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...Mahabharata Ramayana and Mahabharata portray women whose lives are greatly affected and controlled by the society and the othercharacters particularly the males' perception of women in general. Some women are viewed as immoral in both epics. In Mahabharata, Ahalya is punished for adultery, such as Seeta that although she is sinless she undergoes the test of purity. Pre-marital & post-wedlock sex are also not allowed, for instance, the story about a maiden with child in book VII. In Ramayana, regaining virginity is important as influenced by other cultures. The immoral behavior of women affect the lives of children born in such union. Vyasa is fortunate to be brought... Ramayana and Mahabharata Ramayana ...
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Mahabharata and Bhagavadgita
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...Mahabharata and Bhagavadgita In Mahabharata, Dharma is defined as moral and righteous behavior. It is one of the four aims of life. Dharma is interconnected with Kama or fulfillment of desires and Bhoga or the enjoyment of pleasures. On the other hand, in the Bhagavadgita, Dharma means righteousness and may also refer to duty. In the epics, the different characters faced conflicts in their Dharmas. For instance, Yudhishtira's Dharma is his being truthful. However, when he yielded to just one falsehood during the battle, his reputation was greatly affected. Another character is Bhishma whose Dharma is keeping his promise. Unfortunately, in support to the king who has the ultimate authority... #261464...
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Indian epic Mahabharata and Homers The Odyssey Comparison
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...Mahabharata” and Homer’s “The Odyssey”. One of the overriding principles in the epic Mahabharata is karma, which literary means “acts,” basically referring to the principle of cause-effect governing all life. This principle is premised on the idea that our actions determine our future. It therefore follows that if we sow goodness then we can be sure to reap goodness, which also applies to sowing evil as well. However, an important feature to note about karma is that we might as well reap what was planted by others behind us or even sow something that will be reaped by future generations... . This therefore demonstrates the difference between karma and fate. A fundamental concept in the Hindu...
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Two major epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana of India
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...MAHABHARATA AND THE RAMAYANA OF INDIA Introduction The Mahabharata is a poem about two paternal first cousins, the five sons of King Pandu, deceased, and one hundred sons of King Dhritarashtra. The set of relatives become bitter rivals and are at war with each other over possession of the ancestral land Bharata. There are also many characters pursue and many personal conflicts, subplots and plots in the poem. Ramayana poem, on the other hand, is about King Dasaratha of the Kosala, who has four sons. Each of the four sons is partly an incarnation of the god Vishnu. Discussion Summary of Mahabharata The five sons of Pandu had five...
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Analogical paper on Gambling related to the Mahabharata or the Bhagavad-Gita
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...Mahabharata or the Bhagavad-Gita and number submittedPart.1: Introduction Gambling can be a major entertainment in Las Vegas and Macao, and it is legal. However, public gambling is illegal in my home town, Taiwan. Gambling is a big issue in Taiwan. There are a lot of families who were broken due to the curse known as gamble. Most families are broken because father or mother will bet money, house and children on their gamble. Gambling is the topic that I really care about because I want to solve this major issue and try to help those kids who do not have their families because of gamble. This gambling issue in Taiwan can relate to how Yudhisthira loses... ? Analogical paper on Gambling related to the...
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How would a dalang create, produce, and perform The Pandawa's Saga from the Mahabharata using wayang kulit puppetry
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...Mahabharata using wayang kulit puppetry? Introduction From the question posed for this investigation, the possible restatement is: What are the characteristic properties of Pandawa’s Saga that are found in the Mahabharata? From the historical background of Wayang Kulit, it was a rousing kind of art. As Brown (1997) illustrates in the theatre study, this study seeks to illustrate the mechanisms of how dalang could be able to use wayang kulit puppetry in the performance of Pandawa’s Saga. It uses Yudistira, Arjuna, Krishna and Bima as the key characters. They play with other characters in opposition. These include Karna... ? How would a dalang create, produce, and perform The Pandawa’s Saga from the...
