Wednesday, July 20, 2005

What Is Religion

What Is Religion Cover A religion is a set of symbols, beliefs and practices, often combined with a supernatural quality. A religion can rightly termed as an abstract set of ideas, values, or experiences developed as part of a cultural milieu. The word religion is derived from a term called "Religioun". However, it may have been originally derived from the Latin word "Religo" which means "good faith", "ritual" and other similar meanings. Religion can be said to be a social coherence based on a common group of beliefs or attitudes concerning an object, person, unseen or imaginary being or system of thought which is considered to be sacred, a code of ethics and a philosophy of life.

The development of religion has taken many forms in various cultures. It considers psychological and social roots, along with origins and historical development. Religion in India is the most prominent feature and it has found its expression in various art forms, literature and other activities. India is land of diversified religion. Indian religion is considered to form a subgroup of the larger class of "Eastern religions". History of Indian Religion is very extensive and quite interesting. The ancient culture of South Asia, about 4,500 years ago, had come down to India primarily in the form of religious texts. Moreover, the artistic heritage, as well as intellectual and philosophical contributions, has always owed much to the religious thought and symbolism. Religion plays a central and definitive role in the life of India. The country is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with some of the most deeply religious societies and cultures.

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