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Hinduism Essay Examples

Final research HND Business

...After that data was organized and analyzed with different techniques of Data Analysis. Mainly the pie chart and Bar Chart method were used for Data Analysis. And result was produced for implementation. All the data formats and findings Shows that all stakeholders are in the favor of Basant or spring festival in Lahore as healthy business activity with some changes is the format of Festival. Mainly Hotel and food industry is beneficiary of the festival while Music, film and traitor industry also ...

Swami Vivekananda: an Orator Par Excellence

...He is projected as a role model for youth by the Indian government as well as non-government organisations and personalities. On November 11, 1995 a section of Michigan Avenue, one of the most prominent streets in Chicago, was formally renamed "Swami Vivekananda Way". Raipur is sometimes termed as the "Spiritual Birthplace" of Swami Vivekananda which is why in January, 2012 Raipur airport was renamed as Swami Vivekananda Airport In the end, these words of Swami Vivekananda come to one’s mind t...

Cultural Sensitivity Paper

...The majority of the people living in India practice Hinduism. According to most Indian religions, the people believe that it is vital to bathe regularly under running water. This can be problematic for patients that are confined to the bed or that have urinary catheters or colostomy bags because he or she may feel “unclean” and in some cases believe that he/she is unworthy to pray. Vegetarianism, meditation or prayer, and karma are other facets of Hinduism that might affect one’s beliefs a...

Social Philosophical Thoughts and Contributions of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

...In this presentation I have made an attempt to present some of the social thoughts and contributions of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a great personality, a revolutionary, a great fighter for the respect and dignity denied to the shudras, untouchables and the pariahs. By his relevant questions he challenged the divinity and the infallibility of the Hindu Shastras which created the society of inequality. According to him a religion which does not contribute to the individual and social wellbeing is of no u...

Indian Festivals

...Diwali is the most prominent of the Hindu festivals. The Hindus celebrate this day to commemorate the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after winning the decisive war against the evil forces of Ravana. The Muslim celebrates Id-UI-Fitra. It is celebrated to mark the end of Ramzan. It was during the month of Ramzan that Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. Christmas is the greatest festival of the Christians. The festival marks birthday of Jesus Christ the founder of Christianity on 25th Dece...

Communal Riots in India

...12 persons were taken into custody after the riots. Arson and looting took place on a large scale but there was no loss of life. Many people came out into the streets carrying swords and began looting and burning property. The population of Muslims in this town happens to be quite substantial, whereas Sarpanch and the MLA both belonged to the BJP. Those involved in the looting and arson fled the town and were not arrested even several days after the incidents. no one was arrested. The police sai...

Changing face of Indian villages

...Agriculture, which is the mainstay of rural economy, is also being influenced by the winds of changes sweeping across various walks of life. It is no longer left to the mercy of Nature. The agrarian reforms, increasing application of science and technology are bringing sea changes in the faces of villages. Availability of safe drinking water and electricity has made the life of the villagers easier and comfortable. Mass media has also contributed a lot to change the life of the villages. Now ri...

A passage to India - Symbolism

...As a religion which is against iconography, Mosque is unlike the place of worship compared to Christians or Hindus, where there is a painting or idol is present for worship. Instead, in a mausoleum there is none and just a courtyard that points towards Medina. The Mosque and Muslim faith point out that “There is no God but God”. The complexities build further when Foster writes about Aziz and his attachment to the Mosque in the beginning of the story. When we read that Aziz is walking down t...

The similarities between greek and indian mythology

...There are many other similarities between the various mythologies in the world. It is not possible to cover all of them under the realms of a single essay. But it is infinitely fascinating to learn more and more about them as they shows us how similar we all are, even though we have different cultures and are from different civilizations. The Greek and Indian civilizations are one of the oldest civilizations however it is an established fact that there was never any contact between the two cultu...

"The Lotus" by Toru Dutt

...The “lily” is a representation of the white race and the “rose” depicting the reddish skin tone of the eastern race, such as her native India. Thus the poem “The Lotus” indicates a fusion between the West and East (Dutt, 82). Although Toru herself was raised as a Christian with western ideology, she was able to relate herself back to her Eastern roots of India in the sonnet. The lotus is a representation of Toru and her cultural encounters living in Western Europe (Dutt, 82). She int...

The majestic Swami Vivekananda

...So.at last I would like to conclude my speech withinthe means of a short message. Vivekananda once said that if there comes a day inb yyyyyyour life without obstacles then we must be sure that we are in a wrong path . A glourious day has no value without the view of a starry night. So, today’s youth Don’t break up at the first sight of the obstacles or difficulties of life..rather uphold your courage your will power and force your way through the obstacles of life to a newer and better world...

Untouchability in india

...Organisations like the Centre for Dalit Studies and other Ambedkarite organisations make information available about the various government schemes for the advancement of Dalits. The government has appointed numerous commissions of inquiry, like the Justice Punnaiah Commission, to find out more about the status of the Dalits in the country and to explore remedial measures. The recommendations stress the vital role that education can play, and the need for an active role for the Police and the Di...

The religious beliefs and practices of Athens, Greece compared to the Gupta Empire

...However, much unlike the Hindu gods who serve to teach lesson, and represent all that can be right, the Greek gods possessed human traits; they were capable of unkindness, jealousy, anger, and they frequently fought amongst themselves. (Munn) Some more taboo subjects in other cultures and religions are very casual things in Greek and Hindu religions. (Johnson 1-20) Homosexuality, for example, is not resented in the Hindu religion and while it’s not overly accepted in either, people are not tre...

Hinduism Essay

...Hinduism is the oldest religion on the planet. It culture and traditions date back far into antiquity. Those who grow up in Hindu families are steeped in ancient traditions and beliefs from infancy on and they are much more alike than dissimilar. Therefore it has a profound influence on cultural Hindus as well as on those who convert into it. Those Hindus who enter into serious discussions with other religionists, as well as those of us from other cultures who are drawn to the Hindu Dharma, soo...

Pi Patel's View of Religion

...By following three very different religions Pi is trying to state that it is not what religion you belong to but how spiritually content you are is important. To say that Pi "attracts religions like a dog attracts fleas" is the opposite of what he believes he is achieving by practicing Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity at the same time. He is simply trying to grasp what one religion is teaching by looking for answers in another. When Pi's parents and religious leaders criticize him for having mu...

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History project- religious development in India

...2)A Sikh regards the succession of ten gurus, and the written word of the Guru Granth, a channel through which divine light manifests as salvation. 3)Sikhs worship in the gurdwara, congregating with spiritual companions, and communing with God, by singing divine hymns selected from the Guru Granth. 4)Sikhs perform ardas, a formal prayer, and read from Guru Granth before embarking on important endeavors. 5)The uniqueness of Sikhism is upheld without any derogatory attitude towards others, or beli...

History project- religious development in India during medieval ages

...2)A Sikh regards the succession of ten gurus, and the written word of the Guru Granth, a channel through which divine light manifests as salvation. 3)Sikhs worship in the gurdwara, congregating with spiritual companions, and communing with God, by singing divine hymns selected from the Guru Granth. 4)Sikhs perform ardas, a formal prayer, and read from Guru Granth before embarking on important endeavors. 5)The uniqueness of Sikhism is upheld without any derogatory attitude towards others, or beli...

Impact of Islam on Indian culture

...Other than those examples that were mentioned previously in the essay, there are plenty of other things that Islam has influenced Indians. There were times that Indians had to follow what they did not really wanted, but with Islam's help India was able to develop as a better, strong country in many different ways. They were able to have a better school system, more developed music and arts, overall more comfortable life for people. It is crucial to know about Islam and their culture as well as t...

India is a country of festivals

...Some festivals are observed throughout the country, or in a greater part of it; others, such as the famed snake race of Kerala, have peculiarly regional associations. Yet others, most notably Diwali and Holi, have been instrumental in bringing the diaspora of Indian communities back together. In remote places like Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Guyana, these festivals are celebrated with a pomp and vigor not always witnessed in India itself, indicating the intensity of India culture eve...

