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Do Hindus believe in Adam and Eve? If not, who is the first person (man or woman) in this world?

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 ...
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Looking to learn about Hinduism?

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 ...
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Do Hindus believe in Adam and Eve? If not, who is the first person (man or woman) in this world?

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 ...
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Is Jesus an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

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 ...
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Is there a ritual of "consent" for both the parties in a traditional Hindu marriage?

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. ...
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Why and how do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

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 ...
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Why and how do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

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 ...
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Is Jesus an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

Short answer is no he is not and the Jesus of Bible and Jesus of Bhavishya Puran is not same. I) THE HINDU PERSPECTIVE TO JESUS: The Bhavishya Puran which is listed under the list of authentic Purans ...
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Looking to learn about Hinduism?

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, ...
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Why and how do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

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 ...
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Does Hinduism acknowledge the existence of other religions?

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 ...
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Bhagavad Gita and views on other religions?

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 ...
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Why and how do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

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. ...
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Hindu scriptures and Christianity

There are very fundamental differences between Hinduism and Christianity, so it is unlikely that authentic Hindu scriptures would talk about Jesus Christ. One fundamental difference between ...
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Christumatha Nirupanam is available in English?

Christumatha Nirupanam has 2 books - Christumatha Saram and Christumatha Chetham. https://www.academia.edu/14920950/Kristumata_Chedanam_Chattampi_Swamikal_English_Translation this is translation for ...
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Looking to learn about Hinduism?

Before a Christian embarks on adopting Hinduism it is highly recommended he/she studies the irreconcilable differences between the 2, else it will end up "harming" both the traditions. A person ...
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What are the main differences and similarities between the christian heaven and moksha

Swami Vivekananda states (Complete Works, V6 p 85 also V4 pp 188-9) The Vedas teach that the soul of man is immortal. The body is subject to the law of growth and decay; what grows must of ...
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Why and how do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

I think Hinduism has a history of adopting foreign gods from a very early period. There is nothing wrong with this. The saguna brahman is inexhaustible and can therefore manifest in all sorts of ways. ...
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Do Hindus believe in Adam and Eve? If not, who is the first person (man or woman) in this world?

The story of Adam and Eve from the Holy texts of Jews/Christians traced to in Rig Veda and Upanishad, where epithets was mentioned about deep spiritual concepts. In Rig Veda I.164.20 and in 3.1.1 of ...
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Is Jesus an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

It's an emphatic NO that Jesus was not the incarnation of Vishnu. Vishnu is so called by Vedic followers but it is the god almighty which is being called in respective names according to their ...
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Can one be a Hindu that worships through Christ?

Every religion teaches us that we all are children of God, we all are from same family. I believe in the concept of "vasudheva kutumbhakam". Still the holy scripts or religious books of every ...
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