We are all intrinsically connected to nature. The more we awaken to this truth, the more powerful we become. The same five elements in nature – fire, water, earth, air and space – are the same five elements found within our bodies; in Ayurveda this is known as the Panchamahabuta theory. It also honours that this balance, or imbalance, can deeply affect the well-being of our minds, bodies, and spirits; in the same way that an imbalance in nature can create profound harm. In order to honour our personal well-being, we must consider our relationship with nature and the well-being of the environments around us. With the knowledge that each of us contains a unique makeup of these elements, we can embrace the in herent truth that everything is interconnected, and we are all a part of the whole. We move beyond the limits and suffering inherent with separation, and we can feel a rising bliss from within us, just as we move towards this recognition of connection. Loveliness category / product is focused on spiritual mythology. Hindu mythology is also found in widely translated popular texts such as the Panchatantra and Hitopadesha, as well as Southeast Asian texts. Hindu mythology does not often have a consistent, monolithic structure. The same myth typically appears in various versions and can be represented differently across socio-religious traditions. These myths have also been noted to have been modified by various philosophical schools over time and particularly in the Hindu tradition. These myths are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning, and have been given a complex range of interpretations. Hindu epic shares the creative principles and human values found in epic everywhere. The Hindu legends embed the Indian thought about the nature of existence, the human condition and its aspirations through an interwoven contrast of characters, the good against the evil, the honest against the dishonest, the dharma-bound lover against the anti-dharma bully, the gentle and compassionate against the cruel and greedy. In these epics, everything is impermanent including matter, love and peace. Magic and miracles thrive, gods are defeated and fear for their existence, triggering wars or debates. Death threatens and re-threatens life, while life finds a way to creatively re-emerge thus conquering death. Eros persistently prevails over chaos. The Hindu epics integrate in a wide range of subjects. They include stories about how and why cosmos originated (Hindu cosmology, cosmogony), how and why humans or all life forms originated (anthropogony) along with each’s strengths and weaknesses, how gods originated along with each’s strengths and weaknesses (theogony), the battle between good gods and bad demons (theomachy), human values and how humans can live together, resolve any disagreements (ethics, axiology), healthy goals in stages of life and the different ways in which each individual can live (householder, monk, purusartha), the meaning of all existence and means of personal liberation (soteriology) as well as legends about what causes suffering, chaos and the end of time with a restart of a new cycle (eschatology). Tibetan mythology refers to the traditional as well as the religious stories that have been passed down by the Tibetan people. Tibetan mythology consists mainly of national mythology stemming from the Tibetan culture as well as religious mythology from both Tibetan Buddhism and Bön Religion. These myths are often passed down orally, through rituals or through traditional art like sculptures or cave paintings. They also feature a variety of different creatures ranging from gods to spirits to monsters play a significant role in Tibetan mythology with some of these myths have broken into mainstream Western media. Yeti has to be by far the most popular mythical mythological creature of Nepal. Another Nepali mythical creature, the Khyah. Gurumapa is supposedly a mythological Nepal man-eater. Lakhey, another folklore demon, is one of the scariest mythological creatures of Nepal. Kawa cha mythical creatures in Nepal is the literal translation of the Newari word for “skeleton”. Garuda is a half-man-half-eagle figure found in Hindu mythology in Nepal. The Ma la (sky dragon) is a part of the new culture and also a well-known mythological figure in Tibetan Buddhism, known as ‘Druk’. The Singha is the mythical lion that is believed to guard the entrances according to the Buddhist religion. The story of this Nepali mythical creature is tied with the story of the lake that was once Kathmandu. The Cheppu is said to be a very disfigured and dreadful creature who used to live deep inside that lake. Hitimanga, also known as Makara is usually seen placed over the hit is (stone taps) around Kathmandu valley. Indra Jatra, white elephant (Yenya Punhi) and how gloriously this festival is celebrated in Nepal. Any person who grew up in Kathmandu must have heard the children’s song about Dhaplan Khya, a large, dark and hairy creature who is always hungry.

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