There are 108 different names by which Lord (or Sri) Krishna may be known, including Ananta (the Endless Lord), Kanjalochana (the Lotus-Eyed God) and Vishwamurti (Form of the Entire Universe). The name Krishna itself mea... More »

Hinduism has several holy books, including the Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas. Each text plays a different role in the Hindu religion. For example, the Vedas contain hymns. More »

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In Hindu religion, the three greatest gods are Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. They are considered a trinity, each being an aspect of the greatest God. Rama and Krishna, the seventh and... More »

The primary symbol in Hinduism is Aum and this symbol both orally and visually represents God, or Brahmin. To merge with God, those of the Hinduism faith repeatedly chant Om, or Aum. More »

The Ganges river is sacred to Hindus because it is considered to be the extension of God, Lord Shiva, and therefore, the river is divine and an image of the higher power. Not only does the Ganges hold this sacred quality... More »

In Hinduism, devotional songs are an especially important part of religious custom because they provide a way for devotees to express their love and affection for God. Through music, a Hindu expresses his “bhakti,” or de... More »

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Hindu saints and sages are called by various names, including gurus, swamis, rishis and sadhus. These men and women are renowned for their purity and wisdom. More »