hindu tradition - Theological Studies 180 Writing...

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Theological Studies 180 Writing Assignment: The Hindu Tradition I come from a Christian religious background and have never been able to achieve a great understanding on the teachings of Hinduism. However, one of my really good friends in High School, Rima Amin, was a follower of Hinduism. One time I went to one of her Indian dance recitals where all of the women dressed up in the proper, expensive silk outfits and multiple bangles on their wrists. Rima and her family assured me that the recital was going to be a very cultural experience for me as the music was Indian and the dances were many times illustrating a story about their Gods. I remember being very confused as to why the men brought up a medium sized statue of a golden elephant. As the elephant was on stage I asked Rima the point of having a golden elephant in the recital was. She informed me that the elephant was one of the Gods of Hinduism named Ganesha and that it was tradition to bring Ganesha up on stage. Ganesha is the elephant-
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course THEO 180 taught by Professor Hussain during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Marymount.

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