Dec. 23, 2012
-- Hindus have sent early greetings to Christian communities world over for upcoming Christmas.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on the Christmas, wishing that it brought joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all.
Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added.
Christianity is the largest religion of the world, while Hinduism with about one billion adherents, is the oldest and third largest religion. Christmas, which commemorates Christ’s nativity, is the most widely celebrated religious festival of the world, and falls on December 25.
According to Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions: "The origins of Christianity lie, historically, in the life and ministry of Jesus....". It describes Christmas as: The Christian feast of Jesus' birth celebrated on 25 Dec. Its observance is first attested in Rome in 336.
is the ultimate goal of Hinduism.