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26 Surprising Facts About Hinduism

  1. Hinduism is the only religion in the world that has no religious founders.
  2. The world’s most Ancient Religion – Hinduism.
  3. The original name of Hinduism is “Sanathana Dharma”.
  4. Sanathana Dharma means Eternal Righteousness.
  5. History and origin of Hinduism / Hindu Dharma are believed to be about 10,000 years old.
  6. Origin of Hindu Myths and Literature dates back to about 7000 BC itself.
  7. Rigveda is a 7000 years old most Ancient Spiritual Book in the world.
  8. Adapting Dharma (Righteousness), avoiding Ardhma (Unrighteousness), controlling Kama (Lust), working to attain Moksha (Liberation) are the four life goals of every ideal Hindu.
  9. Hindus believe the Doctrine of Karma (Deeds or derived Destiny) as the major weapon to achieve the Moksha (Liberation),
  10. 14% of the world’s population following Hinduism.
  11. Hinduism is 3rd most followed religion among the religions around the world.
  12. Shockingly the world most biggest Hindu Temple “Angkor Wat” is found in Cambodia which is later became a Buddhist Temple at the end of the 12th century. It was actually dedicated to Lord Vishnu present in Cambodia and is not in India.
  13. Yoga, Pranayama, Ayurvedham, Vastu Sasthra, Astrology, Numerology, Kama Sasthra, all belong to Hindu Natural Sciences.
  14. In Hinduism, both men and women are treated equally. There is also the custom of worshiping women as deities. Hence there are also female deities in Hinduism.
  15. Hindu Temples are not only beautifully sculpted structures but also the places of Cosmic Energy and have proved to be consist of more Scientific Importance.
  16. Copper, Silver, Iron, made utensils and other pooja materials and Ornaments made of Gold & Pearl are used in Hindu deities to produce positive energy.
  17. Buddhism was originated from Hinduism in India first and then only spread across the Asian continent.
  18. It’s proud to hear that Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple Company, advised Facebook founder “Mark Zuckerberg” to visit Kainchi Dham in Uttarakhand, India to achieve spirituality and Tranquility and not any other place in the world.
  19. The richest religious site in the world is believed to be the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala. It has a Gold Treasure Valued to nearly 22.3 Billion Dollars (USA).
  20. There are 1,08,000 recognized temples in India …
  21. It is believed that the word ‘Hindu’ is derived from the name of the River ‘Indus’.
  22. ‘Kumbha Mela’ is the world’s most visited ‘Hindu Religious Fair’ held once in every 12 years in India.
  23. Sarees now worn by women have a rich history dating back to 2000 BC.
  24. Hindus consider the Number ‘108’ as Most Auspicious Number.
  25. Nepal was founded by a Saint called “Nemuni”.
  26. American nation recognized the importance of Hindu Festival ‘Diwali’ and issued Postal Stamps in 2016 titled “Diwali – 2016”.

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