By Alicia Ramdeo
Who founded the religion?
What are the beliefs of this religion?
The beliefs of Hinduism is that they believe in reincarnation.
What is the religions sacred text?
What the religions sacred sites?
Hinduism sacred sites is the Ganges river.
What are the religions sacred days?
Phagwa- It celebrates spring, commemorates various events in Hindu mythology and is time of disregarding social norms and indulging in general merrymaking.
Diwali- For many Hindus, Diwali is also New Year's Eve. Diwali is held on the final day of the Vikram calendar, a type of Hindu calendar followed by North Indians.
Mahashivaratri-Great Festival of Shiva. It is held on the 14th day of the dark half of the lunar month of Phalguna.
Rama Navami - birthday of Lord Rama (April)
Krishna Jayanti - birthday of Lord Krishna (July-August)
Raksābandhana - renewing bonds between brothers and sisters (July-August)
Kumbh Mela - pilgrimage every 12 years to four cities in India (July-August; last one 2003)
Ganesha-Chaturthi (Ganesha Utsava) - festival of Ganesha (August-September)
Dassera - victory of Rama over demon king Ravana (September-October)
Navaratri - festival of sharkti (in Bengal) or Rama's victory over Ravana (South India) (September-October)