I Am Hindu

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    snehathakur snehathakur
    26-30, F
    Dec 31, 2015

    Gujrati Chokri

    A couple days ago I went to do dandiya ras with my family at a local college. It was really fun. It's moments like this which make it fun being a hindu gujrati. I consider my self to be the traditional gujrati chokri.
    sundargeet sundargeet
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2009

    I have been trying to find a charm

    for amulet of the Goddess Rati Davi for several months now. Could anyone steer me to a source for her image, preferably in bronze or a precious metal?
    Alfaduetto Alfaduetto
    61-65, M
    Mar 10

    An Un-profound Religious Conversion

    I am a white male raised in the great state of Tennessee. I am a Hindu convert. I have been for most of my life at this point. I am 36 and converted at 16. For most of my life I have not often spoken about it, because, frankly, I am not a very religious person. If I am distraught...
    scottula scottula
    36-40
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    Creation Of Durga; Navratri

    Credit "The Vishnu Experience"/Swapna Maini for this paste: "The Navratras or nine days of the Supreme Goddess begin with the worship, invocation, and remembrance of Durga, whose name in Sanskrit translates as “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”. Her form symbolizes...
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

    Lord Shiva As A Phallic Symbol, Shiv Lingam

    What does the Phallus symbolize? The phallus has been regarded as a symbol of power and fertility by many cultures around the world. Pagan religions in Europe right from the times of the ancient Greek civilizations have worshipped the phallus in many forms. In the Indian...
    raiabhishek raiabhishek
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2013
    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe
    31-35
    Aug 27, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    I Want To Be A Better Hindu

    Hello everyone I am a born hindu, my parents are hindu's, there parents where hindus and so on and so on, but i dont think that makes me a hindu.... I no that its a very buitiful, spiritual and knowladgeable relegoun, and im very interested in its teachings, aspecially to do...
    RecklessMistry RecklessMistry
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Aug 24, 2010

    What Eastern Philosophy Taught Me (how It Helped Me)

    Eastern philosophy exists to teach us that what is not eternal is not real. Therefore the material universe and everything in it is fake. Brahman is all that is real. So it teaches us that the root of human suffering is attachment. Attachment to lovers, attachment to property...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2011

    Hanuman

    Known from Ramayama, this monkey king assisted Rama, a form of Vishnu. I recently came across this cut & paste on Hanuman's appearance: "The Birth of Hanuman The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume...
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2011

    Not me, but my fvcking parents are.

    .. I dont say that Hinduism is bad... but believing that a Cat crossing your path is a Bad Sign if you walk on...is RIDICULOUS!! And many other bad superstitions, which are considered to be caused by Cats...are RIDICULOUS!!! Why? because I have a lovely Himalayan cat, and I love...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    Hey I'm doing a presentation on Hinduism

    and the temples. Would anyone be willing to answer a few questions I have? Favorite temple and why? How the temple is used? Do you go frequently? Meaning of Hinduism to you? Any other words of wisdom or thoughts you would like a cultural class to know about the religion...
    redheadedmelly redheadedmelly
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 1

    Interested In Hindu Culture

    I am in a religions class and have gotten assigned an interview to give someone of a different religion. I chose Hinduism and was wondering if any one would be willing to do an interview?
    tazman7 tazman7
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 23, 2012

    To All Hindus

    Don't get me wrong, because i DO love our religion, however, sometimes i question some people? -How can you be so sure that all the mythology is completely true, when there are so many different versions. I have even heard that some people believe that Ram and...
    1 Response Feb 3, 2013

    I am not but I want to learn more from actual

    Hindu people. I believe there is something to learn from all people and they are among the most spiritual, and I myself am working to heighten my consciousness
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2015
    pinto5784 pinto5784
    31-35, M
    Jan 26, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    its sad to know that EP is shutting soon.

    I made few good friends. Thanks to EP team,who gave us opportunity to share anything we like. I wish all the best to EP team and all EP users. thanks Ni5h4 Nameste
    Ni5h4 Ni5h4
    16-17, F
    Mar 28

    For most of my life I was raised Christian.

    However it went in one ear and out the other. Not that there's anything wrong with the Jesus. Until about 4 years ago I met my father's side of my family tree. Being half Indian, half Caucasian I was surprised how different the culture was. I think at that moment over the weeks...
    ShivjiAvinash ShivjiAvinash
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 21, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    How I Became A Hindu.

    I had first heard about Hinduism in my Grade 11 World Religions class. Upon first hearing about Hinduism, something inside me clicked. I never revisited that click until recently. I originally looked to Hinduism for insight and inspiration for my Anglo-Saxon pagan path. However...
    SgtOrange SgtOrange
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2012

    Why I Am More Tolerant Than Freeed

    Just a small statement. The final coffin nail in this. Despite the title of this post no hard feelings were intended in posting this. I actually hope that in reading this, should he see it, he will realize his mistake and mend it. Historically, most Christian “missions” have...
    TheDaken TheDaken
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2013
    parth2233 parth2233
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

    Dissertation Student Interested In Opinions On Arranged Marriage.

    Hello, I'm a student at university in my final year and i am really interested in Hinduism. I have decided to do my dissertation (final project) on the subject of arranged marriage. I feel like the media only give a negative opinion of arranged marriage and i would like to hear...
    jennifergrace6 jennifergrace6
    22-25
    Jan 29, 2013

    Hinduism is not the actual Indian culture,

    we belong to vedic culture. All the religions are started by some prophets or god men, but vedic culture is eternal, its there since the beginning of universe when vedas emerged. All other religion have taken vedic knowledge directly or indirectly, knowingly or unknowingly and...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    Dear Lord Ganesha, :- I don't know about the

    challenges my Friends are facing.. But You know everything.. I hear their silence, You hear their plead.. I see their laughter, You see their tears.. I see what they receive, You see what they sacrifice.. I see their happy faces, You see their scarred souls.. I know...
    hbksindia hbksindia
    26-30, M
    Aug 29, 2014

    Happy 67th Republic day to all Indians,

    specially our younger generation, you people have to carry forward the legacy of our ancestors, freedom fighters, defence forces and all those who are working hard, day and night to make this country more beautiful, it is a high time to rise above religion and caste, Let's focus...
    snehathakur snehathakur
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 26

    Hinduism School Project

    Hey guys! I'm doing a school project on Hinduism in the modern world and would like to get some insight into your religion. Please comment a summary of the Hindu views on: Euthanasia Abortions Worship That's a few of the topics we'd like to raise, but feel free to comment about...
    hazmat777 hazmat777
    22-25
    1 Response Jun 28, 2013

    Holi is the time to develop understanding

    and love for each other.Here, is a platform for you all to renew your friendship and to expressheartiest love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message for loved ones.
    snehathakur snehathakur
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 23

    I am trying to become Hindu.

    I’ve always been drawn to that religion for some reason. I am just in love with all of it. I want to be at peace with myself and the world. I am really interested in Saraswati, being creative and artistic. I love meditating (even though it is hard to shut everything off) and...
    DrewXLove DrewXLove
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    Hinduism Is All About Making Better Human Being In All Respects...

    Hinduism is all about making a better human being in all respects.. 1. Meditation : all about making one stronger mentally. About making one cool and calm.. 2. Prayers: is all about setting up the day on positive mind frame and a belief to start a day with fresh and strong self...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2012
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2015
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