Mohan Bhagwat is a Brahmin


1. Hinduism is a term that has only recently been introduced by Western scholars for a whole complex of religious currents and social phenomena that arose at various times over the past two and a half millennia on the Indian subcontinent, sometimes under very different historical, socio-economic and geographical conditions. These currents often drew from a common fund of traditions, but they can be in contradiction to one another, but often cannot be clearly delimited from one another. For some years now, Hindu religions spoken. In no way does the Hinduism term stand for a historically concrete religion as a self-contained system. Despite many similarities, the individual directions differ in essential points, for example with regard to the deity to be worshiped, the path of salvation, the holy scriptures or the cult. There are monotheistic, dualistic and polytheistic tendencies, the deity can be thought of as personal or impersonal, the victim can be vegetarian or an animal sacrifice, the priests can be Brahmins or low-caste, in some directions even belong to an untouchable caste.

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