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Hindu Names

Guanyin, Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin, Avalokiteśvara, Goddess of Mercy. Many names.

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Jag Mandir (Hindu Temple-palace) is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola.

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This goddess is called 妙音天女 or 辩才天女 in China,and Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten is the Goddess of everything that flows: Water, Words, Speech, Eloquence, Music and by extension, Knowledge. This photo is from a role in Beijing Opera

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"Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. She is the goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension knowledge." -- (Artwork for Nexon Three Kingdoms platform game, artist as yet unknown)

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Photograph Vietnam - Hoi An - Marble Mountains - 2nd April 2014 -111-Edit by Redstone Hill on 500px

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Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu Goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through 8th centuries, mainly via the Chinese translations of the Sutra of Golden Light, which has a section devoted to her. She is also mentioned in the Lotus Sutra and often depicted holding a biwa, a traditional Japanese lute. Benzaiten is the goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension knowledge.

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Finally her three eyes represent the sun, moon, and fire, with which she is able to observe the three modes of time: past, present and future. This attribute is also the origin of the name Kali, which is the feminine form of 'Kala', the Sanskrit term for Time.

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Entrance to a Hindu Temple in Rajasthan, India

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Carved Tibetan skulls (via from89) Source: act-of-the-ignoramus

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