9 mind-blowing facts about Hinduism you don’t know!

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9 MIND-BLOWING FACTS ABOUT HINDUISM!!


Hinduism, You all have surely heard about this amazing culture of the Indian Subcontinent.

This religion, Hinduism has now become the most popular culture in the world. 

Day by day, people are giving up their lifestyle and following Hinduism’s way. It is a very unique

culture. It’s customs, rituals, traditions; It’s food, cuisines, dishes all are very unique. 

And the most important is it’s philosophy, it’s core teachings of the saints and sages of this

culture. 

But still there are many mind-blowing and shocking facts about this temple, which many people

yet don’t know. 

Hinduism is as beautiful as it is mysterious also. There are many secrets which are hidden in

this culture. 

So today, I’m going to talk about 9 such secret facts about this culture, which are mind-blowing

and many people don’t know about it.


FACTS ABOUT HINDUISM 

    

NOT ONLY ONE, BUT THERE ARE 8 GITAS!!

You all know about the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, the supreme treasure of knowledge which was

given by the legendary Lord Krishna. Whenever we hear the word “Gita”, we think about

Krishna’s Gita.

But do you know that there are not only one, but 8 different types of Gita!!! There is not only

1 Gita but 8 other Gitas also present in this World. These other Gitas come from different texts. 

Despite having the ideology same, these Gitas were given by different persons.

Some names of these are Ashtavakra Gita, Isvara Gita (which was said by Lord Shiva), Vyadh

Gita, Parashar Gita etc.

But then also Krishna’s Gita is said to be the complete and the supreme Gita. 


THE RICHEST TEMPLE OF WORLD

In Kerala, there is a temple named Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is located in the city of

Thiruvananthpuram. 

According to Survey, This temple is the richest one in the whole world. It’s whole asset value

including the temple, the idols, the treasure is together worth more than 1 Trillion US Dollars!!!! 

This amount of wealth is more than the combined wealth of the Mughals, Nizams, Britishers!!

However, this is just an estimate, the real value could be more than this.

It has six storerooms in it’s basement named as Vault A, B, C, D, E and F. 

The majority of treasure of this temple is stored in these vaults.

It is believed that the Vaults A and B are cursed and cannot be opened. It is said that many

Devtas, Rishis and Yakshas live in these Chambers. 


THE POOREST GOD IN HINDUISM

Shri Venkateshwara Tirupati Balaji, the famous God of Tirupati is considered to be the poorest

God. It is said that the temple is the second richest temple of India. It has assets worth over 320

crores in rupees, which is almost 3.2 billions. 

Over 50,000 to 1,00,000 people visit this temple on a daily basis. While on special functions, the

visitors shoot up to 5,00,000. This temple gets donations of almost 650 crores annually. 

Despite being so rich, he is considered as the poorest God in Hindu Mythology. This shows the

wealth of Indian Gods!!


A TEMPLE DEDICATED TO DURYODHANA

Normally, you would see only Good people being worshiped in a temple. But who says only

good people are worshiped in a temple? 

But in this temple, Bad and evil people are worshiped!! Yes you read it right! This temple is

dedicated to Duryodhana, the Biggest Villain of Mahabharata

The temple is located in the Malanada town of Karnataka. The Kurava tribe which lives here

consider Duryodhana as their Kul Deva. 

According to the epic, when Duryodhana was in search of Pandavas, he came to this place.

When he came to this place, he was very hungry and tired. 

Then one man from the Kurava tribe, gave him food, water and shelter. Affected by that man’s

kindness, Duryodhana promised him that he would come to meet him after the war.

But in the war, he was killed. Then also, to keep his promise; he came to meet that man in his

dream. The man was so impressed by him that he thought Duryodhana to be a God. He made a

temple for him.


THE ANCESTOR OF RAM WHO SLEPT FOR 4 LAKH YEARS

There was an ancestor of Lord Ram who slept for 4 lakh years. His name was Muchukunda. King

Muchukunda was the son of King of Mandhata. 

He was an ancestor of Ram and belonged to Suryavansha. It is believed that when the Devas were

being defeated by the Asuras, Muchukunda protected the Devas and fought for them. 

He fought for a long time and didn’t rest for a moment. When the Devas defeated Asuras,

Lord Indra, pleased with his Kindness and bravery, asked him for a boon. 

Since he was very tired by his sleep, he asked Indra for such a boon that he could sleep for as

many years as he wanted and whosoever disturbed him while sleeping, the person should be

burnt instantly. 

He slept for 4 lakh years when in Dwapara Yuga, a demon named Kalyavana, in search of

Krishna, came to him and disturbed him. The demon instantly burned to ashes. 

OM AND 108, THE MOST SACRED AND AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS OF HINDUISM

OM and the number 108 are considered to be the most sacred symbols of Hinduism. It is said

that the sound of the whole universe and the supreme Brahman is OM.

The number 108 is said to be the ratio of Sun and Moon’s distance to Sun and Earth’s distance.

Also 108 is said to be the frequency of the universal sound 108. 

That’s why every Mantra or verse in Hinduism starts with OM. Also the Malas used for chanting

names of God also consists of 108 beads. 

Also any offering which is made to God is made 108 times. 


INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES OF HINDUISM

Today’s most popular and common things like Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Vastu, Astrology, Pi,

Zero, Trigonometry, Numerology, Algebra (It was adopted later by Arabs), Negative Integers;

All of these were given by Hinduism!!

All these common but legendary inventions were given by Hinduism only. The list doesn’t end

here! There are even more inventions which were done by Hindu Saints and Sages years before!

Many notable discoveries in the fields of Science, Maths, Physics, Spirituality, Politics,

Economy and Finance were made by Hindu Saints.

Even modern items like Shampoo, buttons of clothes, Even the commodes you use!!! Were all

first invented by Hindu Civilizations. 


HINDUISM IS NOT REALLY POLYTHEISTIC BUT IT IS ACTUALLY MONOTHEISTIC

Polytheistic is a word which is used to denote a culture who believes in many Gods. while

monotheistic means a religion which believes in only one supreme God.

Whenever people hear about Hinduism, they usually think that Hindus are polytheistic and

worship many Gods. 

But actually this is not the truth. Hinduism believes that actually there is only one supreme

infinite God which is known as Brahman as per the Vedas. This Brahman has no attributes and

no specialities. 

Just the thing is that this Brahman manifests himself in different Gods and can take form of

many Gods. 

Hindus worship these Gods which are manifested from brahman. So actually Hinduism is a

monotheistic religion and not a polytheistic one. 



HINDUISM HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO MANY OTHER RELIGIONS

Hinduism is the oldest religion of the world. So it’s not a surprising fact that many religions have

come out from Hinduism. 

Religions like Buddhism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism have come from Hinduism. While Jainism, the

second oldest religion of the World, is said to be a contemporary to the Hindu culture.

Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism is said to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is an

Hindu God. 

Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism and the founder of Jain Culture is also said to be

an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

Guru Nanak is said to be born in a Hindu Family. According to some historians, it is believed that

a group of Vedic Scholars and Saints went and settled in Iran. 

That’s why we see so much similarities in Parsees and Hindus. The Zoroastrian Book

Zenda Avesta is very much similar to the Rig Veda. 

Also all these Religions have common beliefs such as Karma, Moksha, Reincarnation etc.

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