49 Amazing Facts about Hinduism that most Hindus Probably wouldn’t know.

 

21. US president Barack Obama always carries a statue of Hanuman the monkey god with him.

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22. Steve Jobs had suggested Mark Zuckerbug to visit to visit Kainchi Dham, a temple in Uttarakhand to find his inner peace and spirituality.

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23. The World’s richest religious structure  is in India, The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala holds properties including most precious jewelry worth around  US$ 22.3 Billion.

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24. There are 108,000 recognized temples in India.

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25. The worlds tallest Subramanya Swamy statue is in Malaysia.

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26. There is no known founder or governing body for Hinduism.

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27.’Hinduism’ is not the real word for the religion.  The real name for Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma. This means “eternal dharma”, or eternal truth.

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28. The word Hinduism is derived from the word ‘Sindhu River’.

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29. ‘Kumbhamela’, a Hindu Festival which occurs once every 12 years is the largest gathering of humans in the world.

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 30. Hinduism also formed the basis for modern science with the advent of the decimal system, zero and point system.

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