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Why is Shiva Important?

Shiva, “The Destroyer”, is one the three principle gods in Hinduism, part of the holy Trimurti. At first glance, one might assume he is the evil or dangerous villain of Southeast Asian lore, but Shiva is a complex character – and arguably, Hinduism’s most important god.  Shiva is a perfect …

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How Many Heads Does Lord Brahma Have and Why?

Lord Brahma is one of the three major deities in Hindu Mythology, and is synonymous in some scriptures with the all pervading ‘essence’ of the universe called the Brahman. He is considered to be the creator of the universe and the possessor of all knowledge pertaining to the universe. Brahma …

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Vishnu vs Krishna: What is the Difference?

Vishnu and Krishna are not different deities speaking in the strictest sense, because Krishna is an incarnation of Vishnu. However, iconographically, both Vishnu and Krishna have their own separate identities in Hindu culture. Vishnu and Krishna are revered a lot in Hindu Mythology, and are quite popular even in some …

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Why is Vishnu Important: The 10 Avatars

Though there are hundreds of deities in Hinduism, Vishnu is one of the religion’s primary – and most important – gods.  Vishnu’s role within the Trimurti, or holy trinity of Hinduism, exemplifies his importance. While Brahma is the universe’s creator and Shiva it’s destroyer, Vishnu acts as the balancing preserver …

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5 Cool Hindu Gods and Goddesses: Who Are They?

As one of the world’s oldest religions, Hinduism honors more than a thousand gods yet acknowledges that all these deities are varying parts of one supreme being, Brahman. Some of Hindu’s beloved divine beings are avatars, or incarnations, of a few supreme gods and they appear for very specific purposes …

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Why is Lord Shiva Blue?

Lord Shiva is one of the most important deities in Hindu Mythology, one of the three major deities in the ‘Trimurti’ Legend, and the destroyer of all evil and chaos. Lord Shiva is one of the most important characters in the Legend of the ‘Samudra Manthan’ or the churning of …

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Brahma vs Shiva: What is the Difference?

Where there is creation, there must also be destruction. Or maybe it’s that in order to create, destruction must first take place. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Whatever it is, Brahma and Shiva come together. Brahma is the Hindu deity of creation and Shiva is the Hindu deity …

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