Karma in Bhagavad-Gita and Shakuntala

...Because of their social status in the society, their dharma becomes more demanding and regulating. Both show a pleasurable sense of life and their religion guides them not to end up tragically. Both value knowledge as means to salvation and liberation. In _Shakuntala,_ the trial which she brings upon herself matures her in the knowledge of love and prepares her for the life which she is destined to live (Yohannan, 1994). In _Bhagavad- Gita_, "knowledge is obscured" (3rd: 39), therefore Krishna t...

Similarities and Differences of China and India

...Unlike China, India, has connections with other neighboring civilizations for trade. Some of the products they traded were cotton, silk, and salt. Trade made India very wealthy. But due, to all their connections, they couldn't help but get influenced by others, like for, their religion, they got the idea of Hinduism from the Aryans. This evidence is important because this allows you to compare the difference on how differently both China and India developed. The geographical features of both civ...

The Legacy Of Swami Vivekananda

...Vivekananda and his fellow monks of the Ramakrishna Order were derisively referred to as “scavenger monks” for their work with the poor and the ill in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in India. Before this time, the role of a sannyasin was understood by most Hindus to involve a complete withdrawal from the concerns of the world, their main focus being meditation, contemplation and teaching, rather than seva. Vivekananda, however, taught his fellow renouncers that they needed...

Untouchability Practice

...They were also subjected to much longer working hours, delayed wages, verbal and even physical abuse, not just in ‘feudal’ states like Bihar but also notably in Punjab. In 37% of the villages, Dalit workers were paid wages from a distance, to avoid physical contact. In 35% of villages, Dalit producers were barred from selling their produce in local markets. Instead they were forced to sell in the anonymity of distant urban markets where caste identities blur, imposing additional burdens of ...

Compare and Contrast Hinduism and Christianity

...The endless cycle of rebirth is known as Samsâra by the Hindus. The precise origin of the Indic belief in Samsâra is uncertain. However, it is a fact that the ancient culture of India celebrated cycles of nature and human –earthly fertility rhythms. The concept of rebirth may be derived from this. Nevertheless, no matter how samsara originated, the doctrine of rebirth became popular in India in the sixth century B.C. The contemporary expression of their belief in reincarnation can be seen in...

Hinduism And The Sacred Cow

...To understand how feasible this is, it is important to look at the nature of the existing public policies in regard to cows. It is hence worthy noting that due to the revered status of cows, they have been allowed freedom of movement that can only be equated to that of human beings. In fact they are a major cause of traffic snarl ups in some of the urban centers in India. Their droppings hence have to be collected by the street sweepers. The huge demand placed by the house wives for cow dung mak...

Mystical and Numinous Religious Experience

...Conclusion My smart distinction between the two religion lies within their within their believe system. This is because they initially shared a common religion before the breakup. It’s also emphasized by the fact that they all share a common sub continent, above this they all share same physical features. References Smart, N. (1983). Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs, 3rd Ed. New York: Scribner’s Eastman, R. (1999). The Ways of Religion, An Introduction to the Major Tra...

A Reflection On Hinduism Philosophy As An Eastern Religion

...This process goes on until the soul has fully exhausted the fruits of its bad deeds . Conclusion From the discussion above, it is evident that though the Eastern and Western religions may share some basic commonalities, there exist some pretty stark differences. Having chosen Hinduism as one of the Eastern, it is evident that it is an appealing religion in one way and at the same time surprising in other ways. Bibliography Coogan, Michael. Eastern religions: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy tex...

Jainism and Buddhism: A Comparative Study

...London: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 331pp. Rebello, I. Indian Culture and Civilization. Bangalore: Prakasha Sahitya, 1978. 238pp. Seshiengar, A. Studies in Indian Culture. Bangalore: Sri Rama, 1973. Solomon, Robert C. & Higgins, Kathleen M. A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History of Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press US, 1999. 137pp. Mahayana. Encyclop? dia Britannica Premium Service, 2004. 19 April 2009 http://www. religionfacts. com/buddhism/sects/mahayana. htm Buddhist...

Unity in diversity

...This also helps diversity to spread in India, by dividing The people of the same religion. For India to become united, I think first of all caste system should be abolished. Indians should take lessons from Indian past where a Catholic lady steps aside from becoming a Prime Minister for a Sikh ... and where a Sikh is sworn in as a Prime Minister by a Muslim President ... to govern a nation of over 80% Hindus. In the end I would say that we must think ourselves as human and respect each other. O...

