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Hikayat Seri Rama
HIKAYAT SERI RAMA is the Malay literary adaptation of the Hindu Ramayana
Ramayana
epic in the form of a hikayat . The main story remains the same as the original Sanskrit
Sanskrit
version but some aspects of it were slightly modified to a local context such as the spelling and pronunciation of names. Numerous branch stories had also been developed as accretions to or extensions of this epic with the upgrading of minor characters to major ones, or the invention of totally new characters. For example, Malay writers and storytellers have produced variations in which Laksmana ( Lakshman
Lakshman
) plays a larger role, sometimes becoming more important than Rama
Rama
the elder prince much like the Lao Phra Lak Phra Lam
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Shiva
SHIVA (/ˈʃivə/ ; IAST
IAST
: Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism
Hinduism
. He is the Supreme Being within Shaivism
Shaivism
, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. Shiva
Shiva
is the "destroyer and transformer" within the Trimurti
Trimurti
, the Hindu
Hindu
trinity that includes Brahma
Brahma
and Vishnu
Vishnu
. In Shaivism tradition, Shiva
Shiva
is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe
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Malay Literature
MALAYSIAN LITERATURE is the collection of literary works produced in the Malay peninsula until 1963 and in Malaysia thereafter. Malaysian literature is typically written in any of the country's four main languages: Malay , English , Chinese and Tamil . It portrays various aspects of Malaysian life and comprises an important part of the culture of Malaysia . The earliest works of Malaysian literature were transmitted orally in the absence of writing scripts. Oral literature encompasses a variety of genres of Malay folklore , such as myths , legends , folk tales , romances , epics , poetry , proverbs , origin stories and oral histories. Oral tradition thrived among the Malays , but continues to survive among the indigenous people of Malaysia, including the Orang Asli and numerous ethnic groups in Sarawak and Sabah
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Mahavishnu
MAHAVISHNU ( Devanāgarī
Devanāgarī
: महाविष्णु) is an aspect of Vishnu
Vishnu
, the Absolute which is beyond human comprehension and is beyond all attributes. In Gauḍīya Vaishnavism
Vaishnavism
, a school of Vaiṣṇavism , the Sātvata-tantra describes three different forms, or aspects, of Vishnu
Vishnu
as Mahavishnu, Garbhodakśayī-Viṣṇu and Kṣīrodakaśāyī Vishnu
Vishnu
. The term Mahavishnu is similar to Brahman and Almighty Absolute Supreme Personality of Godhead . This means that the Absolute truth is realized first as Brahman
Brahman
(impersonal aspect) then as Paramatma (personal aspect) and finally as Bhagavan
Bhagavan
(incarnate perfection)
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Islamic Revival
Politics portal Islam portal * v * t * e ISLAMIC REVIVAL (Arabic : تجديد‎‎ tajdīd, lit. "regeneration, renewal"; also Arabic : الصحوة الإسلامية‎‎ aṣ-Ṣaḥwah l-ʾIslāmiyyah, "Islamic awakening") refers to a revival of the Islamic religion. Within the Islamic tradition, tajdid has a been an important religious concept, which has manifested itself throughout Islamic history in periodic calls for a renewed commitment to the fundamental principles of Islam and reconstruction of society in accordance with the Quran and the traditions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (hadith ). The concept of tajdid has played a prominent role in contemporary Islamic revival
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South India
MOST POPULOUS CITIES (2011) * Chennai
Chennai
* Bengaluru
Bengaluru
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Java
JAVA (Indonesian : JAWA; Javanese : ꦗꦮ; Sundanese : ᮏᮝ) is an island of Indonesia
Indonesia
. With a population of over 141 million (the island itself) or 145 million (the administrative region), Java
Java
is home to 56.7 percent of the Indonesian population and is the most populous island on Earth
Earth
. The Indonesian capital city, Jakarta
Jakarta
, is located on western Java
Java
. Much of Indonesian history took place on Java. It was the center of powerful Hindu-Buddhist empires, the Islamic sultanates, and the core of the colonial Dutch East Indies . Java
Java
was also the center of the Indonesian struggle for independence during the 1930s and 1940s. Java
Java
dominates Indonesia
Indonesia
politically, economically and culturally
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Dravidian Languages
The DRAVIDIAN LANGUAGES are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India, as well as in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
with small pockets in southwestern Pakistan
Pakistan
, southern Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, Nepal
Nepal
, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
and Bhutan
Bhutan
, and overseas in other countries such as Malaysia
Malaysia
and Singapore
Singapore
. The Dravidian languages with the most speakers are Telugu , Tamil , Kannada
Kannada
and Malayalam
Malayalam
. There are also small groups of Dravidian-speaking scheduled tribes , who live beyond the mainstream communities, such as the Kurukh in Eastern India, Kui people of Odisha
Odisha
and Gond tribes in Central India
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Brahma
BRAHMA (/ˈbrəhmɑː/ ; Brahmā) ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
ब्रह्मा) is a creator god in Hinduism
Hinduism
. He has four faces. Brahma
Brahma
is also known as Svayambhu (self-born), Vāgīśa (Lord of Speech), and the creator of the four Vedas , one from each of his mouths. Brahma
