!

Words with * are up for debate. Either I found no translation from any relevant language or there were too many conflicting definitions to warrant a proper translation.

DEITIES

Mata Nui - island home; Great Spirit

Mata (Maori) - face, eye, surface

Nui (Maori) - to be large, many, great

Makuta - evil spirit, Master of Shadow

Mākutu (Maori) - witchcraft, sorcery, spell or incantation

HEROES

Toa - elemental heroes/protectors

Toa (Maori) - warrior, courage, champion, bravery, expert

Tahu - Toa of Fire

Tahu (Maori) - to burn, ignite, set on fire

Pohatu - Toa of Stone

Pōhatu (Maori) - stone

Kopaka - Toa of Ice

Kōpaka (Maori) - ice

Lewa - Toa of Air

Lewa (Hawaiian) - sky, air, atmosphere; to float, swing

Gali - Toa of Water

Gali (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay) - water, rain

Galu (Samoan) - wave

Onua - Toa of Earth

Honua (Hawaiian) - earth, land, world

Fonua (Tongan) - the whole earth

Kaita - fusion of heroes into one being

Kaitā (Maori) - large, great

Akamai - Kaita of Valor*[1]

Akamai (Hawaiian) - wise, skillful

Wairuha - Kaita of Wisdom*[2]

Wairua (Maori) - spirit, soul

LOCATIONS

*The locations on the island of Mata Nui shed some light into the great secret: that the island is not just named after the Great Spirit, it IS the Great Spi

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Lostbelt 4 - Yuga Kshetra: Section 10 Summary

Section 10: Lokapala

 

<The clock of the Yuga Cycle ticks to the 4th day>

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Anger. Anger. There was only anger.

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>Ashvatthaman:
>Those bastards……

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Servant’s memories are strange things.
It doesn’t matter what one’s body age is at
All of what was once one’s life―――
Concurrently, without restraint, they are forced into your head.
One’s own memories, treated as if they were someone else’s record.
Nonsense that borders between dream and reality, yet something that feels true.
……whatever it is, that’s why, I remember. I know.
The things that I did before.
The ending to that great war. When I heard that my father Drona, died to a cowardly scheme by Dhrishtadyumna.
When I heard that the eldest of the hundred sons, Duryodhana, suffered a fatal injury from Bhima’s barbaric attack.
That which welled up in me was―――

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Anger.

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I swore that I would never forgive them.
I pledged to use any means possible to exact vengeance.
Thus I chose.
The method of slaughtering all the sleeping enemies in the dead of the night.
You say it’s cowardly? Heinous? Deviating from the law and path?
As if I care. As if I give damn. As if I give a damn―――!! (Rage rage rage rage rage rage rage rage rage rage)
At that moment, I discarded all kinds of things except for anger.
Swallowed by rage, and in its wake, a beast made out of anger was formed.
Putting it in another way, at that moment―――
The existence known as Ashvatthaman became something that couldn’t tell anything apart when in rage.
That’s why it was natural. He was mad at the peaceful scenery of the First Yuga (Krita Yuga). He was mad at the sweet fragrance of flowers, the radiant sunbeams, even the chirping of birds.
Anger towards anything before his eyes, even to things he wasn’t looking at. Especially so for―――
Things constantly reflected in his eyes, and things that weren’t as well, he was especially mad.
Always, in anger.


Elsewhere, a bearded man with a black scarf slays one of the Kali in a settlement. It appears that the Kali also surface during the Krita Yuga, although in fewer numbers. A young boy thanks the bearded man for his help, calling him a God.

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>???:
>It’s nothing, don’t worry about it.
>I’m no God anyway. Just an employee.

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So, you want a Hindu god... (Poll)

A few days ago I made a thread, on the topic of one Hindu god we can all say "Yes, this is the next Hindu god we want.", with the intention of creating a poll with every name I saw on it. Well, here's the poll:

https://www.strawpoll.me/17068587

After some time, I will make a second poll, with the half of gods that got the most votes, and make another poll with those options.

You may only pick one, as I don't want any numbers jumbled, so choose wisely!

If the choice you were going to choose is not on the poll, you either didn't post it in the thread, or I didn't see it. In either case, sorry. I tried to add everyone I saw.

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Secret History of the World. (working)

"The Secret history of the World" - Mark Booth

Highlights and notes.

Important notes :

  1. Spaces and ... are not necessarily connected in anyway. This was loosely done.
  2. Replace everything that has to do with Gods, or consciousness, with YOU. (It is meant to be a story of how you consciousness evolves and whats next and what happened)

The intellectual elite... in angelology, alchemy, the Cabala, yoga, the chakras... secret societies... Some people have reported strange, supernatural experiences, after finishing this book. Freemasons, Anthroposophists, Catholic mystics, artrists, scholars of Milton, Blake, Surrealism, and Dada.

SECRET. Mary Magdalene, Leonardo da Vinici, Teresa of Avila, William Shakespeare, George Washington and many of the people who have made history.. Egyptian civilization to the collapse of Rome, public temples in places like Thebes, Eleusis and Ephesus had priestly enclosures attached to them. Classical scholars refer to these enclosures as the Mystery schools.

Here meditation techniques were taught to the political and cultural elite. Following years of preparation, Plato, Aeschylus, Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus, Cicero and others were initiated into a secret philosophy. At different times the techniques used by these "schools" involved sensory deprivation, breathing exercises, sacred dance, drama, hallucinogenic drugs and different ways of redirecting sexual energies............. induce altered states of consciousness.... able to see the world in new ways....

"I tried to persuade him to write these things down!" He repeatedly refused. Saying that if he did "the men in white coats would come and take me away."

...ready for initiation... initiation rituals involved altered states of consciousness, even what are sometimes called "after-death' experiences. I want the reader to try to imagine what it would feel like to believe the opposite of what we have been brought up to believe. This inevitably involves an altered state of consciousness to some degree or another.

Induce in yourself a different state of mind and the most famous and familiar histories mean something very different.

///////////// In the Beginning. / The looking glass Universe.

Time is nothing.

Gods mind might be like ours is if ours was made to be like his -- that is, if God made us in HIS image.

God reflected on himself. He imagined beings very like himself. He imagined free, creative beings capable of loving so intelligently and thinking so lovi

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Some Suggestions for Hinduism and Shinto

Hi, some I'm an anthropologist of religion who works principally with South and Southeast Asia, but I also look into religious transmission as a hobby. I had some suggestions as to the implementation of religion in the game and can provide some general information on the religions if need be.

Information for Hinduism

  • Sanatanist, Arya Samaj are the two major strains, there is also Kālī focused popular religion.
    Sanatan Dharm represents a broad “orthodox” Hinduism focused on the traditional rites and rituals of Hinduism and is broadly an ecumenical organization (or rather group) that covers the broad range of Hindu beliefs. It is dominated by Vaiṣṇava with an emphasis on the Avatars Kriṣṇa and Rama, along with Hanuman. Śavism is present, but much smaller, Kālī worship is quite popular in Trinidad especially,
  • Rāmāyaṇ is vitally important to Hindus in Guyana and Surinam, performaces are extremely important. Tihs typically manifests as the Ram Lila. Diwali and Phagwa, (Holi) are quite popular.
  • The Brahmans largely still serve a role as doctrinal authority, eventually this dispersed but led to a certain “standardization” of Hinduism.
  • Types of Baptism are present, this was done to legitimize Hindu tradition in the face of Arya Samaj and Protestant Christianity.
  • Cheif holy texts, Rāmāyaṇ, Bhagavad Gita, and Bhagavad Puraṇa
  • Major gods are Rama, Kriṣṇa, Durga, Lakṣmī, Śiva, Gaṇapati, Hanuman, and Kālī. That said, the dominant force among all is the the pantheon of Rāmā, Hanuman, Durga, and Lakṣmi in Guyana and Surinam.
  • Sacrifice is discouraged
  • Arya Samaj represents a “reformed” tradition that is self-consciously monotheistic and iconoclastic in response to pressures from Islam and Protestant Christianity in North India. It was founded in 1875 by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
  • Rejects “polytheism” as idolatrous, the manifold of deities in the Vedas are thus only a manifold of aspects of god to be worshiped. Viṣṇu, Śiva, and post-Veda gods are simply devatas, or angels, and thus Avatars are thus either fictions or incarnations of them. The Puraṇas and epics are thus unimportant.
  • Caste is profession, not inheritance, i.e. one is a Brahmin because they study and worship, one is a Kṣatriya because they are a ruler.
  • Monasticism is rejected.
  • Charity is seen as imperative.
  • Based exclusively on the Vedas, at least in theory, in practice it is Dayananda’s readings of the Veda which are the principal texts as the Vedas are said
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The Appearance Day of Shri Advaita Acharya // Shrila Bhakti Vedanta Narayana Swami

January 31, 2020 at 12:00PM

https://www.a108.net/blogs/entry/32267-the-appearance-day-of-shri-advaita-acharya-shrila-bhakti-vedanta-narayana-swami/

The Appearance Day of Shri Advaita Acharya // Shrila Bhakti Vedanta Narayana Swami

Maha-Vishnu, also known as Karanodakashayi Vishnu, needs only to wish that prakrti (the material energy) will create, and by this she begins to act. But both must be present: purusa and prakrti, the Supreme Controller (Maha-Vishnu) and His material energy. Alone, prakrti cannot perform any function. It is only by the wish of Karanodakashayi Vishnu that prakrti begins to mix the elements in their appropriate proportions. Then, from her, unlimited universes manifest. What is sambhu-tattva? From where does Sambhu (a manifestation of Lord Siva) come? Sambhu manifests from the union of the Supreme Lord with a transforming agent in form of the darkness aspect (tamo-guna) of maya, the minuteness aspect of tatastha-sakti, and a slight degree of the mixture of the knowledge aspect (samvit-guna) and pleasure aspect (hladini) of the spiritual energy (cit-sakti). [This is also explained in Brahma-samhita 5.45 (commentary)] The original personality of Godhead is Lord Krishna. From Him comes Baladeva Prabhu, from Baladeva Prabhu comes Mula-Sankarsana in Dvaraka, from Mula-Sankarsana comes Maha-Sankarsana in Vaikuntha, and Maha-Sankarsana expands into Karanodakashayi Vishnu. Only for the purpose of the creation of the material world does Karanodakashayi Vishnu manifest. Karanodakashayi Vishnu desires the creation of the material world: "Let there be a material world." Maya is his desire potency (iccha-sakti), which is not pure because the desire is for material creation. Mula-Sankarsana, Maha-Sankarsana, and all other incarnations have no desire for material creation. Not even by mind do they desire maya. But Karanodakashayi Vishnu desires it, and He therefore looks towards maya. As Vishnu-tattva, Karanodakashayi Vishnu is pure, but at the same time He is not pure tattva, eternal tattva, because He has some desire to create this world. Only for the creation of the material universes, as manifested from the Viraja River (the marginal area between the spiritual and material creation) is He is needed; otherwise not. Only for the purpose of creation will that form manifest. So He is not nitya-tattva, and eternal Truth. In the form of Maha-Sankarsana, Vishnu-tattva is eternal, but in the form of Karanodakashayi Vishnu He is not. So, H

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Unreached People Group of the Week - Dhobi of India

This weeks UPG is brought to you by the great u/McFrenchington! Meet the Dhobi of India. To be more clear, they are also known as many other names, so here they are:

>Agasa; Agasaru; Agheria; Bana; Batham; Bhai; Chakala; Chakali; Chakka; Chandbar; Charhoya; Chasa; Chasa Dhoba; Chauhan-Bhatti; Chawla; Chhimba; Darhi; Dharhiadu; Dharhiannan; Dharhiannari; Dhob; Dhoba; Dhobi; Dhopa; Dhopi; Dhupi; Hawari; Jada; Khurdanai; Madivala; Madiwal; Madiyal; Madiyali; Madvali; Madwai; Modiyal; Monson; Nurang; Oddelu; Oddollu; Oriya Chakali; Oriyavallu; Pak; Parit; Prasad Dhobi; Qasab; Raipal; Rajak; Rajaka; Rajakha; Rajpar; Rajput Dhobi; Rajukula; Ram Dhobi; Ramdu; Ranghi; Rathor; Sabhasundar; Sakala; SakalaDarhi; Sakalavadu; Sat-Chasi; Shaheri; Sharma; Sheheri Hindu; Shuklabaidya; Shukladas; Sukladas; Suklavaidya; Tanwar; Tasha; Togata; Tsakala; Vadde Chakali; Vannan; Vannari; Varetha; Varitha; Vattakkadan; Warathi; Watts; धोबी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)

But I will refer to them the rest of this post as the Dhobi.

How Unreached Are They?

This is a massive people group and they are massively unreached. They have a population of around 12 million... And only 0.02% of them are Christian... That means there are only about 2,400 Christians. Thats roughly 1 Christian for every 600 unbeliever.

What Are They Like?

As with all massive UPG's, this is a broad generalization. Not only that but this people group has 7 subgroups (Kanaujia, Batham, Parit, Ajudhyabansi, Mathuria, Sribastab, Kathiya). So what is true for one may not be true for all.

>Traditionally, the Dhobi are washer men. The name dhobi is derived from the Hindi dhona (to wash). The Dhobi were considered ‘untouchables’ – the lowest castes in the Hindu social hierarchy. India’s independence brought about a new constitution that lifted this age-old stigma of impurity. The new designation provides the Dhobi people with a host of benefits and quotas in various government schemes and jobs.
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>Most Dhobi follow their traditional occupation of washing and ironing clothes. Some of the better-off Dhobi own dry-cleaning shops. It is common to find the local Dhobi at a convenient distance in every neighborhood. In villages they tend to occupy specified quarters from where they offer their laundering services.
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>In addition to working as launderers, some are engaged in cultivation and other subsidiary occupations like animal husbandry, business and skilled and unskilled labour. In the

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Unreached People Group of the Week - The Sonar of India

Welcome to World Missions Wednesday! [I wrote this on Monday assuming automod would actually make the post it was supposed to, but yeah, I'm moving the UPG of the Week posts to Wednesday now and there might be a stickied thread at some point in the day] Big shout out to u/terevos2 for setting this up for us. Hopefully Wednesdays are a little less chaotic and distracting and more people are able to see these posts and pray for the Unreached peoples around the world.

I realized that for one of the most populous nations in the world, I had yet to point us to pray for a people group in India, so meet the Sonar People of India!

How Unreached are they?

According to India's most recent census data there are more than 7 million Sonar and yet the Sonar are 0.00% Christian. There is a chance there are a few followers of Christ scattered among them, however I could find no evidence of that on the internet. Which means, at best, there is a handful of believers for every one million unbelievers.

But, there is some good news, Bible translations as well as materials such as the Jesus Film are completely translated for their primary language.

What are they like?

I don't know India as well as I would like but I am going to assume that a great deal of the following information will be largely stereotypical and not as specific or accurate to paint a full picture of a people, however, its the best information I could find. Surely the Sonar are incredibly varied, for 7 million people!

>The Sonar are gold and silversmiths. They make jewelry and ornaments that are elaborately designed and inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones. Some Sonar cut and polish diamonds, while others engrave deities on pendants and gold and silver plates. Most Sonar own their jewelry shops and showrooms while others work as paid skilled workers making delicate filigree designs. Gold jewelry is considered a good investment option for most Indians, and is in great demand for marriages, making up part of the dowry.
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>Some wealthier Sonar are money-lenders as well. They charge higher interest rates than banks do from their clients who are from the poorer sections of society. In cities like Delhi and Chandigarh, they have secondary occupations like tailoring, electroplating and car repairs, retail shops dealing with books and stationery, motor and tractor parts. The ones who have done tertiary education are professionals. There are some politicians at village,

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Couple of Questions

Hello

I have some questions about Hinduism/Sanatana Dharma. I haven't posted here before so I'm sorry if I misunderstand something. Hopefully people may be able to help me. And if any of you have questions about me please ask. I would be happy to answer them.

  1. When I started to research Hinduism I got an understading that people who haven't born into Hinduism can "convert"* to it. But now I have read some articles/texts that tell that only people who have been born into Hinduism are Hindu and that it's not possible to a Hindu if you were born (for example) a Christian. Is this true?
  2. To my knowledge there are 4 main denominations (but there are many smaller ones too). I'm interested in Vaishnavism. To my understanding Krishna and Rama are the most worshipped but can (the worshippers of Vishnu) also worship all of the incarnations of Vishnu? Could a person worship only Vishnu if they wanted to?
  3. Are there any professions/occupations that Hindus are forbidden or not recommended to do? Can a Hindu (for example) be a soldier or a police(wo)man?
  4. Are there some songs/hymns or equivalent that are good to listen to? Can (for example) a worshipper of Vishnu listen to a song/hymn dedicated to another deity or a denomination? I have found a couple that are (in my opinion) really beautifully sung. One can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_1qCaGjgek&list=PLEk9g7WTirelaNle-8iqtPuIFq5D_XEsM&index=2&t=0s and the other here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdcth9NndEA Are these fine to listen to if one would be a worshipper of Vishnu? (Also if any people here have suggestions please tell me.)
  5. I would be interested to read some books/texts/articles about Hinduism and/or Vaishnavism? What would be some good options?

*I know the word "convert" isn't really a good word to use but I don't really know what other word(s) I could use. My intention wasn't to offend anybody here but I'm really sorry if I did.

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Homo Divinus: Ramayana, Part 1

Rama Lama Ding Dong

The Ramayana is one of the oldest and longest homo divinus epics EVER! Written by the Indian counterpart to essentially every early Greek writer by himself, Valmiki, the man who invented poetry itself! This poem has IT ALL, from incredible homo divinus weapons, to threats from hominids that predate homo sapiens, to wondrous locales, to homo sapiens playing a crucial role in the climax, EVERYTHING!

Now, Valmiki is such a great writer, all the events may not have occurred during the same time period. He could easily have woven threads from several different times into a single seamless narrative, he’s THAT good. Valmiki is the Triple H of India (Homer, Hesiod, and Herodotus all rolled into ONE).

Valmiki even managed to weave the formula for how to live a good life at all level, in all relationships, throughout the Ramayana. From how to be a good father, good son, good wife, good ruler, good friend, etc. the Ramayana covers it somewhere along the narrative.

Clean Up on Isle Lanka

The Ramayana was the Hindu front of the homo divinus Pivot focused on clearing the Earth for homo sapiens (or in this case the Vanara) to take over (the Greek front was the Gigantomachy). While Zeus and the other Greek gods were hominds who made everything up-close and personal (sometimes TOO close and TOO personal), Vishnu and crew took a different approach, Avatars.

The Avatar Program allowed homo divinus to intervene on an “as needed” basis. When the circumstances warranted, a god would incarnate as an Avatar and take care of the problem, otherwise they were kickin’ it behind the Veil. Those things which homo sapiens COULD handle, the gods allowed them to handle.

