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This category is for questions and answers about Hinduism. Hinduism is the third most followed religion worldwide. Some of the principles of Hinduism include traditionalism, reincarnation, personal duty, and karma.
Answer 2: The Bhagavad Gita is a sacred text of the Hindu. It is a story about the relationship between Arjuna and Krishna, who is considered to be an avatar of Vishnu.
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Following are some of the differences we can see in the principles and practice of these two religions: Hinduism is not founded by any particular prophet. Buddhism was founded by the Buddha.Hinduism believes in the efficacy and supremacy of the Vedas. The Buddhist do not believe in the Vedas or for …
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According to Hinduism, a Hindu girl or boy can marry from any religion. However, according to Islamic marriage rules, a Muslim can marry only a Muslim, Jewish, or Christian. However, if the girl or boy is neither Muslim, Christian, or Jewish (as Hindu or Buddhist or Atheist) then he / she should co…
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Jews are monotheistic, which means that there is only One God in Judaism. Jews hold this to be a very important belief; and the fundamental Jewish prayer (from Deuteronomy ch.6) is: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One." God is referred to in Judaism by numerous names (God, Lord, Ma…
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3rd June 2009Conversion:There Catholic Church is clear that it teaches there is absolutely no compulsion for anyone marrying a Catholic to become a Catholic; this would include a Hindu or any non-Christian. The official teaching of the Catholic Church may be found in the Second Vatican Council's Dec…
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The Hindu's are firm believers of reincarnation, or each living being living countless lifetimes in different forms. Also important to them was the concept of karma. Karma, expressed broadly: "What you reap is what you sow", or the actions you commit now influence how your next life will turn out. I…
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Nepal has the highest percentage based on population. Nepal is 89% Hindu, which is about 1900 million people and is the only official Hindu nation (https:/www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/np.html) India boasts the largest number of Hindu people, approximately 780 million Hindu, account…
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Opinions: As a young adult, I was trapped by the logical fallacy of a false dilemma, caught between the cold hard oblivion of Atheism and the the contradictory, wrathful and counter natural scriptures of Christianity. I had an epiphany, possibly even from on high, that no matter the number of conce…
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Buddhism was founded in approximately 460 B.C. It was founded by a prince named Siddhartha Gautama who was born in Kapilavastu in 480 B.C. He was isolated in luxury and kept ignorant by his father of pain and suffering. Against his father's wishes, Siddhartha left his kingdom and searched for the 4 …
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Hinduism is not a Religion but a Way of living life. Hindu is a person (devotee) who sacrifices everything in this world (Maya, illusion) that is not related to the ultimate truth or supreme power or GOD, who constantly seeks for the ultimate truth, beyond LIFE and DEATH .... So Hinduism did not …
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yes Hindu women can get into sports like wrestling anyone can as long as you have the right attitude and enough spirit for your sport ecspeciallay wrestling
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OHM Om ekaksharam idham Brahmam: Om itself stands for Brahmam ( Paramatma) Om is a result of cmbining A with U and M [AUM],When recited properly this combination letter produces specific waves/resonance/effect....which is called as NAad and is said Tobe setting right the tuning of the human body.…
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Hinduism is one of the oldest known organized religions - it's sacred writings date as far back as 1400 to 1500 B.C. It is also one of the most diverse and complex, having millions of gods. Hindus have a wide variety of core beliefs and exist in many different sects. Although it is the third largest…
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Hindus celebrate birthdays Yes, I do believe Hindus celebrate birthdays, eg. Lord Krishna's "Janam Ashmi" or birthdate (appearance).  I celebrate my birthday and so does my whole family. 
