Essays on the Vedas
The Vedas are the main source of Hindu beliefs and practices. Their knowledge is considered the standard knowledge in Hinduism, which means any truth is valid in Hinduism only if it is affirmed by the Vedas. This is the tradition for the last 4000 years or even more. For Hindus the Vedas are inviolable, eternal, and revealed by God for the benefit of the mankind. They are considered sruti, the heard ones, or apauruseya, not man-made. Hindu philosophy and spirituality, including the knowledge of various yogas, are drawn from the Upanishads, which form the end part of the Vedas. They speak about Brahman and Atman and their role in creation. The following is a list of essays about the Vedas and related subjects which are currently available at Hinduwebsite. Jayaram V
About the Vedas and Vedic Literature
Developments in the Early Vedic Tradition
Mantras in Hinduism
Significance of the Vedas in Life and Liberation
The Vedas as the Source of Valid Knowledge
Hinduwebsite.com - Internal Links to Vedas and Vedic Resources
Yajna - The Vedic Sacrifice
What Adi means?
Aditi, The Mother of Hindu Gods
Informatin about Adityas, the 12 Suns
What is Advaita or Advaita Vedanta?
Advaita Vedanta Explained
Agasthya the Hindu Sage who drank the oceans
Agni, Deity of Hinduism
What is Ahimsa, Non-violence or Non-injury?
Akasa, Ether or The Sky and The Fifth Element
Ananda, the State of Bliss or Happiness
An Account of Angirasa, A Hindu Sage
Annam or Food in Hinduism
The Meaning and Concept of Arya
The Origin and History of the Aryans of ancient India
Varnashrama Dharma, The Four Stages of Human Life
Asvins, the Hindu Gods of Healing and Medicine
Atma, Atman, the Eternal Soul
The Concept of Avatar or Incarnation in Hinduism
About Ayurveda - Traditional Medical Science of Hinduism
Meaning and Definition of Bhagavan
What is Bhakti or Devotion?
Brahman the Supreme Universal Lord of All
What is Buddhi?
What is Buddhi Yoga?
The Concept of Chakras or Energy Centers Of The Human Body
Citta or Chitta in Yoga and Hindu tradition
What is Citta or Chitta?
Creation Theories in Hinduism
Daksha, Daksha's Sacrifice and the Slaying of Daksha
What is Dhyana? Definition and Significance
What is Kaivalya?
What Karma means?
Rudra, Rudras the Gods of Hinduism
Gods of Hinduism, the Eight Vasus
The Vedangas: The Limbs of the Vedas
Visadevas, Gods Hinduism
Yakshas and Yakshinis
Ascetic Traditions and Practices in Hinduism
Shedding Light on Atman, the True Self
Om, Aum, Pranava or Nada in Mantra and Yoga traditions
Brahmacharya or Celibacy in Hinduism
Brahman According to Advaita and Dvaita in Hinduism
Breath or Prana in the Upanishads
Why is Hinduism Called Sanatana Dharma?
Wealth and Duty in Hinduism
Four Types of Intelligence
Why do we need God? A Lesson From the Mahabharata
The Body as an Abode of Gods
The Symbolism of Time or Kala and Death in Hinduism
Hinduism - Upanishads - Mahavakyas
Marriages in Hinduism
The Defintion and Concept of Maya in Hinduism
The Eternal and Temporal Aspects of Hinduism
Page Redirect to History of Sanskrit
What is Vedanta?
What is Truth?
The Advaita Vedanta - Non Duality
Gods of Hinduism - Brahma, the Creator
Dharma, the Moral and Religious Duties of Hinduism
The Ashtadikpalas, Rulers of Eight Directions
What can you do in the service of Hinduism?
Scriptures on Hinduism
Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism
Sects and Sectarian Movements in Hinduism
Hindu God Lord Shiva (Siva) - the Destroyer
Hinduism - Gods and Goddess in the Vedas
Yajna - Vedic Sacrifices in Hinduism
The Aryan invasion
The Pros and Cons of the Theory of Aryan Invasion into India
The Early Western Images Of Hinduism
History of Hinduism - the Ancient Period
The Role of Historians in Indian History
The Religion of the Indus Valley Civilization
Brahman, The Universal Self, The Highest God Of Hinduism
Symbolism of Puja, the Ritual Worship of God in Hinduism
Samskaras, The Rites and Rituals in Hinduism
Significance of Rituals in Hinduism
Symbolic Significance Of The Vedic Gods and Goddesses
Yagna or Yajna - The Sacrificial Rituals Of Hinduism