HINDU GODS CHART There are four main sects within Hinduism: 1. Shaivism (in which Shiva is worshipped as the main god); 2. Vaishnavism (in which Vishnu worshipped as the main god); 3. Shaktism (in which the female aspects of god are primarily worshipped); and 4. Smartism (in which six main gods are worshipped: Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti, Ganesh, Murugan and Surya).
Pensive Lord Shiva.... ~ *In Penance* ~ A long time, Now it has been, While time's winds blow. He was my shelter and protection, When storms were unkind, There was serenity here, Where the clearest waters of the Earth flow, They gifted me with purity and calming peace of mind. A Friend to me, For my days here were made sweet by the Lord's prescence; In Spirit, Truth, Works & Rhythm, Our hearts were united together during this time... of Penance. ~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan
Following in the footsteps of the Hindu god Shiva, our lives gradually become more spiritually directed. Many of us might wish we possessed the will, time and talent to exercise the laser-like determination in our daily lives assisted by Shiva Power. Yet, all adept teachers, Krishna, Buddha, Lao Tse, assure us that such an achievement is an ever-present possibility for us.