Hinduism is a powerful and ancient Indian religion that upholds the Hindu ethos, or value system, in addition to a wide range of traditional religious practices. The basic premise of Hinduism is that the universe is ‘God’ and everything in the universe is interconnected, including human beings. According to the Vedas, the oldest of the Hindu scriptures, the Supreme Lord God Vishnu (or Vishnu) is the creator of the universe and the supreme ruler over all the animate and inanimate creations.
According to the shastras, or principles of Hinduism, there are eighty-eight heavens (khandras) wherein Lord God Vishnu rules and protects His obedient angels. The Hindu pantheons include the god Shiva (or Shiva) and the goddess Lakshmi (or Lakhmi). The concept of Shastra has significant influence on the concepts and ideas of Hinduism. According to the tantric shastras, everything in the universe is made up of energy (chakras), and humans are the centers of the earth and its environment.
The most important part of Hinduism, after the philosophy and the shastra, is the Bhagvatam. This is the hymn to the Great Goddess of wealth (Bhagvat. Literally, ‘placing beyond the reach’) Goddess Lakshmi (or Lakshmi), the embodiment of beauty. The Bhagvatam expresses the worship of Goddess Lakshmi as a supreme feminine divine. Hindus also consider the god Shiva their lord and protector, and the goddesses as their consorts, and pray to them for prosperity, health, and happiness.