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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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THE PATHS OF YOGA : YOGA
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Forms of The Gods and Goddesses 

The five main deities in India are Shiva, Vishnu, the Devi, Ganesh and Surya. As Ganesh, the elephant faced God, is the son of Shiva his worship is often included under that of Shiva. As Surya, the Sun, is generally a form of Vishnu, his worship can be included under his. In medieval India the Buddha was the sixth form of worship. Each God has his consort or Goddess, like Vishnu and Lakshmi, but the Goddess is also worshipped in her own right. Her main form is the consort of Shiva, and in this regard she has many names and forms like Kali, Durga, Parvati, Uma, Sati, Maheshwari etc. While the main forms and practices of devotional worship are the same for each deity, each has some peculiarities as well. 

The Trinity 

The Hindu trinity is of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. They are respectively the creator, preserver and destroyer of the universe. They are also aligned as the transcendent Godhead, Shiva, the cosmic lord, Vishnu and the cosmic mind, Brahma. In this regard they are called Sat-Tat-Aum, the Being, the Thatness or immanence and the Word or holy spirit. This is much like the Christian trinity of God as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The trinity represents the Divine in its threefold nature and function. Each aspect of the trinity contains and includes the others. 

Each God in the trinity has his consort. To Brahma is Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge. For Vishnu is Lakshmi, the Goddess of love, beauty and delight. For Shiva is Kali, the Goddess of power, destruction and transformation. These are the three main forms of the Goddess, as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are the three main forms of the God. The three Goddesses are often worshipped in their own right as well as along with their spouses. 

 

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