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...Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita. Nevertheless, in all the three aspects God is somewhat recognized as a supernatural being. Quran suras are normally a principal holy book of the Islam and mainly contain in-depth passionate appeals in regard to believing in God. It mainly displays God as the major source of inspiration that guide underlying moral life through portraying Him as being damnation and beatitude ((Ehrman, 1996)). Moreover, it also recognizes God as the guidelines overriding the prevailing human social and spiritual life of the Muslim. Conversely, Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita portrays God to being perfect... Work 4 God is known in diverse features in Quran suras, Hebrew Bible Ecclesiatis and...
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An open Assignment on Joyce's Ulysses
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...Mahabharata in the book Ulysses by James Joyce. It is an interesting notion to regard Joyce's approach towards religion as he appears to be a rationalist most of his life. Yet he tends to exhale religious sentiments in this novel and that too constructing his novel in alignment with a religious text of the east. The Novel was published in 1922 by Sylvia Beach but it appeared as a series in The Little Review from 1918 to 1920. This thousand page novel consists of about 250000 words and the entire text is divided into 18 episodes... . These are Telemachus, Nestor, Proteus, Calypso, Lotus-Eaters, Hades, Aeolus, Lestrygonians, Scylla and Charybdis, Wandering Rocks, Sirens, Cyclops, Nausica, Oxen...
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World lit dis 4
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...Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita. The description of God in all of these holy books is somewhat the same as they all recognized God as a divine being. Quran suras which the primary holy book of the Islam contain impassioned appeals in regard to the belief in God. It depicts God to the main encouragement that lead to moral life by portraying God as being damnation and beatitude (Renard, 2012). The holy book also recognizes God as the rules governing the prevailing human social and religious life of the Muslim. Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita defines God to be perfect, knowledgeable... lit dis 4 God is depicted in numerous ways and methods in regard to the Quran suras, Hebrew Bible Ecclesiatis and Mahabharata...
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Differences between both Sakuntala's (Kalidasa versus Mahabarata version)
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...Mahabharata. “Sakuntala from the Mahabarata version is confident, outspoken and independent in nature, whereas the Sakuntala from Kalidasa's "The Recognition of Sakuntala" is displayed as quiet, immature (romantic), and dependent.” Sakuntala of Mahabharata: “The two Sakuntalas are a good example of the change in characterization of a heroine. The Sakuntala of the Mahabharata stands her ground and speaks... ? Order 521808 Topic: Differences between both Sakuntala's (Kalidasa versus Mahabarata version) In the faith and love driven world, everything has a meaning; everything has a purpose; everything is happening as it should. The chaos and confusion that one sees in the world outside, is the reflection of...
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History of Christian Thought/ Hindu Tradition/ Greek Philosophical Thought
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...Mahabharata represents different real facts of life and society through its different stories and characters. Analyzing these clues help one relate the ancient epic to the Hindu society, relationships and related aspects of India and the Hindu religious beliefs. Bhisma’ s vow The epic Mahabharata has given a lot of importance to vows and also shown instances how people tend to maintain these vows throughout their life. Such a case has been illustrated through Bhisma’s oath. Bhisma, the son of king Santanu and Ganga become very happy on seeing his father living a happy life with his new Queen Satyavati. For his father’s happiness after his remarriage Bhisma took a vow that he would... ? Essay The epic...
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Women Role in World Literature
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...Mahabharata, Gita, Ramayana, Lisystrata and Oedipus, the role of women in various aspects including the household and industry have been depicted with the help of examples within the purview of this essay. Women have always been known to be of the emotional kind; they portray their feelings regardless of what others might think; they do not think twice before crying or displaying their affection and happiness. For them, it is very important to be able to display one’s emotions. Women thus are able to take excellent care of the home as they nurture it and turn it into a household of joy and laughter for others to live in. For example, Draupadi’s role as a wife to the five...
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India’s Classical Age
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...Mahabharata. Sakoontala is based on the Chapters 62-69 of Book 1 of Mahabharata. The critical apparatus of review if implemented on this enriched Indian classical drama would enable the readers to gather an in-depth knowledge about the socio-cultural and socio-economic perspectives and conventions of that age which is not much recorded or known from the history. Indian historical literature is unable to throw light on the era between the annexation of Alexander and Muslim invasion. It is believed that Kalidasa was one of the nine gems in the court of the great Vikramaditya. Therefore, it is evident... Indian ical Age Answer Sakoontala by Kalidasa is a masterpiece based on the episode the great epic of...