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Karma or Christian faith ... yes it is true that 'what goes around comes around or 'the head of the snake will turn around and bite you in the butt.' I've lived a fairly long time and I've seen it over and over again where a person does wrong and never learns from their mistakes or they continue to …
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The red dot is actually made of a powder called 'KumKum'. It is considered sacred in Hindu religion. Both males and females wear it. 'Bindi' is the modern version of kumkum worn by women. It doesn't necessarily signify if the women is married or not. The area between the eyebrows is where the …
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It is very difficult to categorize and explain the Hindu religion, as there are many sects and ideals. They believe that human beings have souls. These souls are "immortal and imperishable." Thus a person's soul is in an everlasting cycle of life and death. They believe that you can only break this…
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important cities of HinduismThe important cities for Hinduism are- Haridwar,Rishikesh,Jammu,Gangotri,Yamunotri, Uttar Kashi,Madhura,Brundavan,Varanasi, Kashi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Allahabad, Nashik, Ujjain, Ayodhya ,Tirupati,Rameshwaram,Madurai,Guruvayur,Kanchi,Thiruvananthapuram,Shiridi,Arunachala…
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Answer Try looking her up under "Ramayana", the huge epic in which she was featured (Rama was her husband). Although Sita is often considered to be a divine incarnation, since she lived a human life on earth during her time as Sita, it may be hard for you to find anything on her as a god. A …
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First View: Hinduism is known as the worlds oldest organized religion.There is no specific year that it was started on. Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. It is not founded by any individual. Hinduism is God centred and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God, because …
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Answer The one and only 'argument' that is beyond debate.... the First Amendment of the US Constitution, "Rights of The People". Answer Of course the above poster is correct, but families can be much more complicated than that. Your religious or political beliefs are your private opinions …
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Some historians say that Hinduism had its roots over 5,000 years ago in a wave of migration that brought a pale-skinned, Aryan people down from the northwest into the Indus Valley, now located mainly in Pakistan and India. From there they spread into the Ganges River plains and across India. Some e…
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Reincarnation moves you through the caste system Higher castes are closer to nirvana Karma leads you up the caste system in reincarnation THE ABSOLUTE FACTS ABOUT HINDU CASTE SYSTEM Our knowledge of Hindu caste system is based on Hindu beliefs and not on facts. We take the literal meaning of Hi…
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KarmaKarma is based on logic. It is an unavoidable consequence of our creations. When we create anything, we also create other things which might not be what we intended. EXAMPLe: If you do something good, enjoy your life. If you do something bad, you'll get something bad. A good phrase to descri…
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One view point: When it comes to Hinduism, it is believed to be the oldest religion in the world, where its origin occurs before history was ever recorded. There is no founder to give credit to its discovery and establishment. In this article, you will find interesting facts about the religion that…
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roughly 900 million to 1 billion though some say 1.5 billion
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Answer I know that you want to rush out and download those songs..... The easiest way to get the songs is using Limewire.... If you dont have it, get a CD and rip the songs on your pc. Download Bhajans sung by him from radhavallabh.com
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Hindus do not pray at any particular time of the day. There are special days (festivals) when Hindus pray together and offer "bhog" to gods at some auspicious time that is determined consulting the scriptures. Else a Hindu can pray any time he feels to. Mostly a Hindu will pray once in the morning …
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you can find information about Karma Drubden Nunnery on google. You can almost find anything on google. If not on google try yahoo or aol.
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The answer depends on the jurisdiction where you live. Many states in the United States as well as countries around the world, especially in the Middle East, allow marriage between first cousins. You need to identify your place of residence.
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This would mean you are in love with your mom's sister's daughter... who, in English culture, would be referred to as your first cousin... and in Indian culture, she would be your sister. Biologically speaking, you two may be quite closely related. It is not advisible to marry in such a close blood …
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Answer I believe Hinduism at least influences their everyday life by devotional traditions; their lives are so imbued with spiritual meaningful aspects that spiritually are never far from one's mind. Rituals from a cradle to the cremation ground, the Hindu's life are wrapped up in rituals. Life s…
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Hinduism in its present form is rooted on 10 philosophical schools and 2 unorganized philosophies namely1.Sankhya school- "consciousness, in an evolving primordial Matter, trying to achieve a higher equilibrium(satva) defying inertia ( tamas) by using active forces ( rajas)"2.Yoga school,A school …
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Answer Rather a difficult question. We can say that it orginated from Bharath. But what constituted the old Bharath is a doubtful question. Actually "Sanathan Dharma" orginated from the great ancient Scientists (Rishis).
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Peace, Love and tolerance is at the core of teachings in Hinduism and Buddhism.
