How much should I donate?

Many religions have the idea of tithing, meaning to give a tenth of your income, or a certain percentage of your income. But in Hinduism, there is no fixed percentage for donation; amount is not mandated. Give an amount that you think you can afford! If for any reason you...

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Why donate?

Places of worship and spiritual epicenter such as temples play an important part in the society we know and live in.   As individuals and as a community we participate in cultural, religious and spiritual practices that require us to build and maintain a place of worship/ spiritual practice and learning...

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Are Hindus forbidden to eat meat? 

Hinduism teaches “ahimsa” – a refraining from injuring, physically, mentally, or emotionally, anyone or any living creature.  Hinduism has no commandments – it gives us the wisdom to make up our own mind on what we put in body. The Hindu who wishes to strictly follow the path of non injury...

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Are Hindus idol worshipers?

Hindus do not worship a stone or metal “idol” as God. We invoke the presence of God and worship God through the image. The image or icon of worship is a focus for our prayers and devotions. Just like we do not talk to the telephone rather we use it...

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