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...Mahabharata and Ramayana are the two Indian Epics that initiated polytheistic and ritualistic religious notion in Hinduism. They pioneered the concept of Avatar (incarnation) by introducing certain Gods and Goddesses namely, Ram (Ramayana) and Krishna (Mahabharata). Another important book of this group is Bhagavad-Gita which in fact is the part of Mahabharata. Other notable works are Sutras, and Puranas. Manusmriti is an important one which instructs Hindu law and conduct. Markandeya Purana, Vishnu Purana, Vayu Purana, Siva Purana, and Bhagavata Purana are the important Puranas... 1. Role of Sacrifice from Vedic Hinduism to Brahmanic Hinduism In order to understand the spiritual insights of Indian...
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What is the most important learning for you in the material on Hinduism In other words, explain one thing you have learned and why it is important, in your view
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...Mahabharata and reveals a scripture from the viewpoint of the Hindus. The central core of the Bhagavad-Gita is the conversation between Lord Krishna, the teacher of the Bhavad Gita, and the Pandava prince Arjuna before the Kurukshetra War commenced. The series of Lord Krishna’s explanation of his duties as a warrior and the ways where he can elevate his consciousness to the level of Krishna made the Bhavad Gita a structured theology for the Hindus just like the Bible to the Christians. These explanations became “a way of life” to achieve... Teacher What I learned about Hinduism I learned that Hinduism is based on the Bhagavad-Gita just like the Bible to the Christians. Itis a part of the...
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What are the origins of Just-war conditions
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...Mahabharata can be studied to investigate the presence of the concept of just war. School of Salamanca also defined the concept of a just war. Francisco de Vitoria and Hugo Grotius who are few of the expert jurists of international law gave a definition and concept of the just war (Rengger, 73). In the modern times... The concept of just war has been in practice since ancient times. A just war is defined as one that fulfills the requirements that are set forth by the global community and global peace enacting organizations such as United Nations. In the ancient times, its origin can be traced to Saint Augustine and Aquinas, on other accounts it can be traced to the Indian history. Their historic book Maha...
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Critical Art theory essay of Raja Ravi Varma's art
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...Mahabharata and Ramayana. He was recognized as painter who made a fusion between Indian and Western art forms in terms of academic art. His talents were highly recognized in the west because of the depictions of bright colours and stylishly postured women in sari. One such recognition came in 1873 with the Vienna Art Exhibition first prize. To the western world he is regarded as one of the most prolific... 1500/5/H CRITICAL ART THEORY ESSAY OF RAJA RAVI VARMA'S ART While evaluating the art forms implemented by Raja Ravi Verma it is important to understand the nature of art forms under the perspective of Hinduism first as Raja Ravi Verma used a wide variety of motifs and subjects from this philosophy as...
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...Mahabharata), roles of various people (Ramayana), philosophical dialogue (Bhagavad Gita) and traditional doctrines (Āgamas). With about one billion faithful, Hinduism is the third... Insert Hinduism In India, most people practice Hinduism religion. The religion encompasses sects having the biggest number offollowers (Shaivism and Vaishnavism), and conservatism (Śrauta) customs among others. Hinduism is also made up of historical communities such as the Kapalikas. The faithful adhere to a wide range of laws and prescriptions practiced on a daily basis in order to remain pure. These beliefs and practices are premised upon good deeds (Karma), important Hindu doctrines (Dharma), and societal values. Pauwels...
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Indian culture ,Bhagavad Gita Analysis of a World Text see example in order instructuions
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...Mahabharata, and is regarded as the teachings to mankind from the Supreme Lord, Shree Krishna. The essence of Bhagavad-Gita is to guide mankind towards life fulfillment, starting from birth till the ultimate goal of man, i.e. attainment of self liberation. The Bhagavad-Gita is the supreme Holy Scripture in Hinduism, compiled in the form of a conversation between Lord Shree Krishna and his staunch disciple, Arjuna that occurred amidst the battle field just before the great war of Mahabharata. The cause for this narration is Arjuna’s confusion... First Topic September 25, Thesis ment: Dharma (righteousness/duty) leads to self-liberation. Bhagavad-Gita or Gita is a part of the great Indian epic,...
