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Indian Mythology

Indian Mythology



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A powerpoint presentation about ancient hindu mythology
A powerpoint presentation about ancient hindu mythology

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Published by: sudhindra9 on Apr 06, 2008
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The four Vedas, notably the hymns of theRigveda, contain allusions to many mythologicalthemes (see Rigvedic deities, Rigvedic rivers).In the period of Classical Sanskrit, muchmythological material is preserved in the Sanskritepics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.Besides mythology proper, the voluminous epicsalso provide a plethora of information aboutancient Indian society, philosophy, culture,religion and ways of life.The Puranas deal with stories that are "mythlogically" older than the epics (Purana is Sanskritfor "ancient". The date of the Puranic texts as
The two great Hindu Epics, the Ramayana andthe Mahabharata tell the story of two specificincarnations of Vishnu (Rama and Krishna). The epics Mahabharata and Ramayana serve asboth religious scriptures and a rich source of philosophy and morality for a Hindu. The most famous of these chapters is theBhagavath Gita (Sanskrit: The Lord's Song) in theMahabharata, in which Lord Krishna explains theconcepts of duty and righteousness to the heroArjuna before the climactic battle. These stories are deeply embedded in Hinduphilosophy and serve as parables and sources of devotion for Hindus. The Mahabharata is theworld's longest epic in verse, running to more

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