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going where?[edit]

It doesn't go anywhere.

Now after moving it to an appropriate name, it does go somewhere. <bFSAFDFSFSAFSFV VFDAVF>DaGizza Chat (c) 10:25, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

Name change?[edit]

One editor has changed Kartikeya to Murukan. Both refer to Lord Subrahmanya. Well, the former is known all over India while the latter is known only in a particular State of India. Is the change warranted in a Template? Apnavana 01:20, 11 August 2006 (UTC) BALWAN SINGH —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.92.146.16 (talk) 07:14, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Swastika[edit]

From this template why the Swastika placed on right side of the upper bar was removed? – Apnavana 04:40, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

I have replaced the swastika (a minor Hindu symbol) with the Aum (a major Hindu symbol), for reasons of both sensitivity and encyclopedic value. -- User:RyanFreisling @ 00:39, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Funny Swastika[edit]

Take a look at these templates:

with the HinduSwastika.svg displayed prominently. Honestly, of all of Hinduism's symbols' did this one have to get "headline" billing on these templates? Alternatives are aplenty if one were to look around on articles listed on {{Hindu Deities and Texts}} where there are dozens of less offensive symbols that could be chosen for the same purpose. While the swastika may be ok with some Hindus, it should not be flashed around "in all innocence" because for the rest of the world that was caught up in World War II it was the symbol of literal EVIL, DEATH and DESTRUCTION emanating from the Nazis. It was Hitler's personal diabolical "symbol of choice" and for that reason it is VERY far from neutral, no matter in what context it is used. It violates Wikipedia:Civility to have it displayed in such an "in your face" fashion on these Hindu templates, giving it a dubious "place of pride" it does not deserve. Need one say more? IZAK 23:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


Response to Swastika Comment: Need I mention how many Native Americans the Christians have killed? How about the Crusades? These people were "heathens", thus massacred. Some Muslims practice terrorism and genital mutilation. They attribute these actions to the holy words of their prophet. Perhaps, in order to be consistent with your suggestion of not displaying the swastika, should we also ban showing a crucifix or following the Koran? Also, the Nazi version is the mirror image of the true swastika. The swastika symbolizes the immortality and eternity of God in Hinduism. Hindus have full rights to a symbol that is historically theirs.

Saying it "mirrors" the "true" swastika is incorrect. It has been used both directions/turning-orientations by multiple cultures many times many different ways. BTW why don't people cite ancient Germanic instances of the swastika when considering the Nazi (German) Swastika, like the Snoldelev Stone runestone. It makes more sense to associate it to the culture it is found "within".. in fact considering things by their own culture is the only thing that makes any sense when considering something. 70.59.140.179 (talk) 05:21, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Lakshmana?[edit]

Is Lakshmana an independent deity? 61.0.164.70 15:09, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Lord Krishna and Lord Rama[edit]

Why is Lord Krishna and Lord Rama put in as seperate Deities than Lord Vishnu? Lord Krishna and Lord Rama are two Avatars of Lord Vishnu, and thus they shouldn't be listed seperatly. Armyrifle 01:32, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Vaikunda and Akilam[edit]

Are Vaikunda and Akilam related to Hinduism????--Redtigerxyz 12:36, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

They are worshipped by the Ayyavahzi sect. In that sense they are quite minor. This template should only have the main devas and devis, not all 33 million of them! There are many Hindu figures who are elevated to the status of God (or close to it) in their sects, such as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sai Baba. Thank you for reverting it. The main deities from the main denominations are all there already. GizzaDiscuss © 08:56, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Varuna & Mitra?[edit]

Indra as an early high god is on the template, but not Varuna or Mitra? Are they not important enough as older primary deities to be listed in this template. 70.59.140.179 (talk) 05:13, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Demons[edit]

Should demons also be added? Like Ravana, Narakasura, Mahishasura, Hiranyakashipu, etc.? -Animeshkulkarni (talk) 22:36, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

No. This is about deities and texts. --Redtigerxyz Talk 05:04, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
okay! are they included in any other template? -Animeshkulkarni (talk) 18:12, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
No such template currently exists. Category:Demons in Hinduism includes them. --Redtigerxyz Talk 04:49, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
So should we include it? The name can be changed to another if needed. Because its very natural to have the urge to know gods as well as demons in one go. -Animeshkulkarni (talk) 05:53, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
IMO, Demons are not as important as deities and texts in Hinduism. Adding them will also increase the size of this compact template. Found Template:Hindu mythology, which is a better option to add demons. --Redtigerxyz Talk 06:17, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
aah! thanks! Well... but one more thing. How is this template different from this one? Template:Hinduism Why do we have two?!? -Animeshkulkarni (talk) 19:10, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
{{Hinduism}} is vertical, while this one is horizontal. tl:Hinduism was once supposed to an overview [1], but now has all links, which are there on other Hinduism templates: this one, {{Hindu scriptures}}, {{Hindu festivals}}. --Redtigerxyz Talk 06:02, 3 November 2011 (UTC)