Why do Hindus worship the cow?

Hindus respect, honor and adore the cow. To the Hindus, the cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the giver and a provider. It is a symbol of grace and abundance. In general, Hindus regard all living creatures as sacred. Mahatma Gandhi once said ” One can measure...

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What is karma?

Karma is the universal principle of cause and effect. Karma simply means “action”. Karma is basically energy that we exude through thoughts, words. As per Vedas, Hinduism’s revealed scripture, we reap what we sow – be it goodness or evil.┬áHindus believe that we create our own destiny through thought and...

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Do Hindus believe in reincarnation?

Yes, hindus believe the soul is immortal and takes birth time after time again. Through this process, we have experiences, learn lessons and evolve spiritually. Carnate means “of flesh”, and reincarnatemeans to “reenter the flesh”. In Sanskrit it is called punarjanma. Reincarnation is the natural way the soul evolves from...

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Why does Hinduism have so many Gods?

Hindus worship one Supreme Being, though by different names. This is because the people of India with different languages and cultures have understood the one God in their own distinct way. All deities are reflections of the One God! Due to this diversity, Hindus are profoundly tolerant to other religions,...

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