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Response to Smiths positions in The Worlds Religions
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...Mahabharata (Smith & Over Drive, Inc., 2009). Hinduism’s attitude concerning life is concrete and convincing. It perceives the labor and inconvenience of life, also the delight and achievement that accompany it. In any case, inevitably every person comes... Response to Smith’s positions in The World’s Religions The metaphysics of Brahman and the human condition; the four yogas as paths to liberation; caste and its duties (dharma); samsara, maya, and lila. It is clear that Huston Smith addresses a number of important issues pertaining to Hinduism. There are numerous issues that Smith puts forth that will strike any reader. The one I find very interesting is the attitude of Hinduism towards life. First a...
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The earliest periods of Hinduism we have studied (e.g. Vedas and Upanishads) seek two conflicting goals: enjoyment within the world and liberation from the world. Describe how later Hinduism tried to synthesize these goals, paying special attention t
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...Mahabharata dealing with the philosophical discussions between the warrior Arjuna and the God Krishna. The information’s teaches about duty, devotion, meditation, and the soul’s personal journey. It delivers the message that,”…your business is with the deed and not with the result... Due Hinduism Hinduism is easily one of the oldest belief systems in the world, and remains heavily practiced today. It is true that the words of the Vedas and the teachings of the Upanishads can be rather confusing and often contradict one another. These elements will, likely, keep scholars debating for generations to come. However, over the years Hinduism has made the efforts to eliminate some of the contradictions,...
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How does the Bhagavad-Gita reveal fundamental teachings of Hinduism expressed in lyrical format
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...Mahabharata, especially the themes discussed in Bhagavad-Gita, is interconnected with the fundamental teachings of Hinduism. So, the revelation of the major themes discussed in Bhagavad-Gita is helpful to unearth the fundamental teachings of Hinduism. To be specific, Bhagavad-Gita, which is in the form of sermon from the God (Lord Krishna), tends to reduce confusion and ethical predicament faced by Arjuna (the Pandava... ?How does the Bhagavad-Gita reveal fundamental teachings of Hinduism expressed in lyrical format? Poetic expression is an integral part of the fundamental teachings of Hinduism because most of the sacred texts related to Hinduism are composed in lyrical format. The core concept of the...
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Bhagavad Gita or The Divine Song
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...Mahabharata, one of the principal classical epics of Hindu literature. However, the Gita can be considered as a holy book by itself. It has in it all the different lines of thoughts that are present in Hinduism. In it one can find the basic principles and fundamentals of Hinduism such as the law of karma, dharma, devotion, yogic principles, meditation and the cyclic concept of time. A majority of the sacred... Bhagavad Gita Order No. 357341 January ‘10 Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad Gita means the “The Divine Song" or "The Song of God". It is about the wisdom and teachings that Lord Krishna imparted to his disciple Arjuna who was a legendary warrior. It has in it 700 Sanskrit verses and is a part of the...
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Gods and Goddesses paper
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...Mahabharata, written in the Vedic period speak about the heroes of Vedic period who gradually turned out to be Gods. The characters in them reflected the enmities between Gods and demons and the struggles between good and evil principles. Coming to the Chinese myths, they were passed down from ancestors orally or written which involve huge collection of folktales, cultural history, and religions. A myth on Chinese god named Pangu reveals the history of how the earth came into existence. The God named Pangu, born inside the egg, broke into two halves... ?Myths: Gods and Goddesses A myth is often simply a story about gods or goddesses and their activities portrayed as if they were human beings. Myths...
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...Mahabharata”). Another rudiment of Hindu mythology emphasizes on the aspect that there is one ‘Supreme Soul’, God who is the creator and destructor... , his youngest son, Puru accepted and took his father’s old age. After few years, Yayati realised that he was being unjust to his son and hence decided to give Puru’s youth back to him spending rest of his life meditating upon Brahma in a forest (Joshi, “The Story from Mahabharata”). This story affirms a significant verdict that it is important for one to have a proper balance in life. As per the Hindu culture, the curse made by Shukracharya on Yayati demonstrates that a person is not capable of escaping the consequences of...
