Samskruti or Samskruthi or Samskriti or Samskrithi means Good Culture.
Whereas meaning of the word Sanskrit is ‘Language Well laid’.
Culture and Civilization of Hindus is followed and carried forward by Hindus from generation to generation through the texts of Smruti and Sruti which are remembered and written in Chaste Sanskrit hymns.
Samskruti of Hindus is based on Hindu scriptures. However, It is surprising to a foreigner that even illiterate Hindus practice and follow their religion routinely and meticulously without carrying any books with them !
Hindus follow and practice their Dharma ( Laws ) as a fact of life, since times immemorial.
It is said that India is a crucible of cultures and mosaic of races and a vast country. The Country is thus multilingual and multi racial. Geographically, India is a Sub Continent. No race is unrepresented in India and no religion is not seen on Indian soil. Every stock which turned up into Indian soil in the course of time became sons of the soil and upheld rich cultural traditions of the country.
It is interesting to note that Largest Hindu Temple complex is situated not in India but in Cambodia. And societies and peoples of China,Japan,etc,. follow Buddhism, which is an offshoot of Hinduism.
It must be noted that Indian Culture is Social not Political. ( Kings and Kingdoms came and gone but Society survives for ever. ) Social Culture is different from Political Culture. Political authority runs under the threat of Force. Whereas Social authority runs on the principles of common good and will, Humanity, Accommodation for the Tranquility of the Social systems.
Religious heads never became Political heads in India, still India is a Punya Bhumi ( Pious Country ). Indian Society survived for at least 9000 years without a strong political organization or any Religious Head. ( Whereas,Western Christian societies collapse without a State. It should be noted that it was Nepolean Bounaparte who cut off the Yoke of the Christian Church with the State.)
People(s) of India are Culturally united throughout length and breadth of the Country. Co existence of Races and Cultures was and is possible only because of the Unique Indian spirit of Accommodation.
For example, Asoka, who was instrumental in the spread of Buddhist Religion across the Globe. Notwithstanding his inclination and patronage for Buddhism Lord Asoka has donated places (cave dwellings) and material to Ajivikas ( a rival sect to Buddhists ).And Tipu Sultan ( a Muslim ruler of Mysore ) donated Gold to make Saraswati idol at Sringeri Math. And till 1875 the English ( Christians ) boasted themselves as champions of Hindus .
Spirit of Accommodation is the base of Social Culture of India
So I say, Hindu Religion must be preserved for the very survival of other religions on Indian soil.
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