scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,872
Hinduism Beliefs and Practices Hinduism has commonly been viewed in the west as a polytheistic religion - one which worships multiple deities gods and goddesses Although it has been viewed by some as a monotheistic religion because it recognizes only one supreme God the panentheistic principle of Brahman that all reality is a unity To Hindus the entire universe is seen as one divine entity who is simultaneously at one with the universe and who transcends it as well Some choose to view Hinduism as Trinitarian because Brahman is simultaneously visualized as a triad Brahma the Creator who is continuing to create new realities Vishnu Krishna the Preserver who preserves these new creations Whenever dharma rder righteousness religion and law is threatened Vishnu is said to travel from heaven to earth in one of ten incarnations Shiva is responsible for destruction of things altough is at times said to be compassionate though destructive Altough strictly speaking Hinduism is a henotheistic religion -- a religion which recognizes a single deity but which recognizes other gods and goddesses as facets or manifestations or aspects of that supreme God Hindus tend to follow one of two major divisions within Hinduism 61623 Vaishnavaism which generally regards Vishnu as the ultimate deity or 61623 Shivaism which generally regards Shiva as the ultimate deity However many rural Hindus worship their own village goddess or an earth goddess She is believed to rule over fertility and disease - and thus over life and death Priesthood is regarded as a less important aspect in rural Hinduism non-Brahmins and non-priests often carry out ritual and prayer there Hindus believe in the repetitious Transmigration of the Soul or the transfer of ones soul after death into another body reincarnation This produces a continuing cycle of birth life death and rebirth through their many lifetimes Karma is the accumulated sum of ones good and bad deeds Karma determines how you will live your
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA