Introduction about Indian Religion Variety of color, fancy clothing, scrumptious food and a tightly knit community; are well related to the beautiful Indian community. From upbeat music to traditions that could be traced back in time we will be having a glimpse into the culture and the community of the Hindus. This research has been an eye opener where we have sunk into the tradition and beliefs of this culture and learned a lot about it and our main motive is to introduce this dominant culture of Malaysia to enhance the understanding and respect towards the Indian community and also the culture.
When we look at the history, Hinduism roots date back as far as 2000 BC, making it one of the oldest surviving religions in the world. The historical Vedic religious beliefs and practices started from the pre classical era which is (1500-500 BCE); however the modern form of Hinduism bloomed from the Vedas. Vedas are defined as the basic instruction or the sacred text of Hinduism that have been followed for years this is where the basic tradition of Hinduism has been written; the oldest Vedas are the Rig-Veda.
Soon after Rig-Veda being the core of the Hinduism tradition and culture many other Vedas has been written elaborating on a particular tradition and this is how Hinduism has surfaced to its community. When we look at the beliefs in Hinduism; they belief in the trinity which is Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. All beings in the Indian community is believed to be created by Brahma; In order to create the world and produce the human race, Brahma made a goddess out of himself ,one half was woman and the other half was man.
She was referred as Saraswathy and also Gayathri at times. Next is god Vishnu who is the is the preserver and protector of all creation; Lord Vishnu is said to be the embodiment of mercy , goodness, the self-existent, all-pervading power that preserves the universe and maintains the cosmic order Dharma which is the nature of all existing beings. All that has a beginning by necessity must have an end. In destruction, truly nothing is destroyed but the illusion of individuality.
Thus the power of destruction associated with Lord Shiva has great purifying power, both on a more personal level when problems make us see reality more clearly, as on a more universal level. Destruction opens the path for a new creation of the universe, a new opportunity for the beauty and drama of universal illusion to unfold. As Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram or Truth, Goodness and Beauty, Shiva represents the most essential goodness.