I was always passionate about Indian or Hindu mythology.
Mythology means a combination of myths are short stories.
There are 4 meanings of myth in dictionary.
- A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
2.A widely held but false belief or idea.
3.A fictitious or imaginary person or thing
4.An exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.
Sages of Indian origin started sharing stories on Indian Gods in form of short and long stories.
The main gods of Indian origin are called as Trimurti.
The Lord Brahma is called as the creator.
Lord Vishnu is called as Protector.
The Lord Shiva is called as destroyer.
The trinity of these gods are said to protect the world from all the evil.
Lord Brahma is said to write the fate of all the individuals on the earth.
He decides the fate of an indivisual.
Lord Vishnu is said to protect the earth from all the evils.
He is also said to show the way one should be living.
The way one should be living is showed through his various avatars.
He is said to have 10 avatars which I will be dealing in the next posts of mine.
Lord Shiva is said to be the destroyer.
when the world is filled with evil lord Shiva will come and destroy the evil.
Hindu mythology does not often have a consistent, monolithic structure.
The same myth typically appears in various versions and can be represented differently across socio-religious traditions.
These myths have also been noted to have been modified by various philosophical schools over time and particularly in the Hindu tradition.
These myths are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning, and have been given a complex range of interpretations
Hindu epic shares the creative principles and human values found in epic everywhere.
The Hindu legends embed the Indian thought about the nature of existence, the human condition and its aspirations through an interwoven contrast of characters, the good against the evil, the honest against the dishonest, the dharma-bound lover against the anti-dharma bully, the gentle and compassionate against the cruel and greedy.
In these epics, everything is impermanent including matter, love and peace.
Magic and miracles thrive, gods are defeated and fear for their existence, triggering wars or debates.
Death threatens and re-threatens life, while life finds a way to creatively re-emerge thus conquering death. Eros persistently prevails over chaos.
The Hindu epics integrate in a wide range of subjects.
They include stories about how and why cosmos originated (Hindu cosmology, cosmogony), how and why humans or all life forms originated (anthropogony)
along with each’s strengths and weaknesses, how gods originated along with each’s strengths and weaknesses (theogony),
the battle between good gods and bad demons (theomachy),
human values and how humans can live together, resolve any disagreements (ethics, axiology),
healthy goals in stages of life and the different ways in which each individual can live (householder, monk, purusartha),
the meaning of all existence and means of personal liberation(soteriology) as well as legends about what causes suffering, chaos and the end of time with a restart of a new cycle (eschatology).
BYEE… UNTIL THE NEXT TIME…