The global effort to eliminate all the other hominids whose “services were no longer required” wrapped up a bit over 10 sars (~40 kya) in Greece, so the events of the Ramayana most likely took place during the same time period (giver or take a couple sars). Because of this, the location for Lanka could not POSSIBLY be Sri Lanka, because sea levels were 250 feet lower a

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A long read summary of the High Court judgement on Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute

This has been the hottest topic of discussion for as long as I can remember but absolutely no one that I encounter in life seems to know the legal aspects of this case. So buckle up for this long read which I hope you all will find interesting as well as Fargo-level bizzare-

There are 5 parties who are involved in various legal suits against each other. 4 of these claim this 1500 square yards of lands while 5th party Central government or the state which acquired this land by a parliamentary act in 1993 and has attached this property since 1949 when idols were placed inside the mosque. Lets first see who these parties are and their narratives-

  1. Sunni Waqf board- The party has been recognised as representatives for Muslims. It presents the narrative that this mosque was built by Babar or on the orders of Babar by his general named Mir Baqi. They are ready to accept that there maybe a temple there in the past but refuse to accept that there was demolition of temple to build this mosque. They have already won a suit in 1885 regarding ownership of this land brought by a Mahant of Ayodhya in British times.
  2. The family that placed the idols in the mosque- First of all, the family has accepted to the courts that they placed the idols there and idols did not appear out of a divine miracle. They however say that the orders were given to them in their dreams by Lord Ram. They claim the whole property to be theirs under ADVERSE POSSESSION. In adverse possession the trespasser to the property is recognised as true owner of the property if the trespasser/squater has been using the land for 12 years or more and no legal challenge has been brought by the owner in these 12 years. The family says that there happened a great battle between the Hindus and Muslims in 1880s where more than 70 muslims were killed and buried in the mosque premises. The Hindus began worshipping the Chabutra there as it is the place where RamLala was born. The Muslims stopped giving namaaz there. The family now claimed that Hindus have been in regular use of the property and not Muslims this property now belongs to Hindus under adverse possession. Primary place of worship before the idols were placed are the footprints of Lord Rama in the mosque. The family holds the same narrative as Sunni Waqf board that the masjid was built by Babar or by his generals, the difference being that they believe that Babar demolished a temple in order to have it built.
  3. Nirmohi Akhara - The Nirmohi Akhar
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In the game SMITE where various gods from various religions battle, Ganesha has been recently added. I would like to know what you all think of their interpretation of him through this announcement. youtube.com/watch?v=fUhxI…
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Mythological Indian Adventures, Artefacts, Characters, and Settings

For months, I've been attempting to collate information for a spiritual successor to this spectacular thread by /u/paddywagon_man. I vowed to assemble a thread devoted to Ancient and Medieval India; those historical periods massively influenced my game. After my original game dissolved, I restructured and refined my world, thereby crystallizing a more authentic atmosphere. Here, I offer intrepid DMs opportunities to incorporate Indian history, mythologies, and cultures in their respective worlds.

Originally, I intended to organize a singular thread for Ancient and Medieval periods. However, myriad sources of inspiration demand three threads—this thread will focus entirely on mythological Hindu India; the second thread will feature Ancient India (and the rise of Buddhism and Jainism); the third thread will highlight Medieval India (and the introduction of Islam). Each setting is appended with potential adventure ideas, but DMs are encouraged to customize and modify the setting. Hindu mythology is notorious for contradictory information; the popular iteration of the Ramayana (Valmiki's Ramayana) may not actually be the original.

Mythological Settings

Ayodhya (Ramayana): Established by Manu, the primogenitor of humankind, this city is as elaborate and ornate as it is expansive. However, it now witnesses the inception of its demise — Rama, the heir apparent, is exiled to a foreboding and treacherous forest inhabited by malefic demons. Moreover, he is accompanied by his valiant half-brother (Lakshmana) and resplendent consort (Sita). Devastated, King Dasharatha dies in his sleep. Rama's elected successor, his half-brother Bharata, refuses to ascend the throne; he only acknowledges Rama as Ayodhya's crown prince. Without a king, the city of Ayodhya is vulnerable to annexation or destruction — the citizens fervently pray to the gods for deliverance.

Adventure Ideas: If a player wishes to play dispossessed noble, you can offer him or her Ayodhya. Alternatively, your players might attempt to usurp Rama or offer their aid. You can choose to play the Ramayana, with a party of three representing Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita. If your party is larger, additional players can fulfil the roles of Rama’s other half-brothers or Sita’s sisters. The source material is merely inspiration. Ayodhya offers a time limit: if the party can’t secure its future in

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Nearing the 100 god mark. Here are my most wanted Gods/Goddess/Mythological beings. At least 1 from each pantheon, with a suggested ability and class.

These are my top picks. Obviously, it is my subjective opinion, and gods that I find interesting, or that I would think would be interesting in Smite. I had a very difficult time trying to find individuals that would make sense as Hunters or Assassin. I think my ability ideas would provide some much needed variety to the game. Some are out there, maybe. Some of my favorite abilities I thought of are for Benzaiten, Izanagi, Mohini, and Ixtab.

Egyptian

I know Horus is a popular pick, but to me, he would be too similar to Osiris or Ra, depending on which lore you choose.

Seth (Warrior - God of disorder) His ultimate would be a desert storm. It would provide a weak tremble, while also reducing an enemy's visibility on the field causing visual distortions like a mirage, while also doing damage in the target location over time. Think a weaker Ah Puch/Skadi ult (damage over time), mixed with a weaker Xbal ult (reduced visibility), mixed with a weaker Cabrakan tremor (disorientation).

Nephthys (Hunter - Protector of the dead) We have Neith, Isis, and Serqet - why not round out the funerary rites Goddesses, eh? My idea for her is that she has some kind of passive that reduces respawn timers. Originally, I thought her whole teams (with a cooldown) but then when I reenvisioned her as a Hunter, maybe just her own respawn timer (again, with a cooldown) would be cut in half, allowing her to return to lane much faster.

Ma'at (Mage - Goddess of harmony) Though more of a personified concept (we have those in Smite), I see her being like light form Hel in a lot of ways - providing cleanses, buffs/debuffs, while also doing a fair amount of damage. I foresee her Ultimate being a global purple miasma swarming the enemy team, dealing damage over time and providing a short disarm.

Japanese

Japanese has a ton a great deities to choose from. We need to finish the family and I have wanted Benzaiten for so long.

Tsukuyomi (Mage - Watcher of the moon) There are very few myths regarding Tsukuyomi - the most famous is about him killing Uke Mochi. Because of this, we don't have much to go off of for him. He is considered to be quite peaceful, sensitive, and somber. He is often depicted with a bow, but since Izanami is a hunter, I thought it would be great to make him a mage. Since we have only one true blind in the game (Ra), it would be cool to add a true blind to his kit - since he is also the Kami of night. He is also the Kami of the sea. I imagine him in

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can anyone here who is knowledgeable with fgo lore confirm how strong arjuna alter is?

can anyone confirm how accurate this is.it is not like this is not possible but wasn't types/Ultimate Ones top tier beings in nasuverse who are planetary plus level at best.how did it jump from planetary to high universal?is types even top tier in that case?

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Name: Berserker, Arjuna Alter, Defied Arjuna, The Black Final God

Origin: Fate/Grand Order

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown (Has existed for thousands of cycles)

Classification:Composite Hindu Deity

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery, Martial Arts, Flight (Can fly with Vimana and levitate by himself), Summoning (Can summon servants, even though they are contracted to their masters. Should also be capable of summing Divine Beasts), Animal Manipulation (Controlls multiple Divine Beasts), Magecraft (As a composite of thousands of Divine Spirits, he should have access to divine magic), Immortality , Elemental Manipulation (Fire, Water, Air, Electricity, etc), Power Bestowal (Is able to grant others divine authorities), Void Manipulation (Should be able to incinerate beings from existence so that not even their concept remains through Shiva's Authority), can erase those he deems as evil, Creation (Is able to create Worlds through Brahma's Authority), Statistics Reduction (Capable of reducing the power of others just by letting them enter his domain), Curse Manipulation (Possesses Vishnu/Krishna's Authority as such he is also able to create, negate and extract powerful curses), Conceptual Manipulation (Can restore, erase, repair and wash away concepts at will), Size Manipulation (Can grow so large that he dwarfs a solar system), Invulnerability (Due to possessing the Authority of nearly every Hindu God, Arjuna should possess multiple conceptual defences that negates damage, rendering even Astras of other Gods useless), Probability Manipulation (Can manipulate fortune and misfortune), Homing Attack (His attacks cannot miss or be avoided), Absorption (Absorbed nearly the entirety of the Hindu Pantheon through Vishnu's Authority), Durability Negation (With various Authorities and his Noble Phantasm), Rage Power (Via Mad Enhancement), Clairvoyance (Capable of seeing through objects, future and time, and even see across great distances with Clairvoyance skill), Conceptually reduces all damage and effects by 90%, Death Manipulation (Capable of inducing death with Pashupata), BFR (Can send others to diff

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Thanks Smite!

So I log into Smite for the first time today and I look at the MOTD. All I wanna do is thank Hi Rez for being so thoughtful as to have this MOTD on this auspicious day.

In case you are not aware of what I'm talking about, today is the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom after defeating Ravana and rescuing his wife Sita. Countless lamps were lit in the capital Ayodhya celebrating his return. Since then, this day has been celebrated as the festival of lights, Diwali. It is probably the biggest festival in the Hindu Calendar and has a lot of significance in other faiths like Sikhism and Jainism as well.

A happy diwali to all my fellow Hindus and to everyone who plays this awesome game. Please keep the sound and the air pollution to a minimum and stay safe. :)

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The mythological counterparts of FF14 primals

Hey everyone. As a big fan of Final Fantasy and mythology, I have always been interested in learning about all of the deities in the franchise and see where they were inspired from. And one day in my mythology class the name Shiva popped up which caught me a bit by surprise because my lack of knowledge of Eastern mythology at the time.

So today I decided to do some research and put together a list of a majority of primals/deities in Final Fantasy, and Final Fantasy 14, to help show a bit of insight into the creation of such deities, or to show how different they are from each other, in order of when you encounter them. Prepare for a lot of reading.

Ifrit
Origin: Islam
The Ifrits are a class of infernal spirits, classified as a djinn and also held to be a death spirit drawn to the life-force (or blood) of a murdered victim seeking revenge on the murderer. As with ordinary djinn, an Ifrit may be either a believer or an unbeliever, good or evil, but it is most often depicted as a wicked, ruthless and evil being.

