Hinduism

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Hinduism

"There is no greater dignity than that of the man who declares, "I will never cease in laboring to advance my family." The foremost duty of the householder is to duly serve these five: ancestors, God, guests, kindred and himself."Tirukural 43, 1021

Hinduism

Events

Basic Beliefs

Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent.Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world's most ancient scripture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. Hindus believe that the universe undergoes endless cycles of creation, preservation and dissolution. Hindus believe in karma, the law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his own actions. Hindus believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karmas have been resolved, and moksha, liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained. Not a single soul will be deprived of this destiny.

Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma began about 4000 years ago in India. It was the religion of an ancient people known as the Aryans whose philosophy, religion, and customs are recorded in their sacred texts known as the Vedas.

Practices

Hatha YogaNamaste GreetingPujaThe SadhuTemple WorshipMeditation

Big Rituals

As in most ancient religions, many of the Hindu holidays are based on the cycle of nature. They mark the change of seasons, celebrate the harvest, and encourage fertility of the land. Others are dedicated to a particular deity, such as Shiva or Ganesh. -HoliDiwaliMahashivaratri

"Here they say that a person consists of desires. And as is his desire, so is his will. As is his will, so is his deed. Whatever deed he does, that he will reap. One becomes virtuous by virtous action, bad by bad action."Shukla Yajur Veda, Brihadharanyaka Upanishad, 4.4.5


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