Hinduism 101

In honor of Hindu Heritage Month, here are some basic facts of Hinduism:

Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion with roots and customs dating back more than 4,000 years.

Hinduism is the third-largest religion with about 900 million followers.

Hindus believe in reincarnation and karma, also known as the continuous cycle of life, and the universal law of cause and effect.

Hindus believe in “atman" (soul),  and that all living creatures' goal is to achieve “moksha,” or salvation, which ends the cycle of rebirths.

Buddhism arose out of Hinduism, except Buddhism doesn't have a caste system, rituals, priesthood and gods.

Hinduism is also known as Sanatan Dharma, which means “Eternal Order” or “Eternal Path."

108 is considered to be a lucky number, by Dharmic religions including Buddhism and Jainism. 



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Modi Toys is a children's brand of toys and books inspired by ancient Hindu culture. We exist to spread joy and to spark curiosity in the next generation through our innovative soft plush toys, illustrated children's books and free learning resources. Our weekly Theology Thursday series covers a wide range of topics rooted in Hinduism to help us better understand the origins of traditions, the symbolic meaning of rituals, and the stories behind Hindu holidays and festivals. The more we can understand "the why" behind this 4,000 year ancient religion, and make sense of it in this modern age, the greater we can appreciate and preserve our rich Hindu culture. While we take great care in thoroughly researching the information presented, we may occasionally get some things wrong. We encourage a healthy and open dialogue so we can learn together. Please leave a comment below or email us directly at support@moditoys.com to address any concerns. 


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