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Defining Religion
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...Mahabharata and reveals a scripture from the viewpoint of the Hindus. The central core of the Bhagavad-Gita is the conversation between Lord Krishna, the teacher of the Bhavad Gita, and the Pandava prince Arjuna before the Kurukshetra War commenced. Prince Arjuna hesitated to engage in the war because he does not see the point of letting his family die in a war that is not necessary. The series of Lord Krishna’s explanation of his duties as a warrior and the ways where he can elevate his... The Bhagavad-Gita and the concept of darsan for Hindusim  The Bhagavad-Gita is one of the fundamental texts that form the basis of Hinduism, just like the Bible to the Christians. It is a part of the Mahabharata...
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...Mahabharata”). This story... Free Topic Table of Contents Introduction 3 Thesis ment 3 The Matsya or Fish Avatara 4 Story of King Yayati 6 Conclusion 8 Works Cited 9 Introduction It has often been argued that ideology presented in the mythologies of Hinduism succeeds in the modern world quite flexibly. Greater number of followers has been enchanted by its symbolic representation of ‘prem’ (referred to love), ‘karma’ (referred to responsibilities) as well as ‘punar janam’ (referred to rebirth or reincarnation). Myths are not true in any scientific sense, philosophically, theologically, metaphysically or ontologically. However, the power of mythology evolves from its capability to communicate the existing ...
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...Mahabharata”). Another rudiment of Hindu mythology emphasizes on the aspect that there is one ‘Supreme Soul’, God who is the creator and destructor... Free Topic Table of Contents Introduction 3 Thesis ment 3 Rudiments of Hindu Mythology 3 The Matsya or Fish Avatara 5 Story of King Yayati 7 Conclusion 8 Works Cited 10 Introduction It has often been argued that ideology presented in the mythologies of Hinduism succeeds in the modern world quite flexibly. Greater number of followers has been enchanted by its symbolic representation of ‘prem’ (referred to love), ‘karma’ (referred to responsibilities) as well as ‘punar janam’ (referred to rebirth or reincarnation). Myths are not true in any scientific sense...
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...Mahabharata teaching from Yayati story, expresses how Yayati had declined to marry Davayani, since he knew they both belonged to different ranks. Yayati found it unworthy for him to marry a high rank woman from a Brahmin royalty. The cultural approval of men in the Indian society relates with how Yayati waited for Devayani’s father’s blessing to his marriage. Right hand shake belief: Certain physical acts in the Indian community have a serious implication on the involved parties. It sounds rather funny, how someone would demand that you marry her, just because you touched her... Religion and Theology 16 November Analysis of (King Yayati and the Legend of the Fish) Myths Reflection on Indian's values,...
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To Fight in a Righteous War: Varna and Moral Duty in India
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...Mahabharata story, and to Alexanders time (perhaps in the modern Punjabi surnames Puri).” Dharmanand (1966) also states that: “The cause of the Ten-Kings battle was that the Ten tried to divert... To Fight in a Righteous War Varnas and Moral Duty in India Introduction Bhagavad-Gita India’s religious text has been the of a broad and varied range of interpretations. Mahatma Gandhi the greatest leader the world has ever seen also lays claim that his non-violent doctrine has its roots in the teachings of the Gita. This is true as Gandhi used the twin concepts of engagement in the world and renunciation of the world from the Gita. In reality the Bhagavad-Gita is not just a philosophical or theological piece, ...
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Hinduism, the Religion as portrayed in Bollywood Cinema
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...Mahabharata”. It narrated the experiences of the truthful king Harischandra who was tested by the Hindu Gods and was required to pass through a series of trials and tribulations. The story of the film makes for interesting reading. The film opens by introducing king Harischandra, his wife, Queen Taramati, and their son who is the future prince of the kingdom. The king is shown to be teaching the art of archery to his son and together they embark on a hunting journey of this purpose. In the forest... ? HINDUISM, the religion, AS PORTRAYED IN BOLLYWOOD CINEMA – critical essay In the book, “Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema”, Rachel Dwyerhas dealt with a specific aspect of Indian films. The...
