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original sutras which were interpreted by different philosophers like Shankara to propound their own philosophies. Advaita Vedanta – Identity or One without the second; a philosophy propounded by Shankara, based on the interpretations of Brahma Sutra and the Upanishads. It says that there is only ONE reality called Brahman, the “ultimate being,” and all others such as the universe and the individual souls are illusions. Pluri-formity is because of Ignorance. Advaita philosophy is considered one of the most influential philosophies in India. ADDITIONAL TERMS (Gods, Goddesses, and Sages) Trimurti - The Trimurti ( English : ‘three forms’; Sanskrit : िमूिमूिमूिमूिमूिमूिमूिमूिमूिमू trimūrti) is a concept in Hinduism "in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahmā the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Śhiva the destroyer or transformer," These three deities have been called "the Hindu triad" or the "Great Trinity ," [4] , often addressed as "Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh." One type of depiction for the Trimurti shows three heads on one neck, and often even three faces on one head, each looking in a different direction. Shiva - Shiva ( Sanskrit : िमूिमूिमू Śiva, meaning "auspicious one";) is a major Hindu deity , and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti , the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is seen as the Supreme God. In the Smarta tradition, he is regarded as one of the five primary forms of God . Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas (Sanskrit Śaiva). Shaivism , along with Vai ava ṣṇ traditions that focus on Vishnu and Śākta traditions that focus on the goddess Shakti are three of the most influential denominations in Hinduism. Vishnu - Vishnu ( Sanskrit भक्तभक्तभक्तभक्तभक्तभक्त Vi u ṣṇ ) is the Supreme God in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism . In the Puranas, Vishnu is described as having the divine colour of water filled clouds, four-armed, holding a lotus, mace, conch (shankha) and chakra (wheel). Vishnu is also described in the Bhagavad Gita as having a 'Universal Form' (Vishvarupa) which is beyond the ordinary limits of human perception. There are ten avatars of Vishnu (dashavatara) commonly considered as the most prominent. Rama - Rama is one of the many popular figures and deities in Hinduism, specifically Vaishnavism and Vaishnava religious scriptures in South and Southeast Asia. In Ayodhya -
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8 the Indian city believed to be the birthplace of Rama, he is also worshipped as an infant or Rama Lalla. Most of the details of Rama's life come from the Ramayana, one of the two great epics of India. Born as the eldest son of Kausalya and Dasharatha, king of Ayodhya, Rama is referred to within Hinduism as Maryada Purushottama, literally the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control or Lord of Virtue. Rama is the husband of Sita, whom Hindus consider to be an
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