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Indian Culture And Tradition Essay

  • Submitted by: pjshah1986
  • on April 10, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,467 words

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Approximately 1/6th part of all human population on earth lives in India, world’s most populous democracy in the world. India also known as, by its olden name in Hindi, ‘Bharat’. The current homeland of India is smaller than the Indian country ruled by British Empire. India’s national language is Hindi. There are 28 states in India and each state has their own language, culture and festival.
Hindu Tradition: Most of Hindus religious life is focused on devotion of god. Hindus carry out their duties to society while they keep the moral values and seek the divine. The three possible paths to liberation, all are equally valid, are Karmamarga, Jnanamarga, and Bhaktimarag. In these three paths the Karmamarga path is known as the path of action and work, the Jnanamarga path is known as the path of knowledge, and the Bhaktimarga is known as the path of devotion. In Hindu tradition life, all of the stages involve religious ritual and practice.   Most of Hindus religious ritual is a Puja (worship), which they do every day. In the other way Puja is also mean Darshan, which means gazing up on an image. The image symbolizes the induals chose form of God. The devotee symbolically offers certain item like food, flower, and water to God. In Puja sometimes devotee lights a candle and rings a bell. Other practices include chanting the name of God and reciting certain scriptures. The food which is offered to god is well thought-out to be blessed, which is called Parsad and taking parsad is considered to be spiritually beneficial.   For Hindus it is not compulsory to visit temples. Some people do the worshipping in their own home. In Hindus religious traditions, the spiritual candidate takes studentship under a private spiritual teacher called Guru. To devotee stays with Guru and follow his instructions in order to attain the ultimate goal of spiritual life. Even though the Guru never asks any money for the guidance he had given, the students may give gifts (guru dakshina) as a token...

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