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The Thousand and One Nights
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...Mahabharata, or for that matter Gilgamesh or Beowulf, there is always that indication or hints that prepare the listeners or reader about the ultimate conclusion like the victory of the Greeks, or Nirvana of Yudisthir, or even the gallant death of Beowulf or Gilgamesh. Like all these time tested narrations... THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS In the Thousand and One Nights, there is a certain relationship between the prologue and the ending in which the king spares Scheherazade and they stay married and the story of the "Tale of the OX and the Donkey". This relation shapes the story a complete circle and makes the conclusion more meaningful. However, to understand the basic interpretation of the approach a little ...
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...Mahabharata war where the Pandavas are facing the Kauravas (who are cousins) in order to regain their lost kingdom. But when Arjuna sees his opponents comprising of his teacher (guru), relatives, and countless innocent soldiers, he gets into a dilemma. He is confused as to whether he should run away or fight the war. He is overcome by grief when faced with no choice but to fight. The crux of the Bhagavat-Gita is the advice on life and the duties of man by Krishna in order to convince Arjuna that people have to make... 1. Throned in splendor, deathless, O Aphrodite Sappho’s plea to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is set in a conversational tone. Here the poetess is pleading the goddess to ...
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Ideas Of Death In Epic Of Gilgamesh
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...Mahabharata, among others. The question of death appears in the latter half of this epic. It is only with the passing of Enkidu that the looming nature of death really affects the protagonist, Gilgamesh. The inescapable nature of death first reveals itself in Enkidu’s dream where the gods inform him that one of either Gilgamesh or Enkidu must die for having killed... Ideas of Death in Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian epic, and one of the world’s oldest works of literature, deals with several profound questions. Morality, kingship, life and death are all touched upon, much like in other ancient epics around the world: The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Ramayana, The...
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Tibet Civilization
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...Mahabharata and the Ramayana and they had notions of heroes, evil sprits, good, bad and other folklore. Accordingly, Lord Buddha was represented as different godlike Buddha images in different... How was Buddhism fused with imperialism in eighth century Tibet? In what sense what the final product a combination of Mahayana Buddhism and the new Tantric movement? How did the creation of a "holy empire" forever change Tibetan culture and national identity? October 17, 2011 Tibet Civilization According to Wallace (1993, p. 24-28), the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet continued from the years when Lord Buddha died around 500 BC. However, the religion was not accepted officially. Various kings such as King L...
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...Mahabharata. Evidently, all living beings in Karma were indulgent, in one way or the other. This made it very important for all of people to adopt the virtues of Karma; else life would be rendered stagnant. Conclusion Strayer provides that there is a clear convergence across place, time and intellectual tradition regarding particular core values (Strayer 210). He says that as tradition transitioned into another, there are certain core values that were followed time and again. Although some values... ? An argument for the existence of universal human virtues- compassion theme Introduction There are different views on compassion, which are based on different backgrounds, including philosophical, religious...
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The Relationship between Roma and Sita
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...Mahabharata. Gods, Demons, and Others. Penguin Books India. Rao, V. P. (1971). Tea With RK Narayan. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 6(1), 79-83.... ?The Relationship between Roma and Sita The translation from Narayan R, K, of the book, “Ramayana” The Relationship between Roma andSita Introduction The book, “Ramayana” is viewed as one of the utmost Indian epics. The book was written between 1500 and 4th century BC, though it has been adapted and restated numerous times with each narrator giving a diverse version in order to meet different preferences and demands. The version told by Narayan R.K is founded on the Tamil account documented by Kamban. Narayan’s version tells the well known story of...
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The use of allegory in the Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
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...Mahabharata is itself full of symbols, if we look deeply. Whether it is Dhritarashtra's blindness, Yudhishthira's flying chariot, a brotherhood of five Pandavas as compared to an ocean of a hundred Kauravas - all these strange characterizations and symbolizations carry a distinct meaning in themselves. The most prominent symbols, however... Vivek Shivram Client, Academia-Research.com Research Paper 9th October, 2006 The Allegory in the Bhagavad Gita The song of God or the Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most inspiring poem that has been handed down to us over the centuries. While the song may have been sung centuries ago, it is still a work relevant to our own time. The Bhagavad Gita's fantastic allegory...
