This report explores one of the major Religions of the world that is Hinduism, and comprises various
facts and features of one of the most prominent Hindu temple- the ISKCON temple. This report also
elucidates the similarities and dissimilarities between Hinduism and Christianity, the various links that
hold both the religions together, the various factors that have made both the religions two of the major
religions of the world, the faiths, the practices and various other aspects of the same.
Hinduism is regarded to be one of the oldest religions in the history. It is considered as the third largest
religion after Christianity and Islam. It constitutes about 13% of the world’s population. India, Nepal, Sri
Lanka have their maximum population as Hindus.
Hinduism worships a single deity, “OM”, and views
various other Gods and Goddesses as incarnations of that Supreme Power. Like The Bible, the primary
sacred texts of Hinduism are The Vedas. There are four Vedas- Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and
Atharva Veda. The term “_Veda_” means “knowledge” in Sanskrit. “_Rig_”, in Sanskrit, means “praises
or verses”. “_Sama_” means “holy songs or melodies. So, the Sama Veda is“knowledge of melodies”.
The Yajur Vedacomprises the verses to be recited by the officiating priest. The Atharva Veda comprises
classic poetries, curative powers of herbs and waters, hymns to Mother Earth, etc. The other sacred texts
include Upanishads, which deal with the Vedic philosophy, The Ramayana, which glorifies the victory of
Good over Evil. The Mahabharata, which also glorifies the same and also deals with various political
issues. The Bhagavat Gita, a part of The Mahabharata, is a poem elucidating between warrior Arjuna and
his mentor Shri Krishna. The Bhagwat Gitahas been worshipped by the Hindus as a message from
,Carries his Karma to his next life, which will be decided on the basis of one’s good and bad deeds.
The four goals of Hinduism are:
Dharma: it means righteousness in one’s religious life.
Artha: it means
success in economic and financial life.
Moksha: this is called liberation from the world, which is
considered to be the supreme goal of mankind.
Hinduism is renowned as one the most tolerant religions.
Yoga, which has become quite well-known all around the world, holds its roots to Hinduism.
location and review of the site Location: Lenox Street, Detroit, Michigan, United States Dedicated to:
Shri Shri Radha-Krishna Also known as: Bhaktivedanta cultural centre Attraction: Neo-classical style of
Indian architecture The ISKCON project was started by Shri Prabhupada in early 1900s to glorify the
teachings of Sri Krishna, who is one of the major deities of Hindus. The Krishna consciousness is
believed to be own of ancient India’s most noble message of spiritualism. He taught the message of the