Titan
Origin: Greece
The Titans and Titanesses were members of the second generation of divine beings, descending from the primordial deities and preceding the Olympian deities. Based on Mount Othrys, the Titans most famously included the first twelve children of the primordial Gaia (Mother Earth) and Uranus (Father Sky). They were giant deities of incredible strength, who ruled during the legendary Golden Age, and also comprised the first pantheon of Greek deities.

Garuda
Origin: India
The Garuda is a large legendary bird, bird-like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Garuda is the mount(vahana) of the Lord Vishnu. Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. The brahminy kite and phoenix are considered to be the contemporary representations of Garuda. Indonesia adopts a more stylistic approach to the Garuda's depiction as its national symbol, where it depicts a Javanese eagle (being much larger than a kite).

Leviathan
Origin: Many
The word Leviathan has come to refer to any sea monster, and from the early 17th century has also been used of overwhelmingly powerful people or things

Bahamut
Origin: Arab
In this conception of the world, the earth is shouldered by an angel, who stands on a slab of gemstone, which is supported by the cosmic bull sometimes called Kuyutha. The fish/whale Bahamut carries this bull on its back, and is suspended in water for its own stability.

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Demons, Demigods & Other Metaphysical Detritus

Demons, Demigods & Other Metaphysical Detritus

by Jayge 8^J

Genesis paraphrased: In the beginning was the Tao, and the Tao was with Nature, and the Tao was Nature's Source. Nature was Female since all Life emanates from Her. Man's low status long chafed at his Ego. Ne'er-do-wells wandered the deserts and against sane reason declared that Males should manage things. Then Man said, "Let Us make Gods in Our Image, according to Our Likeness; greater Male and lesser Female; and let Them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the Earth." Man blessed Them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the Earth and subdue it." Man knew what He had made and it was very good for Him. HE > I [sic]

Why do people still believe in myriad ghosts, spirits, luck, curses, blessings, talismans, daily horoscopes, angels, demons, demigods, nā ʻaumākua, séances, saviors, sacred texts, miracles, holy water, transubstantiation, papal infallibility, junk bonds, penny stocks, pyramid schemes, derivatives, collateralized debt obligations, multi-level marketing, flat Earth, hollow Earth, Bigfoot, Tarot, Kabbalah, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, stigmata, magic, Trinity, UFOs and God? Excuses can be almost convincing, if one buys into their rationale: 'tradition,' 'makes me feel good,' 'my bible tells me so,' or my current favorite, 'in case it's all true!' All of the above are orphaned godchildren of and trace some ancestry to metaphysics.

Comedian extraordinaire George Carlin said "When it comes to bullshit...big time, major league bullshit...you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims...religion...Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money." Carlin found a way to offend all major religions and vegetarians with: "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" Religious history is rife with outright fables writ large.

Did someone call out the gods? They came from all corners of the

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[FGO Analysis design] Speculation of Lostbelt masters and servants.

Kadoc Zempulus & Anastasia Nikolaevna (Caster)

Lostbelt 1: Princess of the Beast Kingdom, Eternally Frozen Empire - Anastasia (AD 1570).

A master who has low mana capacity and needs a servant who would use mana efficiently. He doesn’t like to fight them and avoid as possible as he can. He summons Caster, Anastasia.

Kadoc was designed by Irorigumi.

Anastasia is might be designed by Shimadoiru (Character designer of Lancelot Saber, Charles Henri Sanson, Asterios, Cu Alter and Gaius Julius Caesar).


Ophelia Phamrsolone & ??? (Saber)

Lostbelt 2: Undying Flame of ◼◼◼, Century of Endless Fire and Ice - Gotterdamerung (BC 1000).

A prodigy in Spirit Evocation. She summons Saber and has racial reasons for wanting for this servant.

This one is difficult. A lot of people point out that servant is wielding a golden lance. However Wodime’s Lancer has taken the spotlight there while Hinako’s Rider has double bladed swords but she wanted a Rider servant doesn’t fit the description for Ophelia’s Saber. Unless there’s a red herring that Ophelia’s Saber or Wodime’s Lancer wields a different weapon to avoid they find out their identity. Just ask Emiya, David, Tomoe Gozen and Raikou Lancer.

Ophelia was designed by Mineji Sakamoto.


Hinako Akuta & Liu Bei/Gao Changgong [?] (Rider)

Lostbelt 3: The Crimson Moonlit Beauty, True United Country of Human Knowledge - ◼◼◼ (BC 0210)

She was originally a technician but was scouted as a Master due to her skill. She summons Rider, and she is sent to BC 0210 during Han Dynasty.

According from 13sins comments about Liu Bei

> Based entirely on grasping at straws WRT his character design, I'm thinking it might be Liu Bei. In the romance of the three kingdoms books, and in a shit tone of popular culture as well thanks to that, Liu Bei is said to have dual wielded a particular type of double bladed chinese sword. They are called "shuang gu jian" and look like this: https://i.imgur.com/bc4Nft6.jpg

According from ProtectionFromArrows comments about Gao

> CHA

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Upcoming Diwali Events in New Jersey

Diwali, the festival of lights, needless to say, is one of the most celebrated festivals of Indian and South-Asian community in the United States. Today Indian origin people constitute over 1.5% of the US population and are playing important role in the US society. In major cities with significant Indian American population, Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. The full-scale Mela`s or fest with many Indian activities make the festival more alive. The fests are full of activities such as henna, Indian sweet stalls, handicrafts, and other traditional articles. With proper authorities, approval customary fireworks add splendor to the festivities.

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Diwali is also known as the festival of lights where the traditional earthen lamps are lit to decorate the home and business to welcome the blessings of deities. Diwali is indeed one of the most celebrated festivals by the South Asian community in the US. This festival of lights is imminent for Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhist sects in India and other countries. It marks as the celebration of the victory of good over evil. Diwali is a great spiritual symbolism in these religions. For Hindu`s as per Ramayana, Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman to Ayodhya after killing the demon king Ravana. Sikhs celebrate Diwali as “Bandi Chhor” (Deliverer from prison) divas. Celebrated on the return of the sixth Guru, Hargobind Rai Ji to Amritsar along with 52 Hindu Kings. In Jainism, Diwali commemorates the attainment of Nirvana by Lord Mahavir.

Take a look at some of the traditions of Diwali that will make this Diwali even more enjoyable for you and your loved ones:

  • Diwali Decorations:

At Diwali people start weeks ahead of the festival to prepare their homes to welcome their deities. One can start from complete home painting to decorating your prayer room. The other attractions are the Lamps, candles, fireworks and “Deepawali” meaning “a row or cluster of lights/earthen lamps”.

  • Homemade Sweets:

Diwali is a festival of sweets and celebrations. People make homemade sweets to pay respect to their god and keep them as offerings to all the guests. The sweets are offered to God and people pray to God for a happy and prosperous life.

  • Visiting friends and relatives:

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GODS AND THEIR ACCURACY TO LORE - PART 2 (FINAL)

Link to part 1

KUMBHAKARNA (A-)
L: He looks exactly like he looks in classical sources, huge, big stache, and sleeping. Good job.
P: His story is interesting, he ended up being sleepy because after a curse when he asked for the gift of knowledge, he instead ended up asking for the gift of drowsiness. That said, obviously his representation in smite is gimmicky and it revolves around him being sleepy and funny because of it. But he was actually wise and a much more serious character than that.
K: Obviously fits the gimmick, but there is nothing explicitly wrong about it.

KUZENBO (B+)
L: He’s a kappa and as their king, he’s a large one. While sources merely name him and confirm that he was the king and the largest one, the only true inspiration to make him were generic kappas, and quite frankly he has it all: water bowl, shell, beak, reptilian features. good
P: 0 infos here but, like all kappas, he’s kind of mean and a bit of an ass. Which, I think shows in game.
K: His relationship to sumo is entirely made up, and quite frankly, especially his ult are not much about him being a appa, but more about him being Bowser meets the ninja turtles.

LOKI (B)
L: Loki is a particular case in norse mythology, being the only character without any specific iconography, in short, we don’t know what he looked like. Which means that hirez could do whatever, and while old loki was kind of badass, he was also entirely made up, quite, moody, those snakes why the fuck would he wear an armor representing the thing that tortured him?). So, new Loki is quite ok.
P: Again, way better, than his old self, it truly captures his trickster nature, while at times it gets a bit too close to a kind of jester/joker archetype, it’s nonetheless accurate overall.
K: Here on the other hand I only have on question: How many here, think that morrigan’s kit would have been a perfect kit for loki? Because quite frankly, except for his decoy, making him a physical dagger wielding assassin is kinda weird, considering that his entire mythology is based around him not fighting, cause he’s smart enough to fuck you up in other ways. Bad choice.

MEDUSA (C)
L: The only right thing first, the snake hair. Moving on to everything else. While in modern depictions she is a half snake slithering around, in mythology, gorgons h

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Grading gods based on their faithfulness to myth 1.0

EDIT: Revised a bit! I was indeed a bit too lenient...
Hi everyone, I was honestly bored out of my mind and decided to do this. I'll be grading gods based on the way they look and on how faithful was hirez to iconography and classical descriptions.
I know that in many cases hirez did take some creative liberty and I consider the majority well executed, but for the sake of argument I will strictly judge them based on the aforementioned criteria. Some times I will interpret a god depiction and see if it translates well; example: Agni is a red dude in classic iconography so him being a burning dude is a perfectly fine representation for me.

  • An A god is a god that is substantially faithful to the source material. This grade also includes gods without much written about or scarcely represented, for which hirez took lots of creative liberty.
  • A B god is a god that for all intents and purposes should be in A but lacks something iconic or has something off about him/her
  • A C god is a god I simply consider wrong. It's pretty much any god hirez, probably knowingly, purposely depicted in a wrong/different way. I'm not claiming they're bad in any way, I'm simply grading them based on faithfulness to source material.

