07. HINDUISM & HINDUS

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INDIANS, HINDUS, HINDUISM, ...
It is generally believed that most Indians are Hindus and their religion is Hinduism. This is reasonably well established and accepted today, but NOT TRUE. The truth is: The country is Bharath; the people are Bharaths; there is no 'real' religion, in the traditional sense, native to Bharath and, in particular, there is no religion called Hinduism. Even the three words, 'Indians, Hindus and Hinduism' and other similar words do not have any local standing, rooted in any language, culture and tradition of this region.

SOURCE OF THESE WORDS
One of the sacred rivers, Sindhu, pronounced as Indus by the Persian tongues, runs from a spot near the very sacred Lake Manasarovar, in Himalayas down to the sea near Karachi (in today's Pakistan). This 'Sindhu' has given rise to two clusters of words: (i) Hind, Hindi, Hindusthan, Hindusthani, Hinduism, Hindu, ... and (ii) Indus, India, Indian, Indus Valley, ...

BHARATH MATHA SULKING AS MOTHER INDIA
These words have come to stay without reverting back to the originals like Bharathavarsha, Bharat, Bharaths, Sindhu Plains, Sindhu Valley, (have to go to Pakistan to see and study the 'Shiva' seals) ... because of the British values inculcated by Thomas Babington Macaulay and our own Bar-at-Laws than Bharath-puthras, with the result that our great Bharath Matha has to sulk under the guise of poor Mother India

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