Difference Between Religion And Religion

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DEVELOP AND ILLUSTRATE LINKAGES BETWEEN RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL LIFE THROUGH THE SELECETED PRESCRIBED TEXTS... Elementary forms of religious life Religion is primarly a social fact. With out collective representation of a group /society, religious ceremonies and rites are meaningless. The main idea behind this collectivity is to maintain and recreate themselvs. These collective representations express the collective realities of the group. It is the collective thought which create religious beliefs. All the customs and guide lines of the religion are taken from societis which it is rooted in. Religion is a system of ideas and practices which has nothing at all religious about it, or else of leaving to one side many religious facts, with out perceiving their true nature. ............................................................................................................................. HINDUISM Hindu religion is primarly based on caste system, which has a divine origin in vedic texts. Caste divide society into major 4 different groups ie,brahmans, kshatriyas, vaishyas and shudras. The place of untouchables are out of this division. Idea of pollution and purity is central to caste system . Each caste has to follow certain rules while coming into contact with other castes. Marriage outside the caste is strictly prohibited. There were also rules regarding inter dining, sex relations etc. These restrictions were considered necessary inorder to keep the structure of
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