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Prophets and Gods: The Roots of Christianity and Ancient India
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...Mahabharata in ancient Sanskrit language, depicting the series of fierce fratricidal battles... Module Module ID: Hebrew Bible and Bhagavad-Gita By critically examining the history of the world civilizations at large, it becomes evident that almost all societies, cultures and nations followed one religious belief or the other. Consequently, religion and faith maintain universality in their nature and scope. Hundreds of thousands beliefs systems prevail on the face of the earth carrying divergent cult, traditions, worship style and concept of deity (Beckerlegge, 2000). Among these religious beliefs, Abrahamic faiths including Judaism, Christianity and Islam are monotheist faiths, which share almost same...
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Hinduism, History of Christian Thought, and Greek Philosophy
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...Mahabharata. In Mahabharata Krishna is depicted as the son of the Vasudeva and Devaki. In Mahabharata Krishna has been portrayed to belong from the Yadava society and plays an instrumental part in the war of Kurukshetra where he served as the charioteer of Arjuna. In the expanded version... ?Krishna and his forms A study of the religious scriptures in Hindu mythology reveals various forms of Krishna and its simultaneous worships. The figures of Krishna as the supreme manifestation of power have been portrayed in every form. Three levels of Krishna mythology have been evident from the study of religious doctrines. The oldest and the most popular form of Krishna are evident in the oldest core of the...
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Parallel myths
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...Mahabharata and Ramayana... Parallel Mythologies: Chinese and Hindu Mythologies I was always interested in the Eastern world. I am sure that mythology is a perfect background for considerations about different cultural peculiarities of different countries. For this research paper I chose China and India and mythology of these two countries. These two different aspects of the Eastern lives representation are very difficult and challenging for the perception of the contemporaries. Concerning Chinese methodology, it is possible to claim that the Taoist mythological pantheon is the embodiment of different sources and features of energy. The main emphasis is made on mathematical structures of cosmology and...
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Law, war, and Empire
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...Mahabharata and is regarded as a pillar of the Hindu literature. It is a poem, which is a dialogue between prince Arjuma and the brother of king Yudhisthira and Vishnu the supreme God. The discussion takes place in a war chariot located between the armies of Kauravas and Pandavas. Gita doctrine contains message of universal truth and non-sectarian, and is part... Law, War, and Empire Essay The Ramayana and the Maha Bharata are the main ancient sources of information concerning the Hindu beliefs and practices. Buddhism and Hinduism developed concurrently in India in the eastern and western regions respectively. Today Hinduism in India is the most prevalent. The Bhagavad-Gita appears as an article In the...
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...Mahabharata. n.d. Web. 17Th November 2012. < http://intranet.daiict.ac.in/~ganesh_devy/stories/200501184%20Stories%20from%20mah abharat.pdf> Chowdhury, Seema. Inter-Caste Marriage Tears Indian Family Apart. Women's eNews Inc. 13Th October 2011. Web. 17Th November 2012. Jayaram, V. The Hindu Caste System. 2000-2010. Web. 17Th November 2012. Singh, Ekta. Caste System in India: A Historical Perspective. Delhi: Kalpaz Publ, 2005. Print.... Key Words: Yayati, Brahmin, Khatriya,Vaishyas, shudras, chandalas, caste, Story of King Yayati Yayati’s story reveals theIndians’ long held values regarding their caste system that has persisted in the society to the present (Apurva 3). Hence, defining each person’s...
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What characterises the development of portraiture at the Rajput courts in the 17 th and 18 th centuries
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...Mahabharata; women, lovers and romance; and pictorial representations... The Development and Implications of Rajput Portraiture Introduction To different scholars are of different opinions as to what painting styles represent the true Indian Culture; some Western specialists neglect the scholarship of Rajput painting, whereas others like the nationalistic Ananda K. Coomarawasmy declare Rajput painting as the ‘true’ depiction of Indian culture. Mughal and Rajput paintings were very small in size; however, despite their miniature size, their technical quality and aesthetic were of very high standards. The Mughals were an imperial family, direct descendants of Genghis Khan and the Amir, two of the world’s...
