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Hinduism: Indian religion and dharma, or way of life
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life. It is the world's third-largest religion, with over 1.2 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma, which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu texts. Another, though less fitting, Another endonym is Vaidika dharma, the 'dharma related to the Vedas.'

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Members of Hindu organisation demand the renaming of Qutub Minar as Vishnu Stambh | OneIndia News [Video]

Members of Hindu organisation demand the renaming of Qutub Minar as Vishnu Stambh | OneIndia News

Members of a Hindu organization, Mahakal Manav Sewa, staged a protest near Qutub Minar on Tuesday demanding the renaming of the historically important monument to 'Vishnu Stambh'.The agitation and..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:05Published
Boris Johnson's Top 5 AWKWARD Moments on India Tour [Video]

Boris Johnson's Top 5 AWKWARD Moments on India Tour

Boris Johnson has been awkwardly immersing himself in Indian culture on a two-day visit to the country. He was dressed in a turban during a visit to Gujarat Biotechnology University and was given a..

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Yati Narsinghanand: Hindus should give birth to more kids, increase Hindu population | OneIndia News [Video]

Yati Narsinghanand: Hindus should give birth to more kids, increase Hindu population | OneIndia News

Dasna temple priest, Yati Narsinghanand, in yet another controversial statement asked the Hindus to give birth to more kids and increase the Hindu population in the country. The priest is out on bail..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:23Published
Daily Tarot Readings: What does the throat chakra do? | Oneindia News [Video]

Daily Tarot Readings: What does the throat chakra do? | Oneindia News

According to the Hindu tantric tradition, Vishuddha, or Vishuddhi, or throat chakra, is the fifth primary chakra. Thyroid is an endocrine gland. Panchavaktra Shiva, with 5 heads and 4 arms, is the..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 07:01Published
BJP supports call for halal meat ban by 8 Hindu groups in Karnataka | OneIndia News [Video]

BJP supports call for halal meat ban by 8 Hindu groups in Karnataka | OneIndia News

8 Hindu groups in Karnataka including the Hindu Jagruthi Samithi, Sri Rama Sene, Bajarang Dal and others have called for the ban on halal meat in the state and for the removal of halal certification..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:33Published
Bharatanatyam artist Mansiya VP barred from performing due to her religion | Oneindia News [Video]

Bharatanatyam artist Mansiya VP barred from performing due to her religion | Oneindia News

Bharatanatyam artist Mansiya VP has been barred from performing at the Koodalmanikyam temple because she is not a Hindu. The incident has started a discussion on the various social media..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:37Published
Masked dancers mark Hindu festival in Nepal [Video]

Masked dancers mark Hindu festival in Nepal

Performers masked as various Hindu deities dance to celebrate Naradevi Swetkali Parba, a festival organised every 12 years in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, in the belief it will help overcome evil and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:51Published
Centre to the SC: Hindus can get minority status in some states | OneIndia News [Video]

Centre to the SC: Hindus can get minority status in some states | OneIndia News

The central government told the Supreme Court that the states can consider granting minority status to any religious or linguistic community, including Hindus if the community is not in a majority..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:29Published

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