Is Hinduism a Pagan Religion?


What is paganism? Is Hindu Religion not a pagan religion? In what way, it is inferior to biblical religions?

—CB, Europe


Dear CB,

I don’t know about paganism, by which I assume you mean worshiping a diety of some sort and inviting that diety to have some power over your life. If you are also equating this to Hinduism, you haven’t dived very deeply into this religion.

What we practice here at Ananda are the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. These teachings encompass the teachings of Patanjali and of Christ, giving the similarities of both. Please do check out our website, for a fuller understanding.

Bless you in your efforts.