30 Facts About Hinduism You Should Know

30 Facts About Hinduism You Should Know

#1
Fact About Hinduism 1 OM symbol
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IN HINDUISM, OM IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL SOUNDS. IT REFERS TO ULTIMATE REALITY, ENTIRETY OF THE UNIVERSE

#2

Fact About Hinduism 2 oldest RELIGION
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HINDUISM IS OLDEST SURVIVING RELIGION.

#3

Fact About Hinduism 3 sanatan dharma
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ORIGINAL NAME OF HINDUISM IS "SANATANA DHARMA" WHICH IS A SANSKRIT WORD THAT DENOTES THAT WHICH IS ETERNAL AND EVERLASTING

#4

Fact About Hinduism 4 indian culture and RELIGION
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HINDUISM IS SYNTHESIS OF VARIOUS INDIAN CULTURE AND TRADITIONS AND IT HAS NO FOUNDER

#5

Fact About Hinduism 5
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HINDUISM IS WORLD THIRD LARGEST RELIGION WITH AROUND 1 BILLION PEOPLE

#6

 Fact About Hinduism 6 RIGVEDA
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THE RIGVEDA IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT VEDA AND IS ONE OF THE OLDEST RELIGIOUS TEXTS.

#7

Fact About Hinduism 7 MOKSHA
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THE ULTIMATE GOLA OF LIFE IN HINDUISM IS MOKSHA 

#8

Fact About Hinduism 8 VAISNAVISM , SHAVISM , SHAKTISM , SMARTISM
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THE FOUR MAIN DIVISIONS OF HINDUISM ARE THE 
  1. VAISHNAVISM -  VISHNU AS THE SUPREME LORD
  2. SHAIVISM -SHIVA AS THE SUPREME BEING.
  3. SHAKTISM - ADI PARASHAKTI IS SUPREME
  4. SMARTISM -DOMESTIC WORSHIP OF FIVE SHRINES WITH FIVE DEITIES, ALL TREATED AS EQUAL – VISHNU, SHIVA, BRAHMA, GANESHA AND DEVI


#9

Fact About Hinduism 9 SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
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SWAMI VIVEKANANDA WAS A KEY FIGURE IN INTRODUCING VEDANTA AND YOGA IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES, RAISING INTERFAITH AWARENESS AND MAKING HINDUISM A WORLD RELIGION

#10

Fact About Hinduism 10 WEDDING RITUAL
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A WEDDING IS THE MOST EXTENSIVE PERSONAL RITUAL AN ADULT HINDU UNDERTAKES IN HIS OR HER LIFE. A TYPICAL HINDU WEDDING IS SOLEMNIZED BEFORE THE VEDIC FIRE RITUAL.

#11

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Fact About Hinduism 11 SHIVA ADIYOGI MEDITATION
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HINDUISM IS SOURCE 
AND ORIGIN OF YOGA AND MEDITATION

#12
Fact About Hinduism 12 VEGETARIANISM
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HINDUISM EMBRACE VEGETARIANISM TO RESPECT HIGHER FORMS OF LIFE

#13

Fact About Hinduism 13 UNSELFISH COW HOLY
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HINDU SOCIETY CONSIDERS COW AS SACRED AND HONORS HER AS A SYMBOL OF UNSELFISH GIVING  

#14

Fact About Hinduism 14 MOUNT MERU KAILSAH
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MOUNT MERU IS CONSIDERED TO BE TO BE THE CENTER OF ALL THE PHYSICAL, METAPHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL UNIVERSES.
MOST TEMPLES HAVE BEEN BUILT AS SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATIONS OF THIS MOUNTAIN.

#15

Fact About Hinduism 15 FOUR LIFE STAGES
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IN HINDUISM  TRADITION THE LIFE OF A HINDU IS DIVIDED in FOUR  LIFE STAGES.
  • BRAHMACHARYA (STUDENT),
  • GRIHASTHA (HOUSEHOLDER), 
  • VANAPRASTHA (RETIRED)  
  • SANNYASA (RENUNCIATION)


#16

Fact About Hinduism 16 ULTIMATE GOAL OF LIFE MOKSHA
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)MOKSHA– tHE ULTIMATE GOAL OF LIFE IN HINDUISM is moksha

#17

Fact About Hinduism 17 SANYASI MONK
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HINDU MONK IS CALLED A SANYĀSĪ, SĀDHU, OR SWĀMI. A FEMALE RENUNCIATE IS CALLED A SANYĀSINI. THEY RECEIVE HIGH RESPECT IN HINDU SOCIETY BECAUSE OF THEIR SIMPLE AHIMSA-DRIVEN LIFESTYLE AND DEDICATION TO MOKSHA1

#18

Fact About Hinduism 18 4034 VISHNU
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A RARE-TYPE ASTEROID CLASSIFIED AS NEAR-EARTH OBJECT AND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROID OF THE APOLLO GROUPIS NAMED AFTER THE HINDU DEITY VISHNU - 4034 VISHNU

#19
Fact About Hinduism 19 FOUR GOALS DESCRIBED FOR HUMAN LIFE
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IN HINDUISM -THERE ARE FOUR GOALS DESCRIBED FOR HUMAN LIFE -
  • DHARMA (ETHICS/DUTIES)
  • ARTHA(PROSPERITY/WORK),
  • KAMA (DESIRES/PASSIONS) 
  • MOKSHA (FREEDOM FROM THE CYCLE OF DEATH AND REBIRTH)

