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  Agama Hindu Dharma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of Hinduism's primary ethical concerns is the concept of ritual purity.
Hinduism has survived in varying degrees and forms on Java; in recent years, conversions to Hinduism have been on the rise, particularly in regions surrounding a major Hindu religious site, such as the Klaten region near the Prambanan temple.
Among the non-Bali communities considered to be Hindu by the government are, for example, the Dayak adherents of the Kaharingan religion in Kalimantan Tengah, where government statistics counted Hindus as 15.8 % of the population as of 1995.
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 Hindu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Hindu, as per modern definition is an adherent of philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, the predominant religious, philosophical and cultural system of the Indian subcontinent and the island of Bali.
Hinduism, especially its history and heritage, is vitally important, and the political identity and expression of India and other countries' Hindus.
Hindus in India are cremated upon open grounds upon wooden pyres, though the use of cremation chambers is increasing in popularity owing to the scarcity of wood and lack of exposure.
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 Karma - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म), or Kamma (Pali) is a sanskrit word and a concept of relgions born in India (eastern religions), meaning 'action, effect, destiny.' In Hinduism and, later, Buddhism and Sikhism, it is the sum of a person's actions, regarded as determining that person's future states of existence.
In Hinduism, however, God does play a role and is seen as a dispenser of karma; see Karma in Hinduism for more details.
However, in light of the Hindu philosophical school of Vedanta, as well as Gautama Buddha's teachings, one is advised to either avoid, control or become mindful of the effects of desires and aversions as a way to moderate or change one's karma (or, more accurately, one's karmic results).
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 ipedia.com: Hindu philosophy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Hindu philosophy (one of the main divisions of Indian philosophy) is traditionally seen through the prism of six different systems that are listed here and makes up the main belief systems of Hinduism.
The formal division of Indian Philosophy is Astika (of Vedic descent, hence Hindu) and Nastika (denying the Vedas).
Caitanja (1486-1534), a devotee of Krishna, proposed a synthesis between the monist and dualist philosophies by stating that the soul is equally distinct (bheda) and non-distinct (abheda) from god, and that this, although unthinkable (acintya), is experiencable in devotion.
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 Agama Hindu Dharma: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Due to Hindu missionary work by Balinese and Indians living in Medan (Medan: A city in Indonesia; located in northeastern Sumatra), several members of the Karo in North Sumatra (North Sumatra: sumatera utara or north sumatra is one of the provinces of indonesia....
The sacred texts found in Agama Hindu Dharma are the Vedas (Vedas: (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionallly believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads).
Hinduism or Hindu-animist fusion have been preserved by a number of Javanese communities, many of which claim descent from Majapahit (Majapahit: the majapahit empire was based in eastern java and ruled much of the southern malay peninsula,...
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 Bali Culture Information - Batukaru.info
Hinduism and Buddhism arrived in Bali via Java and direct from India, between the 8th and 16th centuries.
The three basic principles of the Hindu religion are knowledge of the epics (the Mahabharata, Ramayana and commentaries), knowledge of philosophy and theology, and ritual worship (puja) connected with devotion (bakti) and offerings (banten).
The swastika, wheel of the sun, is the symbol for the Hindu religion in general.
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 Indonesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Regional Hindu kingdoms expanded religious and cultural influences of Hinduism as well as Buddhism, and in the middle ages the islands came under the influence of Islam.
The earliest historical mention of the area was of the Jawa Dwipa Hindu kingdom in Java and Sumatra around 200 BC by Indian scholars, and various archeological sites show the influence of the Hindu religion in the area from the first century AD to the fifth century AD.
Under the influences of Hinduism and Buddhism, several kingdoms formed on the islands of Sumatra and Java from the 7th to 14th century.
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 Read about Agama Hindu Dharma at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Agama Hindu Dharma and learn about Agama Hindu ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Parisada Hindu Dharma, partly due to the fact that every Indonesian citizen was now required to be a registered member of one of the five acknowledged religious communities (Islam, Christianity [i.e.
