Hindu Culture!

FACTS

Treatment of Animals

They don't slaughter cows because they consider it taboo instead they use the things the cow produces such as milk or dung. They also have a cow holiday where they dress up cows and feed them lots of food. Also it is illegal to kill cows in some states in India.

Roles of Men and Women

Women are basically in the background, they walk behind their husband, and must be chaperoned by their husbands when they leave home. Also it is not proper for them to speak with people in the street. For men they undergo four orders or Ashramas during their lifetime. The First Ashrama - "Brahmacharya" or the Student Stage

The Second Ashrama - "Grihastha" or the Householder Stage

The Third Ashrama - "Vanaprastha" or the Hermit Stage

The Fourth Ashrama - "Sannyasa" or the Wandering Ascetic Stage.

Influence on Modern Day Indian Culture

There religeon impacts there daily lives in many ways. Like the way that they dress. For example, married men wear white cotton clothes, while the women wear dresses called saris. They cannot eat cow either.

Role of The Natural World

The earth can be seen as a manifestation of the goddess, and must be treated with respect.

• The five elements - space, air, fire, water, and earth - are the foundation of an interconnected web of life.

• Dharma - often translated as “duty” - can be reinterpreted to include our responsibility to care for the earth.

• Simple living is a model for the development of sustainable economies.

• Our treatment of nature directly affects our karma.

So a big part of their religeon is to take care of the environment. Which they are bad at.

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