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According to Bhavishya Purana, Jesus is reincarnation of one of the greatest Bhaktas of lord Vishnu known as Dhruva Rishi. That's why he was born out of kumari garbha (virgin's womb) under Pole star (Dhruva Tara in Hindi). Bhavishya purana addresses Jesus reincarnation of Dhruva Rishi as Kumarigarbhasambhavaam(born from a virgin Kumari). Bhavishya purana ...


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No, Hindu scripture doesn't talks about Adam and Eve... However some people compare the story of Bhavisya Purana containing name Adam and Havyavati as Adam and Eve and their story sounds pretty much similar. But we can't be sure about stories of Bhavisya Purana because it is supposed that it suffered high interpolation. Even if we consider story of Bhavisya ...


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Jesus is not an avatar of Vishnu. Avatar is not same as prophet. An avatar is significantly different from a prophet in that every human can attain the consciousness of an avatar while a prophet is a "chosen" special person whose consciousness cannot be attained by humans. One cannot consider Jesus to be an avatar because he solves a different problem than ...


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The Bhavishya Purana is one of those scriptures which is not available in its authentic form. There isn't a single manuscript available now. It has been altered and modified by so many people to suit their needs that now, it's nothing more than a couple of Sanskrit slokas. Stephen Knapp describes it best: However, I should also point out that this ...


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I do not see a strong connection between Hinduism and Christianity. Both have completely opposite world views and meta-physics. A Hindu is free to worship Jesus as a deity and a manifestation of the Brahman. But that would invalidate Jesus' status as the only Son of God in Christianity. If a Hindu were to consider Jesus as the only Son of God, then it ...


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@Krishna's comment above to your question is right; the Gita was spoken long before any of the other great world religions were around. Krishna says (Gita IV. 7-8): Whenever there is a decline of dharma, O Bharata, and a rise of adharma, I incarnate Myself. For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked, and for the establishment ...


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No. Hinduism or more properly Sanathana Dharma predates mature religions which are well known today. Also, Hinduism evolved as a way of living or culture as opposed to a strict set of rules enforced by a religious/political/other influential body hence there is no need to compare or take examples from other religions. The scriptures focus on stories (...


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I am not a Hindu scholar, but I can say that Hinduism doesn't stop one from believing in other Gods or religious ways. Yes, you can follow Hinduism and still pray to Christ, if that is the answer you are looking for. But you have to see if Christianity allows you to do such a thing.


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Hinduism was not influenced by Christianity, rather it predates it. The 2 religions have completely incompatible world view. There has been lots of effort put on by European Indologists to paint Vivekananda & Ramakrishna Mission to be copying Christian values of service & charity. The Book Indra's Net proves with philosophical & historical ...


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Yeah Jesus did visited Jagannath Temple. The ancient text in the temple mentioned a foreigner to be a pupil of Hindu Gurus. What is to be noted here is that, In India his Hindu masters initiated Jesus into yoga and the highest spiritual life, giving him the spiritual name “Isha” (from 'Ishvar') which is a descriptive title often applied to Gods. Zohar (2:...


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Yes, there is a concept of first man and woman in Hinduism. This is mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4 which deals with the creation of the world. Verse 1.4.3: स व नैव रेमे, तस्मादेकाकी न रमते; स द्वितीयमैच्छत् । स हैतावानास यथा स्त्रीपुमांसौ सम्परिष्वक्तौ; स इममेवात्मानं द्वेधापातयत्, ततः पतिश्च पत्नी चाभवताम्; तस्मातिदमर्धबृगलमिव स्वः इति ...


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How and where do I start learning about Hinduism? There's no straightforward answer to this question, as Hinduism or Sanātana Dharma or सनातन धर्म or eternal Righteousness or eternal order (word Dharma is non-translatable) is very vast. However I provide some basic introduction and you can decide on your own, where to start, after understanding basics. As ...


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Yes and No. The concept of Avatar is very different from the concept of God in Christianity, which is based on exclusivity, history-centrism etc. "Christians believe Jesus alone shares complete bodily and spiritual identity with God. Attempts are often made to describe Jesus as an avatar, a Hindu term. The word 'avatar' in Sanskrit means 'descent into ...


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The fundamental difference between Western religions and Hinduism is the fact that Hinduism does not try to prove that God exists through references to Miracles, Predictions of the future etc. Hindu texts prevail only on Understanding the Self. Realization of the truth. Texts and scriptures give knowledge bases to aid that understanding. The concept of God ...


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I will try to answer your question rather differently. I agree with @Yogi that Hinduism does not define how to worship or whom to worship. Being the first among the known religions there was no need to make or create a comparison in worshipping style. Rather, Hinduism has always tried to define how to live your life while performing your prime duty for the ...