Although Java was substantially converted to Islam during the 15th century and afterwards, substantial elements of Hindu (and pre-Hindu) customs and beliefs persisted among ordinary Javanese.
Most Tenggerese are officially Buddhist, but their religion includes many elements of Hinduism including the worship of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Agama_Hindu_Dharma   (1404 words)

 Hindu denominations -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Among Hindu followers as a whole, there is a strong belief in there are many paths leading to the One God or the Source, whatever one chooses to call that ultimate Truth.
As per Hinduism Adherents.com the majority of Hindus are Vaishnavas, though often mixing in some aspects of the Smarta viewpoint.
Shakta form was one of the oldest forms of Hindu religion (evidences even from Indus valley civilisation), but with evolution of civilisation and emergence of various doctrines, various other forms of Hindu philosophy emerged.
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 Rama Passage @ OverTheTopArt.com (Over The Top Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Born as the eldest son of Kousalya and Dasaratha, king of Kosala, he is the embodiment of the Supreme Brahman and Dharma.
It is known that the Ramayana was written before the other great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, whose tradition of oral transmission is accepted to have existed around 1000 BC although there is little indication of when it actually began.
Rama is a great hero to the adherents of Agama Hindu Dharma and to the Muslims who practice Abangan, a syncretic form of Islam and Hinduism, in Indonesia.
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 Read about Smartism at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Smartism and learn about Smartism here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Ishta-Deva concept has confused outsiders and hence made them perceive Hinduism as polytheistic as Smartas are monists, and view multiple manifestations of the one God or source of being.
Hindu monists see one unity, with the personal Gods, different aspects of only One Supreme Being, like a single beam of light separated into colours by a prism, and are valid to worship.
This view of Smartism, the Ishta-Deva concept, has colored the perception of what Hinduism is to the outsider, when in fact the other denominations, do not strictly espouse the belief and more closely adhere to a more conventional Western perception of what a monotheistic faith is.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Smartism   (375 words)

Hinduism subsequently birthed Buddhism and Jainism, which in turn affected the development of their mother religion.
Historically, the word Hindu predates the reference to Hinduism as a religion; the term is of Persian origin and first referred to people who lived on the other side (from a Persian point of view) of the Sindhu or Indus river.
The post-Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majoriy of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.
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 Schools of Hinduism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Hinduism (Vedic dharma or Sanatana dharma) encompasses many movements and traditions (sampradaya).
Hinduism is recognized as a very dynamic religion, accepting and continuously transmuting new influences from inside and outside with equal ease and remarkable lack of conflict.
Hinduism, as most other major religions, has a great number of schools.
www.indogrid.com /mediawiki/index.php/Schools_of_Hinduism   (243 words)

 Bhajan - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The groundwork for bhajans was laid in the hymns found in Sama Veda, the third Veda in the Hindu scriptures.
They are distinguished from the Sanskrit shlokas by virtue of their easy lilting flow, the colloquial renderings and the profound appeal to the mass.
While most Hindus and Sikhs devoutly sing Kirtan in its more traditional form, there are smaller groups that experiment with incorporation of non-Indian instruments like the guitar and interspersing Western themes like jazz.
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 Hinduism 101
Nepalese Hinduism is a sort of compromise between the tenets of Buddhism and Hinduism.
Hinduism in Indonesia was brought by emissaries from the Gupta Rulers of the Indian city of Ujjain during the period 400-600 A.D. Yoga and Meditation in the International Context:
The gurus, both pure Hindus of Indian origin and westerners who have learned the trade from someone, seldom acquaint their pupils with the true purpose of the Hindu yoga systems and only allow them as much knowledge as is necessary to do the asanas or physical exercises.
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 Hindu Writing @ Lokalkolorit.de
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is the world's only Hindu nation, with more than 80% of its population practicing Hinduism, which is closely intertwined with Budhism.
This practice, once established, was exploited for political power by various communities, with distinct religions getting special privileges and recognitions as opposed to members of a sect, reform movement or of the larger mass of people.
