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Essentials of Hinduism
The Essentials
of Hinduism:
A Comprehensive Overview of the World's Oldest Religion


Bhagavad-Gita
The Bhagavad-Gita


Upanisads
Upanisads


Essential Aurobindo
The Essential Aurobindo


Christ the Yogi
Christ
the Yogi




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Religions of the World - Hinduism Poster
Religions of the World - Hinduism
Poster

Hinduism, with a worldwide following of 1 billion people, is a combination of religious beliefs, rites, customs, and daily practices, based on the Veda (Sanskrit root verb vid, ‘to know’) scripture. The origins of Hinduism are estimated from 3100 BCE to 1300 BCE in the Indian subcontinent; the name ‘Hindu’ derives from the Sindhu (Indus) river, which is known as ‘Hindu’ in Persian. The Hindi language is rooted in Sanskrit, the oldest of the Indo-Aryan languages.

The basic beliefs in Hinduism are Dharma (natural principles), Reincarnation (rebirth), Karma (cause and effect relationship), and Moksha (liberation from earthly matters) for every soul through moral, action-based, and meditative yogas (yoking to God).

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Ancient Civilizations - Ancient India Wall Poster
Ancient India,
Poster

Ancient India
(2500 B.C. — 1500 B.C.)
When historians talk about India, they usually mean the area that now includes Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as modern India. It was in this region, just south of the world's tallest, and most rugged moutains, that one of the great civilizations of ancient times flourished. This civilization is known as the Indus Valley civilization, because it grew up along the Indus River in the north. Like the Nile and the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, the Indus River flooded its banks every year, creating a rich soil on which farmers could grow crops. ...

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Rajput Chief to a Hermit, 'Madhandeya Purana', Sanskrit, Guler, Pahari School, c.1756, Giclee Print
Rajput Chief to a Hermit, 'Madhandeya Purana', Sanskrit, Guler, Pahari School, c.1756,
Giclee Print

Sanskrit, a historical Indo-Aryan language, is one of the liturgical languages of Hinduism and Buddhism and one of the 22 official languages of India.

alphabet posters


Civilizations Series: Ancient India, Giclee Print
Civilizations Series: Ancient India,
Giclee Print

Civilizations Series: Ancient India


Yoga- English Edition Poster
Yoga-
English Edition
Poster

Yoga- Comprehensive chart with explanations of the Chakras, locations, mantras, yantras, descriptions of related energies, related mandalas, explanations of the major schools of yoga, the eight limbs of Ashtanga Raja yoga, illustrations of the basic asanas, pictures of important gods and goddesses, quotes from the scriptures.

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Chakras & Mudras Poster
Chakras & Mudras
Poster

Chakra & Mudras

Poster text:
Sanskrit for Wheel, the word Chakra represents the 7 energy centers of the body.

Chakras are believed to contain energies called Prana, corresponding to higher cerebral functions. Practitioners of various Yoga styles nurture what is considered to be the spiritual energy known as Prana-Kundalini, which resides coiled in the base Chakra or Muladhara. The location of each Chakra over specified points on the cerebrospinal axis, referred to as Merudanda corresponds to the nerver groupings emanating from the spine.

Mudras - Intended to guide the flow of energy to the brain during meditation, hand positions ccalled Mudras assist the practitioner in estabishing strong mind and body communication.
Each finger represents one of the fie basic elements of which our bodies are made. Mudras are used to coordinate these elements and restore properties.

• Sajasrara • Ajna • Vishudda • Anahata • Manipura • Svadhistana • Muladhara

health posters


Hindu Temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India, Giclee Print
Hindu Temple
in Pushkar, Rajasthan,
India, Giclee Print

The Hindu Temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan is the only standing Hindu temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe.

Hindu Temple in the Fort of Rohtas
Hindu Temple in the Fort of Rohtas

The architecture of a Hindu temple symbolizes Earth/Feet, Space/Body, and Heaven/Head in the base, walls and a pyramid shaped tower called a “shikara”.


Gandhi Wall Poster
Gandhi
Wall Poster

Gandhi

    “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.”

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Hindu Sanyasi Art Print
Hindu Sanyasi
Art Print

Hindu Sanyasi

Sanyas means renunciation of worldly life.


Crowds of Naga Sadhus During Maha Kumbh Mela Festival, Allahabad, India, Photographic Print
Crowds of Naga Sadhus During Maha Kumbh Mela Festival, Allahabad, India,
Photographic Print

Kumbh Mela is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage that takes place four times every 12 years - once in Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. These are the four places where a drop of “nectar of immortality” (amrita) split out of the “kumbh” (pot) the gods and demons fought over for twelve days (twelve human years) when their agreement to work together to acquire the nectar, failed. Maha (maha=great) Kumbh Mela is attended by millions of people, making it the largest religious gathering in the world.


