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Hindu Dharma is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Among its direct roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India and, as such, Hindu Dharma is often called the oldest living religion or the oldest living major religion in the world

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Hindus observe sacred occasions by festive observances. Many festivals are seasonal. Some celebrate harvest and birth of God or heroes. Some are dedicated to important events in Hindu mythology. HSS UK primarily celebrates Utsavs, Utsavs is the Sanskrit word for Hindu festivals, meaning to cause to grow upward. A festival may be observed with acts of worship, offerings to deities, fasting, feasting, vigil, rituals, fairs, charity, celebrations, Puja, aarti etc. They celebrate individual and community life of Hindus without distinction of caste, gender or class.  

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