Hindu worship, which is known as “puja,” typically takes place in the Mandir (temple).Followers of Hinduism can visit the Mandir any time they please.
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The four main castes (in order of prominence) include: Many subcategories also exist within each caste.
The “untouchables” are a class of citizens that are outside the caste system and considered to be in the lowest level of the societal hierarchy.
Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, according to many scholars, with roots and customs dating back more than 4,000 years.
Today, with about 900 million followers, Hinduism is the third-largest religion behind Christianity and Islam.Today, the caste system still exists in India but is loosely followed. What are the Basic Beliefs of Hinduism, Smithsonian Institution. Samsara: Hinduism, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.Many of the old customs are overlooked, but some traditions, such as only marrying within a specific caste, are still embraced. Across the world, being suspicious of a religion that isn't ours has become a norm of sorts.Actually, that was always the norm but some of these bias-keepers would still balk at owning up to ugly prejudices in public.Hindus can also worship at home, and many have a special shrine dedicated to certain gods and goddesses.