Our deferred Hindu worship

There have been so many years of living through it that it doesn’t seem newfangled for another year of late worship and festivals to set in!

Quotidian Tales

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Over decades immigrants like us have traveled and settled on foreign land and subsequently rested their religion and beliefs. New places of worship sprouted everywhere around the world, and along with that, changed the ways and terms of prayers and reverence.

Some people improvised rituals to their convenience and availability when others fumbled through the internet and phone calls for precise arrangements. Another group stuck to excuses of residing on foreign land. Nevertheless, the Hindu religion flourished and spread with newfound beliefs.

Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world. It is considered a ‘’way of life” rather than a cohesive, single belief that will guide. There’s no one founder and no single set of doctrine or faith. Tweaks over centuries have given rise to numerous groups of people who embrace this religion with their own set of customs and practices.

Here’s even a case study on “Internet Pujas”, which manifests a new perspective towards the religion, strange for many, but heartily adopted by numerous!

The social and political developments in society have also significantly shaped the Hindu religion. Whenever a group of people withdrew from the larger population, there was a notable shift. Such transformations were especially prominent during the rise and fall of empires, the era of British colonization, and now, starting from around the 1960s, when new settlements of Hindu immigrants thrived throughout different continents.

Hindu priests and believers around the globe have now improvised their own set of disciplines that serve personal spirituality. Many Hindu women have reformed their customs and rituals. Men discarded their holy threads as and when comfort demanded. Many Hindu women discarded daily practices like wearing the bindi and the vermillion to blend in with the foreign culture, sometimes dwelling on the excuse of inadequate motivation and inconvenience.

Century-old practices, once deeply rooted in Hindu homes and communities, are now overseeing striking changes…

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