Hinduism: World Religions Project

By: Sam Franklin and Nathaniel Yarnell

Most important belief

The most important belief to Hindu's is Karma: All Hindus believe that the soul exists in a cycle of birth into a body, followed by death and then rebirth. The quality of the next life depends on the soul's Karma-the goodness or badness of their deeds in this life.

Believers in Hinduism

Believers of Hinduism hope to attain Moksha (liberation of the soul). They believe that if they lead good lives, they will eventually be liberated and be with Supreme Creator.

Extremists in Hinduism

Extremists in Hinduism use bombs to kill people, and run riots against other religions but don't convert them.

Current Event: Rumors of Cow Killings

Mewat, India - October 2014 Rumors of cow killings in India have deepened the rift between Muslims and Hindus. Even though there is no proof that there have been more cow killings, activists are using this fear to increase Hindus' desire to vote and how they vote, which deepens the divide between Muslims and Hindus. Cows are very sacred in Hinduism and activism over the protection of cows is a centuries-old tradition in India.


This piece of art is important because it represents the God Ganesha, the ruler of obstacles. Ganesha's story tells that once when Shiva was away Parvati created a human son to guard the door while she bathed. When Shiva returned unexpectedly and when Ganesha refused to let him in Shiva chopped off his head. Parvati being enraged made him give him his head back and the first thing he saw was an elephant explaining Ganesha's head. It was created in the 14th to 15th century and its creator is unknown.

Hindu Song

amma teri siskiyon pe koi rone aayega
koi rone aayega
gham na kar jo aayega wo phir kabhi na jayega
wo phir kabhi na jaayega
yaad rakh par koi anhoni nahi tu layegi
layegi to phir kahani aur kuchh ho jayegi..

But there will be a cost to this worldly existence. Time will pass and you'll be visited by old age and finally, Death. The word 'koi' above is an indirect reference to death and that it will take you and that separation from all which you've created on this earth is certain. Notice the conviction with which the composer predicts the onset of death, for it is certain: "gham na kar jo aayega wo phir kabhi na jayega".


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