| It is observed by Muslims with a voluntary fast that commemorates the day Noah left the ark and the day Moses was saved by God by the Egyptians. For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a solemn day of mourning after Hussein’s martyrdom in AD 680 in Kerbala today in Iraq.
Asura, (Sanskrit: divine) Iranian ahura, in Hindu mythology a class of beings defined by their opposition to the devas or sura (gods). The term asura first appears in the Vedas, a collection of poems and hymns written between 1500 and 1200 BC. And it refers to a human or divine leader.
Usually, asuras or demons in Hinduism are described as being devoted to the god Shiva (since Shiva does not distinguish between good and bad, he is a yogi and considers his followers to be of him and has absolute compassion for all living beings.
In later verses of the Samhita layer of the Vedic texts, Monier Williams states that the Asuras are evil spirits, demons and opponents of the gods. The Asuras represent in Indo-Iranian (collective, Aryan) mythology the evil that creates chaos through the struggle between good and evil.
is a Japanese way of calling Buddhism the demigod of the Asura war. In Japanese we sometimes use it to describe a person who is in a situation where he has to wage an endless war against something in a ruthless and inhumane way.
, Deva) means heavenly, divine, very excellent and is also one of the concepts of divinity in Hinduism. Deva is a masculine term, its feminine equivalent is Devi. In the early Vedic literature, all supernatural beings are called Devas and Asuras.
Indra. In the Vedas, Indra is the king of Svarga (heaven) and the devas. He is the god of the sky, lightning, thunder, storm, rain, river currents and war. Indra is the deity most talked about in the Rig Veda.
In the Rig Veda, a collection of ancient Hindu hymns, Indra is described as the King of God. He has authority over the sky and the power to make it rain with the lightning bolts of his weapon. Indra is shown as a man with four long arms on a white elephant. Indra is the god of battle.
u) is one of the most important gods of Hinduism, and the the highest Essence or absolute truth in its Vaishnavism tradition. Vishnu is the guardian of the Hindu triad (Trimurti), which includes Brahma and Shiva.
Shiva’s role is to destroy the universe in order to recreate it. It is Shiva’s relationship with his wife Parvati that gives him balance. Their union allows him to be an ascetic and a lover, but within the confines of marriage. Hindus who worship Shiva as their main god are members of the Shaivism sect.
Vishnu took the avatar of a dwarf boy named Vamana and approached Mahabali. The king offered the boy everything: gold, cows, elephants, villages, food, everything he wanted. The guy said you couldn’t ask for more than one need, and all he needed is the property directly across from a property three steps away.