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CULTURE

The stories of the gods

According to the epic Mahabharata (1.1.39), there are 33,333 Hindu deities. In other sources that number is multiplied a thousandfold. Usually, however, the gods are referred to as “the Thirty-Three.”The tendency toward pantheism increased in Puranic Hinduism and led to a kind of theism that exalted several supreme gods who were not prominently represented in the Vedic corpus, while many of the Vedic gods disappeared or were greatly diminished in stature.

  1 month ago ago
The stories of the gods

SPORTS

The facts behind boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves and other protective equipment such as hand wraps and mouthguards, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a standard fixture in most international games.It also has its own World Championships.

  5 months ago ago
The facts behind boxing