India has long been as a very spiritual, ritual and religious heavy area of the
world. The culture and rituals of India is the way of living of people of India.
Rain, sun, moon, mountains, trees, rocs and thunderstones were the rituals of
earlier people. They believed the sun, moon, rocks as gods. They worshiped to
the rain and wish the successful of agriculture.
Specific rituals and sacrifices of the Brahmanism among others.
The Fire rituals
• Agnihotra or oblation to Agni
• Agnicayana or pilling the fire altar
Cātumāsya The New Sun, Full Moon and
• Ashvamedha Yaga
• Purushamedha Yaga
Hinduism is a worldwide religious
tradition that is based on Vedas. It
encompasses many religious rituals
that widely very in practice. The
religious life of many Hindus is
focused on devotion to God or
several gods (Brahman, Shiva,
Vishnu or Shakti).
• Hatha yoga
• Kundalini yoga
• Namaste (greeting)
• The Sadhu (holy man)
The Rituals and Practices are the common aspect of every religion. Because,
they believe that by practicing those rituals and practices can be attained to
the supernatural power. As well as, it is the way of spiritual fulfillment.
To ask for a blessing
To build group unity and a sense of community
To clarify believes and practices.
To dedication the merits
To protect their race.
“If there are reasonable and conductive both to your happiness and to the
welfare of others, only then should you accept and practice these traditions
Rhys David T.W. (1903). Buddhist India, G.P. Putnam’s sons, New
Ven. Narada.(1980), The Buddha and His Teaching, Buddha Dharma
kalama Sutta (AN), Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka.