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Victoria and Albert Museum, London  ”Vishnu Vishvarupa,” from about 1800-20.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London ”Vishnu Vishvarupa,” from about 1800-20.

Yoni is one of the most primeval forms of the goddess. She represents the origin of life, the womb or “secred temple” in Hindu philosophy, the creative force of the Shakti/Devi. She’s doing a “yoni mudra” with her hands (a symbolic hindu gesture that repr

Kali. The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in "time has come"). Hence, Kāli is the Goddess of Time and Change.

Kali. The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in "time has come"). Hence, Kāli is the Goddess of Time and Change.

Powerful, sometimes-clever, always-fascinating villains of mythology! #VillainsofMythology #Bhasmasura

Powerful, sometimes-clever, always-fascinating villains of mythology! #VillainsofMythology #Bhasmasura

This Shakyamuni Buddha thangka, or paubha, painting is by Nepal's foremost artist, Mukti Singh Thapa. Collector's Edition prints are available for sale.

This Shakyamuni Buddha thangka, or paubha, painting is by Nepal's foremost artist, Mukti Singh Thapa. Collector's Edition prints are available for sale.

Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of the god Rama. He is one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana and its various versions. He participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana depicted in Ramayana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Shiva. He is the son of Anjana and Kesari, and is also described as the son of the wind-god Vayu, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth.

Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of the god Rama. He is one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana and its various versions. He participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana depicted in Ramayana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Shiva. He is the son of Anjana and Kesari, and is also described as the son of the wind-god Vayu, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth.

Rama, the mythical perfect gentleman, is a role model for how a man ought to be. Some thing for men to learn while travelling in India.

10 gods to know before travelling to the temples in India

Rama, the mythical perfect gentleman, is a role model for how a man ought to be. Some thing for men to learn while travelling in India.

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