Hinduism And Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, And Many Religions

1067 WordsOct 24, 20175 Pages
Religion is a very intellectual topic in the world. There are so many different types of religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Jainism, and many more. So many people in this world believe in numerous different religions. Some believe in one god, and others believe in hundreds. Hinduism and Buddhism are popular religions that are practiced around the world. The world’s oldest religion is Hinduism, it is considered a way of life. The Indus valley is where Hinduism originated. It is located near the river indus. Hinduism is a religion that has no one founder or single governing body. This is part of what makes it different form other religions. Some refer to Hinduism as a family of religions rather than a single…show more content…
The Upanishads are the foundation of the Hindu philosophical thought, and have profoundly influenced diverse traditions. The Bhagaved Gita (Part of the Mahabharata) is one of the most popular sacred texts of Hinduism. Hinduism has many gods and goddesses, all manifestations of the supreme being. Brahma is considered to be the creator of all universe. Vishnu is considered to be the preserver or protector of the universe. Shiva is considered to be the destroyer of the universe. Varanasi is the oldest city of India and also considered the most holy place. Cows are the symbol of earth. It always gives and feeds, representing life and the support of life. “Kumbhamela” is a Hindu festival, known as the largest gathering in the world. The holiest number in Hinduism is 108 beads. 108 is the ratio of the sun’s distance from earth to the sun’s diameter. Or the moon’s distance from earth to the moons diameter. Yoga is originated from Hinduism as well. Many people don’t consider Buddhism a true religion. They believe it is a dharma or a way of teaching. Siddhartha Gautama is buddha, he was born in Nepal to a noble Hindu family. His mother has a dream that his birth is going to be the coming of a great one, of an Enlighted human being. She knew he would either be a substantial ruler if he stays home or a spiritual leader if he leaves home. Siddhartha’s dad really wants him to stay at home because he wants
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