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Hindu Gods

LOOK: Hindus Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti 2014

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the the birth of the monkey god Hanuman, a loyal devotee to Lord Rama. Hanuman is commonly depic...

PHOTOS: The Great Night Of Shiva, The Lord Of Destruction

Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on February 27, 2014, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, believ...

A Statue Grows In D.C.

Alissa Stern | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Alissa Stern

When Dino Djalal, the Ambassador from Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, wanted to give a gift to Washington, D.C., he chose a statue of a Hindu goddess.

PHOTOS: The Great Night Of Shiva, The Lord Of Destruction

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion

Click through to see photos of Maha Shivaratri celebrations: Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on March 10, 2013 by Hindus all over ...

A Theological Reflection On Shiva

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

As we worship Shiva on Shivaratri, let Shiva also become our teacher. May we learn from him the value of detachment, the positive possibilities in change, the ability to see divinity where we least expect, and a renewed value for nature as a sacred gift.

How Many Hindu Gods And Goddesses Do You Know?

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 03.29.2012 | Religion

The images of Hindu deities are colorful, sacred, dramatic -- and ubiquitous. They are depicted in Hindu calendars, worshipped in temples, have a plac...

'Sita Sings The Blues' Brings Out The Bullies

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

While I loved the film, I also felt sympathetic to people who are hurt and offended by what feels like an attack on their faith. I support anyone who wants to screen the film, but this is a game-changer.

The Real Riches Of India's Vishnu Temple

Vasudha Narayanan | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Vasudha Narayanan

One of the thousand names given to the Hindu God Vishnu is "he whose treasure is the Goddess of Fortune." Hence the recent discovery in a Vishnu temple of a treasure worth more than $22 billion.

Polytheism And Monotheism: A Hindu Perspective

Ramdas Lamb | Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion
Ramdas Lamb

In Hinduism, polytheism and monotheism coexist in a relationship much like the parts of a wheel. The many deities are like the spokes, emanating from the hub and each playing an important role.

Mythology, Media and the Future of Hinduism

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Hindu myths have survived much over the centuries. In the present day, mythology may not seem overtly in danger of extinction, but it will have to be thought through carefully to remain as vibrant and vital as it has been.

Sanjay Patel's Graphic Ramayana Adventure (PHOTOS)

Sanjay Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sanjay Patel

My aim isn't to butcher the Ramayana but simply to share it with people in a casual and entertaining way. If I've done my job right, Ramayana: Divine Loophole serves as an intro to a much fuller version of the story.