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Simple points that help us understand Hinduism better

A number of temples, shrines, holy places are dedicated to the Hindu Gods and Goddesses as people visit them to offer their prayers. 

Simple points that help us understand Hinduism better
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The world is home to people belonging to varied faiths. And Hinduism is one of them. India and Nepal have been following this faith since time immemorial!

Majority of India’s population follows Hinduism. A number of temples, shrines, holy places are dedicated to the Hindu Gods and Goddesses as people visit them to offer their prayers.

However, there are myths that often overshadow the true essence of this faith. Unfortunately, many who follow Hinduism themselves are oblivious of its actuality.

In this article, we will take you through five simple points to understand Hinduism better:

Is Hinduism a religion?

No, Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life.

What’s the original name of Hinduism?

Sanatana Dharma.

When did Hinduism begin?

There is no date of origin. Sanatana means eternal, ever-evolving and infinite. It has no beginning or end.

Is Hinduism polytheistic?

The Brahman or the Supreme Being is the only truth. The various Gods and Goddesses are its manifestations.

Is Hinduism governed by rules and authorities?

No, Hinduism is the most progressive faith as it allows people to choose their way of living. It does not force people to follow rule books or any prophet.

From Zee News

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