Forms of Indian Religions

Hinduism is an old, old religion having its origins sometime around 32,000 BC; Sikhism, in comparison, is new, coming into existence during times 1469-1538 AD. Hinduism seeks to make sense out of the universe by use of astrology and other manifestations of nature; Sikhism, on the other hand, is an attempt to combine the best … Read more

Hinduism Characteristics and Attributes of Balrama

Trying to understand Hindu thought from top to bottom is like standing outside in the middle of a heavy storm and trying to balance raindrops in a spoon. Raindrops are single drops of water, but they lose their form very quickly, are hard to tell apart from each other, and they even evaporate within a … Read more

Bhagavadgitha a Practical Approach to Life

First of all, I would like to press my words that, Shrimad Bhagwadgita is not a BOOK. It is a Holy Bible for the Hindus. Therefore it should not be understood as some kind of literature which teaches you how to live your life. The Gita should be treated with respect and understanding that the … Read more

An Overview of Rituals and Ceremonies in Hinduism

Interestingly enough, the rituals and ceremonies of Hinduism are performed and observed vary as there is not one single universal way. It will differ by what region of India you’re living in. Interestingly enough, it will also differ by what province in the region that you live in. It will differ from your city, town, … Read more

Scriptures and Theology in Hinduism

Among the ten-thousand-year-old scriptures of Hinduism is a passage in the Bhagavad Gita that has captured my attention for twenty years. I have kept it on my desk, in these words: You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only You have no right to the fruits of the work. Obtaining the … Read more

Hinduism Role and Importance of Vishnu

Vishnu is the lord of preservation and is known as the All-Provider. He performs the cosmic function of cohesion. The constructive nature of his cosmic function stands out in contrast to the destructive dispersive power of Shiva. Vishnu’s function is to ensure the sustenance of the universe that Brahma has created. He represents the cosmic … Read more

Understanding the Basic Beliefs of Hinduism

Hinduism, the third-largest religion in the world next to Islam and Christianity, was initiated in India. “Hinduism differs from Christianity and other Western religions in that it does not have a single founder, a specific theological system, a single system of morality, or a central religious organization. It consists of “thousands of different religious groups … Read more

The History of Hinduism

The word “Hindu” is derived from the River Sindu, originating in the Himalayas, crossing the North of India, running through Pakistan, and flowing into the Arabian Sea. For the people who came to inhabit the land later, the name “Sindu” was challenging to pronounce. Therefore, the name was distorted into “Indus.” Various scientists consider the … Read more

Guide to Hinduism Beliefs

Hinduism is a worldwide religious tradition and is generally regarded as one of the oldest religions still practiced in the world. Hinduism is practiced by most followers through the Puja (prayer) of God in the form of a murti (statue) and very often accompanied by the offering of flowers, fruits, and milk. In addition to … Read more