Hinduism in India
Hinduism is considered as the earliest established religion in the world as well as counted as the third largest religion in the world. There are lots of cultural and traditional festivities celebrated by the people of Hindu religion all across the globe. Various Hindu festival celebration has a special ritual that is celebrated in a way by the act of worshiping, offerings to deities, fasting, bathing and offering in Ganga Jal in the fresh morning, feasting, Dakshina, Dan, Puja, Katha, Homam, Aarti and few other. All the people of Hindu religion celebrate their festivals in India by assembling in a community without any discrimination of caste, age, and gender.
Hindu festivals dates are fixed according to the dates of the Hindu calendar, the lunar calendar which depends on the sun and moon changes throughout the year. People celebrate some Hindu festivals as ancient mythology, some for seasonal variations and some for cleaning and maintaining the environment safe. Some festivals celebrations are limited to the particular sectors or Indian subcontinent areas.
There are many believes in the Hinduism because of various historical sculptures like Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, and Ramayana, ancient and sacred religious text (Sama Veda, Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda), Hindus deities, etc. Devotees celebrate the birth and death ceremonies of the god and goddess in Hinduism with lots of fun and antic activities such as music, dance, etc.
The main Hindu manuscripts are Sruti (which listens), Smriti (which remembers) the Puranas, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Brahmanas, and epics. The Sruti introduce deeply religious things communicated to a prophet and recorded. The Vedas, the religious scripts, include mantras (hymns), Upanishads (108 sacred teachings) and Brahmanas (sacrificial rituals). The Smriti involve the law (books of rules), Puranas (myths, legends, and stories) and epics (sets of holy stories including Ramayana and Mahabharata).
Some people believe that Hinduism emerged after the historical meeting between the Aryans and Dravidians. Some claim that Hinduism is mainly an Aryan culture whereas the others argue that it is primarily a Dravidian culture. As per religious myth, the Vedas were presented by Brahma.
Before Hinduism, there was another religion in India called Brahmanism, and followers of it were called as Brahmans. The Brahmans were the reliable guides and spiritual of the Indian culture. The members of this religion were a close denomination, and others could not join it. The Brahmans gradually started allowing others into their religion and so was formed Hinduism which includes the customs that were not part of the Vedas. One of the reasons the Brahmans accepted others to their religion was the fear to lose their status as reliable guides to priests of a new religion that started in India, namely Buddhism. The Brahmans even admitted The Buddha as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and as part of his teachings and conception like non-violence into their religion.