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Unformatted text preview: FINAL #1 1. Describe and outline the Six Cults. • A cult is a specific mode of worship • There are mainly six cults in Hinduism, and these are known as the Shanmathas • The six are Kartikeyi, Ganesh, Sun God, Visnu, Siva, Shakti o Kartikeyi o Shakti • This is the worship of the Goddess • Shakti means power • There are two tradition types, one high and one low: the low tradition is one that is actually practice • The high tradition in Hinduism was endocentric of masculinity • Little tradition for 1000s of years revolved around goddess • Around 5th century AD, it surfaces in major way (worshipping goddess), started to become part of the main line tradition • Markandeya Purana part of Markani Durga: Sapta Sati - 700 verses in praise of Goddess Durga o Siva • Siva assumes a pillar of life • He is represented and worshipped by the Linga, which is symbollic of the pillar (sometimes viewed to be a fallic symbol, however important to note that this is not actually how Siva is perceived)...
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