Hindu Festivals Update for October 2020
Navratri Begins – October 17 Durga Ashtami – October 24 Maha Navami – October 24 Vijaya Dashami – Dussehra – October 25 (Navratri ends) Kojagari Purnima/Sharad Purnima – October 30
Hinduism is the oldest of the world's faiths and its origins is dated between 10,000 - 7,000 BC in present day India. Hinduism is a dharma or way of life evolved by the great sages and seers of ancient India. Its traditions extend back before recorded history. Despite the oldness, Hinduism is still a living and growing religion and has Global acceptance.
Hinduism is probably the most lesser known religion to the World but it is the faith of a billion souls in India. The reason behind this is that there are no Hindu or Indian missionaries or imposing of religion or trying to spread the faith activities among Hindus. Hinduism is the only religion which says that different religions also leads to the same god although in his many forms. This is the beauty and uniqueness of Hinduism.
Hinduism is also known as Sanatana dharma. The meaning of the word Sanatana is that which has no beginning or end and that which is there always. Dharma refers to the 'right way of living' and 'proper conduct' in a religious sense. With respect to spirituality, dharma might be considered the way of the higher truths.
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