Essays Tagged: "Shiva"

Hinduism and beliefs

Yoga Page 5Hindu Holy BooksA. Veda Page 5B. Laws of Manu Page 5C. The Epics Page 6Pilgrimage Page 6Shivarati Page 6 & 7IntroductionHinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the ... hman. The most popular one of the lesser gods are Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer)Hinduism has no founder. It is a religion that has slowly developed over a peri ...

(10 pages) 496 2 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism


y movements."(3)Ravana, an asura, was a great chanter of the Sama Veda, and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Ravana gained immortality against gods and demons by praying to Lord Shiva for ten thousand y ...

(3 pages) 115 0 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Influence of 'Family' in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

s the plot of the story. This is a very consice but specific essay, as we were limited to 500 words.Shiva MohanInfluence of "family" in Mary Shelley's FrankensteinFamily in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ...

(2 pages) 145 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Global Understanding - an Urgent Need: mythological view

ding of the meaning of life in Indian mythology which is demonstrated by the story of the great god Shiva, the lord whose dance is the universe. He had as his consort the goddess Parvathi, daughter of ... , daughter of the mountain king. A monster came to him and said, "I want your wife as my mistress." Shiva was indignant, so he simply opened his third eye, and lightning bolts struck the earth, there ...

(4 pages) 180 3 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Hinduism,legends and customs

somebody else's husband, but being at the same time one single person. The gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent the Hindu trinity.Lord Brahma is the Generator, the creator of earth and everything ... ich it flows sand in the left one. The snail shell and the sand represent the flow of the time.Lord Shiva is the Destroyer, the most important of the 3 gods. He is the one who will arise the Divyajyot ...

(9 pages) 266 5 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Myths in human culture.

eft up to them. Consequently, after many Maha Yugas, or cycles of human life, Vishnureappears as Shiva and destroys life on earth. Soon after Vishnu then takes form asBrahma and creates life onc ...

(1 pages) 53 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Biological patents and biopiracy.

ies to pirate knowledge obtained from a foreign country and claim it as their own through a patent (Shiva). A country where this corrupt behaviour is permissible lies in the patent laws of the United ... A country where this corrupt behaviour is permissible lies in the patent laws of the United States (Shiva). The following segment is a quote from the U.S. patent act of 1952." Sec. 102. - Conditions f ...

(6 pages) 93 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

The death and mourning process found in Judaism.

, Jewish law distinguishes several stages of mourning that help them come to terms with their grief.Shiva - (meaning '7')Following the funeral, the mourners return home, traditionally to the home of t ... e mourning of a close one.After the burial, the chief mourners enter a period of bereavement called Shiva, a seven-day period of initial adjustment to their loss. Many customs and laws define Shiva, a ...

(5 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Information about Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu's saga begins with Lord Shiva. Shiva was so infuriated by man's wickedness that he transformed himself into Bhairave, a wrat ... a was so infuriated by man's wickedness that he transformed himself into Bhairave, a wrathful form. Shiva, in the form of Bhairave, started his destructive rampage, he ripped out the hearts of humans ... alled Brahma when he creates the universe, when he protects he is Vishnu and when he destroys he is Shiva. Together the three are the trinity. Vishnu is the preserver, he protects all of humanity and ...

(1 pages) 30 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


ol by international corporations that I plan to use in my paper comes from the incomparable Vandana Shiva. In her book Biopiracy, Shiva explains how the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (G.A.T.T ... in severely curtail the developing nations from building a better life. As if that where not enough Shiva's book paints a grim picture of how the lack of environmental concern by these corporations co ...

(4 pages) 124 1 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Devotion of Ramakrishna

(Isherwood 51). Kali's image at Dakshineswar was that of a small goddess, standing upon the body of Shiva, who lies upon a silver lotus. The image of Kali atop Shiva represents "the union of Brahman w ... a silver lotus. The image of Kali atop Shiva represents "the union of Brahman with its power" (51). Shiva is motionless on the ground because the Brahman does not act; Kali keeps her eyes upon Shiva b ...

(12 pages) 49 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

A Love for God - "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

the rites and rituals. He found that the universe made sense through his Hindu eyes. He found that Shiva, Krishna, Shakti and Ganesha were all qualities of the god Brahman. Thus he found his place in ...

(3 pages) 82 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a research essay on HINDUISM at a Grade 8 level it recieved 88% in a Social Studies 8 class in April 2005

ndus.Hindus believe in a universal soul or God called Brahman.There are many other gods as Krishna, Shiva, Rama and Durga.Hindus believe that existence is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.Christia ... er own body, asking him to stand as a guard outside while she went in the bath. While this happened Shiva returned home to find a stranger at His door, making so he couldn't enter. In anger, Shiva cut ...

(5 pages) 40 1 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Four aspects of Shiva.

e mist and snow of Kailash; the moon rests on his hair and the Ganga spills from his tangled locks. Shiva is the ascetic whose meditation sustains the universe. He reposes at the centre and contemplat ... er the world as create it, all its immensity and richness being but thoughts in his mind.As a yogi, Shiva is the master of his senses. His self-discipline grants him control over the world. How shall ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The questions were given as a study guide for my Hinduism test. The answers cover the basics of the religion.

enotheism is the worship of one god while acknowledging the existence of other gods.Who are Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu? What is their relationship to Brahman?Brahma is the god of knowledge and understa ... nd understanding, regarded as the protector of the world and in later tradition called the creator. Shiva, in Hinduism, an important deity, worshipped as the god of destruction. Vishnu, a god called t ...

(6 pages) 84 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Bharat natyam.

supposed to be sexually pure or virgins. "Bharat Natyam was mainly performed in the temples of Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu" (Cohen 442-443). Another form of the origin of Bharat Natyam was goddess Parvat ... at Natyam was goddess Parvathi. In reality, the gods and the goddesses are dancers themselves. Lord Shiva was the Supreme Dancer himself and goddess Parvathi also used to dance with him (Bowers 15-16) ...

(5 pages) 27 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays

Parvati : Indian Idol

idely praised by Hindu women of the Chola period and still is today. Parvati is the wife of the god Shiva. Shiva is the destroyer that controls balance. She has two children, Ganesha and Skanda. Ganes ... ps. She holds one arm up and one arm down in a dramatic fashion. Images of Parvati are usually with Shiva. This suggests that this sculpture may have been placed to the left of an image of Shiva, but ...

(3 pages) 20 1 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"The Consequences of choices" - Essay based on "The Midnight Children" by Salman Rushdie.

be gathering people with strange powers that would eventually lead to a conflict. His meeting with Shiva proves this. Shiva is his alter ego. He, being much stronger and more charismatic that Saleem, ... many around them. In Midnight's Children, Mary Pareira, the nurse at the hospital where Saleem and Shiva were born together, chooses to change the lives of the two boys and their families. She "chang ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


y landmarks are seen as parts of different gods. For example ?The Ganges River quenched the heat of Shivas renunciation. Vishnu Shiva and Krishna are associated with the material world.Despite of all ...

(2 pages) 57 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Indian culture

he most important gods include Brahma, who created the world, Vishnu, who keeps the world safe, and Shiva, who will destroy the world in the future. Brahma is not worshipped in the same way as the oth ... rms of Brahman they worship. One group who worship Vishnu and his incarnations, another who worship Shiva and those who worship the Mother Goddess, Shakti, also called Parvati, Mahalakshmi, Durga or K ...

(3 pages) 41 1 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith