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Hindu serpent goddess , the "destroyer of poison", is worshiped mostly in the rainy season when the snakes are most active?
Hindu goddess Varahi (statue pictured) is worshipped only in the night according to secretive Vamamarga Tantric practices?
Hindu Morgaon Ganesha temple (pictured) – the most important Ashtavinayak shrine – has four minarets around its boundary wall, suggesting Islamic architecture influence?
Hindu goddess was born from the shadow of goddess Chhaya Sanjna and replaced Sanjna in her house, after the latter abandoned her husband?
Hindu widow goddess is offered liquor, meat, cigarettes and Dhumavati bhang, an intoxicating hashish drink?
Hindu mythical beast Sharabha (pictured, god , described as mightier than the lion and elephant, is included in the list of edible animals in the Shiva as Sharabha) ?
Mahabharata the 1987
in hospital massacre Jaffna, Sri Lanka, took place on Diwali, a major Hindu holiday?
seven generations of
Morya Gosavi (pictured) – a prominent saint of the Ganapatya Hindu sect – were worshipped as incarnations of the god Ganesha, and his tomb still attracts many Ganesha devotees?
many sex positions derive their
Sanskrit names from that of the Hindu goddess of sexual pleasure – ( Rati pictured with her husband, the lovegod )?
Kama devotees believe that worshipping the
Hindu god Ganesha (pictured) at the will result in a successful marriage?
Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple on
(today), Sarvapitri amavasya Hindus offer food to the ancestors, who are believed to accept the offering through a crow?
Hindu festival , the icons of the Ratha Saptami Sun-god (pictured) are carried in ceremonial processions in Mysore and Melkote?
originally described as the Lord of thieves,
Kubera (pictured) is now worshipped as the Hindu god of wealth and the regent of the North?
Achelous-class landing craft repair ship USS Krishna (pictured) and her sister ship USS are the only Indra U.S. Naval vessels to have borne the name of Hindu deities?
world's tallest statue of Hindu God Lord Shiva ( pictured) is located in , a coastal town in Murudeshwara Karnataka, India?
the leader of the
, a Tran Cao rebellion peasant revolt against the Le Dynasty in Vietnam in 1516, claimed to be a reincarnation of the Hindu deity Indra?
Hindu temple in South East England , where 3.4% of residents are is being built in Crawley Hindu compared to 1.1% in England as a whole?
Hindu Ganesha cave temple at is located in the vicinity of about 30 Lenyadri Buddhist caves?
Hindu goddess Chhinnamasta (pictured) standing on a copulating couple signifies that life, death and sex are interdependent?
are Butts Muslims, although some practice Hinduism or Christianity?
the town of
in Rawalsar Himachal Pradesh, India is sacred to three major religions -- Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism?
Kabandha (pictured), from the Hindu epic , is described to be as big as a mountain, headless, and with arms eight miles long?
(performed today) – the ritual wedding of the Tulsi Vivah Tulsi plant and god Vishnu – marks the beginning of the current Hindu wedding season?
is a religious text in Ganesha Purana Hinduism dedicated to the elephant-headed deity Ganesha and was produced by the Hindu sect Ganapatya?
Chattri (pictured) in Brighton, England, stands on the site of the ghat where Hindu and Sikh soldiers of the First World War were cremated after dying while being treated at the Royal Pavilion?
, in Hanuman Temple, Connaught Place New Delhi, is unusual in having the Islamic symbol of a crescent moon fixed on its spire instead of a Hindu symbol like Aum or the sun?
in Harihareshwara temple Karnataka, India, was consecrated in 1224 CE, in dedication to Harihara (pictured), a fusion of the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu?
design originally had carvings of a procession of elephants, lions, horses and bulls, but bulls were later removed due to influences of sandakada pahana Hinduism?
an eternal flame burns at
, believed to be the venue of the marriage of Triyuginarayan Temple Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati?
according to the
Hindu epic , the Mahabharata apsara Tilottama (pictured) was so beautiful that the god-king Indra developed a thousand eyes on his body to see her?
, Gour Govinda Ray Brahmo Samaj missionary and scholar specialising in Hinduism, attempted to compare Krishna with Christ?
Chamunda (pictured), a fearsome aspect of the Hindu Divine Mother, was worshipped by ritual human and animal sacrifices along with offerings of wine?
is venerated as a saint in the Kanhopatra Varkari sect of Hinduism, despite spending most of her life as a courtesan?
's 16th century Lakshmisha Kannada writing, the Jaimini Bharata, focuses on the horse sacrifice chapter of the Hindu epic ?
, the site of Observatory Hill, Darjeeling Darjeeling's oldest Buddhist monastery is now home to a Hindu temple?
Mahendranath Gupta (pictured) was closely associated with two notable figures in Hinduism—as a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and as a teacher to Paramahansa Yogananda?
is known for its own school of Chamba Pahari paintings (pictured), which deal with themes of Hindu deities and nature?
are a group of Ashta Lakshmi Hindu goddesses who preside over eight sources of wealth?
Hinduism allows voluntary fasting to death, known as , for a person who has no desire or ambition left and no responsibilities remaining in life?
Hindu god Vishnu was cursed to take countless avatars because he committed the ?
sin of woman-slaughter
shrines dedicated to the Hindu sun god Surya usually face east, but the one at the in Kasivisvesvara Temple Lakkundi, Karnataka faces west?
Tamil Hindu parents dedicate their one-month-old children to the goddess Periyachi (pictured), who is depicted ripping a woman's womb?
is the Supreme God according to Acintya Balinese Hinduism?
Paduka (pictured), a footwear, is generally worn by mendicants and saints of Hindu and Jain religions, with significance in Hindu mythology linked to the epic Ramayana?
became the first Palwankar Vithal Dalit cricketer to captain the Hindus team in the Bombay Quadrangular cricket competition, a milestone in the Hindu society's struggle against caste discrimination?
Hindu cosmology, women seduce and increase the sexual energy of men who enter the first realm of the by intoxicating them?
underworld a study concluded that the ideal temple design described in the
Hindu text is based on Vishnudharmottara Purana Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh (sculpture pictured)?
Hindu mythology, the "first king" chased the Prithu Earth in the form of a cow (pictured), who eventually agreed to yield her milk as all the world's grain and vegetation?
Hindu mythology, was cursed to change his/her gender every month?
Ila according to
, the LGBT interpretations Hindu fire god Agni's role in accepting sacrifices is paralleled by his accepting semen from other gods like Shiva and Soma?
Hindu mythology, the devotee kept the god Pundalik Krishna waiting because he was busy serving his parents?
a good wife is prescribed to propitiate
Jyestha (pictured) – the Hindu goddess of misfortune – to keep the goddess away from her home?
, semi-gods of Vidyadharas Hindu mythology, milked Mother Earth, who had assumed the form of a cow, to collect mystic powers and the art of flying as her milk?
represents the seven holy Sapta Puri Hindu cities of Ayodhya, Dwarka, Haridwar, Ujjain, Kanchipuram, Mathura and the holiest, Varanasi?
made Pamheiba Hinduism the official religion of Manipur in 1717 C.E.?
is a bitch – in Sarama Hindu mythology – who snatches human foetuses from the womb?
worked towards normalizing Subramanian Swamy Sino-Indian relations and persuaded Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to open the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet to Hindu pilgrims from India?
, considered one of the most learned Thirumangai Alvar Alvar saint-poets in Hinduism, was a robber before becoming a saint?
Hindu sadhus live in the cremation grounds of as they believe that goddess Tarapith Tara – who is attracted to bones – dwells there?
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