Another great read. The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The Gita is a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna.
Hanuman is a Hindu god, (also present in Buddhism and Jainism). He is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and an ardent devotee of Rama. Also the central character in the Indian epic Ramayana, Hanuman is revered for his loyalty and devotion to Rama, and possesses enormous strength, keen intellect and a mastery over the Vedas and other branches of learning.
The Lotus flower is a prominent symbol in Buddhist, Hindu, and Egyptian culture, and the native flower for both India and Vietnam. It’s ability to emerge from mud and water every day to create a beautiful bloom has inspired many myths and legends. A Lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water. In general, the Lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment, lifecycle, purity, and rebirth. In Buddhist and Egyptian culture, the flower represented the universe. In Hindu culture, it is said that gods and goddesses sat on lotus thrones. It was even believed by the Egyptians to resurrect the dead.
Rama, or Ramachandra, in Hinduism is the 7th avatar of Vishnu (maintainer/protector god). Rama is the center of the famous ancient Indian epic poem, Ramayana, in which the divine prince Rama struggles to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Versions of the poem are also present in Jainist and Buddhist legends.