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Hinduism: Indian religion and 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, self-designation is Vaidika dharma, the 'dharma related to the Vedas.'

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Instagram in trouble over Shiva stickers: BJP leader files complaint, seeks apology|  Oneindia News [Video]

Instagram in trouble over Shiva stickers: BJP leader files complaint, seeks apology| Oneindia News

A BJP leader on Tuesday filed a complaint against Instagram for allegedly portraying Lord Shiva in a bad taste. BJP leader Manish Singh filed the complaint and has demanded an apology. He has alleged..

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Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News [Video]

Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News

‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also..

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Hindu woman clears Pakitan's CSS exam first time ever: Selected to serve in the PAS | Oneindia News [Video]

Hindu woman clears Pakitan's CSS exam first time ever: Selected to serve in the PAS | Oneindia News

For the first time ever, a Hindu woman in Pakistan, Sana Ramachand has passed the country's Central Superior Services examination. She is now selected for the esteemed Pakistan Administrative..

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Tripura locals get frogs married to please rain God [Video]

Tripura locals get frogs married to please rain God

Tribal tea garden workers in West Tripura organised a Hindu wedding ceremony for two frogs, this tradition is called 'Banger Biye.' This uncanny custom is carried out as the workers believed that it..

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Thrissur Pooram festival is a feast for the eyes: Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

Thrissur Pooram festival is a feast for the eyes: Watch | Oneindia News

Kerala celebrates Thrissur Pooram festival, an over 200 year old tradition, that marks one of the most auspicious times in the Malayali Hindu calendar. The celebrations have been massively scaled down..

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Jharkhand Congress MLA Irfan Ansari performs puja at temple, BJP MP demands his arrest [Video]

Jharkhand Congress MLA Irfan Ansari performs puja at temple, BJP MP demands his arrest

Jharkhand Congress MLA Irfan Ansari stoked controversy by performing puja at a temple. Ansari performed puja at Deoghar's Baidyanath Dham temple, a sacred abode of Lord Shiva. BJP MP Dr Nishikant Dubey..

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'Black day for Deoghar as Congress MLA Irfan Ansari entered Baidyanath Dham temple': Nishikant Dubey [Video]

'Black day for Deoghar as Congress MLA Irfan Ansari entered Baidyanath Dham temple': Nishikant Dubey

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Nishikant Dubey on April 16 said that today it is a black day for Deoghar as Congress MLA Irfan Ansari entered the Baidyanath Dham temple besides being..

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