Customs and Traditions of India

...When you take a closer look, you really see the differences, and similarities, between the American culture and the Indian culture. The India culture is very interesting and full of many amazing and almost insane customs and traditions. There are many traditions and customs, and even more people that practice them. When you take a closer look, you see the similarities between the cultures of the United States and India. Whether they’re religious customs or non-religious customs, they are fasci...

Religious Education S.B.A.

...It is traditional to do a spring house cleaning to welcome the Goddesses Lakshmi into their home. In the evenings many Hindus hold prayer in their homes (puja), people decorate their homes with diyas surrounding the house, and the lights are left burning all night so that when Lakshmi may feel welcomed when entered. Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away the evil spirits, during Diwali the occupants wear new clothes and share sweets and other snacks among family, friends and the adoring p...

Communalism

...Remedies: Efforts should be made by the enlightened citizens to discourage the communal and caste based forces from the social, political and electoral process in order to make these forces irrelevant. They are to be opposed not to be appeased. . Communal carnage and caste wars should be dealt strictly with new strategies. . To usher an era of social equity and sarva dharma sambhava the people of India should not mix religion and caste with politics to attain the goal of common brotherhood for t...

Religion: Meaning of Life and Karen Armstrong

...2) "Vinaya Texts, Part I (SBE 13) - Mahavagga - First Khandaka. " Internet Sacred Text Archive Home. N. p. , n. d. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. 3) Miller, Richard E. , and Kurt Spellmeyer. "Homo Religiosus. " The New humanities reader. 4th ed. Boston, Massachusetts: Lyn Uhl, 2009. 37. Print. 4) Miller, Richard E. , and Kurt Spellmeyer. "Homo Religiosus. " The New humanities reader. 4th ed. Boston, Massachusetts: Lyn Uhl, 2009. 27. Print. 5) Miller, Richard E. , and Kurt Spellmeyer. "Homo Religiosus. " Th...

Gandhi and Untouchability

...I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religious of the world in theory, since there is one God, there can be only one religion. Gandhji did not believe in the Hindu Dharmashastras which prescribe caste customs as scared. In this context, he remarked “it is a tragedy that religion for us means today nothing more than restrictions on food and drink, noting more than adherence to a sense of superiority and inferiority. Let me tell you that there can not be any greater ignorance than thi...

My Country Nepal

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Dalit Empowerment in India

...Their opinion about untouchability is greatly influenced by the lobbying of powerful/influential Dalit leaders and Dalit intelligentsia. No one knows where the Dalit assertion will lead the nation to? It is not the paternalistic policies, (which have failed to yield so far the desired results) that are required for the upliftment and empowerment of submerged sections of society, but there is need to educate, make them aware of their rights and duties, provide enough employment opportunities and ...

“To escape is nothing. Not to escape is nothing.” Louise Bogan

...Hindus worship different structures and Christians only worship God alone. There is quite a large difference between Christianity and Hinduism. Mainly because it does not have a single founder, a specific theological system, a single concept of deity, a single holy text, a single system of morality, a central religious authority, and the concept of a prophet. We are similar because we are all looking to be good people and worship our creator. Christianity is more based on faith and belief and Hi...

The Spiritual Genius of Swami Vivekananda

...Manuscript of "Blessings to Nivedita" a poem written by Swami Vivekananda in his own handwriting.[164] Vivekananda was a powerful orator and writer both in English and Bengali.[165] Majority of his published works were compiled from lectures given around the world. Vivekananda was a singer and a poet,[166] and composed many songs and poems including his favourite Kali the Mother. He blended humour in his teachings; his language was lucid. His Bengali writings stand testimony to the fact that he ...

Jayanta Mahapatra`s poem "Dawn at Puri"

...You will notice how life lies like "a mass of crouched faces without names" and you also can see how people are trapped by faith as expressed in the expression "caught in a net ". The shells on the sand are "ruined" the word, "leprous" is suggestive of decadence and infirmity. The poem evokes loss of identity, anonymity, death, disease and decadence. As I have mentioned above, most of the Hindus wished to be cremated in the land of Lord Vishnu. The speaker's mother also had such a last wish, the...

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