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13 Lesser-Known Facts About The Hindu Religion
 
The goal of life in Hinduism is to attain salvation, or moksha

The goal of life in Hinduism is to attain salvation, or moksha

Hinduism actually believes in only one god, but in many forms

Hinduism actually believes in only one god, but in many forms

Hinduism is the 3rd largest religion in the world, after Christianity and Islam In fact,

Hinduism is the 3rd largest religion in the world, after Christianity and Islam In fact,

Hinduism believes in a circular rather than a linear concept of time

Hinduism believes in a circular rather than a linear concept of time

The Rig Veda was written more than 3800 years ago, making Hinduism one of, if not the oldest religion in the world

The Rig Veda was written more than 3800 years ago, making Hinduism one of, if not the oldest religion in the world

108 is a sacred number in Hinduism and it is considered auspicious

108 is a sacred number in Hinduism and it is considered auspicious

It is one of the few religions that does not consider the pursuit of wealth a sin.

It is one of the few religions that does not consider the pursuit of wealth a sin.

The word

The word 'Juggernaut' is actually derived from Lord Jagannath.

Both male and female deities are worshipped with equal reverence in Hinduism

Both male and female deities are worshipped with equal reverence in Hinduism

Om is actually believed to be the manifestation of consciousness in sound form

Om is actually believed to be the manifestation of consciousness in sound form

Buddhism and Sikhism were both derived from Hinduism

Buddhism and Sikhism were both derived from Hinduism

According to Hindus, the religion has no founder or origin

According to Hindus, the religion has no founder or origin

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia's defining temple complex, was originally a Hindu temple

 
 
 
 
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"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."
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