Category: Practices or Fitness

  • What are your daily rituals as a Hindu? And what is their significance?

    What are your daily rituals as a Hindu? And what is their significance?

    A devotee and a lover of god always wants to make sure he is doing his daily rituals right. Being a follower of Hinduism makes it even more thinkable because of the vastness and diversity of the religion and the importance of even the little practices in it. The constant confusion in the mind of…

  • How many wives can a Hindu religious man have?

    How many wives can a Hindu religious man have?

    No, Hindu man can have only one wife legally. The peculiar custom of having more than one mate, either spouse or husband simultaneously is viewed as unlawful and foul in Indian culture. Because of it, polygamy is a criminal offense now and not authorized by law in a larger part of Indian states. As per…

  • Can a woman have two husbands in Hinduism?

    Can a woman have two husbands in Hinduism?

    The practice of marrying more than one husband in Hinduism was observed only in the times of ancient India. Now, a Hindu woman cannot have two husbands at the same time because it is unethical both traditionally and legally. Even back then it was only allowed and practiced by the upper caste and those who…

  • Why do we celebrate Rama Marriage at Sri Rama Navami?

    Why do we celebrate Rama Marriage at Sri Rama Navami?

    The festival of Ram Navami holds a lot of significance in the life of Hindus. The history marks the day of Ram Navami to be the birth occasion of Lord Sri Rama. The occasion of Sri Ram Navami or also known as Chaitra Navmi is not the birthday as popularly told but is the appearance…

  • What are the 7 Vows/Promises/Phere/Rounds of Hindu Marriage?

    What are the 7 Vows/Promises/Phere/Rounds of Hindu Marriage?

    Hindu Marriage System Hindus in today’s world especially in India have glorified marriage in a rich/expensive manner. In the male-centric culture of Rig Vedic Hindus, marriage was considered as a religious union, and this kept on being so during the whole time frame. In the Shastric Hindu law, marriage has been viewed as one of…

  • Why do Hindus (North Indians) marry at night?

    Why do Hindus (North Indians) marry at night?

    The religion of Hinduism is a religion of beliefs also called Manyatta. They are prone and firm about their customs and beliefs and each culture and person has varied beliefs for different situations. The performance of marriage at night is similarly laid down with a number of beliefs and customs that are followed. Here are…

  • What do the 7 Steps/Phere/promises in Hindu wedding mean?

    What do the 7 Steps/Phere/promises in Hindu wedding mean?

    The 7 Steps in a Hindu or Indian wedding is also recognized as 7 pheras (rounds) or 7 promises of marriage in Hindi or SAPTAPADI in Sanksrit, and they are conducted along with the Mangal pheras, which is to walk around the holy flame. How it starts Every Hindu marriage is completed only once these…

  • Why do we ring the ’Bells or Ghantas’ in temple? – Scientific reason

    Why do we ring the ’Bells or Ghantas’ in temple? – Scientific reason

    Introduction The heritage of Hinduism is way more thoughtful and practical rather than mere superstitions that are believed nowadays. Even the tiniest of elements have importance and meaning for being in a certain place or a particular manner. Back then people did not just believe in blindly following traditions but had both psychological and scientific…

  • What is Aarti/Harati in Hinduism?

    What is Aarti/Harati in Hinduism?

    Introduction Aarthi/Harati is a part of Hindu puja and the ritual is performed at the end of worship. The practice of waving lamp in front of one or more deities exists since the Vedic period. Aarti means the lamp of fire pursued with the hands along with ringing the bell. The ritual is performed both…