Agni: Usually depicted as a red man with two heads and with a series of characteristics typical of a huge number of hindu deities, I think he's translated well into the game. The fire replaces the red hue, that was probably the classic iconography intention, and I think he looks overall satisfying. A
Ah Muzen Cab: We seriously have little to no representations of him. Bee god? great job I'd say. A
Ah Puch: The main feature he's known for is an owl mask he's wearing. The overall look is fine but at first I was gonna but him in B given the lack of the aforementioned iconic mask...but then I noticed, on top of the feathers and the overall style of the mask, on the centerpiece above his eyes, what looks like an owl! Good job hirez! A
Amaterasu: Oh boy, where do I even start...So, Ama is always represented as this benevolent, peace loving and elegant lady, with a white gown and an overall "holy" look to her. In 99% of the sources she's also described as being all of the above. But hirez put an armor on her, made her a swordwoman and a frontliner and completely ditched her classical look. They chose to have her use the imperial treasures that were never used once by her and were, in reality, passed to her nep

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[EVENT][RETRO] The Coronation of HM the King of Thailand

May 4th-6th, 2019.

Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand.

The Coronation of HM King Rama X, King of Thailand.

[RETRO.]


A new age is beginning in Thailand. In the wake of the death of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the new King- King Rama X, born Vajiralongkorn- has been formally coronated King of Thailand, in a lavish and pomp ceremony at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.


PRELIMINARY RITES


Before the coronation, several traditional preliminary rites were held to prepare HM the King for the proper anointing and crowning ceremonies later on. The first of these preliminary rites is the inscription of the new King’s full ceremonial titles and styles on a pure gold tablet known as the Phrasupphanabat. Alongside this was an inscription of the King’s horoscope and personal seal on another two separate gold sheets, all of which was inscribed by Royal scribes under a benediction performed a day earlier by Buddhist monks at Wat Phra Kaew temple and with a representative of the King (a senior Royal family member) present. All tablets were then wrapped in silk and linens and placed inside a box, which was then placed on a Phan (golden tray) and finally placed upon the statue of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew alongside the other royal regalia.

Around the same time as the inscription, a separate Hindu homa ritual was performed by the royal court’s Chief Brahmin and other court Brahmin.

Before the coronation day, the last preliminary rite, a final service of benediction, took place in all three sections of the Phra Maha Montien group of buildings at the Grand Palace. The king presided over these ceremonies himself from inside the Phaisan Thaksin hall of the Grand Palace. With the king was a chapter of thirty monks, with another forty-five monks inside the Chakkraphat Phiman residence of the Grand Palace. The king began the ceremony by the lighting of ceremonial candles. From these candles a taper was lit and given to the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand Ariyavongsagatanana IX, who proceeded to the Amarin Winitchai throne hall to light a special candle called the Candle of Victory. This candle would stay lit until the end of the coronation ceremony. A senior monk then read out a proclamation signalling the start of the coronation ceremonies, beginning the formal coronation rites. The entire assemblage of monks then chanted the Paritta Suttas (protection chants in the Buddhist religion) and lay a protective thread around the buildings

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Wikipedia Page of the Day: N. T. Rama Rao

N. T. Rama Rao

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923– 18 January 1996), popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.He is widely regarded as one of the best actors of Indian cinema . NTR received three National Film Awards for co-producing Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Seetharama Kalyanam (1960) under National Art Theater, Madras, and directing Varakatnam (1970), NTR has received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Awards for his performance(s) in the films Raju Peda (1954) and Lava Kusa (1963). He garnered the Nandi Award for Best Actor for Kodalu Diddina Kapuram in 1970, and the Inaugural Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 1972 for Badi Panthulu.

NTR made his debut as an actor in a Telugu social film Mana Desam, directed by L. V. Prasad in 1949. He gained popularity in the 1950s when he became well known for his portrayals of Hindu deities, especially Krishna and Rama, roles which have made him a "messiah of the masses". He later became known for portraying antagonistic characters and Robin Hood-esque hero characters in films. In total, he starred in 300 films, and has become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. He was voted "Greatest Indian Actor of All Time" in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in 2013 on the occasion of the Centenary of Indian Cinema.

He starred in such films as Patala Bhairavi (1951), which premiered at the first India International Film Festival, held in Mumbai on 24 January 1952, Malliswari (1951), premiered at Asia Pacific Film Festival, the enduring classics Mayabazar (1957) and Nartanasala (1963), featured at Afro Asian film festival in Jakarta. All the four films were included in CNN-IBN's list of "Hundred greatest Indian films of all time".

He co-produced Ummadi Kutumbam, nominated by Film Federation of India as one of its entries to the 1968 Moscow Film Festival. Besides Telugu, he has also acted in a few Tamil films. Widely recognised for his portrayal of mythological characters, NTR was one of the leading method actors of Indian cinema, He was referred to in the media as Viswa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhouma. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968, recognizing his contribution to Indian cinema.

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Smite Dark Whisperer Insanity Patch Datamining (May 15) God to come after Janus inside

Hello dear /r/Smite folks.

Here comes another datamining post. I know the patch was yesterday, I also know that I made a post yesterday. A post that I've said I'd be updating, however, it's so buried on the reddit that I think it's better to make a new one. Especially because I've new info from the code.

In this patch we've got the Janus temporary(Troll) card/portrait. We've also got new skins with VGS commands, new Fenrir interaction sounds, many other sounds, new league icons/avatars and the name of the god to come after Janus.
Now, let's start... :D


##New Cards


###League


###Sound Files

^Note: ^Missing ^sound ^files ^will ^be ^uploaded ^tomorrow. ^Slow ^internet. ^=/


##Janus

###Abilities

  • Icons

  • Ability #1

  • Description:

  • There's several references to a portal and a death gate. It may be the same thing or completely different abilities.

    • Looks like it can be destroyed.

##God to come after Janus: Rama

>Rama or Ram (राम, Rāma) is the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, and a king of Ayodhya in Hindu scriptures. Rama is also the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which narrates his supremacy. Rama is one of the many popular figures and deities in Hinduism, specifically Vaishnavism and Vaishnava religious scriptures in South and Southeast Asia. Along with Krishna, Rama is considered to be the most important avatars of Vishnu. In a few Rama-centric sects, he is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar.


Hope you liked this week patch datamining.
Now I'm heading to bed because I need to wake up in less than 6 hours.

Please remember that all the info is not final.


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How I think the Smite lore's factions would go:

So we know Smite's lore is that the gods broke into two factions to quell the problem that people were no longer worshiping. One of those being Order - who want to help the humans and show that the gods are still a helpful divine force, and one being Chaos, who want to beat the humans into line, essentially.

I have a ton of myth knowledge and one of my viewers asked me where I thought each god would go, and I said I'd eventually make a list. Well, I finished it, and figured I'd post it here, so without further delay:

(Quick note: My Hindu knowledge is limited. If people want to give debate on where I place them, go for it! Like, I honestly haven't done much reading in Hindu faith besides the Ramayana.)


Order:

Awilix - Moon Goddess, certainly well-revered. We don't know too much about her, but we know she wasn't generally thought of as an evil force.

Apollo - God of prophecy and muses, this guy has like 0 problems with humans unless they directly cross him. Generally celebrated as a pretty awesome guy otherwise, doubt he'd be OK with Chaos.

Artemis - As much as she doesn't interact with the world of men much, I doubt she'd be 100% OK with war and natural disaster starting up on earth.

Athena - Literally the god of defensive war, as well as homecrafts, she's the patron of heroes, wisdom and knowledge, etc. She's a very kind goddess.

Bacchus - But where will the parties go if we kill them all?

Bastet - Kind of like Athena in a way. Goddess of war, but also goddess of protective ointments and medicines. Generally not thought of as an evil goddess.

Chang'e - In the most popular version of her myth, she kind of ends up a moon goddess in tragedy because she was trying to not let Huo Yi's apprentice drink a potion in a fit of anger and ended up separated from her husband forever. Not a bad lady.

Chronos - Time is basically order in and of itself.

Freya - She doesn't mess with people much and is super well loved by her followers.

Geb - Nice guy. It's cause of him we can grow crops and eat. So like, why would he just randomly be like, "YO FUCK Y'ALL."

Guan Yu - He basically got deified for being an all around awesome guy and super loyal.

Hun Batz - A god of Art, never seen him mentioned in a bad way.

Isis - Benevolent goddess for the most part.

Mercury - Well liked by Romans/Greeks, Merc/Hermes is definitely not an asshole of a god.

Ne Zha - A chinese hero god. He's cool, man. His rage has calmed down from when he was yo

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The Many Names of the Divine

Interpreting Vedic & Abrahamic Concepts through a Sikh Lens:

I would first like to provide some context as to why I was compelled to create this post. A certain user recently created a post, in which they proposed an idea which I personally found completely out of line with the themes and spirit of Gurbani. However, it seemed that they wanted to engage in a discussion, and I believe a separate post would be the best means to do so.

My understanding of what they suggested is surmised as such: 'Gopal, a word often used to represent Waheguru, can also mean to take of care of Cows, worshipping cows is apparently held highly in the Veds (Hindu texts), and worship of them was enough for obtaining liberation (as per these Hindu texts) or that Cows are worth revering as a result.' The problematic nature of the string of assumptions and fallacies was mind-boggling for me, however, I hope the following post can generate some valuable discussion in regards to the above, and furthermore, also touch on other concepts.