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First addressing your confusion about Gita's view on other religions. Gita has never opinionated on any religion; not even Hinduism! Historically the term "Hindu" itself was originated in Iran. Ofcourse, Hinduism carried the Gita forward. (Don't mistake "Hinduism" to be a religion, it's a "way of life", according to Indian ...


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According to the Asvalayana Grihya Sutra KANDIKÂ 6 verse 5: He may marry her, after a mutual agreement has been made (between the lover and the damsel): this (is the wedding called) Gândharva. Here we have the type of marriage in which consent is expressly stated. But that doesn't imply the lack of consent in other forms, it just means that besides ...


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Swami Vivekananda has said that the difference between the Hindu religion and other religions, including the Christian religion, is that the Hindu religion is founded upon the impersonal and eternal spiritual principles found in the Vedas and is not founded upon one personality, as other religions are. The universal principles of the Vedas can be applied to ...


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The Ramakrishna Mission celebrates Christmas with a puja. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda looked upon Jesus Christ as one of the incarnations of God. Most of the centers have some type of puja or recognition of Christmas as the celebration of Jesus's birth. See - http://media.belurmath.org/festival-calendar-of-belur-math-for-2016-17-634


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Are there published "ancient records in the Puri Jagannath Temple archives confirming those facts"? Nope. None to speak of. Claims of Jesus in India go back to the 19th century. See the associated Wikipedia article. Nicolas Notovich admitted his story was a hoax, and Dowling's source for his own book was "channeling." See Robert Van Voorst's comment (quoted ...


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I think that orthodox Hindus do not celebrate Christmas. ... And that would mean that those Hindus who do celebrate Christmas are not orthodox Hindus. orthodox -- conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved; strictly keeping to traditional doctrine and ritual


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Hinduism is not really a religion. Its a tradition n culture that people of India have been following for so long. Let me describe how Hinduism got its name: When Muslims came to India they started calling people of India as Hindu because they first met Indians at the HIND RIVER. With time the non-Muslims started thinking of them self as Hindus (which does ...


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Is there any mention of other religions in any Hindu text? Yes, there is. In Veda itself there is a mantra that talks of people living on earth and speaking a variety of languages and having various religions. The following mantra , found in the Atharva Veda, is a prayer to the all-supporting Earth, who supports everyone irrespective of the language they ...


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There is a fundamental difference in religious styles of the West and the East. Western religions (Islam and Christianity) have a digital view of the world. Creator and Creation. Hinduism in its core believe the Created and Creation are one and the same. Western religions believe in preaching. Hinduism believes in understanding and experiencing. Western ...


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The Sri Sathya Sai Ashram celebrates Christmas every year in a grand manner. The previous evening usually comprises a program by an International Music Orchestra, that plays Christmas Carols. On Christmas Morning, (proper) Christians and other Hindu devotees from all over the world and India, go in a candle procession around the Ashram. Christmas evening ...


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1) http://www.hindupedia.com can be a good starter 2) Remember many people think Hinduism is polytheistic, this is totally wrong. Hinduism is pluralistic. There are many strongly monotheistic sects, many henotheistic sects, very few polytheistic sects, atheistic sects too. All live happily as Hindu together worshipping/not worshipping God as per their ...


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Apart from Abrahamic religions, If I take the liberty to quote Bhagavad Gita and its commentary by Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan called 𝑮𝒊𝒕𝒂 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒏 , regarding its views on other Indian religions like Buddhism, Jainism, then these 👇 would be some of the relevant quotes of the Gita Verses along with the commentary. 𝑰𝒏 𝑮𝒊𝒕𝒂 -𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒆𝒓 2. 𝑽�...


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I cannot comment on Tezz's answer, but it should be noted that Eve is the English pronunciation of חוה (ḥawwā, khavá, /χaˈva/). Havyavati ends in the feminine name suffix -vati (cf., -mati). This is akin to the Western feminine name suffixes -elle & -anne and the Japanese feminine name suffixes -ko & -mi. Though they contain meaning, the importance ...


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Actually, it's opinion based question. Because you won't be able to accept any answer as correct. However, the answers can be interesting. Hence leaving upto community, if it should be closed or not. I am from a very specialized section of Hinduism: Hindu > Vaishnava > Krishna > Pre-tennage version (Bal swaroop) > ThAkorji / ShrinAthji Though the ...


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I think that people who ask this and similar questions to this one make one terrible mistake, so to speak, namely they ask questions such as "Did Jesus visit India". Instead of asking questions was Jesus in India it would be much more relevant and much more interesting to ask a question as to how much teachings of historical Jesus (here I put the emphasis on ...


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