Philip Metcalf, Haven Francis, Luci Borowski

What is the most important belief in this religion?

The most important belief in Hinduism is the meaning of life, and that all life is sacred because of karma.

Why do they believe this?

They believe this because, if they (1) Fulfill their purpose (2) Reach personal prosperity (3) Have enjoyment, and fulfill their desires, then they should reach enlightenment.

What makes the believers of this religion want to follow the religion?

People practice Hinduism because they find that it respects and acknowledges that all religions are paths to their one true god.

How do extremists in this religion justify their actions against nonbelievers?

Some Hindus will go to extreme measures to argue against believers in other religions. These Hindus justify these actions by saying that they believe that Hinduism is the one real religion, and that all other religions are wrong.

What is one current event concerning your religion?

On May, 26, Hindu extremists tied the hands of nine Christians, including 2 girls, and beat them when they refused to renounce Christ. They thought that their religion was the only true one. They beat them for believing in their own religion.

Hindu religious song

Jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh deva
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva.

Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe par tilak sohe, muse ki savari
Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, sant kare seva.

Glory to you, O Lord Ganesha! Born of Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas, and the great Shiva.

O Lord of compassion, you have a single tusk, four arms,
A vermilion mark of on your forehead, and ride on a mouse.
People offer you betel leaves, blossoms, fruits
And sweets, while saints and seers worship you.

This song is a common prayer sang to their lord Ganesha.

Shiva as Lord of The Dance

This Indian artifact was created in the 11th century. This is a statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva, the creator, the preserver, and the destroyer.

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