10 Surprising and Lesser Known Facts About Indian Mythology!

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Facts about Indian Mythology

Hinduism dates long back and is considered one of the oldest religions in the world. Steeped in history stretching back to 10,000 BC, Hinduism’s mythology boasts a rich taste of age-old stories, powerful characters, and intriguing connections to modern science. Furthermore, this ancient religion, with its recurring view of time and epics like the Mahabharata and Ramayana, offers a treasure of tales retold for millennia. We all have a version of our perceptions of mythology. In this article, we will cover some of the amazing facts about Indian and Hindu mythology. 

Facts About Hindu Mythology

Hinduism is way more than just the belief of people. 

  1. The universe began with the sound “OM” or by the three gods- Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
  1. Ramayana tells Rama’s story, and Mahabharata details the Kurukshetra war. Moreover, both offer timeless wisdom to anyone reading it in any year. 
  1. A vast pantheon exists, including Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver), Shiva (destroyer), Lakshmi (prosperity), Durga (protector), and Saraswati (knowledge). These are all the major gods and goddesses in the Hindu mythology. 
  1. Some of you might already know this fact about Indian mythology. The world cycles through four ages: Satya (golden), Treta (partially righteous), Dvapara (balanced), and Kali Yuga (present age of darkness).
  1. Souls are reborn based on past actions (karma). Moksha (liberation) breaks the cycle. Therefore, this is why you must have heard people saying karma is a “What goes around, comes around.”

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  1. In Indian mythology, a cow represents fertility and motherhood, the lotus symbolises purity, and the snake is associated with Lord Shiva.
  1. Kaal Bhairav, a dog, was a partial reincarnation of Lord Shiva and is also worshipped as a deity. 
  1. Mythology reflects human nature and offers insights into the universe and life’s meaning. Hindu mythology has answers to every question in the world. 
  1. Ramacharitmanas depicts Sita’s stay in Lanka as an illusion, with Agni Pariksha a symbolic purification after the ordeal.
  1. Ashtavakra became a revered saint whose body was found in 8 places because of his father’s curse which he got when he was in his mother’s womb.

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Who is the father of Hindu mythology?

The father of Hindu mythology is Brahma as per many Hindu texts. He is said to be the creator of the universe. 

Who is God, Shiva or Allah?

Hinduism and Islam have different concepts of God: Shiva is a god in Hinduism, while Allah is the one and only God in Islam.

Who is Shiva’s mother?

Hindu mythology depicts Lord Shiva as having both Brahma (creator) and Parvati (Shakti) as parents, reflecting the cyclical nature of creation and destruction.

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