Hinduism Essay Topics

The British Raj and the India’s Caste System

The Indian caste system, known as Varnas, is a centuries old system of social stratification. It is a strict hierarchal system that determines a person’s occupation for them. It also determines what they can wear, who they can talk to, who they can marry. Those on the top of the pyramid have all the wealth,… View Article

The Ramayana and the core values of Hinduism represented in the Epic

Hinduism, with its eight hundred million practitioners worldwide is unique among the world’s major religions because it cannot be traced to have been founded by any specific individual nor can it be said to have come about out of any specific historical event. “It is as diverse as India itself and is an extraordinary collection… View Article

Hinduism religion

Hinduism is the religion of the great majority of the people of India. The word comes from the Sanskrit sindhu, “river,” and originally referred to the Indus. Hinduism is actually a collection of many native Indian religions, past and present. It is responsible for the social structure of India, especially for the caste system (a… View Article

Hinduism and the Religion’s Worldviews

Hinduism is not merely a religion, it is also a philosophy and the culture in India, and it has already been a marked part of their everyday living. So much so that everything aspect of their daily lives goes back to it; and it has 950 million followers to wit (mostly from India, Nepal, Bangladesh,… View Article

Trimurti Revised

Long ago, before the universe began, there was god, and his name was Brahma.  Brahma, Lord Creator, a beautiful creature settled upon an elegant pink lotus flower, floating throughout a sea of eternal darkness. His delicate feminine like features framed the four faces that sprouted from his neck.  Brahma’s four arms held the Vedas, Sruva,… View Article

A Brief Study of Hinduism in City of Joy

Hinduism is a way of life. There is not any strict code of beliefs which confirms one as a practicing Hindu. Hinduism in reality and in City of Joy is backdrop in people’s lives. The movie, “City of Joy”, teaches us nothing about traditional Hinduism. It is merely a feel good, “Hollywood” piece of fluff… View Article

Hindu Nationalism

I happened to meet Bhutanese refugees of Nepali origin for the first time at a Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) camp in Tampa, Florida in December 2008. These refugees travelled to the US via Nepal, having left Bhutan and entered Nepal in the 1990s. The refugee crisis was prompted by Government-sponsored discrimination against Nepali speakers in… View Article

Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Human Condition

Hinduism and Buddhism are both eastern traditions with much to say about the human condition as well as the reason human beings exist at all. In some ways they are different while also being similar in other ways. In this essay, those differences will be discussed and the similarities examined for their message. In conclusion,… View Article

Guru Ravidas

The details of Guru Ravidas’s life are controversial. According to some he was born in 1376/7 or else 1399. According to history he was born in a village named Seer Govardhanpur, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Baba Santokh Das was a Chamar leather merchant and Mata Kalsa Devi was his mother. His… View Article

The Spiritual Genius of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (Bengali pronunciation: [pic]Shāmi Bibekānando (help·info)): Bengali pronunciation: [ʃami bibekanɒnɖo]) (12 January 1863–4 July 1902), born Narendra Nath Datta[3] (Bengali pronunciation: [nɔrend̪ro nat̪ʰ d̪ɔt̪t̪o]), was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world[4] and was credited with raising interfaith… View Article

Hinduism is a body of religious

Erik Erikson had numerous contributions to the field of psychology; many of which involved his developmental theory. Erikson has been compared to Sigmund Freud; as both men believed that humans develop in stages. Erikson however, believed Freud to be misguided, as Erikson believed that developmental process is one which occurs throughout one’s lifespan; whereas Freud… View Article

Hinduism Paper

Hinduism began in India and is one of the oldest religions known to man and as such does not have a prominent founder that anyone can remember. In India, the land lying on the southern side of the Hindu-Kush Mountains was considered the land of the Hindus or Hindustan and the religion followed by the… View Article

Kedarnath Temple in Himalayas

One of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus, Kedarnath Temple Jyotirlinga is located in the picturesque surroundings of Rudra Himalaya Range at a height of 12000 feet on a mountain named Kedar. Near Kedarnath is the source of the river Mandakini that joins Alakananda at Rudraprayag. This place is approximately 150 miles away from Hardwar… View Article

Research into Hindu culture

•Pyol: The pyol is a sort of front stoop where Indians often visit with neighbours and watch the world go by •Austerity : Noun the trait of great – denial •Prostrate: to cast oneself face down on the ground in humility. •Chappattis : A flat unleavened round shaped bread of northern India. Made of wheat… View Article

Project Work

Hindus around the world will observe the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with special prayers, meditation, devotional songs, and religious discourses on January 12, 2013. Swamiji’s birthday is also celebrated as India’s National Youth Day that is commemorated with processions, youth conventions, seminars, yoga, sports, and other cultural activities. To mark Swami Vivekananda 150th… View Article

