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I heard that the characters in Hindu mythology like Krishna, Rama and other gods, the characters in Mahabharatha and Ramayana did indeed exist actually.

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I heard that the characters in Hindu mythology like Krishna, Rama and other gods, the characters in Mahabharatha and Ramayana did indeed exist actually. But the characters have been glorified like our Prophet Easa (R.A) is glorified by the Christians. Is it true or just a rumour?

 

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Hindu mythology

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Beloved brother in Islam, even the most learned scholars of the Hindu religion would have no choice but to admit that all the characters and incidents of the epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana are based on myths; and a myth by definition is a fictitious story involving supernatural or imaginary beings.

 

If one with even basic intelligence studies the stories and the characters related in epics such as Ramayana, one will find in it imaginary characters like half-men/half-monkeys that could talk and fly, or monkeys and bears fighting a war against men with swords and spears and arrows, or the character of the devil Ravana who supposedly had ten heads! If one wishes to believe that such beings did or indeed could have possibly lived or existed, that is a choice each individual would have to make for himself based on his own faculty of intelligence.

 

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