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10 Hinduism Facts

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10 Hinduism Facts

10 Hinduism Facts

  1. About 13.95% of the world’s population are Hindus. 
  2. Hinduism has no single founder. 
  3. Hindus worship more than 33 million demigods. 
  4. There are four stages of Life: Brahamcharyaaashram (Student Phase), Grihasthatsharm (Living with wife and children), Vanprasthashram (Leaving the home, pray to the God, you may keep contact with the family), Sanyasashram (Discard everything including wife, children & material things).
  5. Om and Swastika are main symbols of Hinduism. However, there are many more.
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  6. Mahabharata teaches the principles of Hinduism, is 1.8 million words long and is the longest poem in the world.
  7. India’s Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter, and prevernal.
     
  8. Hinduism accepts a man’s right to commit suicide through fasting to death called “Prayopavesa”.
  9. Hinduism believes that conditions of one’s present life are due to the Karma (Accumulated good and bad behavior in past lives).
     
  10. Hinduism strongly advocates Vegetarianism. However, it is not mandatory.

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