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Hindu Gods and GoddessesTheir Forms and Their FunctionsIntroductory Religious Concepts-Monoism- No specific personality involved, no deity no theism involved.-Monotheism- One true god-Polytheism- Many true gods-Henotheism- where you have a god that is your preferred god. Many deities.. But this is my preferred deities. (Many friends but one best supreme friend)Hindu Cosmological Functions Creation (role of Brahma).. plans the seed-Preservation (role of Vishnu).. tends the garden-Destruction (role of Shiva).. evil guy that rips everything up to build shopping mall-Collectively known as “Trimurti”Primary Hindu Sects(a body of persons adhering to a particular religious faith)- Shaivism (worship of Shiva)- Vaishnavism(worship of Vishnu)-Shaktism (Worship of Shakti)Note: Shakti (Power or energy) is the Goddess deviPart 1: Popular Hindu Gods

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Term
Spring
Professor
Framarin
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Vishnu, Brahma, Hindu gods, Devi, popular Hindu gods, Laksmi chooses Vishnu

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