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Hinduism: 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 1.25 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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US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris extended wishes on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Biden and Harris released a joint statement to send wishes on Nanak's 551st birth anniversary. The duo..

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Guru Nanak Jayanti: PM greets nation, Punjab CM launches development projects [Video]

Guru Nanak Jayanti: PM greets nation, Punjab CM launches development projects

Nation remembered Guru Nanak Dev on his 551st birth anniversary on November 30. Devotees offered prayers at Golden Temple in Amritsar following Covid-19 protocols. People along with their families lit..

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Kartik Purnima 2020: Ayodhya, Varanasi, Sabarimala Temple glow on the eve [Video]

Kartik Purnima 2020: Ayodhya, Varanasi, Sabarimala Temple glow on the eve

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Watch: Enthralling laser light show at Varanasi ghat on Kartik Purnima [Video]

Watch: Enthralling laser light show at Varanasi ghat on Kartik Purnima

Laser show was held at Chet Singh Ghat of the Varanasi city on the occasion of Kartik Purnima on Nov 29. Kartika Purnima marks the fifteenth lunar day of the Hindu month of Kartik. Devotees light..

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‘Muslim boys should consider Hindu girls as their sisters’: SP leader [Video]

‘Muslim boys should consider Hindu girls as their sisters’: SP leader

Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Moradabad ST Hasan called ‘Love Jihad’ a political stunt and asked Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls their ‘sisters’. He said, “Love Jihad is a political stunt...

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SP leader ST Hasan advises Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as "sisters" [Video]

SP leader ST Hasan advises Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as "sisters"

Commenting on ongoing 'Love Jihad' row, Samajwadi Party leader and MP from Moradabad, ST Hasan advised Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their "sisters". He said "'Love Jihad' is a political..

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Smriti Irani vs Asaduddin Owaisi on 'love jihad' law, day after UP ordinance [Video]

Smriti Irani vs Asaduddin Owaisi on 'love jihad' law, day after UP ordinance

Union minister Smriti Irani took on All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of 'love jihad', a conspiracy to convert Hindu women as alleged by some Hindutva groups...

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‘Don’t see them as Hindu & Muslim,’ says Allahabad HC; blow to Love Jihad law? [Video]

‘Don’t see them as Hindu & Muslim,’ says Allahabad HC; blow to Love Jihad law?

As some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh have been mulling introduction of a law against ‘Love Jihad’, the Allahabad High Court has cancelled a case against a..

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‘Love & jihad don't go hand-in-hand’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan slams BJP [Video]

‘Love & jihad don't go hand-in-hand’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan slams BJP

Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan has spoken on the ‘Love-Jihad’ law that has been proposed by some BJP ruled states. ‘Love is personal. Love and jihad can't go hand in hand. Who I..

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Watch: Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in different parts of US [Video]

Watch: Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in different parts of US

Indian-Americans celebrated Chhath Puja to worship the Sun God at various places in the US. People gathered in small numbers due to Covid pandemic at various water bodies. Devotees performed Chhath..

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'Love jihad a cancer': Union minister wants law in Bihar like UP, MP, others [Video]

'Love jihad a cancer': Union minister wants law in Bihar like UP, MP, others

Union minister Giriraj Singh commented on the issue of 'love jihad' and the plans of many states to formulate laws against it. 'Love jihad' is a conspiracy to convert Hindu women, alleged by some..

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Hindus in India mark end of sun god festival [Video]

Hindus in India mark end of sun god festival

Hindu devotees across northern India offered prayers to the Sun God as marked the end of the "Chhath" festival on Saturday, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Watch: Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer prayers to the rising sun [Video]

Watch: Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer prayers to the rising sun

Devotees gathered to offer morning prayers to the rising sun on last day of Chhath Puja. Most people stuck to the traditional practice of offering prayers at river banks. Devotees flouted the..

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