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Glimpses of purāṇic myth and culture

by Sadashiv Ambadas Dange

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Published by Ajanta Publications, Distributors, Ajanta Books International in Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Puranas -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
    • Mythology, Hindu,
    • India -- Religious life and customs

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesGlimpses of puranic myth & culture.
      StatementSadashiv A. Dange.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL1140.27 .D36 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination184 p. ;
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2511514M
      ISBN 108120201922
      LC Control Number87903624
      OCLC/WorldCa18285933

        Myth, Religion and Spirituality Parmenides wrote: If you think it, it is. that one must accept all beliefs as hypothesis. As Jung pointed out in The Red Book, to hold beliefs as fact creates wars, magic, and religion, all of which, he said, were the same. Since all beliefs are hypothetical, one can see the world through the lens of each. Many of the stories of Mythology take place in the world of “Ancient Greece,” which was in reality a complicated jumble of rival city-states and islands. Most of the myths originated in Athens, one of the strongest city-states of the time, and the one most dedicated to artistic and philosophical endeavors.

      Each culture has a creation myth that is unique to them. India, for example, has a creation myth that has been told for hundreds of years, and by examining the myth, it is possible to understand what their culture values. The Indian creation myth is one of the Puranas, or religious texts, within the Veda. In Greek myth, the universe creates its own gods, while we are used to it happening the other way around. Moreover, the Greeks consider the earth to be a flat disk surrounded by a river named Ocean, beyond which live strange, inaccessible peoples, rather than as a spherical globe that orbits a star.

      The greatest myths of India, drawn from the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism are presented for readers. The Indian gods and goddesses portrayed in this colorful mythology are creators and protectors, but often they are also warriors and destroyers, particularly when fighting demons. Supported by beautiful Indian art works and full-color photography, the text shows Reviews: 1. Discover the stories and traditions of cultures across the globe as you read myths from the world regions listed here.


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