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Transcript of Hindu
Along with Brahma and Shiva, Vishnu is one of the most important gods in Hindu Mythology. Vishnu was married to three wives, but gave two of them to Brahmas and Shiva.
As the god of perseverance, he sometimes appears as different avatars to fight of evil on Earth to maintain cosmic harmony. It is because of this that there are many stories circulated around him.
In one story, a king challenged Vishnu by demanding him to come down and show himself. The king forced everyone to worship him. To make a long story short, the king died
Being a complex character, Shiva may sometimes appear as a goddess. He will sometimes represent himself as the god or goddess of benevolence, or the leader of all evil things. He is also associated with time and the destroyer of all things. Despite all these bad things, however, he somehow is associated with creation.
The universe is regenerated every 2160000000 years, and Shiva destroys the universe at every cycle. There are three aspects of Hinduism. One follows Brahmas, the second follows Vishnu, and the last follows Shiva, each as the most important god.
He has a pet naga that is wrapped around his neck three times to symbolize past, present and future, which is related to the fact that he is associated with time. Snakes are usually associated with fear and evil. So, by wearing it, it means that if you surrender to him, no evil can touch you.
Nagas are seen as half snake and human. They can change shape to either a full human or full snake, and can be dangerous, but usually helpful. They live underground in their own beautiful city, because they grew too much in population. Brahmas banished them and commanded them to only bite the truly evil people or destined to die very early. they are associated with rivers, lakes, wells, seas, and are guardians of treasures.
Brahma is a male deity and the god of creation, mainly because he created the world and many things in it. he has four faces and is called a "self-born".
Brahma doesn't like popular worship in right now, therefore have very little temples dedicated to him. He has lesser importance than Vishnu and Shiva.
Brahmas created a daughter to help with his creation, and loved her instantly. Every time he saw her, he would stare at her. To get out of his his sight, she would dodge around, and every time she did that, he grew another head. Soon he had four heads, one looking in front, back, left and right. In a final attempt, she jumped up, therefore making a fifth head on top of his head. Shiva was disgusted by his behavior, and cut the fifth one off.
Rakshasas are usually described as ugly, fierce-looking, huge, with two fangs coming out of the top of their mouths, and have long sharp fingernails. They are seen as crazy cannibals. Something worth mentioning is that a female Rakshasa is called a Rakshasi
The most ferocious ones are shown with flaming eyes and and hair, and drinking blood from their hands and skulls. Generally, they could fly, vanish, and magic powers of illusion.
The commander of Rakshasas is called Ravana, the king of Lanka. They were born from Brahmas' breath while he was sleeping. As soon as they were created, they were so full of blood lust that they literally started eating Brahmas