When we talk about mythology, we often think of the Greeks or the Romans. Many people forget, however, that the historical country India, with more than one billion citizens, has a mythological heritage as well. In this audiobook, we’ll dive deeper into that heritage and the beliefs and religions that have contributed to it. You’ll hear about things like: The significance of cows, the multiple arms, and the symbolical color blue in Hindu mythology. The meaning of Namaskar in Hindu mythology. The main characteristics of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and other gods and goddesses in the Hindu religion. Some of the most intriguing tales from Hindu mythology. An overview of the Hindu demons. Marriage practices and matrimonies in ancient India. Indian Mythology is an interesting topic for those who try to understand the South Asian culture and come to a more comprehensive level of knowing their background and history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121032/bk_acx0_121032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Demoting Vishnu:Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal´s Hindu Monarchy Anne T. Mocko
Getting married:Hindu and Buddhist Marriage Rituals Among the Newars of Bhaktapur and Patan, Nepal Ethno-Indology / Heidelberg Studies in South Asia Rituals. 1., Aufl. Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels, Manik Bajracharya, Tessa Pariyar
Roaming India in 1939 and the early 1940s, two flawed but extraordinary men latch onto each other with shocking consequences as each follows an ill-fated quest for ´´enlightenment.” Moses, a Polish Jew, is fleeing both the Nazis and his own failed marriage; Sahadeva, an itinerant Hindu monk, is trying to resolve his crisis of religious belief. Both men find themselves embroiled in hardship, shame, and chaos, stumbling into scandal and ultimately tragedy. As they clutch obsessively to observance and mysticism - Moses to ancient texts of Jewish symbolism and prophesy, Sahadeva to Hindu rituals—they must confront the ultimate question of whether they are really seeking or merely hiding, and whether they can ever end the cycle of trouble they seem to bring upon themselves. To answer these questions they look first to each other, but must finally face their own shortcomings and fears and stare into the face of ´´Adam Kadmon,” the name the Kabbalah gives to the original soul from which all men are descended. Will they ever be able to honestly see the damage they have caused and seek forgiveness—or will they continue running from themselves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dolph Amick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008609/bk_adbl_008609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this 12-lecture series, you´ll encounter a religion that is perhaps the most diverse of all; one that worships more gods and goddesses than any other, and one that rejects the notion that there is only one path to the divine. These lectures provide a window into the roots of, perhaps, all religions. You´ll explore over the course of Hinduism´s 5,000-year journey: the Indus Valley civilization; the sizable variety of Hindu gods and goddess; the sacred writings in the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads; Hindu ritual purity rites; the Aryan language of Sanskrit, whose roots can be seen in English words such as ´´divine,´´ ´´video,´´ and ´´ignite´´; and much more. The story of Hinduism, you´ll come to see, is the story of very non-Western traditions (such as arranged marriages and the caste system) that have survived and thrived for thousands of years. It´s also home to a wealth of gods, terms, and practices (such as karma, Krishna, yoga, and guru) that have found a home in Western lives and language. Along the way, Dr. Muesse discusses salient aspects of Hindu life and places them in historical and theological context. He also explains that Hinduism honors all seekers of truth, that it contains multiple paths to divine reality (the way of action, the way of wisdom, and the way of devotion), and that it can be both a monotheistic and a polytheistic faith. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark W. Muesse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000134/bk_tcco_000134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gathers Vedic hymns about creation, death, sacrifice, ritual, and the various gods and characters of Hindu mythology, in a definitive translation that includes an updated bibliography, comprehensive notes, and informative introduction to the texts. Reprint.
Welche Rolle spielen Rituale im Leben eines Hindu? Was bedeuten Wiedergeburt und Erlösung? Welches sind die wichtigsten Texte? Was fasziniert Menschen heute am Hinduismus? Auf diese und viele andere Fragen versucht das neue Arbeitsheft Antworten zu geben. Faszinierend und geheimnisvoll mutet diese Religion an. Dabei ist der Hinduismus nicht nur eine Religion im engeren Sinne, sondern die Lebensweise der Hindus - er umfasst alle Bereiche ihrer persönlichen und gesellschaftlichen Existenz. Die bewährte Reihe Thema Weltreligionen wurde inhaltlich aktualisiert und didaktisch überarbeitet: Religionskundlicher Kompetenzerwerb steht im Zentrum der neuen Aufgabenstruktur, die sich an den EPA Ethik und aktuellen Bildungsstandards orientiert. Eine Trainings-CD mit Klausurvorbereitungen und vielen methodischen Anregungen unterstützt die Selbstständigkeit der Lernenden.´´
Sexuality and spirituality are inextricably linked in the mythology and texts of ancient India. At the heart of this culture´s teachings are sensuous stories of the gods making love that demonstrate the power and purpose of human passion. In Erotic Spirituality and the Kamasutra, Wendy Doniger guides us through India´s seductive tales and hidden insights into the art of living and lovemaking. Drawing on amorous myths as well as the world´s oldest text of erotic love (the Kamasutra), this scholar of Sanskrit and Hindu mythology reveals rituals to prepare yourself and your bedroom for the delights of erotic love, the language of attraction, recognizing the unspoken signals from a suitor, how the tension of sexual battle enhances pleasure, and much more. Here for the first time in audio, a full-length course about spirituality´s embrace of sexual pleasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Doniger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000748/sp_true_000748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.