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By Philip Wilkinson

This encyclopaedia comprises every thing you must find out about whatever to do with faith. From the secret of Mesopotamia to Zen Buddhism, get to the middle of the entire significant faiths from around the globe. observe the attitudes, beliefs, artwork and structure of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Shiva Parvati Weapon represents Kali’s destructive power This statue shows Kali encircled by flames. LOVING CONSORT Parvati is the more benign version of Shiva’s consort. Her name means “daughter of the mountain” and she is said to have been born out of the rocks of the Himalayas. Gentle and caring, she makes a good counterpart to Shiva the destroyer, and is worshipped widely. Parvati is normally portrayed sitting at Shiva’s side. A statue of the goddess Kali Durga is traditionally shown riding on the back of a lion.

The Buddha is touching the Earth with his right hand. 9th-century bronze model of a stupa 67 Detail from an Ashoka pillar, 3rd century BCE, Sarnath, India Theravada Buddhism Guardian spirits detail from the Tipitaka wall hanging THERAVADA BUDDHISM IS practised mainly in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma (also known as Myanmar). Theravada Buddhists traditionally place the greatest importance on the Buddha himself and on his teachings, written in Pali in the ancient scriptures. The sangha, or community of monks, are also central to this strand of the faith.

The poem stresses the horrors of war by showing the sadness of the Pandava leader, Yudhishtira, at the devastation wrought on the two families. The Mahabharata also emphasizes the teachings central to Hindu faith, and its best-loved section, the Bhagavad Gita (meaning “Song of the Lord”), teaches the importance of duty and devotion to the supreme god. 2wereThethe100sonsDhartarashtras of the blind THE DHARTARASHTRAS king Dhritarashtra and his wife Gandhari. But they were also incarnations of demons, sworn mischiefmakers, and enemies of the gods who supported the Pandavas.

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