Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend: Anna L. Dallapiccola
Listen to the tales of the Hindu deities as they´ve never been heard before! Brahma Dreaming is master storyteller John Jackson´s intriguing versions of the legends surrounding the Hindus´ great gods. These are the tales of the Trimurti - the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma Dreaming is divided into three sections representing their continuous forces of creation, preservation and destruction. The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit. A novel for sophisticated listeners of all ages. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010805/bk_acx0_010805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gods and heroes in Indian mythology have made all the difference in their cultural and religious development. If you have ever been to India, you know you can find traces of these things and existing modern elements of Hindu and Krishna beliefs all over the place. In this book, you will learn more about: The Holi Festival and the way the colors serve as symbolic emblems. How the Indian culture is divide and united at the same time, in its own various ways. Dances, sarees, and gods in Indian legends. The main beliefs about Krishna and the repetition of the Mantra. How yoga, meditation, and the belief in reincarnation are connected to religious backgrounds in India. An in-depth study in this brief guide will help you get a greater understanding of the spreading religious beliefs and historical background of the Indian nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115529/bk_acx0_115529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore captivating Hindu myths of Hindu gods and goddesses The stories in Hindu myth stem from traditions within Hinduism, drawing on stories from ancient texts, like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Keep in mind that because different versions of Hinduism inspire different people, many different versions of the stories float through the jungle and over the stones of temples and traditions. The stories in this volume are my version, though I’ve stuck as closely to the original myths and legends as imagination allows. At the end of this audiobook, you’ll find a short bibliography for further research. Within this book, you´ll find the following Hindu myths covered: Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the Beginning of the World The Birth of Lord Shiva Saraswati & Brahma’s Fifth Head Shiva Tests Parvati Shiva Snares a Whale Ganesha Loses His Head Ganesha Spills a River Kubera’s Pride Ganesha Injures a Goddess Ganesha Wins a Race Shiva Skips Success Ravana’s Ten Heads The Birth of Rama Urmila’s Slumber Deer of Deception Hanuman’s Torch Suvannamachha Steals a Bridge Hanuman Moves a Mountain The Final Battle Sita’s Purity Krishna Steals Butter Krishna Trades for Jewels Krishna Swallows the Flames Agni Spreads a Curse Vayu Humbles the Silk Cotton Tree Savitri Chooses a Husband Savitri’s Fidelity And more! Get the book now and learn more about Hindu mythology 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116944/bk_acx0_116944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ultimate Guide to Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals and Hindu Religion In this audiobook we will explore numerous beliefs held by this diverse group of people. We will look at some of the legends of the divine ´´angels´´ that serve Brahman. Also, we will delve into some of the rituals that are common within Hinduism. In addition we will do some comparative religion, looking at some of the similarities and differences between Hinduism and some other philosophies. This will allow us not only to gain greater insight into Hinduism but to see the common threads of philosophy found in many of the great religions of the world. Hinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion by population. There are more than a billion Hindus in India, Nepal, Indonesia (Bali), Mauritius, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, and elsewhere in the world who practice the faith. However, many scholars and practitioners believe that Hinduism is not a religion at all - it is a way of life, as Hinduism explains the purpose of human life, what you should and shouldn´t do, how you should behave with others, and how you should carry out your duties and responsibilities. Within this audiobook you´ll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the topics covered include: The meaning of Hinduism Brahman and Atman Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Indra and other key gods and godesses Durga, Kali, and Mariamman Karma Reincarnation Hindu rituals Hinduism versus other belief systems Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Tales of the Brahmin And more! Listen to this audiobook now, and learn more about Hinduism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082251/bk_acx0_082251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ Legends of the Middle Ages series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of the most important medieval men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The Order of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Templars or the Knights Templar, is one of the best-known and least-understood groups in