These ratios are exact, suggesting the architect intended to use these harmonic ratios, and the rectangle pattern was not a mistake, nor an arbitrary approximation. Site[ edit ] The appropriate site for a temple, suggest ancient Sanskrit texts, is near water and gardens, where lotus and flowers bloom, where swans, ducks and other birds are heard, where animals rest without fear of injury or harm.
There are also other holy books like Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharta etc. Ahimsa Non-violence is a positive and dynamic force, that means benevolence or love or goodwill or tolerance or all of the above of all living creatures, including the objects of knowledge and various perspectives.
Although Hindus believe and do many apparently contradictory things—contradictory not merely from one Hindu to the next, but also within the daily religious life of a single Hindu—each individual perceives an orderly pattern that gives form and meaning to his or her own life.
What is the ultimate source of value and significance? Many Indians believe that the present day Sri Lanka was then the kingdom of Lanka. What sacred elements characterize Hindu religious traditions?
The human body represented by the outermost shell is the easiest to see and comprehend.
Their meaning and purpose have extended beyond spiritual life to social rituals and daily life, offering thus a social meaning. Shiva's consort is Parvati who is worshipped as Kali or Durga. The term Hinduism, then spelled Hindooism, was introduced into the English language in the 18th century to denote the religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions native to India.