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Group 3: Gods of Hinduism &
Their Involvement In Literature


           Sam S. Jake L.
         Lizzie F. Angela G.
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Brahma
• Creator of the Trinity of Gods
• Grew out of Vishnu’s navel
• Controls Night and Day
• Created world by making hi...
Vishnu
• Preserver and Protector God of the trinity
• Embodiment of mercy, and goodness
• Has 4 arms
• In these arms he ho...
Shiva
• Destroyer god of the trinity
• Responsible for death and destruction
• God of yogis
• Holds a trident which repres...
Krishna
•   8th reincarnation of Vishnu
•   Embodiment of love and divine joy
•   Protector of sacred cows
•   She is a tr...
Lakshmi
• Shiva’s wife at first
• She left Shiva for Vishnu
• Goddess of light, beauty, good fortune and
  wealth.
• Accor...
Ratri
• Goddess of night
• Base of Nirvana in
  Buddhism
• Takes form of
  leopard or tiger
• Offers aid to others




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  1. 1. Group 3: Gods of Hinduism & Their Involvement In Literature Sam S. Jake L. Lizzie F. Angela G. Stacey B.
  2. 2. Brahma • Creator of the Trinity of Gods • Grew out of Vishnu’s navel • Controls Night and Day • Created world by making himself in a man half (Brahma) and a female half (Gayatri) • Has 4 heads, used to have 5 but lied to Vishnu causing Vishnu to remove his head • The 4 Vedas came from each of his heads.
  3. 3. Vishnu • Preserver and Protector God of the trinity • Embodiment of mercy, and goodness • Has 4 arms • In these arms he holds a conch or Sankha, Disc of Vaijira, a club and lotus or Padma • Also carries a bow and a sword • Vishnu reincarnates as a human to help settle disputes in many Hindu tales http://Trident!!!
  4. 4. Shiva • Destroyer god of the trinity • Responsible for death and destruction • God of yogis • Holds a trident which represents the 3 Gunas: Essence, Activity and Inertia • Has snakes that show he is more powerful than death and poison
  5. 5. Krishna • 8th reincarnation of Vishnu • Embodiment of love and divine joy • Protector of sacred cows • She is a trickster and lover • Plays a large role in Mahabharata as Vishnu’s reincarnation, and is the center of many tales
  6. 6. Lakshmi • Shiva’s wife at first • She left Shiva for Vishnu • Goddess of light, beauty, good fortune and wealth. • According to Hindu stories, she ended up with Vishnu because Brahma and Shiva had already claimed wifes http://Lakshmi
  7. 7. Ratri • Goddess of night • Base of Nirvana in Buddhism • Takes form of leopard or tiger • Offers aid to others http://www.youtube.com/v/C qSHcNgDb4U

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