hinduism hinduism  /ˈhɪn dʒu ˌɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
  2. (n) a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils

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News

  1. Thousands feared dead in India

    As the source of the Ganges River, the site of Hinduism's famous Char Dham pilgrimage and home to Rishikesh, the meditation retreat made famous by The Beatles, the India's northern Uttarakhand state justifies its title of "Land of the Gods."
    on June 28, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Closing Arguments Begin In Encinitas School Yoga Trial

    Closing arguments began Tuesday in a trial over yoga in Encinitas classrooms. Parents who believe that in-school yoga classes promote Hinduism started protesting at Encinitas Union school board meetings last fall.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  3. Indian floods a man-made disaster, say environmentalists

    As the source of the Ganges River, the site of Hinduism's famous Char Dham pilgrimage and home to Rishikesh, the meditation retreat made famous by The Beatles, the India's northern Uttarakhand state justifies its title of "Land of the Gods."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: CNN

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Quotes

  1. "It's pretty simple: Yoga is a religious practice in Hinduism. It's the way to reach enlightenment. To bring it to the west and bill it as a scientific practice for fitness is dishonest," said Hunt, 80.
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Dave Hunt Source: Forbes

  2. In a discussion of what's bad about each of the "Big 8" religions, Prothero told his fellow Steve that "In Hinduism, the problem is we keep getting reborn over and over and over again, and that is horrible."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Stephen Prothero Source: Bostonist

  3. Shyamalan says, "It's meant to be an epic fantasy, for sure. It's a very unusual movie in its tonality; it's a mixture of fantasy and friendship and martial arts and philosophy. It's full of Buddhism and Hinduism and reincarnation and heavy subjects...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: M Night Shyamalan Source: Lansdale Reporter

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