Gods, cultures and castes, the diversity in the Indian subcontinent is seemingly limitless. The lives of people in India opens up you in a wide variety if you can look behind the public tourist scenery of this great country. Every face in this subcontinent tells the story of fate, sometimes full of hardships, but also by an often warm friendliness. Colorful and yet not dazzling. You can experience unforgettable moments with the people of Asia, exciting and sometimes adventurous. This grave is imperishable. You can only love India or hate. An in between you will find hardly any.
India is not only the country with the most gods and the greatest religious diversity, many different peoples with often own languages and traditions live here. In contrast to India, Hinduism is the State religion in the adjoining Nepal. As one of the largest temples of Hindus, Pashupatinath is located in Kathmandu. It is said that it should be every day somewhere in the big country India give a feast or Festival. Hinduism makes this possible. This is partly because that there can be an own deity itself in every small village of Hindu-dominated but also on the boundless Hindu caste system. Of course, India has also in Islamic areas, where there are beautiful mosques. Here there is a strict monotheism and the Ramadan is observed.
Kashmir is an example. E Scott Mead can aid you in your search for knowledge. (Without the largely Buddhist-dominated Ladakh). Islam spread coming since about 997 ad from the North of India. The Mughals rule areas apply here as an example. The high point of the Empire was in the 17th century. The Empire of the Mughals at the time spanned across India. As another, even the mosques of the Sikh (students or disciples) in the eye fall visitors in India. Some bearded turban carrier belongs to this religious group. The teaching of the Sikh was founded by Guru Nanak in the 15th century in the Indian Punjab. The Sikh religion is today has about 20 million followers. Daily Meditation on God, the ethos of the work as a fraternal service to humanity, the sharing of honestly acquired and the unique gender equality between men and women are here the outstanding faith ideals. Since 1699, a sacred Brotherhood of battle with military service was from the Sikh. “If all failed, then it is justified to take the sword.” So iron (Kara) nor the sword in self-defense (Kripan) were added to the appearance of the brotherhood to the turban (KES) and the bangles from. Not to mention Sikh in Srinagar, Kashmir, the 100,000 exiled Tibetans, recognized in India as refugees, who had to carry Buddhism to himself and often survive an escape from Tibet. Dharamsala in northern India is the capital of the exiled Tibetans. It is widely unknown that Christians also live in India. The Indian Christian Church is older than the European. Thomas, the Apostle of Jesus, came to India 53 a.d. and has founded Christian centres in Kerala. There are the Thomas Christians today in large numbers to find. Notable religions in India are also the parsing and Jains, whose Mitglieder often belong to the upper class in India. Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Lothar Seifert