51. Prothero claims that Devotional Hinduism celebrates the body rather than renounces it. A. True B. False 52. Devotional Hinduism is rooted in the hugely popular Mahabharata and Ramayana epics.
Packet Hinduism Prothero Chapter 4 The Trinity: Vishnu, Shiva, Mahadevi (pp. 153-157) 53. According to Prothero, Brahma the creator is a marginal deity in and ousted from Modern Hinduism’s new Trinity. 54. According to Prothero, Modern Hinduism’s three main branches revolve around worship of Vishnu (Vaishnavism), Shiva (Shaivism) and the worship of the Great Goddess Mahadevi or Shakti (Shaktism).
Packet Hinduism Prothero Chapter 4 Krishna steals the clothes of the gopis (cowgirls). To amend for seeing them naked, he marries them all. 55. Krishna is one of the avatars (incarnations) of the god Vishnu. A. True B. False 56. Buddha is one of the avatars (incarnations) of the god Vishnu. Above: Varanasi or Benares on the Ganges and the process of cremation 57. One can obtain moksha if you die at the birthplace of Shiva (Varanasi or Benares).
Packet Hinduism Prothero Chapter 4 58. According to Prothero the goddesses in Hinduism are either mild or wild. Which goddesses tend to be mild? A. Goddesses who are female consorts of male gods. B. Unmarried, childless goddesses. C. Trick question. They are all wild. Lakshmi and Kali: mild or wild? Durga defeats a demon the male gods couldn’t handle Well known in the West is the Tantric version of Hinduism as well as The Kama Sutra
Packet Hinduism Prothero Chapter 4 Puja (pp. 157-159) 59. Most of Prothero’s Hindu students: 60. Devotional Hindus observe festivals. A. True B. False Two of the most popular festivals in Hinduism are Holi where people throw colored powders on each other and Diwali, a festival of lights. 61. Devotional Hindus offer food sacrifices to the gods at home and temple shrines. Hindu Storytelling: The Mahabharata (pp. 159-162) 62. The key repositories of Hindu stories are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
Packet Hinduism Prothero Chapter 4 63. The Mahabharata (which means Great India): F. Trick question. This is all true of the Ramayana 64. The Bhagavad Gita (“Sacred Song”) is a portion of the Mahabharata A. True B. False 65. What does dharma mean?
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