Hindu Diaspora

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Hindu History

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Hindu Society and Institutions

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Hindu Festivals

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Hindu Worship

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Hindu Symbols and Icons

Hinduism has adopted several iconic symbols, forming part of Hindu iconography, that are imbued with spiritual meaning based on either the scriptures or cultural traditions. The exact significance accorded to any of the icons varies with region, period and denomination of the followers. Over time some of the symbols, for instance the Swastika has come to have wider association while others like Aum are recognized as unique representations of Hinduism. Other aspects of Hindu iconography are covered by the terms murti, for icons and mudra for gestures and positions of the hands and body.

Hindu Rituals

Most Hindus observe religious rituals at home.[257] The rituals vary greatly among regions, villages, and individuals. They are not mandatory in Hinduism. The nature and place of rituals is an individual’s choice. Some devout Hindus perform daily rituals such as worshiping at dawn after bathing

Hindu Scriptures

Each tradition in Hinduism has a long list of Hindu texts, with subgenre based on syncretization of ideas from Samkhya, Nyaya, Yoga, Vedanta and other schools of Hindu philosophy.[3][4][5] Of these some called Sruti are broadly considered as core scriptures of Hinduism, but beyond the Sruti, the list of scriptures vary by the scholar.[6]

Hindu Beliefs

Hindu beliefs include

Dharma (ethics/duties),  Samsāra (the continuing cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth), karma (action, intent and consequences), Moksha (liberation), and the various Yogas (paths or practices)

Hindu Denominations

Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.[1] Sometimes the term is used for sampradayas led by a particular guru with a particular philosophy.[2]