Album : Girivara Nandhini | ഗിരിവര നന്ദിനി
Singer : Madhu Balakrishnan
Hinduism is a faith, or a lifestyle,discovered most notably in India and Nepal. With over one billion followers, Hinduism is the world’s third largest faith by inhabitants, and the bulk faith in India, Nepal, Mauritius and Bali (Indonesia). Hinduism has been referred to as the “oldest faith” on this planet, with some practitioners and students check with it as Sanātana Dharma, “the everlasting legislation” or the “everlasting approach” past human origins. Students regard Hinduism as a fusion or synthesis of varied Indian cultures and traditions, with various roots and no founder.This “Hindu synthesis” began to develop between 500 BCE and 300 CE, after the Vedic instances.
Though Hinduism accommodates a broad vary of philosophies, it’s linked by shared ideas, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual sources, pilgrimage to sacred websites and the questioning of authority.Hindu texts are categorized into Shruti (“heard”) and Smriti (“remembered”). These texts focus on theology, philosophy, mythology, Vedic yajna, Yoga and agamic rituals and temple constructing, amongst different subjects. Main scriptures embody the Vedas and Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Agamas.
Outstanding themes in Hindu beliefs embody the 4 Puruṣārthas, the right targets or goals of human life, particularly Dharma (ethics/duties), Artha (prosperity/work), Kama (feelings/sexuality) and Moksha (liberation/freedom); karma (motion, intent and penalties), samsara (cycle of rebirth), and the assorted Yogas (paths or practices to achieve moksha). Hindu practices embody rituals akin to puja (worship) and recitations, meditation, family-oriented rites of passage, annual festivals, and occasional pilgrimages. Some Hindus go away their social world and materials possessions, then have interaction in lifelong Sannyasa (monastic practices) to realize moksha. Hinduism prescribes the everlasting duties, akin to honesty, refraining from injuring dwelling beings (ahimsa), endurance, forbearance, self-restraint, and compassion, amongst others.u”