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Sita
Sita
Sita
(pronounced [ˈsiː t̪aː]  listen (help·info), Sanskrit: सीता, IAST: Sītā) or Seeta, is the consort of Lord Rama
Rama
(incarnation of Vishnu) and an avatar of Sri Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess that denotes good sign, good fortune, prosperity, success, and happiness. She is esteemed as the paragon of spousal and feminine virtues for all women.[6] Sita
Sita
is the central female character and one of the central figures in the Hindu
Hindu
epic, the Ramayana. She is described as the daughter of the earth goddess, Bhūmi
Bhūmi
and the adopted daughter of King Janaka
Janaka
of Videha
Videha
and his wife, Queen Sunaina
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Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Sanskrit
(English: /ˈsænskrɪt/;[6] Sanskrit: संस्कृतम्, romanized: saṃskṛtam, IPA: [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm] (listen)) is a language of ancient India
India
with a 3,500-year history.[7][8][9] It is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism
Hinduism
and the predominant language of most works of Hindu philosophy
Hindu philosophy
as well as some of the principal texts of Buddhism
Buddhism
and Jainism
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Narasimha
Narasimha
Narasimha
(Sanskrit: नरसिंह IAST: Narasiṃha, lit. man-lion) is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, one who incarnates in the form of part lion and part man to destroy an evil, end religious persecution and calamity on Earth, thereby restoring Dharma.[2][1] Narasimha
Narasimha
iconography shows him with a human torso and lower body, with a lion face and claws, typically with a demon Hiranyakashipu
Hiranyakashipu
in his lap whom he is in the process of killing
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Hindu Texts
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu
Hindu
textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma
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Devanagari
Devanagari
Devanagari
(/ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡəri/ DAY-və-NAH-gə-ree; देवनागरी, IAST: Devanāgarī, a compound of "deva" दे
and "nāgarī" नागरी; Hindi
Hindi
pronunciation: [d̪eːʋˈnaːɡri]), also called Nagari (Nāgarī, नागरी),[5] is an abugida (alphasyllabary) used in India
India
and Nepal
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Vedas
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu
Hindu
textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma
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Hindu Scriptures
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu
Hindu
textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma
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India
India
India
(official name: the Republic
Republic
of India;[19] Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya) is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[d] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar
Myanmar
to the east
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Sunaina
Sunaina (born 17 April 1985) is an Indian film actress, who primarily works in South Film Industries.Contents1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksPersonal life[edit] She was born on 17th April 1989 in Nagpur
Nagpur
in Maharashtra. Her father’s name is Harish Yella and her mother’s name is Sandhya Yella. She completed her schooling from Mount Carmel Girl’s High School at Nagpur
Nagpur
and She moved to Hyderabad
Hyderabad
with her family for Higher Studies
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Kusha (Ramayana)
Kusha may refer to:Kusha, One of the lineages of Chandravamsha Kshatriyas Kusha-shū (Buddhism), one of six schools of Japanese Buddhism in the Nara period Kusha (Ramayana), in Hindu mythology, one of the twin sons of Lord Rama and Sita Desmostachya bipinnata
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Vishnu Purana
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Hindu
textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma
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Krishna
Krishna
Krishna
(/ˈkrɪʃnə/,[8] [ˈkr̩ʂɳə] ( listen); Sanskrit: कृष्ण, translit. Kṛṣṇa) is a major deity in Hinduism. He is worshiped as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu
Vishnu
and also as the supreme God
God
in his own right.[9] He is the god of compassion, tenderness, and love in Hinduism,[1][2] and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities.[10] Krishna's birthday is celebrated every year by Hindus on Janmashtami according to the lunisolar Hindu
Hindu
calendar, which falls in late August or early September of the Gregorian calendar.[11] Krishna
Krishna
is also known by numerous names, such as Govinda, Mukunda, Madhusudhana, Vasudeva, and Makhan chor. The anecdotes and narratives of Krishna's life are generally titled as Krishna
Krishna
Leela
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Vamana
Vamana
Vamana
(Sanskrit: वामन, IAST: Vāmana, lit. dwarf), is the fifth avatar of Hindu god Vishnu.[1][2] He incarnates in a time of crisis to restore cosmic balance by creatively defeating the Asura king Mahabali, who had acquired disproportionate power over the universe. According to Hindu mythology, the noble demon king sponsors a sacrifice and gift giving ceremony to consolidate his power, and Vishnu
Vishnu
appears at this ceremony as a dwarf mendicant called Vamana.[1] When Vamana's turn comes to receive a gift, Mahabali
Mahabali
offers him whatever riches and material wealth he would like, but Vamana
Vamana
refuses everything and states he would just like three paces of land. Mahabali finds the dwarf's request amusingly small and irrevocably grants it.[1] Vamana
Vamana
then grows into a giant of cosmic proportions
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Varaha
Varaha
Varaha
(Sanskrit: वराह, IAST:Varāha) is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu
Vishnu
who takes the form of a boar to rescue goddess earth.[1] Varaha
Varaha
is listed as third in the Dashavatara, the ten principal avatars of Vishnu.[1][2][3] In a symbolic Hindu mythology, when the demon Hiranyaksha
Hiranyaksha
tormented the earth (personified as the goddess Bhudevi) and its inhabitants, she sinks into the primordial waters. Vishnu
Vishnu
took the form of the Varaha, descended into the depths of the oceans to rescue her. Varaha slew the demon and retrieved the Earth from the ocean, lifting her on his tusks, and restored Bhudevi
Bhudevi
to her place in the universe.[1][4][5] Varaha
Varaha
may be depicted completely as a boar or in an anthropomorphic form, with a boar's head and human body
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Kurma
Kurma
Kurma
(Sanskrit: कूर्म; Kūrma, lit. turtle) is the second Avatar
Avatar
of Vishnu. Like other avatars of Vishnu, Kurma
Kurma
appears at a time of crisis to restore the cosmic equilibrium.[1] His iconography is either a tortoise, or more commonly as half man-half tortoise.[2] These are found in many Vaishnava temple ceilings or wall reliefs.[3][4] The earliest account of Kurma
Kurma
is found in the Shatapatha Brahmana (Yajur veda), where he is a form of Prajapati- Brahma
Brahma
and helps with the samudra manthan (churning of cosmic ocean).[5] In the Epics and the Puranas, the legend expands and evolves into many versions, with Kurma
Kurma
becoming an avatar of Vishnu
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Gautama Buddha In Hinduism
In Vaishnava Hinduism, the historic Buddha
Buddha
or Gautama Buddha, is considered to be an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.[1] Of the ten major avatars of Vishnu, Vaishnavites believe Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha
to be the ninth and most recent incarnation.[2][3] Buddha's portrayal in Hinduism varies. In some texts such as the Puranas, he is portrayed as an avatar born to mislead those who deny the Vedic knowledge.[3][4][note 1] In others, such as the 13th-century Gitagovinda of Vaishnava poet Jayadeva, Vishnu
Vishnu
incarnates as the Buddha
Buddha
to teach and to end animal slaughter.[2] In contemporary Hinduism, state Constance Jones and James D
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