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The Rationale and Logical Approach behind Development and Pursual of Hindu Practices

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Thanesar, Haryana, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 30-34, January,14 (2014)

Abstract

Religion is the opium of masses but none has been able to define the word with much precision owing to its diversity and magnanimity of faiths and beliefs. Whatever be the culture and religion, humans have sensed a natural power greater than themselves. Hinduism is one such religion with no one founder and known date of origin.Hinduismembraces a great diversity of beliefs, a fact that can be initially confusing.One can believe a large variety of things regarding God, the cosmos and the ways to get free from cycle of birth and rebirth and still be considered as Hindu. Similarly Hindu practices are of different hues and manifestations. In this paper we are trying to incorporate the rationale behind all those religious practices. The logic cannot be supported with scientific beliefs but there was and has been some reason behind our Hindu practices as to why we perform them and in that particular fashion alone.

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