are some questions about Hinduism?
also known as the Sanatan Dharma, is the oldest known religion on earth.
According to the Vedic
scriptures, it has neither a beginning nor an end. Rather, it is the very
intrinsic nature of the soul. Many people ask various questions about Hinduism.
Some are: What is the main message of Hinduism? Why are there so many Gods in
Hinduism? Is Hinduism a religion or a way of life? What does Hinduism say about
the real identity of living beings? What is the philosophy behind the four
Varnas mentioned in the Vedas?
Q2. What is
the central message of the Hindu festival?
is full of festivals and celebrations that come throughout the year. The main
festivals are Diwali,
Janmashtami, Ram Navami, and many more. All these festivals have one common
purpose which is to transform our hearts, free from anger, greed, envy,
illusion, and false ego, so that we can remember God at every moment. Dussehra,
for example, is celebrated as the day on which Lord Ram killed the demon Ravan
in Lanka. Ravan is the personification of the Anarthas (negative tendencies) residing
within our hearts. Hence, only when we take the shelter of the Lord, can we be
freed from them.
Q3. Which is your favourite Hindu festival?
festivals in Hinduism, my favorite is Balaram Jayanti, the appearance day of
the elder brother of Lord Krishna. The Vedic scriptures
and the Acharyas mention that there is no difference between Krishna and
Balaram. Balaram Ji is the Adi Guru or the original spiritual master and thus,
whoever takes His divine shelter, definitely achieves the lotus feet of Lord Shri Krishna
very easily. Balaram Jayanti is celebrated by performing Abhishekam of
Krishna-Balaram and the devotees observe fast and perform their Sadhna with
love and devotion to please Balaram Ji.
Q4. Which is the biggest & most
important festival of Hindu?
Of all the major
festivals celebrated in the Hindu community, the most important is the celebration
of Diwali, the festival of lights. On this day, Lord Ram along with His
eternal consort Sita and brother Lakshman returned to Ayodhya after the end of
14 years of exile. For welcoming the Lord with utmost enthusiasm and to please
Him, all the inhabitants of Ayodhya, out of their pure love for Him, decorated
the entire city with flowers, flags, festoons, and lit ghee lamps. In this
remembrance, Hindus celebrate Diwali in the mood to
please Lord Ram. They prepare different sweets and offer them to Him.
do Hindus celebrate so many festivals?
Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma is more than a faith or
religion. The Vedic
scriptures mention different deities (Ganesha,
Chandra, Indra, Varuna, Durga,
etc) and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Vishnu
or Krishna. They also mention the form, pastimes, and qualities of them all.
Festivals in Hinduism are always centered on one or the other deities;
celebrating their appearance and pastimes that come throughout the year. Not a
single month goes by without celebrating a festival. Therefore, Hindus always
get a chance to remember God in one way or the other.
is the most important festival in Hinduism?
Hinduism is full of festivals and celebrations that
come throughout the year. Most festivals celebrate the form, qualities, and
pastimes of the demigods and the Supreme Lord. Other days mark the appearance
and disappearance days of the empowered Acharyas such as Madhavacharya,
Ramanujacharya, Shankaracharya, Nimbarkacharya, Rupa Goswami, Bhaktivinod
Thakur, etc. Out of all the festivals, Diwali is celebrated as the most
important festival. On this day, Hindus decorate their homes with lights and
flowers, and in the evening, they light up ghee or oil lamps and worship Lord
Ram to welcome Him into their homes and hearts.
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