Mythology is rich, multifarious, and inclusive. It portrays the terrible alongside the benevolent, the trivial alongside the cosmic, and the grotesque alongside the sublime. The earliest source of Hindu mythology is the Vedic literature, the oldest texts of which are the four Vedas, or "Books of Knowledge": Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda. These books are the oldest Indian documents and represent the religion of the Aryan invaders of the subcontinent over the period from 1400 to 500 BC. Some gods have more than one name. Shiva is also known as Shankar, Mahadev, Natraj, Mahesh amongst others. His worshippers also worship images of bull called Nandi, who was Shiva's carrier and a unique stone design connected to Shiva called the Shiva-Lingham. Ganesh is also called Ganpati. Lord Vishnu went about preserving the world by incarnating 10 times in human forms in times of crisis, and in his every appearance he had a different form which are also worshipped as Gods. Among his appearances, he appeared as Rama, Krishna, Narsimha, Parsuram and Buddha. Krishna also has different names, Gopal; Kishan; Shyam and other names. There are also Gods who can change their forms, such as Parvati who can change into Kali or Durga.
people, is popularly known as Little Tibet. Read to know more about it. Visitors to this quaint Indian town would be surprised to find signboards in Tibetan. On the streets, Buddhist monks, Tibetan shopkeepers, western hippies, and tourists rub shoulders with each other. This is Dharamsala, popularly known as India's little Tibet. Dharamsala is situated in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 1,475 metres above sea level. The town itself comprises Lower Dharamsala, which is a busy commercial centre, and Upper Dharamsala or McLeod Ganj. Almost 450 metres higher, McLeod Gang, with its bracing climate and magnificent view of the surrounding Dhauladhar peaks, has much to offer as a Himalayan hill station. However, it is most famous as the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
That Nepali-speaking people were already here following their livelihood of farming. As geographically continuous regions, there has and had been overlapping of Nepali origin people in today’s Indian Territory from centuries before that and vice versa. There had been many marriages too within the Himalayan belt indicating a common social culture. There are Nepali-speaking population since earlier centuries in India, east and west of Nepal. The Maryaun and Gupta kingdoms also were interlaced in the Terai region so was the famous kingdom of Awadh, which ended in 1857. I have heard that the Angami tribes of Northeast are originated from the Magar Gorkha tribes. This I have yet to research. My quest for Gorkha history began as an interest and developed into soul-mate. I entered into a maze of cross-referring, site visits, and discovering mind-boggling contra-indications. A study of history led to many shocks first and then find answers too many questions about us that I felt was hidden. There are many Gorkha books written by British writers and by Nepalese historians but none by a Gorkha. And even some Gorkhas had written manuscripts it appeared that either they were out of reach locked up somewhere.