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The Disjointed Brands of Hinduism
|by Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam|
"Hinduism" is a chief religion of India.
I am not saying religion of majority of Indians because the caste affiliations, community affiliations, regional affiliations, ideological affiliations, gender affiliations, corporate affiliations, business affiliations, cult, rituals and philosophy affiliations, affiliations to historical figures, atheists, rationalists, and like many other affiliations are making so called Hindus to fight among themselves for political power, undeserving benefits, to dominate their respective groups, and for above-mentioned divisive purposes to keep Indians (Hindus particularly) divided and never unite emotionally for national rebuilding and work for welfare of all citizens.
This is being practiced by all all political parties and politicians and also spiritual and cult gurus.
Long time back many intellectuals have pronounced Hindu is a misnomer for Sindhu and it never in history represented a religion and only a limited region in Indian subcontinent. Some how this "Hindu" word is presently associated with a religion comprising of many cults, rituals, philosophies of various disjointed individual groups. Added to this are currently famous commercial spiritual workers who hijacked the word "Hindu" and even though they are representing themselves or their cult guru only are lecturing for "Hinduism". And all these warring and selfish groups have become "Hinduism-representing champions".
And most of these political, caste, community, region, ideological, cult, personality aggrandizement folks dominated representing Hinduism. Thus "Hinduism" has become a loose league of differently oriented individual groups. The groups have their own agenda, vested interest and selfishness in using the word Hindu or objecting to it or denigrating it.
Some of these brands are listed here: and peculiarly all these groups are considered as "Hindu" for stastical purposes even though many of them do not want the tag "Hindu".
Thus so many groups have appropriated and hijacked the word "Hindu" for individual or individual group selfish interests and none of them do exactly know any thing about ancient Indian culture or wisdom and supprt it or criticize it with innocence, ignorance, superstition and hatred.
These disjointed brands thus are misusing the word "Hindu" for their own selfishness. None of them is representing ancient Indian insight , understanding, culture or philosophy or spirituality and none of them have any idea of that great tradition.
Thus "Hinduism" is a misnomer for ancient Indian genius, knowledge, wisdom, intuition, understanding, culture and like many great achievers and achievements.
The word "Hinduism" is glaringly misrepresented and misinterpreted for selfish purposes of certain individuals and individual groups.
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