Hinduism is different from all other religions. The first thing that sets Hinduism apart from other religions is that it does not have a founder. Unlike Catholicism and some other religions, Hinduism does not have any sort of bible. In fact, Hinduism is not technically considered a religion at all. Those who practice Hinduism do not accept any one idea. Hinduism allows a great deal of freedom and thought, thus Hinduism is not necessarily considered to be creedal, but cultural. The common beliefs of Hinduism are the evolution of the physical world, the law of karma and rebirth, and the four-fold goal of human life.
Hinduism worship takes place in the home, in a temple, and at a street-side or road-side shrine. This worship usually takes place on a daily basis. In the home, most Hindu households will have a small shrine at which they can worship. A temple is usually the focus of daily worship. This temple is devoted to either a god or goddess. These gods or goddesses are represented by statues inside the temple and are to be treated like royalty. They are bathed, dressed, and even offered food. There are also small shrines to gods and goddesses on the sides of roads or streets. As people pass these street or road-side shrines, they may stop and say a small prayer before it out of respect.
The Hinduism code involves elements such as peace, honesty, respect, faith, etc. Hindus are expected to live a very pure life. Things such as violence and theft are very much frowned upon. Hinduism also involves much worship. Hindus highly respect their gods and goddesses and will worship them on a daily basis. Not only are they expected to worship their gods and goddesses, but to participate in prayer as well. Hinduism not only involves practicing religion, but practicing self discipline as well. Hindus are also encouraged to practice compassion and giving to others. In a nutshell, Hindus are expected to treat everyone with respect and to really show love and compassion for one...