5 common myths about Hindu
Myth No. 1: Hindus worship cows.
Reality: All Hindus do not pray apart from some sub-sections but everyone observes all creation and all life as sacred.
According to Hinduism, every living being has a divine soul. Having a sacred place in Hindu society, cows are not one animal refrained for Hindu to eat. Cows have been in our ancestral times valued for its providence of milk and forms of nourishment apart from being a gentle creature nurturing us like mothers.
Myth No. 2: All Hindus are vegetarians.
Reality: Majority of Hindus eat meat, but there is roughly 30% of Hindus who are vegetarian and some who have turned being eggitarian. Ahimsa is a major belief in Hindu culture that everyone is a manifestation of God and violence against any creature is not advised.
Myth No. 3: Hindu women wearing ‘red dots’ on their foreheads are married.
Reality: Wearing a Bindi in our ancestral time along with lipstick, nail polish was a link of being married. But in the 21st century, these ornaments of beautification have slowly entered in the beautification of a girl’s everyday life along with Oh so dreadful mascara.
Myth No. 5: Every Hindu knows Yoga
Reality: Yoga has been an integral part of India, promoted by the Yogis in India but not every Hindu is aware of Yoga and can thus perform Yoga asana and knows about chakras. Yoga takes grave practice and is taught in many schools, making yoga again a part of everyone’s lives beyond cast, creed, and culture.