Hey! This post was long overdue, and I’m sorry I posted so late, but school started again full-time, and we are having an OVERLOAD of homework. Seriously. I finally got rid of some workload, so I had time to blog😀 If I start ranting about school, I’m not going to stop, so let just start!
MYTH NUMBER #1- Hindus Pray To Cows
Not exactly. I mean, we do pray to cows, but we regard all animals as sacred, so we respect them like we would respect humans.
MYTH NUMBER #2- All Hindus Are Vegetarian
Noooooooooo. Absolutely not. In my opinion, I think vegetarians are the minority in the Hindu religion. In fact, I’m one of the only Hindu vegetarians in my large group of friends. The majority of them eat meat, but on holy days, they stick to vegetarian diets. Not everyone does that, though.
MYTH NUMBER #3- Hindus Are Only In India
Actually, no. Because of how vast the Indian Empire stretched, Hinduism spread to a lot of other countries, and you can find a few Hindus in Afghanistan, some in Pakistan, in Bangladesh, in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Native Hindus I mean.
MYTH NUMBER #4- Girls Who Wear Red Dots/Bindis in the middles of their eyebrows are married
Sometimes. When I go to Indian dance lessons, I sometimes wear a red bindi, if it matches my outfit. There’s no such rule that only married women should wear red bindis, because I’m DEFINITELY NOT MARRIED😂
That’s all for this post! I might do a part two of this post, if I find any other interesting myths.
What did you find interesting about these myths? Did you hear any of them before? Is there anything you guys think I should include?
Until the next post! Anna💝