history. They appear prominently in everything from novels (The Da Vinci Code) to films (as the Knights of the Cruciform Sword in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) to videogames (Assassin´s Creed). In these stories, they are a sinister cult that manipulated historical events since the Middle Ages, via intimidation and assassination. They are usually connected to the Freemasons and, sometimes, to other historical cults like the Hindu Thuggees. The real Templars were both more mundane and more fascinating than the myths and legends. They were the first military religious order - monks who were also knights. The founding members were veterans of the First Crusade in Palestine and their main goal was, in fact, benign. They formed their group as a small tertiary order (Lay people who took monastic vows, but lived in the larger community) in Jerusalem, policing the pilgrim routes and shrines of the Levant and protecting travelers from the many bandits that infested the area. Even though they were used as the core of Crusader armies during the later crusades, the Templars never wavered from their original goal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036621/bk_acx0_036621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Baital-Pachisi, or Twenty-five Tales of a Baital is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights, and which inspired the ´´Golden Ass´´ of Apuleius, Boccacio´s ´´Decamerone,´´ the ´´Pentamerone,´´ and all that class of facetious fictitious literature. The story turns chiefly on a great king named Vikram, the King Arthur of the East, who in pursuance of his promise to a Jogi or Magician, brings to him the Baital (Vampire), who is hanging on a tree. The difficulties King Vikram and his son have in bringing the Vampire into the presence of the Jogi are truly laughable; and on this thread is strung a series of Hindu fairy stories, which contain much interesting information on Indian customs and manners. It also alludes to that state, which induces Hindu devotees to allow themselves to be buried alive, and to appear dead for weeks or months, and then to return to life again; a curious state of mesmeric catalepsy, into which they work themselves by concentrating the mind and abstaining from food
Many of the world´s travails may be traced to the displacement of mythology by the age of science. Knowledge today is often deemed useful only if it enlarges our possessions or raises our station in society. If instead the criterion were to make us happier and more virtuous, mythology would have retained its proper place in society. The Age of Fable is Thomas Bulfinch´s brilliant reconstruction of the ancient myths and legends that form the backbone of Western culture. Drawn from a variety of classic sources, including Ovid´s Metamorphoses, Egyptian myths, Eastern mythology, and Hindu, Norse, and Celtic works, these selections form a remarkable tapestry of human endeavor: dreams, illusions, adventures, and loves. Included are the legends of Cupid and Psyche, Venus and Adonis, Hero and Leander, Hercules, and many others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010238/bk_blak_010238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a lyrical and moving new novel from the author of Legend of a Suicide. Aged nine, Caitlin spends almost every afternoon at the local aquarium while her mother works overtime at her construction job. Caitlin´s whole world is her school, her mother, occasionally her mother´s boyfriends, and the fish at the aquarium. She has no friends at school, apart from Shalini, who is making a paper mache Hindu reindeer with her, and no other family. But Caitlin has made a friend at the aquarium; an old man who seems to know something about Caitlin, something she doesn´t even know about herself.
The word kundalini refers to an energy that everyone has within them, but that usually lies dormant. What this means is that the majority of people don´t feel this energy and, much of the time, don´t even know it exists. However, in a few rare cases, this energy can come to life, getting activated and aroused. Depending on the person and their knowledge, readiness, and viewpoint, this can be a joyous occasion or something that disturbs and frightens them a bit. People who intentionally awaken their kunalini will have a positive reaction to this phenomenon. The word kundalini is a Sanskrit word which translates to the word ´´coiled´´, similar to the posture a snake adopts when it lies on the ground. This energy has not been recognized or acknowledged by science in the medical field and even among meditative experts and longtime teachers. The definition is rarely ever fully understood. However, this phenomenon is thoroughly discussed and mentioned in important texts about tantra and yoga, including both Hindu and Buddhist sources. Since this word has been used so widely, a lot of people think of it as the material of legends or simply a useful metaphor for personal growth or transformation. Some have even defined it as a person´s creative potential. While this may be the case for some, who can look to symbolism to gain meaning in kundalini, it´s a very real and quite literal experience for others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072434/bk_acx0_072434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.