Indian Mythology

Indian culture, myths.

Indian mythology; is a set of narratives related to Hinduism that finds it is presence in Sanskrit literature. Indian mythology, which is considered a sub-theme of Indian culture and Nepal, are epics from people who have more traditions,classes and geography than a single belief. From my point of view,the word that best describes Indian mythology: Diversity.

''A Hindu does not have to 'believe in' the details of the myths. These details are open to variation. In fact, there are often many versions of the same story and one version may contradict the details of another...'' -George M.Williams

For Hindu's, it is hard to follow every variation of the myths. In this culture,the details of myths change mostly and they are also open to variation. Sometimes the version of some story can contradict each other and the details of one may not fit to the other. The important thing for the Hindu's is,if they find one of the versions closer that does not mean that they may like another version of the same story. Because the important thing in their culture is trying to or finding a solution for their daily problem. A myths answers question about:

-Origin or creation(where we come from)

-Purpose and meaning(why we are here, what we should do with our lives)

-Morality(what is right or wrong)

-Destiny(above all what happens at and after death)

''Cultural and religious identity in Hinduism is amazingly broad. In Hindu mythology, there are as 330 million different role models(gods or devas)that can validate individual identity'' -George M.Williams

In Hinduism belief systems there are no stereotyped identities and they may differ from each other. One's appropriation of this vast treasury of wisdom is one's own responsibility,which defines karma. Personal responsibility for each and every action, which defines svadharma.