Water in Religion Links

Flood Myths - compares stories of the Great Flood from 50 different cultures, ancient and modern.

A huge resource for the study and comparison of world religions, neopagan faiths, smaller religions, philosophies and alternative spiritual paths. Includes some very interesting essays and articles on controversial topics.

See Water in the Bible, and Living Water

Baptism of Jesus for more on the meaning and importance of Christ's baptism from the Grace Valley Christian Center.

Holy Water - a means of spiritual wealth, from the Catholic Mary Mother of Unity Ministry

The Significance of Water in Christianity - An interesting document written by a college student discussing the significance of Noah's Ark, the Red Sea, baptism and living water in Christianity.

Identifying Islamic Approaches to Water Management "Water management projects in the Middle East and North Africa are more likely to be sustainable if they take Islamic teachings into account, say Naser Faruqui, Asit Biswas, and Murad Bino, co-editors of Water Management in Islam, a new book published by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Nations University Press."

Water and Sanitation in Islam - An online publication by Professor Abdul Fattah al-Husseini al-Sheikh on drinking water, cleanliness and bathing.

The Bahá'í World

Sacred Hindu Texts - This site houses all the main Hindu scriptures for online viewing - the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita.

The Mahabharata This site houses the electronic text of the Mahabharata. Based on John Smith's revision of Prof. Muneo Tokunaga's version of the text, it was subjected to detailed checking by a team of assistants based in the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) in Pune, and is made available with BORI's agreement.

Sacred Waters - Ganga: The story of the sacred Ganga from the Mahabarata.

Zoroastrian Archives - "We provide the complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan language, and other useful information for students of Zoroastrian religion. Most of the texts in these archives are extremely rare."

Sacred Shinto Texts - excerpts from the Kojiki, Nihongi and the Yengishiki

Electronic Resources for the Study of Buddhist Texts - This guide supports the scholarly study of Buddhist texts by providing links to primary textual sources and reference material. This includes links to electronic text sites and to linguistic tools such as online dictionaries. This guide also serves to provide a list of meta-level resources for Buddhist Studies. These provide classified and annotated gateways to other specific resources.