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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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. Hindus 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 all worship a 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...

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