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The Hindu tradition of Brahmacharya places great emphasis on abstinence as a way of harnessing the energy of body and mind towards the goal of spiritual realization.
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Hindu and tradition
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Contemporary Hindu eschatology is linked in the Vaishnavite tradition to the figure of Kalki, or the tenth and last avatar of Vishnu before the age draws to a close, and Shiva simultaneously dissolves and regenerates the universe.
Typically, in the later Vedic age, a Hindu king ( Maharajah ) was only called Samrāṭ after performing the Vedic Rājasūya sacrifice, enabling him by religious tradition to claim superiority over the other kings and princes.
The Buddhist tradition deems it to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Muslim and Christian tradition that of Adam.
It was the erosion of this tradition coupled with increased brutality and centralization that played a large part in the dynasty's downfall after Aurangzeb, who unlike previous emperors, imposed relatively non-pluralistic policies on the general population, which often inflamed the majority Hindu population.
In contrast to Carnatic music, the other main Indian classical music tradition originating from the South, Hindustani music was not only influenced by ancient Hindu musical traditions, historical Vedic philosophy and native Indian sounds but also enriched by the Persian performance practices of the Mughals.
India has one of the oldest musical traditions in the world — references to Indian classical music ( marga ) are found in the Vedas, ancient scriptures of the Hindu tradition.
In the Shaivite tradition, the Shri Rudram ( Sanskrit श ् र ि र ु द ् रम ्), to which the Chamakam ( चमकम ्) is added by scriptural tradition, is a Hindu stotra dedicated to Rudra ( an epithet of Shiva ), taken from the Yajurveda ( TS 4. 5, 4. 7 ).
Both the Rana dynasty and Shah dynasty are Rajput caste in the Hindu tradition, in contrast with the native Himalayan culture which is largely Buddhist and Bön.
The Hindu tradition describes the sacred Nine Pearls which were first documented in the Garuda Purana, one of the books of the Hindu mythology.
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Within Hindu philosophy, there is a solid and ancient tradition of philosophical speculation on the nature of the universe, of God ( termed " Brahman " in some schools of Hindu thought ) and of the Atman ( soul ).
As popular tourist destinations in Karnataka, Hoysala temples offer an opportunity for pilgrims and students of architecture to examine medieval Hindu architecture in the Karnata Dravida tradition.
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While sexual practices do exist within the very wide tradition of Hindu Tantra, the Kama Sutra is not a Tantric text, and does not touch upon any of the sexual rites associated with some forms of Tantric practice.
By tradition, the text belongs to the Treta Yuga, second of the four eons ( yuga ) of Hindu chronology.
Hindu and Brahmacharya
Among the Hindu monastic as well as sramanic traditions, Brahmacharya is the term used for the practice of self-imposed celibacy that is generally considered an essential prerequisite for spiritual practice.
Brahmacharya is the first of the four phases of human life, namely, Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sannyasa, prescribed by Manusmriti for the dvija castes in the Hindu system of life.
Hindu and places
Western astrology places the equinox at the beginning of Aries, about 23 degrees after the equinox in the Hindu system.
Buddhist ( and Hindu ) temples were Mandala shaped, they are oriented according to the four cardinal points, the main gate being towards the east. Since building space and materials were scarce, Maldivians constructed their places of worship on the foundations of previous buildings.
According to Karel Werner's Popular Dictionary of Hinduism, " ost Hindu places of pilgrimage are associated with legendary events from the lives of various gods ....
One of its more popular curricula, Neighboring Faiths ( formerly Church Across the Street ), takes middle and high school participants to visit the places of worship of many faith traditions including a Hindu temple, a Reform or Orthodox synagogue, and a Catholic church.
Ramcharitmanas and other respected Hindu scriptures like the Vishnu Purana, Shrimad Bhagvat Mahapuran and others emphasize the importance of living and visiting such religious places.
However, in some places, Hindu scriptures also recognize Vritra as a bhakta of Vishnu who was slain only due to his failure to live piously and without aggression.
The upper-caste Hindus and Saint Thomas Christians took part in one another's festival celebrations and in some places in Kerala, the Hindu Temples and Saint Thomas Christian Churches were built on adjoining sites by the Hindu Kings.
Overall, there ’ s a sense of sheer " movieness " to The Hidden Fortress that places it plainly in the ranks of such grand adventure entertainments as Gunga Din, The Thief of Baghdad, and Fritz Lang's celebrated diptych The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Hindu Tomb.
The new Hindu communities in Java tend to be concentrated around recently built temples ( pura ) or around archaeological temple sites ( candi ) which are being reclaimed as places of Hindu worship.
From the Hindu perspective, heaven ( Sanskrit svarga ) and hell ( Naraka ) are temporary places, where every soul has to live, either for the good deeds done or for their sins committed.
In historic Kashmir, the tree was planted near Hindu holy places under names derived from the goddess Bhavani.
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A large number of Buddhist monasteries ( viharas ) were allegedly converted to Hindu temples, in such places as Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Sarnath or Mathura.
The existence of Hindu temples in an area sometimes encourages local people to reaffiliate with Hinduism, whether these are archaeological temple sites ( candi ) being reclaimed as places of Hindu worship, or recently built temples ( pura ).
The community of villages in which they live are considered mandalas, derived from the Hindu / Buddhist concept but referring in the Indonesian context to places where religion is the central aspect of life.
As a day of remembrance towards all gurus, through whom God grants the grace of knowledge ( Jnana ) to the disciples, special recitations of the Hindu scriptures especially, the Guru Gita, a 216 verse ode to Guru, authored by the sage, Vyasa himself, are held all day ; apart from singing of bhajans, hymns and organising of special kirtan session and havan at many places, where devotees from all over gather at the ashrams, matha or place where the seat of Guru, Guru Gaddi exists.
Shravan is also the time of the annual Kanwar Yatra, the annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva, known as Kanwaria make to Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch holy waters of Ganges River