Hinduism

Hinduism

Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions in existence (Srinivasan 66). It ranks as the third largest religion. Today there are about fifty million Hindus worldwide, majority of them living in India (Wangu 6). In order to understand the followers of the religion, you must first realize that Hinduism is more of a way […]

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Hinduism

Hinduism is the religion followed by the people of South Asia, mainly in India though. The term HInduism actually means “what the Indians do” and was applied to these people by Islamic Invaders. Hinduism is actually a mix of several differents ideals from different religions. Parts of it draw on the Vedic religion of the […]

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Hinduism

Hinduism generally is regarded as the oldest formal religion in the world. The origins of Hinduism go back to the pastoral Aryan tribes, spilling over the Hindu Kush from Inner Asia, and mixing with the urban civilization of the Indus Valley and with the tribal cultures of hunting and gathering peoples in the area. Unlike […]

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For a Hindu worship at home is more important that worship

Personally I believe that both forms of worship are equally as important. I do not think that individually it makes much of a difference and believe that each compliments each other. However I also think that without both forms of worship, that worshipping could not be done effectively. Worshipping at home includes many advantages. There […]

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Growth of the Bhakti Movement

The evolution of Hindu Dharma may be divided into three periods: the ancient (6500 BC-1000 AD), the medieval (1000-1800 AD) and the modern (1800 AD to present). The Ancient Period is characterised by the worship of Shiva (Pashupati) during the Harappan times; the composition of the early Rig Vedic hymns; the Epic Period during which […]

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Ravan and Eddie – Unity in Diversity

The topic that is going to be presented today is the theme of U. I. D. with reference to Ravan and Eddie and ironically relating it to a secular country like India. The book Ravan and Eddie will appear to be one of the funniest novels when one first reads it. However, the greater number […]

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Four Yogic Paths and Jainism

The differences between Hinduism and Jainism There are so many similarities between Jainism and the Hinduism; people would think that they were one in the same. However, if we compare and contrast between Jainism and Hinduism the differences are very great. Scriptures The Hindus have sacred books such as Smrtis, Vedas, and Puranas. These books […]

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Hindu God and Godesses

• Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of food and cooking. Annapurna is empowered with the ability to supply food to an unlimited amount of people. Annapurna is an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva. Temple art in India often depicts Lord Shiva with his begging bowl (skull), asking Annapurna to provide […]

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Hinduism and Festivals

Many of the festivals, rites, rituals and even the dress habits of the adherents of Sanatana Dharma — the Hindus, have deep spiritual significance and Amma actively encourages their propagation. In this section let us try to discover the Cultural Heritage of India, Her contributions to the world and the Life, Festivals and Philosophy of […]

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Hinduism

Essay Question: Hinduism has so many broad expressions; I wonder how Westerners can use this to reflect on their own religious traditions. It has been my experience that Westerners to believe that their faiths are more uniform and less subject to change. Is this accurate? Why or why not? I do not feel that this […]

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