The foremost idea of Gurbani is the worship and love of the one Divine. The first akhar (word) of Gurbani suggests as much – ੴ – 'The One who creates, sustains, and destroys all that is in creation, everlastingly.' The key here being 'The One'. This One is everpresent and spread throughout the universe. This “One's” hukam is what all of creation operates within. The emphasis on love of, and experiencing, the Divine (Anhad Naad) is much more important than achieving liberation:

ਦੇਵਗੰਧਾਰੀ ੫ ॥

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਾ ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਬਚਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੇ ॥

O Beloved, Your Words are Ambrosial Nectar.

ਅਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਸਭਹੂ ਮਧਿ ਨਿਰਾਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

O supremely beautiful Enticer, O Beloved, You are among all, and yet distinct from all. ||1||Pause||

ਰਾਜੁ ਨ ਚਾਹਉ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਚਾਹਉ ਮਨਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲਾਰੇ ॥

I do not seek power, and I do not seek liberation. My mind is in love with Your Lotus Feet.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਮਹੇਸ ਸਿਧ ਮੁਨਿ ਇੰਦ੍ਰਾ ਮੋਹਿ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਹੀ ਦਰਸਾਰੇ ॥੧॥

Brahma, Shiva, the Siddhas, the silent sages and Indra - I seek only the Blessed Vision of my Lord and Master's Darshan. ||1||

ਦੀਨੁ ਦੁਆਰੈ ਆਇਓ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਸਰਨਿ ਪਰਿਓ ਸੰਤ ਹਾਰੇ ॥

I have come, helpless, to Your Door, O Lord Master; I am exhausted - I seek the Sanctuary of the Saints.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਮਿਲੇ ਮਨੋਹਰ ਮਨੁ ਸੀਤਲ ਬਿਗਸਾਰੇ ॥੨॥੩॥੨੯॥

Says Nanak, I have met my Enticing Lord God; my mind is cooled and soothed - it blossoms forth in joy. ||2||3||29||

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Fair representation of religion in regards to Hinduism.

I don't claim at all to know much of religion, but as a person that is hindu, I find myself "allowed" to comment on the usage of my gods and deities in a game like Smite! I personally find the usage of hindu deities in Smite interesting and it has for me been a catalysator to start reading ancient hindu texts like the "ramayanam" (the story of Rama, Sitha and Ravana). I personally just wonder, where does Hi-rez find their lore, do they just google and find something random or do they actually read stuff through.

My mother saw the game and we discussed for a long time if the representation of the gods where fair and if they even where correct. She told me, and i don't have any written evidence, that the demon king Ravana wasn't a demon but a benevolent king for the Tamil people (We are Tamil). Are Hi-rez not in some ways bound to misrepresent hindu gods, since the people whorshipping the gods descende from different etnicities? In the end my mom also argued that it's funny how Hi-rez chose to represent hindu gods, probably knowing that only a few people would get mad (reffering to the Kali dispute), yet they choose not to represent anyone from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Isn't this a bit thought provoking? And I simply refuse to believe that there are no interesting characters especially in the 2 first religions that aren't possible to include in the game. This is even more striking when you think of the fact that christianity and Islam surrond us everyday in the media and everyday life.

I'm not here to offend anybody, but I wish to hear, what the other players of the game thinks about this and maybe also an official statement from Hi-rez themself. :D Sorry for bad english!

Edit: This was the official answer that Todd Harris COO of Hi-rez gave when asked about including the 3 before mentioned religions: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/deity-based-moba-smite-will-not-use-jewish-christian-islamic-figures/1100-6384974/

Edit 2: Thanks for all the comments! I believe that all does in some way have a point! I'm happy to see that so many people are interested in discussing a topic like this!

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The 2 Taranas or an interesting transformation of a Poet

Who among us has not heard the Tarana-i-Hind or as it is commonly known Sare Jahan se Accha, the official quick march of Indian Army? Even if you do not know the words, you could very easily identify the tune. Many of us are actually aware that the writer Muhammad Iqbal later became a supporter of Pakistan movement & pan-Islamism. In that phase he also wrote another less-famous Tarana, the Tarana-i-Milli. But the story was never so simple. Let me try to tell the fantastic story.

simple. Let me try to tell the fantastic story. Many of us are actually aware that the writer Muhammad Iqbal later became a supporter of Pakistan movement & pan-Islamism. In that phase he also wrote another less-famous Tarana, the Tarana-i-Milli. But the story was never so simple. Let me try to tell the fantastic story.

In 1904 Muhammad Iqbal who was an up & coming Urdu poet working as a lecturer at Govt. College Lahore. He has already attained some degree of fame & got the admiration of established poets like Daag Dehalvi. That year he was invited to give a speech at a function at the college. Instead of a speech he stood up & recited this lyrical beauty, which was catchy enough to be remembered but also carried deep philosophical musings about India's cultural identity. First let us look at the poem

>Sāre jahāṉ se acchā, Hindositāṉ *hamārā

>Ham bulbuleṉ haiṉ is kī, yih gulsitāṉ* hamārā

Better than the whole world is India ours,

we are it's nightangles & it is the garden beautiful ours

>*G̱ẖurbat meṉ hoṉ agar ham, rahtā hai dil wat̤an meṉ

>Samjho wuhīṉ hameṉ bhī dil ho jahāṉ hamārā*

Even when we are in exile, the heart always remains stuck with the motherland.

Count us as present wherever stuck is the heart of ours

>*Parbat wuh sab se ūṉchā, hamsāyah āsmāṉ kā

>Wuh santarī hamārā, wuh pāsbāṉ hamārā*

The highest of the mountains, the friend of skies,

is the watchmen & protector of ours

>*Godī meṉ kheltī haiṉ is kī hazāroṉ nadiyāṉ

>Guls̱ẖan hai jin ke dam se ras̱ẖk-i janāṉ hamārā*

A 1000 rivers play in it's lap,

which together has made green & beautiful this envy of paradise of ours

>*Ai āb-i rūd-i Gangā! wuh din haiṉ yād tujh ko?

>Utrā tire* kināre jab kārwāṉ hamārā

Oh the mighty Ganga! do you remember the day

when on your banks reached the Caravan of ours?

>*Maẕhab nahīṉ sikhātā āpas meṉ bair rakh

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Which Servants would be worthy of filling in as the other Grand Servants?

Solomon bragged on about how he was the 'king of kings' and 'king of magicians' and was thus worthy of being at the pinnacle of all Casters as the Grand Caster. If I read correctly he even claims that one of the many NPs he owns was able to generate a beam attack 'millions of times more powerful than the holy sword of King Arthur' (he said this in front of Mordred to shock her as she knew how powerful Excalibur is).

Indeed if you look at his fame and power in his lore there are few other non-deity mages throughout world mythology that would match him (Merlin being the most obvious one but he's now an animal)

Assuming that the rumour that the other 6 Grand class spots are open is false (I doubt Nasu would pass up the chance to wank 6 other OP servants to beyond Gil tier), who do you think would be worthy of being at the pinnacle of their Class as Grand Servants?

For me:

Saber: No idea, but rumour is that it's another Saberface so I expect some European figure. Otherwise Arturia herself due to the whole Excalibur can be Anti-Type if summoned by Gaia schtick

Lancer: Guan Yu. The inclusion of Lu Bu and Zhuge Liang means that the Three Kingdoms era is well within consideration. What sets Guan Yu apart from all the other famous figures from that period of time is that his legend was so influential that he became deified and nowadays is one of the most widely worshipped saints in China, Taiwan, much of South East Asia (basically the entire Sinosphere) in THREE different religions; Taoism as a Saintly Emperor, Buddhism as a Bodhisattva and as the Saint of War in general Chinese traditional worship (on the same level as Confucius). It wouldn't be hyperbole to say he's one of the most worshipped figures in the modern world after Jesus. Obviously Guan Yu can also probably classify as Rider (due to Red Hare) but I've got someone else slotted in as Grand Rider.

Archer: No idea, /u/Ceui suggested Rama, the greatest Hindu hero

Rider: Genghis Khan. Probably the single most influential political/military figure in history up till the 20th century. Alexander is already the King of Conquerors and Attila is hailed as some sort of god of war in F/GO, but both are beneath the Mongol Conqueror. There isn't many other titles left in the 'King of X' series that would match well with Genghis's exploits so just anointing him as Grand Rider to mark him as even superior to Alexander is a bit of an easy way out. Genghis would probably qualify for Pioneer of the Stars EX alongsi

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[NP] Preference for fair skin, when did it begin ?
  1. EDIT Another interesting comment mentioned about how one British Anthropologist when presenting the case for classifying martial races noted that In Southern and Eastern India which witnessed frequent death from hunger, it was the lighter skinned among the poor that were the first to go while the darker ones lingered to survive the famine. Climatic influences aside, I guess this gradually led to the extinction of fairer skinned poor Indians in those regions, where the only fair ones that survived where those in households which could afford/source food during famines.

  2. Edit For a large part of agrarian history, from the end of Matriarchal religions to until Industrial revolution (female employment) and exceptions including the female ruling class (like empresses or those holding swayamwaras), WOMEN seldom had the choice to choose their partners proactively. Huge age gaps between a rich/powerful man and his wife were pretty common. The appearance or age of the male was insignificant compared to his wealth and power.

  3. Edit Talking about the film industry, apart from the fact that parsis-punjabis-muslims dominated the then theatrics/film industry which looked to Victorian ideals of 'My fair lady', the justification given by dark character's were on the lines of 'fair skin is brighter on the screen and needs less lighting, showing away the facial characteristics more than darker skin' - a good prelude to making the good vs bad dialectic with visual differences. All villains apart from the main villain (whose face needs to be remembered and distinct) can be dark skinned.

From a species level, there was a study which showed that nocturnal beasts preferred animals on the darker shade and vice versa. Mating (and mating) preferences where theoretically highly linked to Wavelength range of eyesight of the species. This might explain why infant's who had no exposure to societies biases, prefer lighter toned toys, plastics etc. This biological preference is merely amplified along with social reinforcements as the child grows up. Studies also showed that even adults prefered lighter tones and a higher amount of people showed displeasure at darker tones (note general color nor skintone), this included subjects who were dark.

