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I am not Hindu, But I’ve developed a friendship with Lord Shiva: says British travel vlogger

India is a country located in South Asia. It is the second-most populous nation, seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. In fact, it is a land of mystery and known for its incredible, unfathomable history.

India is not only huge in terms of population but also in terms of diversity and cultural heritage. India gained Independence from British rule back in the year 1947. Case in point, Hinduism is the third largest and the oldest surviving religion globally with over 1 billion people sticking to their beliefs. For them, Hinduism is considered more like a way of life than a religion.

In fact, the teachings of Hinduism have always attracted people worldwide. There is no doubt that foreigners have admired our country. Even Apple’s Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visited India in a bid to seek spirituality. Also, many Hollywood stars have converted to Hinduism after getting fascinated by the faith.

Religion conveys the principles of ‘faith’ and sometimes, the faith may change based on the circumstances. We’ve seen quite a lot of people renouncing their religious teachings only to convert to some other religions, a change that has been happening since the olden days. Only you can change what you believe in and others shouldn’t inspire you to do so.

There is something really special about India. Foreigners love our culture, food, historic places, monuments and so on. Earlier, Taiwan President confessed her love for Indian food. Tsai Ing-wen tweeted a message adding that the nation was “lucky to be home to many Indian restaurants & Taiwanese people love them.”

She also disclosed her own favourite dishes and the beverage that she loves when she comes to India. President Ing-wen disclosed that she always prioritises chana masala and naan when it comes to eating Indian food.

Not just that, when Vande Bharat Express was flagged off from Delhi Railway Station by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15, two years ago, a foreigner was highly impressed by this awesome ‘Made in India’ train and he gave positive feedback after his first experience. The tourists absolutely loved the train and rated it as the best experience.

Recently, a popular YouTuber by the name of “bald and bankrupt” posted a video clip about India. The video clip captioned “Why I Returned To India After 20 Years” has gone viral on YouTube and has even crossed 1 million views.

The foreign YouTuber posted the video along with the description which reads: “In this video, I tell the story of my first trip to India and why I have returned after an absence of over 20 years. And about my bromance with a blue god… (referring to Lord Shiva)”

The YouTuber visited after two decades to learn more about Hinduism and Lord Shiva. At the end of the video, he can be seen taking holy water from the river and pouring on Lord Shiva. This practice is called “Abhishekam”.

We all know that Lord Shiva is the creator of the Universe and the foreigner was absolutely fascinated by Hinduism. In fact, Hinduism is not just a religion but a way of life.

The guy visited many ancient temples in Varanasi and was absolutely fascinated by India, the people, the beautiful landscape, the food, the architecture and everything. There are several reasons to love Lord Shiva.

For the unversed, Lord Shiva is Supreme Being in Shaivism, one of the huge traditions within Hinduism. Shiva is known as “The Destroyer” within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity including Brahma and Vishnu. Shiva is the Supreme Lord who creates, protects and transforms the Universe.

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Written by Krishna Manohar

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