By Himanhsu Guru: Hinduism truly upholds culture and heritage. The religion offers the maximum number of celebrations and festivals to its followers to observe. All these festivals portray different faculties of human life and hence Hinduism can be called as a complete package of every social input that a community needs. While the religion offers the festival of color, Holi, to make the followers’ life colorful, it also prescribes Diwali, the festival of light, to enlighten the life of the Hindus.
In fact Hinduism is a potpourri of poles apart from practices. But the goal is one. The motto is to live and let others live happily, peacefully and to attain salvation in the life. Hinduism prescribes the festivals such as Shivratri, Pongal, Holi, Diwali, Janmastami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussera, Rath Yatra, Guru Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Onam, and Chhath. Many rites of these festivals have been established keeping the scientific benefit in mind. Thus, when a Hindu performs the festival out of devotion, he simultaneously enjoys the scientific benefit of it.
Hinduism is the great religion which urges to worship not only the stone idols of God and Goddesses but also rivers, mountains, trees, animals and nature. This is not foolishness rather a vital step for ecological balance. The concept is that once you start worshipping these elements, you will work on its restoration and preservation and obviously the benefit will be reaped by all. Many trees are worshipped in Hinduism, the reason is that these trees have huge medicinal effects.
Hinduism maintains the intellectual or philosophical points of view with rationality, it is not just a rigid common set of beliefs. The term Hinduism was introduced into the English language in the 19th century to denote the religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions of India. Since day one, Hinduism is known for its culture and heritage.
Though in Hindu demography Nepal tops the list of countries, India is popularly known as Hindustan. Many of the nation’s heritages have been erupted out of Hinduism. Starting from the incredible Sun temple of Konark to the rare temples of the rural areas of India, all are representatives of Hindu culture and heritage.
The rich cultural heritage of India owes to the glory of its historical past. It is the land inhabited by the Lords themselves, leaving behind their imprints and the sense of their divine presence.