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HINDUISM IN HOLLYWOOD: 5 Hollywood Movies inspired by Hinduism || LSF


Hinduism has been influencing Hollywood for
a long time. The philosophy behind a couple of super hit
movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hello guys, and welcome back to another amazing
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our last videos. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing
arcane Indian systems for a long time now. A few well-known Hollywood stars have willingly
and openly expressed this fact to the public. Obvious and hidden references to Hindu symbolism
can be found in many movies, including Batman, Superman, and Memento. Life Science Facts has created a list of 5
Hollywood movies influenced by Hinduism. 5. Avatar (2009) Well, it’s not surprising that James Cameron’s
Avatar has hit the all time success as it portrays the picture of a cosmic nature. First of all the word ‘Avatar‘ is Sanskrit,
an ancient Indian language, in which much of India’s literature was written. It is closely translated into English as ‘incarnation’. The term is most widely associated in Hinduism
with Lord Vishnu, the deity whose Avatar (incarnations) are often depicted as having blue skin, similar
to the Na’vi in Cameron’s Avatar. Tails of the Na’ vi’s very closely resembled
the Monkey people or Vanaras met by Lord Rama in the deep woods of Central India, and who
became his allies under the leadership of their king Sugriva and their champion Hanuman. Another concept found in Hindu diaspora is
leaving one’s body temporarily and entering the body of another person. Something quite similar happens in the movies
as Humans are able to temporarily enter the body of a Na’vi. In Hinduism, this concept is called as Parakaya
Pravesham. Puranas have hundreds of stories based on
astral travel or body travel. The color Blue is used to depict “the infinite
nature of Brahman” (Supreme Spirit, because blue is the color of the sky, ether, and divinity)
that is manifested through Avatars. Hence the reason, pictures of Avatars such
as Rama and Krishna are blue. 4. Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003) Peter Rader, a Hollywood movie producer claims
that the Matrix movie is actually based on yogic principles. It says that this world is an illusion. It’s about Maya – that if we can cut through
the illusions and connect with something larger we can do all sorts of things. The hero of the movie gains the capabilities
of advanced Yogis who are believed to be able to defy laws of normal reality. Matrix is of that age when a machine will
reproduce the human being and have total controls of everything. There is a virtual reality program that makes
them feel alive but in reality, they were in a cave where they have a connection of
that virtual reality program directly out of their head. When they go into the virtual reality program
they feel it real because the virtual reality program hides the fact that whatever they
are doing is not real and they are totally under the control of the machine. In Hindu mythology, there is also a Virtual
Program called ‘Maya‘ made by God to hide from all people. So people live in the effect of Maya and think
everything is real but in reality, everything is virtual. In a movie, there was a group of people who
came out of that virtual reality program and know the real world. They know what is real and what is virtual. But still, they don’t have hundred percent
believe when they are in that program. So in Hindu mythology, there are many saints
who have seen beyond Maya and met with god. They know whatever looks are false reality
is beyond this wall of imagination. 3. Star Wars Series In Star Wars, Princess Leia is kidnapped and
held against her will by an evil Warlord, Darth Vader. Her desperate cry for help is delivered by
a mysterious non-human entity—the android R2-D2—to the youthful hero Luke Skywalker. The hero then comes to the princess’s rescue,
aided by a devoted and noble creature that is half-man and half-animal, Chewbacca. By the end of the original “Star Wars”
trilogy, Luke, aided by the mystical Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and leading legions
of anthropomorphic bear soldiers, wages a huge war. Darth Vader and his evil empire are defeated,
the princess is returned to safety, and peace and righteousness return. By comparison, in the Ramayana, Princess Sita
is also kidnapped and held against her will by the demon Ravana. Her cry for help is delivered by a mysterious
non-human entity—Jatayu—to the youthful hero Lord Rama. Rama then comes to his wife’s rescue, aided
by a devoted and noble creature that is half-man and half-animal, the monkey god Hanuman. Rama also wages a war to get Sita back, leading
an army of Vanaras (bears and monkeys who have anthropomorphic characteristics), and
finally rescues her from Ravana. The forces of the underworld defeated, Rama-raja
(the kingdom of truth and righteousness) reigns supreme. 2. Inception Inception is essentially Indian philosophy
re-visited. According to Adi Shankaracharya, (788-820
AD), the renowned exponent of the Advaita Vedanta School of philosophy, there is a dichotomy
between illusion and reality According to him Brahman is the only truth, the spatio-temporal
world is an illusion, and there is ultimately no difference between Brahman and individual
self. The Hindus believe that our “reality”
is an illusion, or ‘Maya’. More specifically, it is the dream of a God. The universe comes into being when the great
preserver Lord Vishnu falls asleep. Brahma emerges from his navel, floating on
a lotus flower, and begins the work of creation. After a number of aeons, Vishnu awakens, Brahma
is sucked back into his navel, and the universe is destroyed. According to the movie, as one goes deeper
and deeper into the Dream Levels, time is stretched, what is 5 minutes in reality turn
to an hour in Level 1 and so on, increasing exponentially and successively, as one goes
deeper into the Levels. The deeper you go, the further removed your
mind is from reality. This concept of Dream level and Dream Time
of inception is again similar to The Hindu units of measurement. Thus, life as we know it is but a dream, generated
because our god-self has fallen asleep. We have forgotten our origins. We have come to believe that this dream is
real. In this spiritual limbo, we will continue
to be born into a life of suffering over and over. According to Hinduism, the whole world is
nothing but a manifestation of god’s thoughts. 1. Interstellar (2014) In the movie Interstellar, the entire plot
design was based on the idea of a universal super-consciousness that transcends space
and time and in which all human life is connected. This belief has actually existed for nearly
3000 years and the concept itself originates from the Vedic period. In Interstellar, there is a concept- 1 Hour
on Miller planet is equal to 7 Years on Earth. Due to a technical snag, the team is forced
to spend 3 hours on that planet resulting in the loss of 23 years on Earth. Which means 10 years old daughter of Hero
becomes 33 years old and the hero remains of the same age. In Hindu Mythology, once in the war between
Deva and Asura (Gods & Demons), Lord Indra took the help of (Human) king Muchukunda. King Muchukunda helped gods in the war, but
the war lasted for 1 year and that was in heaven. After the war was over, when Muchukunda expresses
a desire to go back to earth to meet his family, Indra tells him that 1 year in Heaven is equal
to 360 years on Earth, hence his family & kingdom must have been destroyed by now with the passage
of time. Another scene in the movie has the hero of
the film, played by Matthew McConaughey, referencing a central notion of the oldest philosophical
manuscripts of India, known as the Upanishads. These ancient writings embrace that the individual
minds of humans are simply concise manifestations within a celestial one. That’s all folk for now. I hope you enjoyed the video. Please gives big thumbs up to the video and
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  1. Life Science Facts Author

