Essays Tagged: "Puranas"

Hinduism. A) Describe the sacred stories and writings. B) Four principal beliefs, nature of God, significance of life after death. C) Hinduism in Australia

A) The Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayama, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Puranas, Dharmashastras, Manusmrti are some of the most important sacred writings in Hinduism. The o ... ficant of these is the Manusmrti, written around 200 AC, which dealt with Hindu law and conduct.The Puranas, written around 400-500 AC are mythological texts, which often told the stories of the gods ...

(5 pages) 124 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Mauryan Empire

Indo-Aryanians by tracking the spread of their language. Written texts are also a good source. The Puranas were myths and contained genealogical list of rulers. The Veda was religion based and did no ...

(1 pages) 24 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


n of the orthodox beliefs.The Hindu Tantras were written in the medieval period, sometime after the Puranas and was set up as a dialogue between Shiva and his consort. Most of the dialogue was Shiva e ...

(4 pages) 1128 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality


But for all of us, they have been jotted down into simplified manner by God Himself in the form of Puranas and other sub-literatures namely Gita and so on. They present the same meaning and the exact ...

(12 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy