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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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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course RELG 348 taught by Professor Sharma during the Spring '10 term at McGill.
- Spring '10