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  • Hindus Worship Three Gods
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    Hinduism The term Hinduism refers to the civilization of the Hindus (originally, the inhabitants of the land of the Indus River). Introduced in about 1830 by British writers, it properly denotes the Indian civilization of approximately the last 2,000 years, which evolved from Verism the religion of the Indo-European peoples who settled in India in the last centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. The spectrum that ranges from the level of popular Hindu belief to that of elaborate ritual technique and...
  • Majority Of Hindus Live In India
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    Hinduism Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. One individual did not found Hinduism. Hinduism is God centered and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God. Hinduism is based upon Eternal Principles. If a great scientist like Einstein discovered or realized laws of physics, Hinduism would call him a great Rishi (Maharishi or seer of truth.) Such seers of truth are not confined to any one age or country. Self realized persons like Jesus Christ would be called Rishis (see...
  • Ganesha With A Human Head
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    Ganesha is one of the five major Hindu deities. He is the Elephant god, one of the most recognized symbols of Hinduism. He has the head of an elephant, the body of a pot-bellied man, and 4 human arms. Ganesha is the Lord of Success, and the destroyer of evil and obstacles. In addition to that, he is also worshipped as the God of education, wisdom, knowledge, and wealth. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often the most revered of the Hindu Gods, since he is one of the five major gods, and...
  • Hindu's Class And Station
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    Hinduism Introduction Hinduism is a religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most of the Natives as well as the people who have migrated from India to other parts of the world. Statistically there are over seven hundred million Hindus, mainly in Bharat, India and Nepal. Eighty five percent of the population in India is Hindu. The word Hindu comes from an ancient Sanskrit term meaning 'dwellers by the Indus River,' referring to the location of India's earliest know civilization...
  • Most Common Form Of Hindu Worship
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    Hinduism Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 Hindu Beliefs A. Hindu Gods Page 1 B. Life Before and After Death Page 2 C. The Caste System Page 2 Rituals of Life in Hinduism Page 3 & 4 Worship A. Daily Obligations Page 4 B. Daily Rituals Page 4 C. Puja Page 5 D. Yoga Page 5 Hindu Holy Books A. Veda Page 5 B. Laws of Manu Page 5 C. The Epics Page 6 Pilgrimage Page 6 Shivarati Page 6 & 7 Introduction Hinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in India. Hinduis...
  • Death The Soul
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    Over two thousand years ago Saint Tiruvalluvar wrote that 'Death is like falling asleep, and birth is like awakening from that sleep. ' The early Hindu's did not believe in Heaven, nor did they ascribe to such desire. Their early teachings were that they would be reunited with Mother Nature. There was no yearning to live eternally - their prayers were for a healthy life. The notion of reincarnation and Heaven evolved over time. In the Hindu religion, righteousness and to be without sin is of par...
  • Hindus Worship Shiva
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    Hinduism, religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most of its inhabitants, as well as by those whose families have migrated from India to other parts of the world (chiefly East Africa, South Africa, Southeast Asia, the East Indies, and England). The word Hindu is derived from the Sanskrit word sindh u ("river"-more specifically, the Indus); the Persians in the 5th century BC called the Hindus by that name, identifying them as the people of the land of the Indus. The Hindus de...
  • Class Hindus In The World
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    Hinduism: A Brief Description Hinduism is a religion that originated in India in or around 1500 BC. It is a major world religion with more than 700 million followers. It is a very flexible religion with its extraordinary tendency to absorb new ideas and concepts into it's already vast array of beliefs and morals. Because of this, the religion has been divided into two pasts or sections. They are described as: 1) those people who seek the sacred and profane rewards in the world, and 2) those peop...

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