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  • 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...
  • Two Traditional Saivite Hindu Temples
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    Shiva SiddhantaFounder and History of Movement Occasionally such an individual is born who, by following his tradition correctly and completely, approaches perfection and becomes a symbol to the world. Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami was such a man, a living example of awakening and wisdom, a leader recognized worldwide as one of Hinduism's foremost ministers. Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami was the foremost exponent and teacher of Saiva Siddhanta in the West, a self-realized Western spiritual ...
  • Hindu Temple The Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple
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    Inside a Hindu Temple The Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, located in Lanham, Maryland, is unique in that it houses both an icon to Shiva and an icon to Vishnu. Shiva is represented with a stone lingam and Vishnu is portrayed lying upon a bed of snakes. These two icons are the center of the temple and are housed in inner shrines. About twenty other gods are also represented in icons ringing the temple. These icons were dressed in saris and jewelry. Placed in front of many of these icons were offerings ...
  • Hinduism's Two Main Gods
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    Hinduism is a religion that originated in India, and is still practiced by most of its inhabitants. It is proclaimed as the oldest religion in the world, and is declared as the official religion of the country and is also practiced in other parts of the world including East and South Africa, Southeast Asia, the East Indies and England. The word "Hindu" comes from the word "Sindh u" meaning the river. To Hindus, Hinduism is not just a religion but a way of life. The religion has created a set of ...
  • Angkor Wat Temple
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    There are many places in the world that one can go. However, only some of these places can be considered wonders of the universe. If one is curious to learn about an interesting place, full of historical substance, they should visit the Angkor Wat site in Cambodia. The Angkor Wat is thought by many as one of the greatest wonders of the world because of its history, architecture, and mysteries & legends. The Angkor Wat was built around 1115 A.D. in Cambodia. It took between 30 and 40 years to com...

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