In the soma sacrifices of the Vedic period, the lay sacrificer, after bathing, kept a daylong (in some cases up to a yearlong) silent vigil inside a special hut in front of a fire.
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 Agama - educational resources
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 Balinese Hinduism : The Religion - Bali Sweet Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Bali, it is called Agama Hindu Bali or Agama Hindu Dharma (literally means Hinduism of Dharma, Agama is an Indonesian word meaning Religion), which in fact is a blend of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Meralina (cremation) is transforming the elements in the human body to their origin, which is water, fire, soil, and air, and, as a mean to purify them, they use pemeralina fire (fire as a cremation tool).
Balinese are also highly cultured people in term of art, as each yadnya or Hindu holy ritual is very often followed by artistical performances to entertain those who assist or participate in the sacred rituals either in dances, music, paintings, or in songs.
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 -The Directory of Hindu Resources Online-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
www.hindu.org is dedicated to Hindu solidarity, culture and the dissemination of the vast and timeless knowledge of our great Sanatana Dharma to all the people of the world.
The goal of www.hindu.org is to publish and connect all Hindu organizations, leaders and resources such as news, events, publications, Vedic sciences, art, music and culture on the Internet's World Wide Web.
Balasubramaniam, Chairman of the Hindu Council of Australia, wrote to the Times of India in protest to their article on Lord Siva (see HPI, March 11).
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 Darshan - Free net encyclopedia
Darshan is a Sanskrit and Hindu (also used to some extent in Urdu) term meaning sight (in the sense of an instance of seeing something or somebody), vision, apparition, or a glimpse.
In Indian culture, the touching of the feet (pranām or charaņasparsh) is a show of respect and it is often an integral part of darshan.
Children do touch the feet of their family elders while people of all ages will bend to touch the feet of a great guru or the icon of a Hindu demigod (angel) or a form of God (such as Ram or Krishna).
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The aim of Hindu Dharma is to reach peace of spirit and harmony in this material life.
Hinduism is a monotheistic religion with one Godhead.
Hinduism is often misunderstood as being a faith with many Gods and Goddesses (Dewas and Bhataris).
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 Chakra - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Hinduism and its spiritual systems of yoga and in some related eastern cultures, as well as in some segments of the New Age movement -- and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement -- a chakra is thought to be an energy node in the human body.
Chakrology is a neologism sometimes employed by Alternative Medicine practitioners or esoteric philosophers for the study of chakras.
There are many different chakrologies, some of them based on ancient Indian Hindu Tantric esoteric traditions, New Age interpretations, or Western occult analyses, as well as ancient Greek and Christian references.
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 Sadhu - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for a renounced ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty).
It is supposed to be the fourth phase of a Hindu’s life, after studies, being a father and a pilgrim, but for most it’s not a practical option.
They are a walking reminder to the average Hindu of Divinity.
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 Bali - Religion - Real Estate Bali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Balinese are Hindu yet their religion is very different from that of the Indian variety.
The main religion is Agama Hindu Dharma, which arrived in Bali with the spread of Hinduism via Sumatra and Java during the 11th century.
Although originally from India, the Balinese religion is a unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Javanese and ancient indigenous beliefs, with customs that are very different from the traditional form of Hinduism practiced in India today.
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 About Bali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The magical, mystical legends of Bali combined with the friendly Balinese inspire images of tropical paradise with soaring volcanoes, palm lined beaches and breathtaking rice terraces.
The Hindu Bali philosophy encourages a peaceful balance between mankind, the environment and spiritual world.
The majority of Balinese practice the Hindu religion which they call Agama Hindu Dharma, Religion of the Hindu Doctrin.
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 baliplus.com - bali biggest little guide book online
Galungan is a holiday commemorated throughout Bali as the victory day of Dharma (virtue) upon Adharma (evil) according to ancient Balinese history....
The Balinese that adhere to the Hindu Dharma religion will take offerings of food, fruit and flowers to the temple to be blessed by the priest....
The main religion is Agama Hindu Dharma, which, although originally from India, comprises of a unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Javanese and ancient indigenous beliefs; It is very different from the Hinduism practiced in India today.
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