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  2. rajendra pratap Author

    Fiction is diffrent from originality, hindu vedas and puranas itself a fiction, then how u compare these both incidents which is irrelevant to hollywood movies. Use intelectuality… U r analysis is not apreciated.. . Sory………

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  3. Palash Acharya Author

    Not inspired!! More like similar to Hindu mythology. And I don't think that those directors went so deep into Hindu mythology to get inspired. It was their original ideas and they were little bit similar to Hindu mythology.

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  4. Righteous Rider Author

    Hollywood seeks inspiration from Hinduism ….. But our own Bollywood is Hinduphobic….. This is not correct. We have been through bad times, we should recognise the awesomeness of our religion. But our "Beautiful" actresses and "Smart" actors are the opposite. They need to be shown their place…. I am not going to watch another Bollywood movie in a theatre, we have Amazon prime and Netflix for that…. I suggest everyone else do the same. Fuck Bollywood

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  5. Chakravarthy Ganesan Author

    Star Wars had a lot more deeper meaning than what you mentioned.
    It spoke about the force that holds the entire system together. This alone could explain the gist of Hinduism.
    The jedis had powers similar to yogis. They could move objects with mind powers and much more.

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  6. Chakravarthy Ganesan Author

    Please provide subtitle because I find it very hard to understand your English. Your pronunciation is very confusing.
    Not all Hindus are from India.

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  7. vj j Author

    Oh please! Simply taking a bit mythological reference n u r drawing conclusion.. that's not correct.. if space time we knew long time ago why would u wait Einstein to explain to world? What our scholars are doing? There is a reason James Cameron chose blue n if u see they're tall n gigantic due to the planet position in their solar system? If Lord Rama or Krishna were blue why their parents weren't?

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  8. 1 Mega Videos Channel Author

    In Matrix Movie, when the movie finishes, there is sanskrit chant song in end name titles. Astoma sadgamaya, tamsoma jyotirgamaya. you can check in youtube. it is part of movie

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  9. pranab saikia Author

    We are Hindu because of our civilization in Hindu
    But we are Aryan
    Civilization and religion both are some different. South Asian are all are Hindu
    Maybe religion are some converted others religion.

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  10. Rahul Kumar Author

    I searched Bollywood Movies Inspired by Hinduism… I got this… Lots of video made on this topic… Without any proper explanation… Lol

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  11. Saturn Author

    Wait do u want to say our hindu gods are Aliens 😨😨 it can be true i believe u. They came to earth to civilise us and then went back to their own planet.

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  12. Ravinder Kumar Author

    ओ भाई जरा हिन्दी में ही बता दो ऐसा लगता है जैसे भारत नहीं अमरीका की बात बता रहे हों ।। ज्यादा अंग्रेज बनने की जरुरत नहीं ।।

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  13. Michael Albert Author

    यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारतः अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्,Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree Krishan Jai Shree.

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  14. Shivansh Dubey Author

    I think hinduism has so many gods because I think we are living in artificial environment created by these gods as we create environment in games to those characters and we are character for them and same like future robot , we are robots for them and we developed thinking capability. They control our environment and research on us !

    As no body knows origin of this Vedas and Sanskrit ,I think they gave us and programmed us ! They keep eye on us and understand what we do in difficult condition and how we develop an artificial planet.

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  15. Priyang Shukla Author

    Just type how European stole calculus from India and you no how European copy and then take credit even European philosophy is Indian philosophy and give credit to Greek

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  16. Leopard Mandloi Author

    Even movies like
    Transcendence
    Flatliners
    Doctor Strange
    Aquaman
    2.0 etc.
    Are based on Hinduism and Indian culture and mythologies.

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  17. Mitali Sharma Author

    I read somewhere.. That Hinduism is not the real name for the religion that most of the Indians follow.. Its “Sanatan Dharma".
    The mughals called us hindu and then britishers copied the same..
    Well, I dnt knw if it is true.
    But my mom always says that Sanatan Dharma is the oldest religion ( She's a well read woman). And if you guys have noticed , almost every concept of the Sanatan Dharma is exactly what the same as that of Hinduism.

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  18. Truthprevails Author

    The fact, the people can be inspired to produce movies on even Hitler, we had many movies too. Even fly has inspired to produce movies in Bollywood or Kollywood the name of the movie is E in Tamil. The standard here is whether this religion acceptable to God if not we are in big trouble because we are worshiping his creations and what we create.

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  19. muslim girl don't judge me Author

    Commenters : i was(evil islam) muslim but now i am a hindu'

    Me in my mind *well my dad is Brahman my mother is sunni muslim (hard to digest i know) and i am a 'ATHEISM' but i respect all religions but don't believe in them

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  20. Leopard Mandloi Author

    Other movies like
    Blade runner
    Blade runner 2049
    Terminator
    Source code
    Looper
    Watchmen DC
    Captain America first avenger
    Etc. Are also other movies

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  21. rajneesh rawat Author

    Absolutely true where as Hollywood is making movies like inception, interstellar,gravity and so many else one cannot count sadly in India same fuckin movies are made which revolves around to people and love fck this thing!!!!

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  22. Latha Menon Author

    Stop using the word ‘Hindu Mythology’ like communist who destroyed our religion & culture. Do you mean Sanathana dharma is Myth? Does that mean you believe fictional stories christ & Allah???

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  23. Sampad Barik Author

    Your pronunciation is too bad both Sanskrit and English. At least pronounce the names of the hindu saints correctly.
    Muchukunda story was interesting.

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  24. some one Author

    मैडम – उस इमारत का नाम बताओ जो विश्वभर में प्रेम के प्रतीक के रूप में प्रसिद्द है ?

    समूची कक्षा , जो 90% हिंदु छात्रों से भरी थी , एक साथ पुकार उठी , " आगरा का ताजमहल "

    तब एक छात्र खड़ा हुआ और कहा , " मैडम जी , विश्वभर में प्रेम के प्रतीक के रूप में "रामसेतु" प्रसिद्द है, जिसे श्रीराम ने अपनी प्रिय पत्नी श्रीसीताजी की रक्षा हेतु अहंकार से गरजते समुद्र की छाती पर बनवा डाला था , और फिर सेना सहित उस पुल से होते हुए लंका पर आक्रमण कर रावण का कुलसहित मर्दन कर अपनी प्रिय पत्नी को सकुशल वापिस ले आये ।

    श्रीराम ने सेतु बाँधने वाले वानरों के हाथ नही काटे ,बल्कि प्रेमसहित उन्हें अयोध्या ले गए । ये प्रेम है !

    आज पहली बार टीचर की आंखें खुली! लेकिन……. क्या हमारी आंखें भी खुली???

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