Pilgrims at Dasaswamedh Ghat take Ritual Bath in the Ganges; Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India; Photographic Print
Pilgrims at Dasaswamedh Ghat take Ritual Bath in the Ganges; Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India;
Photographic Print


A “ghat” is the Hindi term for ritual baths that have great religious significance, and for the stairways which lead to the banks of the Ganga (Ganges) River; the term is derived from the Western and Eastern Ghat mountain ranges.

According to Wikipedia “about one in every 12 people on Earth (8.5% of world population) live in the catchment area of the Ganges.”


Papier Mache Effigy to be Used in Religious Procession, Delhi, India Photographic Print
Papier Mache Effigy to be Used in Religious Procession, Delhi, India
Photographic Print


Papier Mache Effigy to be used in Religious Procession, Delhi, India

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A Chorus Line, Mini Poster
Shiva Nataraja,
Giclee Print

Nataraja is the dancing posture of Shiva in his divine dance of creation and destruction. Most often depicted through a bronze statue, Nataraja shows Shiva in a circle of flames over a figure who symbolizes ignorance.

India posters


Krishna & Kaliya, Giclee Print
Krishna & Kaliya, Giclee Print


Krishna & Kaliya

Statue represents Krishna dancing on the head of Kaliya, a naga.


Saratheswathee, Hindu Goddess of Learning, with Singhalese and English Inscription, Giclee Print
Saratheswathee, Hindu Goddess of Learning, with Singhalese and English Inscription,
Giclee Print

Saratheswathee, Hindu Goddess of Learning, with Singhalese and English Inscription

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Vishnu & Lakshimi on Garuda, Giclee Print
Vishnu & Lakshimi on Garuda, Giclee Print

Hanuman, Giclee Print
Hanuman,
Giclee Print


Brahma, Giclee Print
Brahma,
Giclee Print

Agni, God of Fire, Giclee Print
Agni, God of Fire,
Giclee Print


Hindu Painting of Ganesh, Son of Shiva and Parvati, Lord of Wisdom and Good Fortune, India, Photographic Print
Hindu Painting
of Ganesh
Photographic Print

Ganesh, the Hindu elephant headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is the Lord of Wisdom and Good Fortune, the Remover of Obstacles, the god of domestic harmony and of success.


Earth is Supported on Elephants Standing on a Tortoise, Giclee Print
Earth Supported by Elephants Standing
on a Tortoise,
Giclee Print


According to Hindu mythology Vishnu, in his second incarnation, becomes a tortoise supporting Mount Mandara so the gods can churn the cosmic ocean for the drink of immortality.

• see Wikipedia for “Turtles all the way down”.


World Religions - Hinduism Wall Poster
Hinduism,
Poster

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World Religions -
Hinduism Wall Poster

“The truth is one; sages call it by various names.” – Rig Veda

Hinduism is the oldest of the world's major religions. It developed as a combination of ancient Indian religions and the religion of the Aryans. The Aryans were nomads who invaded northern India between 2000 and 900 B.C. Hindus worship many different gods and goddesses, but these gods and goddesses are all part of Brahman, the absolute and supreme realty. Hindus believe that everything – all things and events – plays a role in universal order. Today, Hinduism is the major religion of India. More that 760 million Hindus live in India and around the world.

The Vedas – which means “body of knowledge” – are the most honored texts in Hinduism. The Upanishads [oo-PAHN-ih-shads], an important part of the Vedas, explain the concept of Brahamn. The Upanishads also discuss reincarnation, the belief that when a person dies, his or her soul is reborn in another living being. Hindus compare the soul to a river. Like a river, the soul flows continuously, but it is always the same. Other Hindu holy texts tell the stories of gods and goddesses. The three most important Hindu gods are Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva, the destroyer. Individual devotion to a personal god is a major part of modern Hindu worship.

The Vedas also set up a “caste system,” a formal division of people into different social classes. Hindus believe that good actions in one life can lead to rebirth in a higher caste in the next life. A person's caste is determined by karma, the consequences of human actions. During the 1800s people started to work against the caste system because it denied basic rights to many. Under the caste system, “Untouchables,” people of the lowest social class, had to perform the worst jobs and couldn't use such public facilities as roads and wells. One man who led the struggle to end this system was the Hindu religious and political leader Mohandas K. Gandhi. Gandhi also helped India gain independence from Great Britain in 1947.

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