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Simply put, karma is where if you do something good for some person or creature and something good will happen to you in return. If you do something bad to someone or some creature, something bad will happen to you in return. "Do unto other as you would have them do unto to you." The golden rule in …
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Answer Lord Vishnu. He is said to protect the universe.... He also took 9 incarnation to save the universe basicly but be noted that In kalli yugam he is said to take his 10th incarnations which is to kill and purify the universe as kalli yuga will have more bad than good.
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its a Hindu smbol that means absolute knowledge & all creation.It represents perfection. It represents an all powerful, all knowledgeable, supreme being. It also means divine energy.Its kind of line Neo in Matrix Revolutions, after he starts seeing everything in Orange glow. He starts reaching t…
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Answer This is a Chinese Buddha and is not an orthodox image. It is a cultural icon however. The name of the Laughing Buddha is Hotei and it is a mix of Buddhist, Taoist and Shinto imagery. Answer His name in Chinese is Pu-tai (Jap., Hotei) which means "hempen sack". Pu-tai was an actual Chin…
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The word Brahmin connotes thing which is "Brahma' who is a Hindu god who created this universe. The knowledge which was held in creation of the universe is called "Brahmmah". And the keeper of this knowledge is called a "Brahmin". Thus a Brahmin is the keeper of knowledge ,--the knowledge which rel…
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'Veda' means knowledge. The Vedas are the sacred texts for Hindu rituals and for the religion itself. RigVeda, YajurVeda, AtharvaVeda and SamaVeda are the four Vedas. The Rig Veda comprises of 1028 hymns in praise of various gods. These hymns or 'Suktas' are arranged in 10 'Mandalas' or books. Th…
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well it is both yes and no!!! If you consider "Braahman" as the person who is interested in the "Brahma Jnaa" ... then Lingayats are Brahmans... .. They have their own rituals, phylosophy , spiritual path for solvation etc etc. The Shakthi-VishistaAdvaitha phylisophy of Lingayats is in parallel wit…
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Just as a pharmaceutical company may be producing many drugs for many maladies, all of them are authentic. Similarly there is no belief in Hinduism which can be termed as the 'authentic Hinduism'. There are many (difficult to count) strains of 'authentic Hinduism' created by people of various inclin…
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According to Hindu Philosophy, the universe (or multiverse) never came to be at some particular point, but always has been, always will be, but is perpetually in flux. Space and time are of cyclical nature. This universe is simply the current one, which is in flux and constantly changing, when it fi…
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Ans: Kshatriyas....puragiri kshatriyas(perika) and Kshatriyas all are one
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Sansari Hindus (who are bound by responsibilities of family and ways of society) practice the following: Praying to GodChanting name of GodWorshiping (puja)FastingOfferings to God through fire (homa)Seek for gurus (philosophical teachers) While Hindu Yogis practice different systems of yoga. Apart …
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Hindus worship at all times of the day. By being a Hindu everything that is done is a form of worship.
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Actually, the question should be when did "Sanathan Dharma" begun. Because, Hindus is a name given to the people who were living on the bank of river Indus. So it is not a religion, it is just the name of a community. Now in the case of "Sanathan Dharma" as the name says it is ever lasting, hence i…
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Hinduism was formed when brahma the supreme lord gave birth to first thousand sons. To cherish the earth with life.
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68,017 according to wiki No, you are wrong 95% people in Iran are Muslim and the other's five are non Muslim's!
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It is on Cape Coast Road, just after a junction. As you come from Mallam towards Ordorkor, you will cross Cummins on your right. Come up right to the four way crossing and you will see Asa Savings & Loans on your right after the crossing. It is a yellow and black building and hard to miss. Conti…
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From what I have learned about Hinduism is that it started around 2000BCE but it is hard to tell.Hope this helps
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Hinduism is a religion which is based on reincarnation and believing in nonviolence. Hindus don't eat meat particularly beef because Lord Krishna love cows.
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Indic World View: Anadi: without beginning, refers to the conception of the world and the way the universe works. No creation, because the idea is that it's always been there, without beginning and without end, what changes is its form.Kala: each cycle is divided into 4 different phases, called yuga…
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There have been three great migrations in India. The first some 70,000 years ago of the modern humans who came from Africa and spread up to Australia. The second migration which happened some 40,000 years ago may have brought in Dravidians. The third migration may have happened some 10,000 years ago…
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The Hindus and Cows Hindus do not eat beef; it is against their religion. They regard cows as holy. So, obviously, they would not eat beef. But some Hindus now a days eat it. End note: As cow is sacred so Hindus should also stop eating dairy products like milk etc.. because in the dairy farm Cows…
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Answer A Swami is ,a saint, or a great devotee of god. Swa = self, mi = lives. so a swami is one who dwells in his real self...
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They worship by going to a temple or worship in there home or in a outdoor shrine.They pray bythere shrine or in there temple. They pray to one particular god such as Ganesha or Siva. Hindu worship at home or in the temple involves these sixteen procedures. They are similar to what one would do to a…
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there are two ways. burn and buried (only sadhus and saints)
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Answer Kushwaha (KOERI कोईरी OBC पिछडा वर्ग (अनुसूची-2) ) comes in Kshatriya Varna. They are descendent of Kush, son of Lord Rama. Who was SuryaVanshi Kshatriya. Later in the ages, when many Kshatriya communities started doing some agriculture related works …
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Answer 1: Hinduism has its origins in such remote past that it cannot be traced to any one individual. Some scholars believe that Hinduism must have existed even in circa 10000 B.C. and that the earliest of the Hindu scriptures - The Rig Veda - was composed well before 6500 B.C. The word "Hinduism" …
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Mahabharata is the rise and the fall of a great empire the part one of the game of dice took place where Bharat was to nominate his successor but he was disappointed in himself because he wanted to nominate his sons but his sons could not be the successor. When Bharat died Santanu became the king of…
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India,Sri Lanka,Nepal,United Kingdom
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Hinduism is an extremely ancient religion whose orgins are lost to the mists of time (and to the mists of poor record-keeping), but we can guess that it began somewhere around 10,000 years ago, emerging out of the previous shamanistic religion that previously was accepted everywhere on Earth (as the…
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First View:Hinduism was discovered in India in the early Harappan period by the Vedas. They had migrated to India with the religion and it has since grown to be the worlds third largest religion. Second View: Hinduism was started or founded by an institution of Seven Sages called Saptarishis. Just a…
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There is a caste called 'Samban' in Kerala which comes under Scheduled Caste in Kerala state.
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Ovo-vegetarians are vegetarians that eat eggs. Vegans do not eat eggs. If the objection is to the exploitation of animals, then eggs and dairy are generally excluded. This is the vegan philosophy. If the objection is to killing, then fertilized or possibly fertilized eggs would be excluded, but ot…
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The Vatsa Gotra has families which use the following family names or surnames.BhagwatBhairavDabholkarGangalGargekarGhagrekarGhateGoreGovitrikarHareHireHoleyJoshi *KakatkarKaleMalsheSakhdevSohoniSovaniSugvekarGade
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What are the cultural and societal influences that have made Hinduism vital to the region in which it originated
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The people of Brahmin Caste do not have a special place to live. They are a part of Hindu society and live among other people. However they are most numerous in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh where they from approximately 10% of population. The Brahmin caste are considered the teaching caste and do not p…
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Hindisms view of suffering The everyday world we live in is filled with pain and suffering. We as human beings can't help to ask the question why. Why do people get cancer? Why are there earthquakes that destroy entire cities? Why do people have to work so hard just to have enough money to barely…
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When humans started asking questions about the universe.
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Life without joy would be dull. Hindus celebrate mainly cause they value their lives and what they have. It also has religious meaning to it.
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Brahma the creater, Vishu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. That is a vaishnava (worshipers of Lord Vishnu) answer. Shaivas (worshipers of Lord Shiva) believe that Shiva is the creator, sustainer, and destroyer. The Shaktas (worshipers of Mother Goddess Durga) would say that Durga is the crea…
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Values Of Brahminism Brahmins practise strict vegetarianism and believe in one God. More information including past history to migration theories can be found on the site -- www.keralaiyers.com. Hope I helped. Luv, Ask Anonymous! Questions? E-mail me at nktorpado@yahoo.co.in umm brahmanism is abo…
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In Hinduism, there is no church as we are not Christians. Instead we have a Temple, where there are statues of our Gods that we pray for.Hindus worship in temples called mandirs.
