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India is a country whose history goes back thousands of years. Many different peoples and ethnic groups lived and still live in the country, in which different religions coexist ................


Hinduism : India is the birthplace of Hinduism. Almost 82% of Indians are followers of Hinduism and its numerous sects.

Religions in India - Hinduism
Hinduism is not based on any prophet or special event. There is therefore no exact year for his age. Unlike most known religions, Hinduism has a long history of development. It was not suddenly there, but developed continuously from the pre-Arish religions of the Indus Valley, the Vedic-Brahmanic religions of the Aryan immigrants from the north. Because of this millennia-old history of development, one sees Brahmins in Hinduism also as the "Sanatana Dharma", the eternal religion that has always been and will always be.

Hinduism is referred to as the "religion of the Eternal Law of the World (Dharma)". This dharma is the working force. It brings about order in nature, the course of the sun, the glow of the stars, the flow of rivers and rain, the growth of plants. The Dharma also determines the course of a person's life, which leads through four major stages: learning and studying in childhood and adolescence, exercising a profession; Starting a family, attaining prosperity, loneliness and asceticism and fourthly turning away from the world and attaining supreme wisdom and salvation through meditation.

Every Indian is free to believe in many gods, one god or none at all. There are no dogmas or prescribed rites. One may worship God in fetish, animal, tree, image or spirit and approach his gods in intoxicating ceremonies, fervent prayers, blood sacrifices, wild dances or as a lonely pilgrim through asceticism and meditation.

Hinduism is not a uniform religion, but actually a broad framework for innumerable forms of belief and living standards. Many standards of living in India are of Aryan origin. The white-skinned Aryans did not want to associate themselves with the brown-skinned indigenous people, because they feared that they would be completely lost in the defeated people. They therefore enacted marriage laws that were tantamount to a first caste division.

The great freedom of movement in cults and beliefs contrasts with the firmly established caste system that has been binding for all Hindus for thousands of years. It is not in faith but in the social order that one finds the bond that unites all Hindus.

The caste system in India will not be understood. Without knowing anything about its metaphysical and moral significance. Already in the ancient scriptures, the four Vernas (main castes), the Brahmins - priests, intellectuals, "aristocrats" - the Khashtrya (the warriors), the Vaishyas (businessmen), traders, artists and artisans - and the Shudras become simple farmers , Workers and henchmen mentioned.

For a convinced Hindu there is no doubt about their metaphysical embedding. In addition to these four main castes, there are thousands of minor and sub-castes called jatis. They regulate all activities in daily life, determine who is allowed to marry whom, what profession he is allowed to pursue, what social influence he has, etc.

One can only become a Hindu by birth. In later life, individuals can no longer join Hinduism. One becomes a Hindu by being born into a particular caste. You can neither enter nor exit a caste, nor change caste. One of the foundations of Hinduism is the principle of moral avenging for all deeds, karma. The karma is a part of the Dharma, the eternal world law, which rules the macrocosm as well as the microcosm. According to karma, every being at birth receives its place inside or outside the caste system based on good or bad deeds in a previous life. Samsara, the doctrine of transmigration of souls, is the basis of the caste system. It enables everyone, through good deeds in this life, to improve the life that follows. On the other hand, no Hindu is dissatisfied with his fate, not even the poorest farmer, because he has himself to blame for his fate through his deeds in the previous life.

The believer's goal, however, is not rebirth, but detachment from the cycle of rebirth, redemption (moksha).

Religion in India is not something for specific hours, but for every hour of life. All life in religion.

Every Hindu house has a small altar with an image of the revered deity. This is hung daily with fresh flower garlands and incense sticks are lit in front of it. The "good" Hindu spends at least a few a day. Moments of devotion in front of this altar. Hinduism is probably the most tolerant religion in the world.

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