THE MAJOR TRADITIONAL RITES
  1. PREGNANCY
  2. RITE BEFORE THE FETUS BEGINS MOVING AND KICKING IN WOMB
  3. PARTING OF PREGNANT WOMAN'S HAIR, BABY SHOWER),
  4. RITE CELEBRATING THE NEWBORN BABY), 
  5. NAMING THE CHILD,
  6. BABY'S FIRST OUTING FROM HOME INTO THE WORLD,
  7. BABY'S FIRST FEEDING OF SOLID FOOD),
  8.  BABY'S FIRST HAIRCUT, TONSURE,
  9.  EAR PIERCING,
  10.  BABY'S START WITH KNOWLEDGE,
  11.  ENTRY INTO A SCHOOL RITE),
  12.  FIRST SHAVE FOR BOYS, MENARCHE FOR GIRLS,
  13.  GRADUATION CEREMONY,
  14. VIVAHA (WEDDING,
  15.  FASTING, SPIRITUAL STUDIES
  16.   CREMATION FOR AN ADULT, BURIAL FOR A CHILD

#20

Fact About Hinduism 20 MAHABHARAT
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MAHABHARAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS "THE LONGEST POEM EVER WRITTEN"
 The  LONGEST VERSION CONSISTS OF OVER 200,000 INDIVIDUAL VERSE LINES AND LONG PROSE PASSAGES. AT ABOUT 1.8 MILLION WORDS IN TOTAL

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#21

Fact About Hinduism 21 GANGA RIVER
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GANGA RIVER  WORSHIPED BY HINDUS WHO BELIEVE THAT BATHING IN THE RIVER CAUSES THE REMISSION OF SINS AND MAKES MOKSHA  EASIER(LIBERATION FROM THE CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH), AND THAT THE WATER OF THE GANGES IS CONSIDERED VERY PURE AND SACRED.

#22

Fact About Hinduism 22 KUBH MELA
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KUMBH MELA FESTIVAL IS THE LARGEST PEACEFUL GATHERING IN THE WORLD AND CONSIDERED AS THE "WORLD'S LARGEST CONGREGATION OF RELIGIOUS PILGRIMS" WITH ON AVERAGE OF 30 MILLION PEOPLE ON A SINGLE DAY

#23

 Fact About Hinduism 23 SHIVA JYOTIRLINGA Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiv
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 devotional representation of the Supreme God Shiva who is formless  Is called Jyotirlinga. A Jyoti means 'radiance' and lingam the 'Image or Sign' of Shiva; Jyotir Lingam thus means the Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva. There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga temples across India.

#24

Fact About Hinduism 24 PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE
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PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE IS THE WEALTHIEST TEMPLE  IN THE WORLD. IT IS CONSERVATIVELY ESTIMATED THAT THE VALUE OF THE MONUMENTAL ITEMS IN TEMPLE IS CLOSE AROUND TO  US$17 BILLION.

#25

Fact About Hinduism 25 DIWALI
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ONE OF IMPORTANT HINDU FESTIVAL DIWALI SYMBOLISES THE SPIRITUAL "VICTORY" OF LIGHT OVER DARKNESS, GOOD OVER EVIL AND KNOWLEDGE OVER IGNORANCE ." LIGHT IS A METAPHOR FOR KNOWLEDGE AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

#26
Fact About Hinduism 26 Kamasutra
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Kamasutra is the oldest surviving Hindu text on erotic love

#27


Fact About Hinduism 27 MALAS of 108 beads
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Most Hindus use MALAS of 108 beads for prayer and meditation as the number is considered sacred.

#28

Fact About Hinduism 28 TULSI IS A SACRED PLANT
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TULSI IS A SACRED PLANT IN HINDU BELIEF. HINDUS REGARD IT AS AN EARTHLY MANIFESTATION OF THE GODDESS TULSI; SHE IS REGARDED AS A GREAT WORSHIPPER OF THE GOD VISHNU. T HE OFFERING OF ITS LEAVES IS MANDATORY IN RITUALISTIC WORSHIP OF VISHNU AND HIS AVATARS LIKE KRISHNA

#29

Fact About Hinduism 29 SHAKTI -PEETHAS godess durga
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THE SHAKTI -PEETHAS ARE PLACES OF GODDESS DURGA, THE MAIN DEITY OF SHAKTI TRADITION.THERE ARE 51 OR 108 SHAKTI PEETHAS BY DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS, ON WHICH BETWEEN 4 AND 18 ARE NAMED AS MAHA IN MEDIEVAL HINDU TEXTS.

#30

Fact About Hinduism 30 ANGKOR WAT temple
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ANGKOR WAT IS A TEMPLE COMPLEX IN CAMBODIA AND ONE OF THE LARGEST RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS IN THE WORLD, ON A SITE WITH 402 ACRES. IT WAS  CONSTRUCTED AS A HINDU TEMPLE DEDICATED TO THE GOD VISHNU FOR THE KHMER EMPIRE, 
BUT THEN IT WAS GRADUALLY TRANSFORMED INTO A BUDDHIST TEMPLE TOWARDS THE END OF THE 12TH CENTURY.
Have a look on book  Hinduism   by  Manavi Panjnani


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