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By people asking questions of the world and the universe.
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Both are Dharmic religions based on the law of karma and belief in reincarnation. Some differences of approach are there, but the ultimate aim of both is Moksha(Hindu) or Nirvana(Buddhism). Buddhism was actually born of Hinduism. The basic difference is this. Hindus believe in an eternal existence…
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Sanātana Dharma, also more commonly known as Hinduism, has evidence that it began in the Harappan period which is about 5500-2600 BCE. It's roots are from the Vedas. They also believe in the some of the same ideas as the Hindus
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According to hindu mythology Hinduism began in Kashi. Whene lord shiva gave a land to brahma and vishnu to pray & meditate.
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It was founded in 1500-500 BCE and this era of Hinduism is knwon as historic Vedic Hindu religion, while morden Hinduism started from 1700-1100BCE. Hinduism was founded by an institution of Seven Sages called Saptarishis. Just as we have Pope for Christianity today, Hinduism, from the beginning, ha…
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Absolute freedom is sacred.Facts are as important as beliefs.We are created to dwell at the junction of our real and imaginary worlds.Our body and mind are equally important.Our imaginations are as important as our real worldGods are nothing but forces within us but can live virtually outside us.Equ…
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According to the Vedas, one incarnation of Brahman, or the one spiritual power, took the avatar of Lord Rama over one million years ago.
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Answer It is legal to marry first cousin in India. http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/reports/report212.pdf - Page 19
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The Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Brihadeeswarar Temple (Tamil: பெருவுடையார் கோவில், peruvuḍaiyār kōvil [?]), also known as Rajarajeswaram [1], at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world's first complete granite temple[2] and a brilliant example of t…
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Religion is a way of living and Hinduism is one of the oldest religion which has absorbed different qualities and added to its existing way over long time. Basically Hindusim has reshaped itself with each incarnation of God in the human form e.g. Ram , krishn, Buddha etc. Just like Christianity was …
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The word Hindu came from the word Sindhu which meant those who lived on the other side of the Indus river. The Persian pronounced the Sindhu as Hindus, and all people living on the other side of the river Sindhu were called by them as Hindus. This is also the place that the religious belief of rein…
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Jalalpur Jattan refers to a town in Punjab, Pakistan. It was constructed in 300 BCE by the Jat Muslims.
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There is no conflict between Hinduism and Islam. But there could be the conflict between persons who follow Islam and Hinduism. The main reason for this is often the conflict between their self interests or inability to understand the true meaning of these religions. People for their own egoistic r…
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Karma, many gods, moksha "Vaasudeva Kutumbakam" means "the world, the humanity is one family". And that we are all One spirit. 1. Hinduism teaches that the world we see is an illusion. 2. Hindus believe that the soul does not die, but rather can be reborn in the another body. 3. Hinduism people …
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There were four Indian Castes at the time of Buddha's birth. Buddha was born in the royal caste. Brahmin was the highest caste. Buddha learned everything about Brahmin teachings, but was not satisfied with them. He was also not satisfied with the teachings of other religions, and finally he found hi…
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Gin means Silver and Ji do not exist in the Japanese language as a word for itself, therefore Ginji only means Silver.It also means rainbow. :3
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Only a person who is physically well trained will be able to open them completely. With that you also have to meditate.Ill tell you one-Join your thumb and your index finger tips and enchant the word 'lam'.Concentrate between your anus and your bladder.To check how much of your gates are open go and…
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Hinduism is practiced in many countries, but the country with the largest population of Hindus is India. Hinduism, a religion originating in Northern India, is practiced in buildings somewhat like churches, and cinegogs, but Hindus practice in buildings known as "Mandirs". Hinduism is most commonly…
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to move arcoss as to migrate across a nation.In Hinduism it means " A continuning rebirth in a series of lives, until one can achieve final release by knowledge, by actions or by devotion." from World Mythology by Roy Willis.
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Hinduism started in India. you may notice that all of the gods are Indian too.
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