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Do Hindus have sacraments and rituals like other religions?

Do Hindus have sacraments and rituals like other religions?

Yes, of course, they do. Hindus call them Sanskaras or Samskaras which means the actions that purity, refine or reform. Sanskaras help Hindus in their spiritual evolusion. Like traffic singns on highways, they give direction to human life at every crucial stage of development. Sixteen ceremonies are prescribed for Hindus starting at conception and ending at death. Most Hindus follow only the major ceremonies: Jatakarma (welcoming the newly born child to this world); Namakarna (name-giving); Choodakarma (first head-shaving ceremony); Upanayana ( initiation of spiritual education and vow of celibacy durinf the studentship); Vivaha (Wedding); and Amteyesthi (funeral).

Hinduism - FAQ

Hinduism – FAQ


 

 

This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.

 

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