Epistemology & hinduism


According to hindu mythology, the Lord Ganesha is shown sitting on ‘a mouse’, extending the symbolism, Lord Ganesha is associated with ‘knowledge’ & mouse with ‘reasoning’, the base over which the knowledge exists. In a simpler words , it is basically the extension of epistemology & its deep underlying principles, which defines the knowledge as an intersection between beliefs & truth.

The shloka is basically a manifestation of Shree Ganesha, he is the hindu deity whose blessings are seeked by all & sundry before every task. It translates as

O mighty God with a big belly and with the radiance of thousand suns

Always bless me to complete my every task by removing obstacles.


One comment

  1. Iconoclast

    So what is the epistemplogy on which Hinduism is based?

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