Immigrants have accepted several aspects of the indigenous culture, but a national culture has not evolved. Commercial, settler, missionary, and British colonial interests imposed Western ideologies and infrastructures on the native peoples and Asian immigrants that facilitated the operation of a British crown colony. The indigenous name of the islands is Viti, an Austronesian word meaning "east" or "sunrise. Until the advent of colonial rule inthe population of Viti Levu, the principal island of the Fiji group, was divided into hierarchically organized coastal peoples and more egalitarian highland peoples in the interior.
In post-Vedic texts, such as the Puranas and the Itihasas of Hinduism, the Devas represent the good, and the Asuras the bad. Rudra left is represented in Vedic literature, is shown as Shiva-Rudra 2nd-century sculpture middleand as Shiva meaning kind in 13th-century art work right.
The iconography evolved, retaining some symbolic elements such as trident, axe or antelope. SavitrVishnuRudra later given the exclusive epithet of Shivaand Prajapati later Brahma are gods and hence Devas.
In this case, the Titan is potentially an Angel, the Angel still by nature a Titan; the Darkness in actu is Light, the Light in potentia Darkness; whence the designations Asura and Deva may be applied to one and the same Person according to the mode of operation, as in Rigveda 1.
Above Indra is part of the seal of a Thailand state. The Epics and medieval era texts, particularly the Puranasdeveloped extensive and richly varying mythologies associated with Hindu deities, including their genealogies. For example, god Indra a Deva and the antigod Virocana an Asura question a sage for insights into the knowledge of the self.
In contrast, Indra keeps pressing the sage, churning the ideas, and learning about means to inner happiness and power. Edelmann suggests that the Deva-Asura dichotomies in Hindu mythology may be seen as "narrative depictions of tendencies within our selves".
However, Ishvara represents different concept in various Hindu philosophies. Another Hindu term that is sometimes translated as deity is Ishvaraor alternatively various deities are described, state Sorajjakool et al.
YogaVaisheshikaVedanta and Nyaya schools of Hinduism discuss Ishvara, but assign different meanings. Early Nyaya school scholars considered the hypothesis of a deity as a creator God with the power to grant blessings, boons and fruits; but these early Nyaya scholars then rejected this hypothesis, and were non-theistic or atheists.
The Samhitaswhich are the oldest layer of text in Vedas enumerate 33 devas, [note 3] either 11 each for the three worlds, or as 12 Adityas11 Rudras8 Vasus and 2 Ashvins in the Brahmanas layer of Vedic texts. Gods who are eleven in heaven; who are eleven on earth; and who are eleven dwelling with glory in mid-air; may ye be pleased with this our sacrifice.
Murti Proper Murti design is described in ancient and medieval Indian texts. They describe proportions, posture, expressions among other details, often referencing to nature. I worship you per rules, kindly accept it.
May all who live in this tree, find residence elsewhere, May they forgive us now, we bow to them. Medieval era texts describing their proper proportions, positions and gestures include the PuranasAgamas and Samhitas particularly the Shilpa Shastras.
Saumya images are most common in Hindu temples. Linga-Yoni left symbolizes Shiva-Parvati,  Tulsi plant in a square base center is symbolism for Vishnu,  and sunrise or rivers are revered as aspects of the spiritual everywhere.
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