Where is it practiced?
No particular founder or orgin
- Puja: Making offerings to the deity and decorating deity images
- Darsan: Non idol worship, so this is "seeing" the deity
- Prasad: taking the divine within your own being through eating food shared with the deity
Hindu is mainly practiced at home
- Shruti (“heard”) – oldest, most authoritative:
- · Four Vedas (“truth”) – myths, rituals, chants·
- Upanishads - metaphysical speculation
- Smriti (“remembered”) – the Great Indian Epics:
- Mahabharata (includes Bhagavad-Gita)
What do Hindus believe about?
- Sin is apart of everyday human life
- Heaven is a normal part .
- Heaven is where one pays for bad deeds
- Greed is acceptable, but happiness is not brought to those with money unless they share it with ones that don't have money
- Moksha or ending your cycle of constant rebirth and entering a state of "completeness"
- Hindus believe that when two souls come together for marriage it is because their Karmas are intertwined.
- Ahimsa or non-violence is the belief that it is wrong to kill living beings and also embryos. All life is sacred.
What Is The History of Hinduism?