Hinduism Paper

Hinduism is a unique religion. Except for Hinduism, the world’s most popular religions share the quality of having a single founder. Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, Islam on those of Mohammed, Judaism on those of Abraham, and Buddhism on those of Gautam Buddha. According to Adherents.com (2007), Hinduism is the fifth-ranked… View Article

A Reflection On Hinduism Philosophy As An Eastern Religion

Eastern religions refer to the religions whose origin is in Asia. Although the term is commonly used to refer to the major religions, other upcoming “religions” have used it to cover themselves and their practices for instance the cults. The major religions under the umbrella of eastern religion include Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism and… View Article

Hinduism

It is quite evident that the Hinduism community is not a united belief religion. This is because; the religious community is comprised of numerous religious approaches; all marked with different views of animist, antiquity, and devotion to divine worship as well as marriage practices. However, Hinduism has many commonalities making it the Hindu. Such include… View Article

Hinduism

The belief of the existence of a supernatural being has always been there since time immemorial. People have a common belief that there exists a super being that has more power than an ordinary being and that this being deserves to be respected and adorned. It is because of this reason that there are many… View Article

Hinduism

Hinduism is the religion of the great majority of the people of India. The word comes from the Sanskrit sindhu, “river,” and originally referred to the Indus. Hinduism is actually a collection of many native Indian religions, past and present. It is responsible for the social structure of India, especially for the caste system (a… View Article

Hinduism and Buddhism

There are many religions in the world. Two of the most popular religions in the world are Buddhism and Hinduism. These two religions are very old religions. The ideals, tenets and aspects of these religions have been embraced by many individuals and by many other religions over time. In looking closely at these two religions,… View Article

Hinduism And The Sacred Cow

A look at the various cultures in the world indicates that each community has its unique practices. Most of those cultural practices are divinely inspired. Some traditional tribes for example worship the mountains believing they are the abode of the Gods. Others may revere snakes seeing them as angels sent to guard the earth. Such… View Article

Hinduism and the Cast System

Stratification refers to a system where individuals are classified in groups within the society. The status of individuals within the society is influenced by how these individuals are stratified by the society. The stratification is based on the individuals’ wealth and income class, social class, ethnicity, gender, political status and religion as practiced by the… View Article

Compare and Contrast Hinduism and Christianity

A. Christian and Hindu Hinduism is one of the oldest religions of the world. Its followers are called Hindus. Its largest following is found in India. Hinduism traces its roots to the Indus Valley civilization about 5000 years ago. It is an intermingling of the    religion of the nomadic Aryans (indo –European tribes) called Vedism… View Article

Sages Call It by Different Names

Hinduism, considered to be the world’s oldest, does not have a single founder, an exact system of theology, a unified structure of morality, or a central religious institution but has grown to be the 3rd largest religion and claims 13% of the world’s population, numbering about 920 million followers, of which 30 million are scattered… View Article

Different kinds of festivals

In a year we have celebrated different kinds of festivals.Sometimes,we do celebrate festivals following our religion.Different religions have different festivals to celebrate.Festival are celebrated in a grand way and gives much joy. The same thing goes for me.I am a Hindu and I celebrate many festivals.The best festival I have ever experienced is Deepavali.Deepavali comes… View Article

Scriptures of Rig Veda in Hinduism

The Shinto theory of creation of universe holds a remarkable similarity with the theories propagated in scriptures of Rig Veda in Hinduism. Though apparently both the religions have flourished in completely isolation, the theories of creation propounded by Shinto religion bears a significant similarity to Hinduism particularly in description of evolution of earth and the… View Article

The Legacy Of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda as we all know is the greatest Hindu monk who has brought a massive change during the 19th century. He was born in 1863 in Kolkata and continued his studies there. Swami Vivekananda is his renowned name due to his contribution to the Hindi Monasticism. His real name was Narendra Nath Datta known… View Article

Karma in Bhagavad-Gita and Shakuntala

In _Bhagavad- Gita_, dharma and karma are two controlling forces of the ultimate destinies of the people to preserve and conserve the Hindu social order. Arjuna, the protagonist, is torn between two choices, either to perform his dharma for the emancipation of the spirit or to fight against his kin that would probably result to… View Article

McDonald’s and Hindu Culture

McDonald’s doing global business and their restaurants around the world. By 2003, the company had 30,000 restaurants in 121 countries. In the late 1990s, McDonald’s entered in India. Although India is poor nation, there are 150 to 200 million prosperous middle class population was attracted McDonald’s. However, there are unique challenges for McDonald’s. For thousands… View Article