Where is it practiced?

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No particular founder or orgin

Basic practices

  • 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

Sacred Texts

  • Shruti (“heard”) – oldest, most authoritative:
  • · Four Vedas (“truth”) – myths, rituals, chants·
  • Upanishads - metaphysical speculation
  • Smriti (“remembered”) – the Great Indian Epics:
  • Ramayana
  • Mahabharata (includes Bhagavad-Gita)

Instead of the world being created once, Hindus believe that the world is constantly created time and time again by their most supreme god Brahma (pictured to the right)

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no holidays

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?