- The unique feature of Hindu culture is its self-rejuvenating capacity.
- The culture adapts and develops with time, location and circumstances. It takes the best of the modern, technological age without losing its roots.
- It’s the adaptability that has enabled Hindu culture and faith to continue despite being one of the oldest living civilisation.
Hindu Culture & Custom
- Almost every Hindu custom and tradition has either a scientific, logical, historical, social or spiritual significance.
- Hindu culture (when understood) is admired and respected all over the world for its beauty and depth. Understanding these customs & tradition leads to a more fulfilling and meaning full life but following these through tradition only, leads to misunderstanding, superstitions and sometimes exploitation.
Hindu Community / People
- Generally very humble, tolerant and courteous people.
- Despite coming from various parts of the world, we all share an inheritance that is described as Hinduism.
- Lifestyle based on family and communal way of life. Your close relations are not just Uncles and Aunties but….. kaka-kaki, mama-mami, faui-fowa, masi-masa and if the relationship is cordial they are like your god-parents who will support you like their own children.
NAMASTE (Greetings) :
The traditional Hindu greeting namaste is uttered while joining palms together (as if in prayer) under the chin, slightly nodding the head, and looking down.
the greeting namaste is sincere and graceful ……a catch all and could pass for “Thank you”, “See you soon”, “Good morning” or “Good Bye.”
YOGA a gift to the world and mankind from Hinduisam your daily exercise for a Healthy Lifestyle
PUJA is the act of showing reverence to a god or to aspects of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals. An essential part of puja for the Hindu devotee is making a spiritual connection with a deity. Most often that contact is facilitated through an object: an element of nature, a sculpture, a vessel, a painting, or a print.
PUJA is usually performed by at least one member of the household every day.
Puja is a means of honouring the gods or goddesses, whose presence in the home is believed to protect the family and to engender good fortune.
The paraphernalia used include an incense burner and a tray with flowers, fruits, and food
Hindu Prayers Anytime, anyplace …you don’t need to be in a temple!