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Four Stages of Life
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...Mahabharata contend that Brahmins are allowed to directly move to renunciation, they concede that the three debts should and must be repaid. The ancestral debt... Four Stages of Life In relation to the Laws of Manu, Hinduism has four stages of life. These include; the stage, the householder stage, the hermit stage or forest dweller stage, and the wandering ascetic stage. Each of the stages has a different Dharma and is representative of various periods, i.e. preparation, production, service, and retirement respectively. The laws of Manu are a legal code that insists on men earning the right to renounce the world through initial existence in the world (Van Voorst 67). This right is earned by being an...
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Dreams and Reality: a comparative study of Asian and Western Theatre Performance and Technique
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...Mahabharata and Ramayana also added to this cause by providing with many a stories and characters. Raamlila the dramatic version of Lord Rama's life and Raaslila the dramatic version of life of Lord Krishna who were the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu are popular among masses even today. This remained to be the sole style in theatre till late nineteenth century when Parsi theatre started spreading in India. Natyasashtra enumerates Navarasa (seven emotions) (Erotic, comic, pathetic, furious, heroic, terrible, odious, marvelous and spiritual peace) and nine Bhavas (love, laughter... Dreams and Reality: a comparative study of Asian and Western Theatre Performance and Technique Proposed Research Issue or...
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...Mahabharata describes the times and life of the Pandavas and they do it in Dwapara yuga period of the birth of Lord Krishna. Sanskrit epic poetry encompasses both Mahabharata and Ramayana, and the two refer to the scriptures of Hindu; they take a massive stature in the religious and literary circle. Also... Cultural Mythology (Indian Culture) Outline Introduction Meaning and purpose of myths 2 Indian Mythology and Religious Diversity 2 Indian Epic Poetry 3 Verdict Mythology 4 Hindu Mythology 5 Buddhist Mythology 6 Indian Religious Mythology 7 Conclusion 8 Works Cited 9 Introduction The truth of myths is derived form reality, and they tackle tangible world issues, which affect the lives of people using...
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The Philosophy of The Upanishads
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...Mahabharata is strewn with examples of the author going back the Vedas to establish the authenticity... The Philosophy of The Upanishads Represents A Continuation Of The Vedic Tradition. The traditional Hinduism has many levels of thinking. Vedas are the primordial scriptures and even more perfected spiritual writings ultimately derive their essence from the Vedas. Do Vedas have any origin No, they were all the time with the Absolute. The transmission of the Vedas from one generation to another is done in a unique way. The Vedas are esoteric and hence it is for the initiated. Others also need scriptures for their spiritual nourishment. So other forms of writings like the Upanishads, Epics, Puranas etc...
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Gilgamesh
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...Mahabharata, which date back to 1000-800 BC. There were also two epics of Greeks titled as ‘The Odyssey’ and ‘The Iliad’ as of 900-700 BC... World Civilization The epic of Gilgamesh is an extended narrative poem, which, on the bigger scale, is based on the manners of heroes and warriors. The epics mostly bear significance on a national basis as they are embodied in the history of any country or nation in a grandiose or lofty way. The basic epic is primitive or oral, such as Gilgamesh’s epic. The secondary epics include literary or written ones, such as The Aeneid. The Epic of Gilgamesh dates back to 2150-2000 BC and before that there were only two huge Indian epics called the Ramayana and Mahabharata,...
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To What Extent Does The Philosophy of The Upanishads Represent A Continuation Of The Vedic Tradition Answer With Particular Reference To The Following Key Con
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...Mahabharata is strewn with examples of the author going back the Vedas to establish... the authenticity of the doctrine and legitimacy of it’s teaching: “Non-canonical sacred texts from earliest times abound in formal acknowledgements of the authority of the Vedas. The Mahabharata (c. 400 BCE-c. 400), one of Hinduisms two great epic compositions in Sanskrit, typifies this tendency.” (Lipner, 1998, p. 58). The Vedas in its purest form is not for general consumption but other scriptures that have come from the Vedas and that help the ordinary faithful help to get the grasp of the spirit of the Vedas are for all. Often a key is needed to unlock the meaning of the Vedas and later...
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