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New Hindu gods?

I was just wondering and waiting for when a new hindu god may be released, over the last 1 and 3/4 years we've only had 2 Hindu gods added, (Rama, Ravana).

As a practicing and serious Hindu, I really am not offended and find it interesting as to how HiRez interpret the Hindu deities and add them to the game. It's almost like a compliment that they take the time to understand in detail the religion and portray it in a cool way.

I was just wondering is it really that much of an issue that other Hindu's get that offended?

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Difference in deity-specific variations?

I am currently reading The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, and while I am not super far into it it has brought back some of my confusion I have about deity-specific Hindu sects. So at this point in the intro Ramakrishna regards Kali as the Supreme, Absolute, and Brahman, and then he just went and fell in love with this Rama figurine and now that to him is Brahman - the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer. And Rama is supposed only to be an avatar of Vishnu and while in Vaishnavism obviously Vishnu is the Absolute, but isn't Vishnu the preserver, Brahma creator, and Shiva destroyer? And then there is Shaivism regarding Shiva as the absolute.

I myself resonate most with Advaita Vedanta, but I could still use a little help wrapping my head around these things. Thank you so much :)

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advice from lahiri

108 Pieces of Advice From Lahiri Mahasay

  1. Kriya is Truth, and the rest is false.
  2. Practicing Kriya is the study of the Vedas. Kriya is jagya [performance of Vedic rituals]. All should perform this jagya.
  3. All Devatas, gods, practice these Kriyas. One who practices Kriya is a Devata.
  4. One should practice Pranayama very seriously and sincerely.
  5. Kriya practice opens the Eye of Wisdom.
  6. The Knowledge of Brahma, the ultimate Self, is attained by the practice of Pranayama.
  7. Ignorance is removed automatically when the Kriya practice is perfect.
  8. By the practice of Pranayama, ignorance is dispelled and Knowledge of the Self reveals.
  9. One who does not see Kutastha [the inner Self between the eyebrows] with the help of Guru's advice in this physical body is a blind person.
  10. That which saves one from the mind [restless breath], or manasa, is called Mantra; that which saves one from the attachment of body is called Tantra.
  11. The transcendence of inhaling and exhaling is called Kebala Kumbhaka.
  12. The practice of Khecharimudra brings victory over the senses.
  13. When the tongue is raised, the senses are subdued.
  14. If one attains the stabilized state in Khecharimudra, then he attains the state of samadhi.
  15. One whose Khechari is successful is fortunate.
  16. OM is radiant Light. When this Light is spread throughout the body, all is seen; then, there is no desire to speak and to look.
  17. Air [Breath] is Lord.
  18. When one continues to refine brown sugar, finally it becomes white. Similarly, continued Kriya practice brings Pranayama to perfection.
  19. If one moves the breath [practices Pranayama] always, breath ceases and becomes tranquil, sthira.
  20. The state of Sthirattva, Tranquility, is called Yoga.
  21. Practice Kriya as long as possible sitting in one asana at least once a day.
  22. If one strikes the door with the reverse air then it will open. This is called reverse japam. [That is, tranquilizing apana, the restless breath of the lower centers, and bringing up at the dorsal center and then if one strikes (makes thokar) according to the advice, then the inner Door will open].
  23. Having practiced Kriya, one should hold onto the After-effect-poise of Kriya.
  24. You will receive results according to your Kriya practice.
  25. If you feel pain [during the Kriya practice] in the body, then understand that the practice is not going well.
  26. The real work is to tune to meditation in Voidness [on the fifth element, ether] leaving three nerves:
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Savitar - Hindu God of Motion [Assassin God Concept]

So, I imagined Savitar as kind of a rival for Mercury, both of them gods of high mobility. While Savitar is indeed very mobile with a global ultimate, instead of looking to unload massive AoE crits and leave, he is designed to maintain prolonged boxing matches, has the tools to outbox even the most powerful hunters and can mercilessly hunt down any injured gods looking to escape with their lives.


>God: Savitar - Hindu God of Motion

>Pantheon: Hindu

>Roles: Assassin

>Type: Melee/Physical

>Pros: High Single Target Damage, High Sustain, Global Presence, Extreme Mobility

>Cons: Limited Teamfight Potential, Low Crowd Control, High Skill Floor


Attack Chain: 1/0.5/1/0.5 Damage and swing time, cleaving on the second and fourth attack.

Appearance: I imagine Savitar to be a blue-skinned man, like Rama, but clad in golden armour and wielding twin scimitars. He would be encrusted in magnificent gems and jewels and surrounded by a buttery, golden radiance (as he is also known as a solar-deity as well as being the God of Motion).

Directed Taunt to Mercury: I am the Lord of Motion, by my will is the order of the universe maintained. So come errand-boy, let us see who is the "fastest god alive."


##Passive - Divine Vitality

>Physical Lifesteal versus Minions, Pets, Jungle Camps and Jungle Bosses is doubled. Additionally, Savitar's basic attacks reduce his active cooldowns by 0.25 seconds and restore 1% of his missing Mana.

>Lifesteal Bonus vs. Minions, Pets, Jungle Camps & Bosses: +100% of current value

>Basic Attack Cooldown: 0.25s per enemy hit

>Mana Restore: 1% of missing Mana per enemy hit

>Ability Type: Buff


##1st Ability - Slashing Strike

>Savitar adroitly leaps to a target location, swinging his swords as he lands, dealing a burst of damage and applying a 3s bleed to all enemies in the radius dealing damage every .5s. If an enemy God is within the radius, Savitar will flip directly behind them after he lands.

>Initial Damage: 100/120/150/180/200 (+70% of your physical power)

>Bleed Damage: 5/10/15/20/25 (+5% of your physical power) every .5s

>Range: 55 Units

>Radius: 15 Units

>Abilty Type: Leap

>Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

>Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 Mana


##2nd Ability - Tempo Dash

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"Am I A Hindu?" Tamil writer Jeyamohan’s exchange with a reader over what makes a Hindu, Hindu; and Hinduism, Hinduism.

Question:

Let me tell you at the face of it: I do not believe in an external power named God. This is not due to reading the Dravidian Movement literature. It’s entirely through my own confusion and the resulting introspections. The feeling that there is no external power named God gained strength after reading the thoughts of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Ramana. The reason I am saying this is to show that I am not merely a vacuous atheist. Though I do not understand Bharathi’s concept of ‘All that I see is Self’, Einstein’s ‘The World is a Cycle’, Ramakrishna’s ‘Nirchalanam’ I am incapable of refuting their contents. I am incapable of accepting them either maybe because I do not understand them or haven’t experienced them. All I can do now is value them.

I have a desire to read the Vedas and the Upanishads. But not now.

I think this letter is the first step in my effort towards that. Though my question is not direct, I know that the answer will be a journey towards that. I will come to the question. Why am I a Hindu? Is it my mother religion or is it an alien religion? Please do not repeat like all the others that this is the power of Hinduism (I feel this is absurd. If I create a chapter on Karuppaswamy in the Bible, will I become a Christian? These sort of questions arise within me).

I do not agree with the reason that it is impossible to pinpoint what defines a Hindu or that under the Constitution, those who are not Buddhists, Christians or Muslims are Hindus.

What’s common between me and my fellow Hindus? Not religion, not even cuisine. Not habits (not even in worship). Not even common Gods. Isn’t that true? In my grandfather’s generation, I have never seen any other form of worship than the worship of our communal deity (nor have I heard them speak of it). It’s only in my generation that for the people of my village it has occurred that someone living in Thirupathi or Sabarimalai could be a God. Even the worship of Murugan at Thiruchendur was not very prominent till a generation ago.

Till now, my village had worshipped only deities such as Karuppaswamy, Sudalaimadan, Kanniamman. My people (including me) knew of the Ramayanam as merely an epic (that too through Kambar, or pattimandrams). There is no Siva temple or a Rama temple in the vicinity of our village or an easily accessible distance (there was none in the past too). As far as I know, there is none in my ancestors who have read the Gita or the Vedas or have even thought of doing so.

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Why Hinduism is not Vedism.

First, What is understood as Hinduism in the minds of contemporary people has nothing to do with Veda. It is a vague mixture of concepts extracted from the true traditions of the indian subcontinent and packaged together.

  1. Rig Veda is most Sacred book of people who believe in Regvedic Religion/Vedism. you can say that Rig Veda is Bible or Qur'an of Vedism. but now most of Hindus believe that Gita or Ramayana and Mahabharat is most Sacred/holy book of Hindusim.

  2. vedic people don't worship Idols or bow down to Idols, Vedic people used to do Yagna to give offering to Mighty God Lord Indra (sun) and other 32 vedic Gods(His Rays).

"They enter darkness those who worship natural things (for e.g. air, water, fire, etc.). They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e. created things. (Yajurved 40:9)"

  1. according to Rig Veda Indra is only God (sun) (thats why he's King of all Gods) but according to Hinduism Krishna, Shiva and Brahma is mightiest god not India and Krishna defeated Indra in war.

(how can a Human or (god according to Hinduism) defeat King of Gods (and Mightiest and most powerful) Lord Indra is beyond my Understanding. (they are demonizing rig vedic deities clearly)

  1. as you can see Vedism have only Single god Indra and others are his Rays. while Hinduism have Siva, Vishnu, Brahma and Devi as Supreme Gods. and other 330 Million Gods.

Here's List of Rigvedic deities**(Rays not Sun)** by number of dedicated hymns, after Griffith (1888). Some dedications are to paired deities, such as Indra-Agni, Mitra-Varuna, Soma-Rudra, here counted doubly. Vishvadevas (all gods together) have been invoked 70 times.

