"Agni, the god of fire." —Bulfinch, 1897

Agni

"Agni, the god of fire." —Bulfinch, 1897

A scene from the story, "Ali Hafed's Quest."

Ali Hafed

A scene from the story, "Ali Hafed's Quest."

"The Banyan Tree is a species of the genus ficus. It is regarded as a sacred tree by the Hindus. Its branches produce long shoots, or aerial roots, which descend to the ground and penetrate the soil; so that, in course of time, a single tree becomes a vast umbrageous tent, supported by numerous columns."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Banyan Tree

"The Banyan Tree is a species of the genus ficus. It is regarded as a sacred tree by the Hindus. Its…

Statue of Brahma.

Brahma

Statue of Brahma.

"A Sanskrit word the Universal Power or ground of all existence, and also (in its masculine form with long final syllable) a particular deity, the first person in the Triad (Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva) of the Hindus. The personal god Brahma is represented as a red or golden-colored figure with four heads and as many arms, and he is often accompanied by the swan or goose. He is the god of the fates, master of life and death, yet he is himself created, and is merely the agent of Brahma, the Universal Power." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Brahma

"A Sanskrit word the Universal Power or ground of all existence, and also (in its masculine form with…

The Brahmin cave-temples are, as a rule, open in front, and are sometimes connected with an independent structure hewn out of the solid rock.A, Entrance; B, Rock-Temple; C, Small shrine.

Cave-Temple of Dumas-Syna at Ellora

The Brahmin cave-temples are, as a rule, open in front, and are sometimes connected with an independent…

A representation of Ganesa. Ganesa is one of the best-known deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesa's elephant makes him easy to identify.

Ganesa, Hindu God

A representation of Ganesa. Ganesa is one of the best-known deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesa's…

A representation of Kali, a Hindu goddess of death and destruction.

Kali, Hindu Goddess

A representation of Kali, a Hindu goddess of death and destruction.

The Hindu idol Pulliar.

Hindu Idol

The Hindu idol Pulliar.

A hindu snake charmer.

Hindu juggler

A hindu snake charmer.

A native of India.

Indian

A native of India.

"Indra, the god of heaven, of thunder, lightning, storm, and rain." —Bulfinch, 1897

Indra

"Indra, the god of heaven, of thunder, lightning, storm, and rain." —Bulfinch, 1897

"Pillar in Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

Pillar

"Pillar in Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

Gate pyramid

"Gopura, or gate pyramid to a Hindu temple." —D'Anvers, 1895

In Hindu mythology, Ravana is the principal antagonist of the Hindu epic, the Ramayan. According to Ramayana, he was a king of Lanka many thousands of years ago.

Ravana

In Hindu mythology, Ravana is the principal antagonist of the Hindu epic, the Ramayan. According to…

"Sarinda. A Hindu viol, which has a body made of a single wooden block, elliptical in general contour, flat in front and arched at the back, which is hollowed out to a shell." -Whitney, 1911

Sarinda

"Sarinda. A Hindu viol, which has a body made of a single wooden block, elliptical in general contour,…

A statue of Siva.

Siva

A statue of Siva.

"Siva." —Bulfinch, 1897

Siva

"Siva." —Bulfinch, 1897

"His attributes are represented by the three personified powers of creation, preservation, and destruction, which under the names of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva form the Trimurti or triad of principal Hindu gods." —Bulfinch, 1897

The Trimurti

"His attributes are represented by the three personified powers of creation, preservation, and destruction,…

Statue of vishnu.

Vishnu

Statue of vishnu.

"Vishnu."

Vishnu

"Vishnu."