In the last few years, Hinduism has become a soft punching bag for the media, cinema, writers, and the political class. Continuing their belief in tolerance and non-violence, Hindus have absorbed this criticism peacefully. Let’s understand why Hindu Sanskaar (Hindu Culture) is unique?
The Rig Veda Is The Oldest Known Book In The World
Hinduism talks about 4 Vedas. The date of Rig Veda is uncertain, but most experts date it back to 1500 years B.C. It’s the oldest book known in the world, and therefore, Hinduism is also sometimes referred to as the oldest religion.
More Power to Women
Ancient Hindu Literature mentions of women who were scholars and a part of King’s council. India is also known for being the first country to provide voting rights to women. Hinduism is the only religion that worships Goddesses.
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The Sacred 108
Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
Four Life Goals
These are Dharma (righteousness), Artha (means of money), Kama (right desire), and Moksha (salvation).
Concept of Vegetarianism
Well, remember how non-vegetarian people were blamed for Amazon Forest Fire? Many Hindus eat a vegetarian diet because if you eat meat on purpose it is believed that you cause harm to the animals. Also, vegetarianism is good for health.
Om Represents The Sound Of The Universe
It’s a spiritual sound that you will hear frequently while practising yoga or visiting a temple. It is also used for meditation.
The list is never-ending. The concept of Universal Brotherhood, the concept of one eternal energy with different forms, and whatnot. Although, the recent portrayal of Hinduism in the popular media has made it look like a religion that has evil roots, but that’s not true. It is time that we start respecting our culture.