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What is meaning of Word “Hindu”?

“The word ‘hindu’ is a non-Indian word, it’s origin is Persian/Arabic. It’s original meaning is ‘dog,’ ‘low life’ or ‘slave’.”
“The word ‘Hindu’ is not found in any Hindu religious text or any other ancient writing. People who lived on the western side of Hindu Kush (killers of Hindus) mountains gave this name to the natives of India. The word Hindu means black, slave, robber, thief and a waylayer.”

“The word Hindu is not a religious word.

“According to the New Encyclopedia Britannica 20:581, ‘Hinduism’ was a name given in English language in the Nineteenth Century by the English people to the multiplicity of the beliefs and faiths of the people of the Indus land. The British writers in 1830 gave the word ‘Hinduism’ to be used as the common name for all the beliefs of the people of India excluding the Muslims and converted Christians.”
“The word ‘Hinduism’ was coined by European travelers and traders in the 16th century.”
“It is interesting to note that the word Hindu is neither Sanskrit nor Dravidian and did not originate in India. It was not used by Indians in their descriptions or writings until the 17th century. If we go by the original definition of the word Hindu, any one who lives in the subcontinent is a Hindu and whatever religion he or she practices is Hinduism. The word Hindu is a secular word and literally translated it means Indian and the word Hinduism denotes any religion or religions that are practiced by the multitude of people living in the land beyond the river Indus.”
“It should be pointed out that the word ‘Hindu’ is not found in any of the classical writings of India. Nor can it be traced to the classical Indian languages, such as Sanskrit or Tamil. In fact, the word ‘Hinduism’ has absolutely no origins within India itself.
“The word ‘hindu’ is a non-Indian word, it’s origin is Persian/Arabic. It’s original meaning is ‘dog,’ ‘low life’ or ‘slave’.” “The word ‘Hindu’ means a liar, a slave, a black, an infidel, in short, a man possessed of every evil to be found in the world; while the term Arya means a pious, a learned, a noble, and a wise man, devoted to the true worship of the Eternal. With this explanation, I dare conclude that no man of common sense would like to be called a Hindu, when once he knows its meaning.”
“It should be noted that the word ‘Hindu’ originally referred to any inhabitant of the Indian subcontinent, or Hind, not followers of the religion as it does now.”
“If we see in the four thousand years worth of religious literature in India we cannot find a single reference to the word ‘Hinduism’ anywhere! ‘Hinduism’ is a word concocted by Europeans to refer to the myriad streams of religious faiths in the land of Hindustan.”
“The word ‘Hinduism’ itself is a geographical term based upon the Sanskrit name for the great river that runs across the northern boundaries of India, known as the Sindhu.”
“The word Hinduism is not found in the ‘hindu’ religion. In fact there is no such thing as the ‘hindu’ religion.”
“The word ‘Hinduism’ was introduced in the 19th century to define the aggregate beliefs of the Arya, immigrants who left Central Asia in 1500 BC, and animist religions of native populations in India.”
  1. “The word ‘Hinduism’ originated about only 200-300 years ago.”
    “Beginning around 1000 AD, invading armies from the Middle East called the place beyond the Sindhu ‘Hindustan’ and the people who lived there the ‘Hindus'”
    “Today most Western scholars seem resigned to the inconclusiveness of the project of defining Hinduism.
    “At a very early date, Persian explorers entered the Indian subcontinent from the far Northwest. After they returned, they published chronicles. But due to the phonetics of their native Persian language, the ‘S’ of Sind became an aspirated ‘H.’ This is how the people of the Indus Valley came to be known generically as “Hindus” by the Persians. This flawed intonation inevitably stuck. And was later re-imported when the invading Moguls conquered India. Since they always referred to the locals as “Hindus,” the term was adopted by the Indians themselves as a way of distinguishing native culture from that of the foreign Muslims.”
    “The word Hinduism was coined by the Muslim scholar Alberuni in the 11th century C.E.”
Hinduism did not exist before 1830. It was created by the English colonialists in the 1830s. This remarkable circumstance is evidenced by the fact that none of the travelers who visited India before English rule used the word ‘Hindu’…. This is amply borne out by the Encyclopedia Britannica, which states: “The term Hinduism … [was] introduced in about 1830 by British writers.” In other words, the founding father of ‘Hinduism’ is an Englishman!

Posted January 22, 2019 by arjunlimbu in Uncategorized

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