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Help with essay on Hinduism...

I have a paper on on Hinduism. Its new to me & I learned the basics. Does anyone have some interesting facts about this religion? Im having trouble what focus points to concentrate on. Thanks in advance.

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Amberoz

Asked by Amberoz at 9:58 PM on Jan. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Here is some great information.

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/103652/forums/read/8820121/The_least_you_need_to_know_about_Hinduism

    Good Luck!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:12 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • If it is just an introductory paper you could break the sections down into Major Gods/Goddesses, dietary ideals, and main points of religious practice. There should be a TON of information on the internet and at the library. Good luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Jan. 23, 2010

  • Hindus believe in 1 All Supreme God (Brahma) all the other Gods and Goddesses in the pantheon are "aspects" of that one God. They are parts of God's personality I guess is a good way to say it. Each born into the world during a time when people needed them for whatever reason.. The Trinity is : Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.. Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the protector and Shiva is the Destroyer. Each male "God" has a female aspect/side which are their wives. There is: Saraswati who is the Goddess of knowledge/music/art, Lakshmi who is the Goddess of fortune/money/Good look, and Uma the supreme mother who also has the aspect of Kali (the destoyer). Hindus worship the aspect of God (the god in the pantheon) that they relate the most to, or is the "God" who's aspect revolves around or involves what they are wanting/looking for/praying for in life. Hindes believe in Dharma (this is our path in life, our destiny,)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • (cont). And Karma (the sum of all our actions during all of our lives). Hindus believe in reincarnation, a person will suffer birth and death until they overcome "maya" or the illusion that is life. The ultimate personality of the "GodHead" (the aspects of God) was born in the form of Lord Krishna. He is one of the most loved Hindu Gods. Another is Genisha, the remover of obstacles. Hindus have many rituals and celebrations. The biggest holiday is " Diwali" and that is the celeberation of lights, of good defeating evil. It's based on the story of Lord Rama and his defeat of Ravana to save his wife Sita. After an exile from his kingdom, and beating the demon Ravana, Rama & Sita (along with Rama's brother Lakshman) returned to their kingdom. The celebration of Diwali is the celeberation of his return. The next biggie is "HOli" that's the spring celebration. Cont. next post.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • Hindus celebrate all the major God's and Goddesses birthdays like Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. Needless to say Hindus have lots of celebrations through out the year. Hindus go to temples to pray as well as having " pooja" (worship or prayer) in their own homes. Most hindus have a pooja or worship area in their homes. Usually on those are statues/pics of the Gods and Goddesses that they relate to/pray to , oil lamps, offerings, flowers, incense. and other things depending on the person. Most Hindus do not eat meat. The cow is sacred. Not because they believe that their gran was reincarnated into a cow, or could have been.. Cows are sacred because the milk they produce and the dairy products that can be made feed a village for years. Slaughtering the cow only feeds a few for a short time. So thousands of years ago, the cow became "sacred" . Unlike many religions. Hindus, for the most part, do not believe.......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • That there is only "1" true faith or way to believe in God. Most believe that everyone in this world who believes in God, all believe in the same "1" God. Different people from different times and places use different names. Kind of like how anyone's name can be different in different languages or in different parts of the world. Hindus do not believe that Christ is the son of God. They do believe that he was a prophet an avatar of God like many others before him, and like many more to come. Hindus believe that we are all one in this wild and wacky universe. We are all connected. What each and everyone of us does in our lives effects someone else and their lives. Whether we no it or not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

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