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  Hinduism - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma - सनातन धर्म, and Vaidika-Dharma - वैदिक धर्म) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the revealed knowledge of the Veda and is the direct descendent of the Vedic Indo-Iranian religion.
A core sacred text of Hinduism and its philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita (भगवद् गीता), often referred to as the Gita, is a summation of the Vedic, Yogic, Vedantic and Tantric philosophies.
Hindus stress meditation to acquire knowledge beyond the mind and body, a trait that is often associated with the ascetic god Shiva.
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 Hinduism - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hinduism is sometimes considered a polytheistic religion, but such a view tends to oversimplify a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning polytheism, monotheism, panentheism, monism and even atheism.
Pilgrimage is not mandatory in Hinduism as it is in Islam.
Hinduism during this period underwent one of the most profound changes in its history, due in large part to the influence of the prominent teachers Ramanuja, Madhva, and Chaitanya.
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 BAPS Chino Hills Hindu Religious & Cultural Center - HINDUISM
Hinduism, the world's oldest living religion, is not just a faith, but a way of life, one that is shared by about 800 million people, or one-sixth the world's population.
India's peaceful nature, as its people attest, is in part due to Hinduism, the country's majority religion, which is deeply committed to non-violence and peaceful living amongst all of God's creatures.
Hinduism believes all religious paths lead to an ultimate reality – one, true God that humankind shares alike but worships in unique ways, whether the Hindu way, the Christian way or in any other way chosen.
www.chinohillshindumandir.org /hinduism.html   (340 words)

 Hinduism - HinduWiki
Hinduism (Sanskrit: Hindu Dharma, also known as SanAtana Dharma, and Vaidika Dharma) is a religion or philosophy that originated from the Indian subcontinent and nearby surrounding areas.
Hinduism, along with Buddhism and Jainism, is regarded to be an Ārya Dharma, approximately translating to "noble religion".
Many Hindus to this day, in a tradition that has continued unbroken from the ancient times, perform morning ablutions at the bank of a sacred river (especially the Ganga/Ganges) while chanting Gayatri and Mahamrityunjaya mantra.[citation needed]Sanskrit is mostly used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals in the forms of hymns and mantras.
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 Overview of Hinduism - India Country Guide
The holy city of Varanasi during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Hinduism is thought to have gotten its name from the Persian word hindu, meaning "river," used by outsiders to describe the people of the Indus River Valley.
Hindus themselves refer to their religion as sanatama dharma, "eternal religion," and varnasramadharma, a word emphasizing the fulfillment of duties (dharma) appropriate to one's class (varna) and stage of life (asrama).
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 FREE In-depth report - Hinduism - Indonesia
Hinduism is an amalgam of related traditions and cults that seeks to explain cosmology in primarily deistic terms.
Hindu believers in the early 1990s were relatively few outside of Bali, where they made up more than 93 percent of the population.
It is difficult to describe the Balinese version of Hinduism in the same doctrinal terms as Islam and Christianity, since this unique form of religious expression is deeply interwoven with art and ritual, and is less closely preoccupied with scripture, law, and belief.
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 The War Against Hinduism
As a result of this form of education, the Hindu population is slowly forgetting the unique history and lofty culture of their homeland.
As Hinduism declines, you will see that the demands on the government and those voted into politics will also change, and the laws will also alter more in favor of the increasing minority religions at the expense of declining Hinduism.
Hinduism is the soil into which India's roots are struck, and torn of that she will inevitably wither, as a tree torn out from its place.
www.stephen-knapp.com /war_against_hinduism.htm   (3237 words)

 Hinduism - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Hinduism has often been confused to be polytheistic as many of Hinduism's adherents are monists, and view multiple manifestations of the one God or source of being.
Hinduism rests on the spiritual bedrock of the Vedas, hence Veda Dharma, and their mystic issue, the Upanishads, as well as the teachings of many great Hindu gurus through the ages.
Thus, Hindu image worship is a form of iconolatry, in which the symbols are venerated as putative sigils of divinity, as opposed to idolatry, a charge often levied (erroneously) at Hindus.
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 FREE In-depth report - Hinduism - Nepal
Hinduism generally is regarded as the oldest formal religion in the world.
Hindus believe that the absolute (the totality of existence, including God, man, and universe) is too vast to be contained within a single set of beliefs.
The average Hindu does not need any systematic formal creed in order to practice his or her religion Hindus only to comply with the customs of their family and social groups.
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 HINDUISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And this is why Hinduism is called a Living Idea, guided by the sum total of human wisdom that is not considered to be embodied in one person, or one book, or one period of human history.
Educated Hindus though have rejected the primitive features and have developed a refined religion which they follow alongwith the cruder versions that resemble primitive animism followed by their rural and tribal brethren.
The existence of finer features among the caste Hindus (especially among the Brahmins) and darker and coarser features among the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in particular is also stated as a physical evidence of the thesis supporting the AIT, that the pre-Aryans were dark and coarse featured and the Aryans were fair.
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 Hinduism: a general introduction
It may be derived from an ancient inscription translated as: "The country lying between the Himalayan mountain and Bindu Sarovara is known as Hindusthan by combination of the first letter 'hi' of 'Himalaya' and the last compound letter 'ndu' of the word `Bindu.
The classical theory of the origins of Hinduism traces the religion's roots to the Indus valley civilization circa 4000 to 2200 BCE.
Hindus organize their lives around certain activities or "purusharthas." These are called the "four aims of Hinduism," or "the doctrine of the fourfold end of life." They are:
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 HINDUISM: The world's third largest religion
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.
Hinduism has grown to become the world's third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam.
Hinduism is generally regarded as the world's oldest organized religion.
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A Hindu distinguishes the religion of the churches from the religion of Jesus Christ.
The Hindu is not satisfied merely to accept Christ in theory, but he strives hard to live the life, which Jesus lived, to lead a life of renunciation, of self-control and of love to all.
He divided the Hindu monks into ten sects called "Dasnami" and organized them under four heads with the Headquarters at Dwaraka in the West, Jagannatha Puri in the East, Rameswaram in the South and Badrikashrama in the North.
www.hinduism.co.za   (14736 words)

 Hinduism by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Significant numbers of Hindus reside in Bali, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Guyana, Nepal, Mauritius, Suriname, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago.
The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Hindu in a region (Hindus in the region * 100/total population of the region).
The last column shows the Hindu percentage compared to the total Hindu population of the world (Hindus in the region * 100/total Hindu population of the world).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hinduism_by_country   (284 words)

 Hinduism A Perspective - Introducing What is Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hinduism A Perspective - Introducing What is Hinduism
Hinduism : What does it refer to ?
Hinduism : Which is its land / country ?
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