Showing posts with label Gautama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gautama. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Kashyapa?

  

 

Kashyapa is the father of Garuda, the heavenly eagle who acts as the animal "vehicle" for the deity Vishnu, and the chief of the Prajapatis (a class of semi celestial creatures) in Hindu mythology.

Gautama, Bharadvaja, Vasishtha, Bhrgu, Atri, and Vishvamitra are the other Seven Sages whose names signify exogamous clan "lineages" (gotra).

All brahmins are said to be descended from these seven sages, with each family adopting their progenitor's name as their gotra name.

Gotras are still essential in current times, since marriage inside a gotra is prohibited.

The new bride takes her husband's gotra as part of her new identity after their marriage.

Prohibitions against marriage may also be found here. 


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Hinduism - Who Is Gautama Of The Hindu Nyaya Philosophical School?

 

(third century B.C.E.) The Nyaya Sutras, the cornerstone of the Nyaya philosophical system, are typically credited to him as the author.

The Nyaya school is one of those that aims to explain the root of human bonding in the reincarnation cycle (samsara) and how to break free from it.


 


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Hinduism - Who Is Gautama? Why Did He Curse Ahalya And Indra?

 

Kashyapa, Bharadvaja, Vasishtha, Bhrgu, Atri, and Vishvamitra are the other seven sages whose names denote a clan "lineage" (gotra) in Hindu mythology.

All brahmins are said to be descended from these seven sages, with each family adopting their progenitor's name as their gotra name.

These gotra divides are still essential in current times, since marriage inside the gotra is prohibited.

After her marriage, a new bride takes her husband's gotra as part of her new identity.

Gautama is most known for being Ahalya's husband.

When he finds that the deity Indra has slept with Ahalya, he curses both his wife and Indra with a thousand vulvas on their bodies.

Both curses are eventually changed to make them less severe.

Ahalya is turned to stone, but when touched by the deity Rama's foot, she comes back to life, whilst Indra's body is covered with a thousand eyes.


 


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