Misunderstandings about Hindu Religion and Rituals

(Dr. Shakira Nandini, Oporto)

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Hindus are only less than 2% in Pakistan. That's why so many people have only heard about them. It is said that Hindus are idolaters. They worship millions of goddesses and deities. Worship the cow. But do we Hindus believe so?

Hinduism is probably the oldest religion in the world. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam. The Rig Veda is estimated to be about 4000 years old, considered to be the oldest and most sacred scripture of the Hindu religion.

In Hinduism, many rituals carry not only religious status but also social status. The purpose of these rituals is to provide accurate guidance on life and mortality.

Hindus believe in religion as a great power. There are several ways to approach this entity and we see them as goddesses. There are different ways to contact this god.

No Hindu believes that he is idolatrous. In these statues, the Hindu Gods see the form of a god. This makes it easier for us to meditate and worship.

Many people tell us that we worship cows. Like other religions, Hinduism wants a peaceful society. Our religion teaches us that killing an animal is just like killing a human being.

We believe that every creature, bird and bird, has a soul and all these living creatures are respectful to us. Likewise, we respect cows because they have more benefits than breastfeeding. That's why we don't eat it. We do not worship them, but we treat them with respect and respect.

Hindu Dharma does not strictly prohibit eating meat because there are many Hindus who eat meat. But Hinduism encourages that meat not be eaten so as not to hurt the animals, but to eat vegetables and pulses.

Hindus are also criticized for worshiping trees and shrubs, especially the Peepal tree. This tree does not bear any fruit nor its wood is used, but it provides a large amount of oxygen to the tree. That is why Shri Krishna, Mahatma Gautam Buddha, and other Sadhu Siddhas worshiped in the shade of this tree.

Besides, the papaya tree is very useful in Ayurvedic treatment. Its leaves are useful for blood disorders, anemia, blindness, malaria, colds, asthma, coughs, and headaches.

Similarly, Tulsi has a great religious standing because it is also very beneficial and antibiotic from the Medical Point of View. For this reason, it has been kept in houses since ancient times, and its biggest advantage is that snakes do not enter the house because of their presence.

So the impression that we worship Peoples and Tulsi is wrong. We admire and cherish them because of their benefits and qualities. That is why we worship close to them.

Hinduism divides human beings into four classes: 1. Brahmin, 2. Kshatriya, 3. Vaishyas and 4. Shudders ۔ Brahmins are teachers in the same way as a priest or a scholar. The Kshatriya is to drive wisdom. Vaishyas works for cattle, agriculture, artists and businesses. Shudders are laborers and servants.

No work is better than anyone. This division was made only to improve the organizational structure. However, in ancient times, these four classes were like the four wheels of a car, and these four classes were considered important to the betterment of society.

People's backgrounds today influence their lives based on their intelligence and ability. The caste system is associated with birth in Hindu Dharma. Our avatar is a famous saying about Lord Rama. Shirai Ram never preferred high and low and never discriminated against and hated anyone.

It is once mentioned that a woman whose name was Shabri and she belonged to a lower caste offered her Avatars Ram for dinner.

Shabari would taste half of each beer so that only sweet beer was given to Shri Ram. His brother Leishman forbade him not to eat this beer because he was tasting this low-caste woman.

Despite the brother's refusal, Uttar Shri Ram ate all the beer and praised the love and sincerity of the woman. This proves that the caste system is not in our religion but is a product of the mind of some people.

Hinduism never believes in the caste system. Being a Hindu does not make me feel good when someone asks me. My parents never asked for caste. From his childhood, he thought that we were all equal and everyone should be given the right to equality.

Every religion is a good religion and urges us to follow the straight path. Hinduism promotes humanity, peace, and equality. Hinduism believes in the philosophy of Karma. It means that if you do good things in this life then it will produce good fruit in the next life. Hinduism never says that we should get lost in worldly desires, but also teaches us to live a true, real and prosperous life by following the straight path.

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