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RLG100Y1 Lecture #35 - WR March 16th 2011 Hinduism There...

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WR March 16 th 2011 Hinduism - There are as many possible Hindu gods as there are practising Hindus. Deities are a reflection of each person. Brahman(Nirguna) V Saguna Brahman(God) V Male – Female V V Creation – Mythology – Destructive Parvati(wife of Siva) – Durga(warrior goddess) – Kali(D) V V V Ganesa – Visnu – Siva V Avatara V Rama – Ramayana V Krishna – Mahabharata The Goddess' Forms. (different aspects of same person) - Parvati – Wife of Siva, beautiful, intriguing, alluring, perfect example of motherhood, womanhood .... - Durga – Warrior goddess portrayed with many arms holding different weapons. - Kali – Goddess of Destruction, garland of skulls around neck; dancing naked drunkenly in a graveyard or battlefield. Holding decapitated head by hair with blood dripping onto tongue. - Hinduism abounds in myths and legends that are not meant to be read literally. Metaphorical of tensions and occurrences in society.
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