Hinduism is one of the most sublime religions of the world. The world is slow to recognize its importance in the development of human thought and acknowledge its contribution in the progress of our civilization. Only in recent times, it has been gaining the attention of intellectuals and educated people in various parts of the world. The popularity of yoga, migration of educated middleclass Indians, the teachings of many spiritual teachers who travel the world and the growth of internet are largely responsible for this. The following essays cover a wide range of subjects explaining the beliefs and practices of Hinduism
Hinduism is also a complex religion. It developed overtime accumulating the wisdom of ages for nearly 6000-7000 years. Hinduism, is also known as the eternal religion or Sanatana Dharma. Dharma primarily means duty, which is central to its beliefs and practices. We believe that everyone from highest God to the lowest living being in the manifest creation have been assigned specific duties and act according to natural disposition (Prakriti dharma). Therefore, The scriptures repeatedly emphasize the importance of doing your duty (dharma) and meeting your obligations that come with your profession and status in the family. Hindu philosophy is also very complex and it has many sects and sub-sects, various branches of philosophy known as Darshanas and several scriptures each of which is revered with a considerable following of its own.
Hence, understanding Hinduism, Hindu way of life, Hindu dharma and philosophy is a great challenge for anyone who wants to explore the subject. In this section we hope to bring you the core concepts of Hinduism, its religious, historical and philosophical importance in the development of world religions and unravel the mysteries and secrets associated with its beliefs and practices. We will keep expanding and updating this section frequently. So please bookmark this page. – Jayaram V
“Acceptance of the Vedas with reverence; recognition of the fact that the means or ways to salvation are diverse; and the realization of the truth that the number of gods to be worshipped is large, that indeed is the distinguishing feature of the Hindu religion.”B.G.Tilak (Quoted by the Supreme Court of India on 2 July 1995 as the basic definition of Hindu)