Followers of Hinduism

1038 Words Jun 15th, 2018 5 Pages
Hinduism

Hinduism is one of the world’s most ancient religions. It is the third largest religion. There are many subjects involved in the Hinduism, such as: Hindu religious structure, art, artifacts, and the different time periods. Hindus practice strict religious beliefs and customs. Hinduism consists of a 1,000 religious groups that have evolved in India since 1500 B.C.
Followers of Hinduism are known as Hindus. Hindus live their lives by following the religious guidance of the Vedic scripture. The Hindu scriptures consist of two sacred types of writing: the Shruti and the Smriti. The Shruti is heard, while the Smriti is memorized. Before being recorded, these scriptures were passed down from generation to generation orally.
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Some foods are restricted based on geographical location. Pork is also a forbidden food.
For many Hindu’s in the world, carving sacred images and figurines was an art form in itself. This required years of hard work and disciplined training. Many buildings in the UK are influenced by Hindu religion, which is evident in sculptures and architecture.
Hindus believe art is a very important aspect of salvation. Art is the ultimate release that is founded by good things. Hindu art is also considered a disciplined style of worship. Art can also be contemplated as India’s oldest indigenous science. The many carvings on Hindu temples are shown dramatically and powerfully at Ellora. Ellora is an entire mountain. This mountain has been shaped out over centuries by talented artist.
In Hindu temples the three exterior walls are sculpted with images that show aspects of the deity preserved within. The images depict the spirit of the deity. For example, the temple devoted to a Vishnu can show his incarnations. The temple devoted to Shiva may show combative feats. Also, temple walls can show foliage, pictures of women, or mithumas, which love couples.
Hinduism contains many schools of art including: Rajastani, Kangra, Kalighat, Moghul, and Parahi. Most of the paintings are usually about religious nature. Some also show past times of different deities. India architectural roots derived from Shilpa Shastra. The
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