Indra 289

Agni 218

Soma 123 (most of them in the Soma Mandala)

The Asvins 56

Varuna 46

the Maruts 38

Mitra 28

Ushas 21

Vayu (Wind) 12

Savitr 11

the Rbhus 11

Pushan 10

the Apris 9

Brhaspati 8

Surya (Sun) 8

Dyaus and Prithivi (Heaven and Earth) 6, plus 5.84 dedicated to Earth alone

Apas (Waters) 6

Adityas 6

Vishnu 6

Brahmanaspati 6

Rudra 5

and now we have list of Hindu Gods/deities :

Major :

Vishnu (Minor Vedic Deity)

Shiva * ( evolution of Rig Vedic Rudra)

Rama (not in veda)

Krishna (not in veda)

Ganesha (not in Veda)

Hanuman (not in Veda)

Kali (again, not in veda)

now as you can see Ganesha and Hanuman are half human and Animal gods. now read this vedic Mantra Again.

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Importance of Ram Mandir

To all the non-hindu people thinking why the construction of but another temple is such a big deal?

Why is it so important to have a Great grand mosque,the largest mosque,at Mecca?

Why is it so important to have the St. Peter's Basilica,the largest church, in Vatican city?

Why is it important to have Swarn mandir for Sikhs in Amritsar?

Why is it important to have Mahabodhi temple for budhhists in Bodhgaya,Bihar?

Why is it so important to have the great synagogue at Jerusalem?

The places mentioned above are the holiest places for people believing in respective faiths/religion.

Ayodhya is considered to be the holiest city in Hinduism. Ram Janmabhoomi is the name given to the site that is hypothesized to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The Ramayana states that the location of Rama's birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu river in a city called "Ayodhya". Lord Ram was the paramount upholder ros Sanatan Dharm.

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Importance of Ram Mandir

To all the non-hindu people thinking why the construction of but another temple is such a big deal?

Why is it so important to have a Great grand mosque,the largest mosque,at Mecca?

Why is it so important to have the St. Peter's Basilica,the largest church, in Vatican city?

Why is it important to have Swarn mandir for Sikhs at Amritsar?

Why is it important to have Mahabodhi temple for budhhists in Bodhgaya,Bihar?

Why is it so important to have the great synagogue at Jerusalem?

The places mentioned above are the holiest places for people believing in respective faiths/religion.

Ayodhya is considered to be the holiest city in Hinduism. Ram Janmabhoomi is the name given to the site that is hypothesized to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The Ramayana states that the location of Rama's birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu river in a city called "Ayodhya". Lord Ram was the paramount upholder ros Sanatan Dharm.

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Importance of Ram Mandir

To all the non-hindu people thinking why the construction of but another temple is such a big deal?

Why is it so important to have a Great grand mosque,the largest mosque,at Mecca?

Why is it so important to have the St. Peter's Basilica,the largest church, in Vatican city?

Why is it important to have Swarn mandir for Sikhs at Amritsar?

Why is it important to have Mahabodhi temple for budhhists in Bodhgaya,Bihar?

Why is it so important to have the great synagogue at Jerusalem?

The places mentioned above are the holiest places for people believing in respective faiths/religion.

Ayodhya is considered to be the holiest city in Hinduism. Ram Janmabhoomi is the name given to the site that is hypothesized to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The Ramayana states that the location of Rama's birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu river in a city called "Ayodhya". Lord Ram was the paramount upholder ros Sanatan Dharm.

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Today is Shri Nathuram Godse's 110th Birth Anniversary. Please read his final statement to court before he was hanged.

#Nathuram Godse: 'May it Please Your Honour', Why I killed Gandhi - 1948

5 May 1949, Punjab High Court, Peterhoff, Simia, India

Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhiji on 30 January 1948. The trial began on 27 May 1948 and concluded on 10 February 1949. He was sentenced to death.

An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not find favour and the sentence was upheld. This statement is the last made by Godse before the Court.

WHY I KILLED GANDHI

Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England , France , America and Russia . Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the moulding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.

All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national ind

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"Why I killed Gandhi" part-I. Nathuram Godse's final statement.

This is a two part post, of which the part-I comprises of Nathuram Godse's final statement detailing why he decided to assassinate Gandhi. The part-II will attempt to analyze Godse's actions from a neutral perspective.

Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhiji on 30 January 1948. The trial began on 27 May 1948 and concluded on 10 February 1949. He was sentenced to death.

An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not find favour and the sentence was upheld. This statement is the last made by Godse before the Court.

WHY I KILLED GANDHI

Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England , France , America and Russia . Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the moulding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.

All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and prog

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Secret History of the World. (working)

"The Secret history of the World" - Mark Booth

Highlights and notes.

Important notes :

  1. Spaces and ... are not necessarily connected in anyway. This was loosely done.
  2. Replace everything that has to do with Gods, or consciousness, with YOU. (It is meant to be a story of how you consciousness evolves and whats next and what happened)

The intellectual elite... in angelology, alchemy, the Cabala, yoga, the chakras... secret societies... Some people have reported strange, supernatural experiences, after finishing this book. Freemasons, Anthroposophists, Catholic mystics, artrists, scholars of Milton, Blake, Surrealism, and Dada.

SECRET. Mary Magdalene, Leonardo da Vinici, Teresa of Avila, William Shakespeare, George Washington and many of the people who have made history.. Egyptian civilization to the collapse of Rome, public temples in places like Thebes, Eleusis and Ephesus had priestly enclosures attached to them. Classical scholars refer to these enclosures as the Mystery schools.

Here meditation techniques were taught to the political and cultural elite. Following years of preparation, Plato, Aeschylus, Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus, Cicero and others were initiated into a secret philosophy. At different times the techniques used by these "schools" involved sensory deprivation, breathing exercises, sacred dance, drama, hallucinogenic drugs and different ways of redirecting sexual energies............. induce altered states of consciousness.... able to see the world in new ways....

"I tried to persuade him to write these things down!" He repeatedly refused. Saying that if he did "the men in white coats would come and take me away."

...ready for initiation... initiation rituals involved altered states of consciousness, even what are sometimes called "after-death' experiences. I want the reader to try to imagine what it would feel like to believe the opposite of what we have been brought up to believe. This inevitably involves an altered state of consciousness to some degree or another.

Induce in yourself a different state of mind and the most famous and familiar histories mean something very different.

///////////// In the Beginning. / The looking glass Universe.

Time is nothing.

Gods mind might be like ours is if ours was made to be like his -- that is, if God made us in HIS image.

God reflected on himself. He imagined beings very like himself. He imagined free, creative beings capable of loving so intelligently and

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If you like this sub you may also enjoy r/HinduArt, r/HinduSketches, r/Hinduism, etc.

List of Subreddits related to r/hinduism

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If you like this sub you may also enjoy r/HinduArt, r/HinduTemplesRock, r/Hinduism, etc.

List of Subreddits related to r/hinduism

Scriptures

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You may also enjoy these Hindu subreddits

List of Subreddits related to r/hinduism

Art/Visuals

  • r/HinduArt (for sourced Hindu Artwork)
  • r/Hindusketches (for pen/pencil drawn OC)
  • r/HinduTemplesRock (for sourced photos of Hindu Temples and Architecture)

Scriptures

Sects

  • SHAIVISM - r/Shaivism, r/KashmirShaivism, r/Trika
  • SHAKTISM - r/Shaktism
  • SMARTISM - r/smartism, r/AdvaitaVedanta, r/advaita,
  • VAISHNAVISM - r/vaishnavism, r/krishna, r/harekrishna, r/harekrsna, r/jaishreeram, r/hanuman

Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Organizations

  • ART OF LIVING (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) - r/ArtOfLiving
  • ARYA SAMAJ (Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati) - r/TheAryaSamaj
  • CHINMAYA MISSION (Swami Chinmayananda) - r/ChinmayaMission, r/ChinmayaMissionSJ, r/ChinmayaMissionSYD
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS (Srila Prabhupada) - r/ISKCON
  • ISHA FOUNDATION (Sadhguru) - r/Sadhguru
  • RAMAKRISHNA MISSION (Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Sarada Devi) - r/RamaKrishnaMission
  • SATHYA SAI ( Sathya Sai Baba) - r/SathyaSai

Other

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Hanuman Jayanti or Hanuman Janam-Utsav (Hindu Festival celebrating the birth of Lord Hanuman)

Our favorite Lord Hanuman Bhajans from /r/bhajan:

  1. Sankat Mochan (Hanuman Ashtak) - Hariharan
  2. Mahabali Maharudra - Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Palash Sen, Kailash Kher
  3. Bajrang Baan - Hariharan

Our favorite Hanuman Chalisa recitations from /r/HanumanChalisa:

What is Hanuman Jayanti or Hanuman Janam-Utsav?

  • This festival celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman.
  • Lord Hanuman was born on the Anjaneri mountain. His mother Anjana was an apsara who was born on earth due to a curse. She was redeemed from this curse on giving birth to a son. The Valmiki Ramayana states that his father Kesariwas the son of Brihaspati, he was the King of a place named Sumeru.[3] Anjana performed intense prayers lasting 12 long years to Shiva to get a child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva granted them the son they sought.[4] Hanuman, in another interpretation, is the incarnation or reflection of Shiva himself.
  • Hanuman is often call
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An Excerpt from the Defense of Godse

Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession. I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other…. All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India, one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan, my Motherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well. Since the year 1920,… Gandhiji's influence in the Congress first increased and then became supreme. His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence which he paraded ostentatiously before the country. No sensible or enlightened person could object to those slogans. In fact there is nothing new or original in them. They are implicit in every constitutional public movement. But it is nothing but a mere dream if you imagine that the bulk of mankind is, or can ever become, capable of scrupulous adherence to these lofty principles in its normal life from day to day. In fact, honour, duty and love of one's own kith and kin and country might often compel us to disregard non-violence and to use force. I could never conceive that an armed resistance to an aggression is unjust. I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and, if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force. [In the Ra

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