Hinduism A to Z

Hinduism A to Z

"After a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world, I find none so perfect, none so scientific, none so philosophical and none so spiritual than the great religion known by the name of Hinduism."-Annie Wood Besant 

"That which we call the Hindu religion is really the eternal religion because it embraces all others." - Sri Aurobindo

Hinduism is an eternal tradition (Sanatana dharma). Its knowledge and wisdom said to exist eternally in the highest heaven in the form of the Vedas. The scriptures affirm that Hinduism is practiced not only by humans but also gods, by beings of the other worlds and God Himself. From time to time, He descends upon earth as an incarnation or an emanation to increases our understanding of the eternal tradition as part of His duty and as the upholder of dharma. In fact, from the Bhagavadgita, the epics and the Puranas we learn that God, the Supreme Self, practices Hindu Dharma as His duty, apart from upholding it and enforcing it, even though He is not interested particularly in anything. From the Introduction to Hinduism by Jayaram V

Hindu Pantheon

Find here descriptions of popular gods and goddesses of Hinduism such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Ganesha, Hanuman, Durga, and Shakti.

Hinduism FAQ

Original essays about what Hinduism is, basics, definition, history, gods, beliefs and practice, social, religious and secular aspects and Hindu way of life.

Essays on Hinduism

Original Essays on the principles and practices of Hinduism, explaining its beliefs, gods and philosophy Hinduism, tradition practices and beliefs.

Concepts of Hinduism

Detailed Basic concepts of Hinduism from a to z that are important to our understanding of the beliefs, philosophy and practices of Hinduism.

Introduction to Hinduism

Essays on the origin, definition, introduction, philosophy, tradition, scriptures and growth of Hinduism, and the factors that shaped its essential philosophy and practice.

History of Hinduism

Find here Essays on the History of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, religious sects and related subjects from ancient to modern times

Symbolism in Hinduism

The Hindu scriptures are replete with symbolic metaphors and philosophical truths. Know the symbolic significance hidden in the scriptures, beliefs, practices, and deities of Hinduism

Esoteric Hinduism

Essays on the little known aspects of Hinduism, esoteric rituals, Tantra, methods of worship, advanced spiritual practices, deeply hidden mysteries, occult practices, death, afterlife, etc..

Upanishads

Translations of major and minor Upanishads, essays on the introduction, meaning, philosophy and significance of the Upanishads, Vedanta, Brahman, Atman, books, etc.

The Vedas

All about the Vedas, translations, literature, beliefs and practices, rituals, sacrifices, gods and goddesses, history, philosophy, symbolism, and related subjects.

Bhagavad-Gita

Srimad Translations of Bhagavadgita, essays, concepts, wisdom, commentary, philosophy, symbolism, paths to self-realization, analysis, history, significance, secrets, etc.

Saivism

This is Hinduwebsite Shaivism (Saivism) section on Shiva, Saiva Philosophy, history, beliefs, practices, deities, concepts, and sectarian movements.

The Hindu Way of Life Part 1

Essays on Hinduism, Hindu way of life, beliefs and practices, the concept of God, Soul, Karma, idol worship and incarnation.

The Hindu way of Life Part 2

The second part on Hindu Way of Life, with reference to worship, sacrifices, sacraments, Maya, marriage, creation, etc.

Yoga

A collection of internal resources on Yoga, that will help you know the theory, history, principles, types, techniques, essential concepts, and practices of Yoga.

Hindu Philosophy

Collection of writings on the six schools of Hindu philosophy known as Darsanass such as Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, Mimansa, etc.

Hindu Dharma Shastras

Find complete translations of Hindu Law Books or Books of Duty by Manu, Apastamba, Vashishta, Gautama and Baudhayana with links for comparative analysis and understanding.

Hinduism Resources

An invaluable collection of link resources to Hinduism, sects, schools of philosophy, origins, history, products, associations and organizations, practices, beliefs, monasteries, and teachers.

Essays On Karma

Belief in Karma is an important aspect of Hinduism. In this section you will find all the important essays on the subject of karma available at Hinduwebsite.com

Hindu Rituals

Rituals occupy an important place in Hinduism. Hindu ritual tradition is very ancient. You will find in this section important essays on Hindu rituals such as Yajnas, Vratas, Puja, etc.

e-Texts on Hinduism

Exceptionally good resources to find eBooks and e-texts on Hinduism and related religions as well as on self development and spiritualism.

Videos

This section contains original videos made by Hinduwebsite.com on the origin, beliefs, philosophy, history, yoga, spirituality and contemporary aspects of Hinduism.