Brahma
is sometimes identified with the Vedic god Prajapati , as well as linked to Kama
Kama
and Hiranyagarbha (the cosmic egg) . He is more prominently mentioned in the post-Vedic Hindu
Hindu
epics and the mythologies in the Puranas
Puranas
. In the epics, he is conflated with Purusha
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Parvati
PARVATI ( IAST
IAST
: Pārvatī) or UMA ( IAST
IAST
: Umā) (Sanskrit पार्वती) is the Hindu
Hindu
goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power. Known by many other names, she is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Hindu goddess Shakti and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakta sect. She is the mother goddess in Hinduism, and has many attributes and aspects. Each of her aspects is expressed with a different name, giving her over 100 names in regional Hindu
Hindu
stories of India. Along with Lakshmi
Lakshmi
(goddess of wealth and prosperity) and Saraswati
Saraswati
(goddess of knowledge and learning), she forms the trinity of Hindu
Hindu
goddesses ( Tridevi )
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Raksasa
A RAKSHASA (Sanskrit : राक्षस, rākṣasa) is a mythological being in Hindu mythology . As this mythology influenced other religions, the rakshasa was later incorporated into Buddhism . Rakshasas are also called 'Maneaters' (Nri-chakshas, Kravyads). A female rakshasa is known as a RAKSHASI. A female Rakshasa in human form is a RAKSHESHA. The terms Asura and Rakshasa sometimes used interchangeably. CONTENTS* 1 Hindu lore * 1.1 Vedic and Puranic stories * 1.2 Description * 1.3 In Hindu epics * 1.3.1 In the Ramayana * 1.3.2 In the Mahabharata * 2 In Buddhist lore * 2.1 Theravada Buddhist literature * 2.2 Mahayana Buddhist literature * 3 Jainism lore * 4 Artistic and folkloric depictions * 5 In languages * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HINDU LOREVEDIC AND PURANIC STORIES Death of Hiranyaksha , the son of Diti, at the hands of Vishnu's avatar , Varaha
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Ikshvaku Dynasty
The IKSHVAKU DYNASTY, in Puranic literature , was a dynasty founded by the legendary king Ikshvaku . Ikshvaku, literally means "sugar cane". The dynasty is also known as Sūryavaṁśa (the Solar dynasty). Lord Rama belonged to the Ikshavaku dynasty. See Ramayana
Ramayana
. Twenty-two out of the twenty-four Jain
Jain
Tirthankara belonged to this dynasty. Rishabha is present in both Hindu
Hindu
as well as Jain
Jain
mythology. Both refers to the same person. According to the Buddhist
Buddhist
texts, Prince Siddhartha belonged to this dynasty
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Vayu
VāYU ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
, Sanskrit
Sanskrit
pronunciation: ) is a primary Hindu
Hindu
deity , the lord of the winds, the father of Bhima
Bhima
and the spiritual father of Hanuman
Hanuman
. He is also known as VāTA, PAVANA ("the Purifier"), and sometimes PRāṇA ("the breath"). CONTENTS * 1 Connotations * 2 Hindu
Hindu
texts and philosophy * 3 Buddhism * 4 In Popular Culture * 5 See also * 6 References CONNOTATIONSThe word for air (vāyu) or wind (pavana) is one of the classical elements in Hinduism
Hinduism
. The Sanskrit
Sanskrit
word 'Vāta' literally means "blown", 'Vāyu' "blower", and Prāna "breathing" (viz. the breath of life, cf. the *an- in 'animate')
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Surya
SURYA (/ˈsʊərjə/ , Sanskrit : सूर्य, IAST : ‘'Sūrya’') means the Sun in Nepal and India . Synonyms of Surya in ancient Indian literature include ADITYA, ARKA, BHANU, SAVITR, PUSHAN, RAVI, MARTANDA, MITRA and VIVASVAN. Surya also connotes the solar deity in Hinduism , particularly in the Saura tradition found in states such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha. He is one of the five deities considered as equivalent aspects and means to realizing Brahman in the Smarta Tradition . His iconography is often depicted riding a chariot harnessed by horses, often seven in number which represent the seven colour rays of the rainbow. In medieval Hinduism, Surya is also an epithet for the major Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu
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Lakshmi
LAKSHMI (/ˈləksmiː/ ; Sanskrit : लक्ष्मी, IAST : lakṣmī) or LAXMI, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is the wife and shakti (energy) of Vishnu , one of the principal deities of Hinduism and the Supreme Being in the Vaishnavism Tradition. Lakshmi is also an important deity in Jainism and found in Jain temples. Lakshmi has also been a goddess of abundance and fortune for Buddhists, and was represented on the oldest surviving stupas and cave temples of Buddhism . In Buddhist sects of Tibet , Nepal and southeast Asia, goddess Vasudhara mirrors the characteristics and attributes of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi with minor iconographic differences
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Indra
INDRA (/ˈɪndrə/ , Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: इन्द्र) is a Vedic deity in Hinduism
Hinduism
, a guardian deity in Buddhism
Buddhism
, and the king of first heaven called Saudharmakalpa in Jainism
Jainism
. His mythologies and powers are similar, though not identical to those of the Indo-European deities such as Zeus , Jupiter , Perun , Thor
Thor
, and Odin (Wotan) . In the Vedas, Indra
Indra
is the king of Svarga (Heaven) and the Devas . He is the god of lightning, thunder, storms, rains and river flows. Indra
Indra
is the most referred to deity in the Rigveda. He is celebrated for his powers, and the one who kills the great symbolic evil named Vritra who obstructs human prosperity and happiness
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