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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:52 PM
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Mythology, Media and the Future of Hinduism


The gods of Hinduism have never been up there in some cold palace playing cruel whimsical games of fate with us humans. Instead, they have taken their place among us. They have let us call them friend, cousin, son, mother, teacher, and adore them as such. For it is only in relationships that we humans adore, and it is only in adoration that we learn the lessons of the gods: to live in friendship with ourselves and others, to attain a sense of justice in our actions, and to surrender to serenity. That is the story about our gods, and it is a story that has been told countless times over the millennia in words, songs, gestures, sculpture, and art.

Since the early 20th century, the stories of the gods have found new forms in the mass media. Indian cinema in its early years was almost entirely a mythological genre. Even when the Bombay film industry moved away from them, the thriving regional language cinemas of South India produced grand mythologicals well into the 1970s. In the 1980s, when Indian television came of age, its most popular serials were mythologicals. The media boom of recent years brought forth a new wave of animated mythological shows and movies. And for nearly four decades, one distinguished comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha, has made the stories of the gods familiar to young modern readers.

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westerebus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-02-10 10:03 PM
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1. Dance like Ganesh !!
Always makes me smile.
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 11:24 PM
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2. I love Hinduism
especially Krishna :D
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westerebus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 12:25 PM
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3. VNV
Great music. I got hooked on Judgement.
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:31 PM
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4. they are the best
Great lyrics for us liberals too :D
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westerebus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 08:29 PM
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5. small world...
good music... I lived in Jersey for 30 years. Go figure?
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