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What is the difference between rituals, custom and tradition..and its significance..

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Asked by Sharmila Bose, 13 Sep '09 06:37 pm
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A RITUAL is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value, which is prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community. The term usually excludes actions which are arbitrarily chosen by the performers, or dictated purely by logic, chance, necessity, etc..
CUSTOM can be described as the established patterns of behavior that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting. A claim can be carried out in defense of "what has always been done and accepted by law."
A TRADITION is a practice, custom, or story that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation,
ALL THIS GOVERNS AND REGULATES AN INDIVIDUAL OR A PARTICULAR GROUP OF PEOPLE
Answered by PeaceMission, 14 Sep '09 05:46 am

 
  
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Rites, rituals and customs play a major role in the life of every person, irrespective of religious affiliations. However,this is more prominent in the case of Hindus. Right from the time of conception and birth, up to a person`s passing away and even after it, rites and rituals follow a Hindu at all times, much like a shadow. Indeed, there is one or the other rite, ritual or custom that comes into play for Hindus 365 days of the year. However, unlike other religions where many customs are mandatory, the Hindu way of life is comparatively flexible, with people in different regions following a variety of customs and traditions. While a monotonous way of life could figuratively kill many people from sheer boredom, Hindu rituals and customs enliven Hindus` daily existence. Besides, they also ensure that in the hustle and bustle of daily life in this materialistic era, people do not lose sight of spiritual goals.This book outlines all these practices right from the sunrise to the sunset ye ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 13 Sep '09 07:01 pm

 
  
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All the three have all most came meaning but they keep on changing from time to time {Not Meaning}..............JAI..........
Answered by JAINAGPAL, 13 Sep '09 06:49 pm

 
  
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None all r equal
Answered by prashant prashar, 15 Sep '09 09:41 am

 
  
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The biggest difference is that for performing rituals one has to take the help of a priest who charges exhorbitant money. When my mother-in-law expired three months back we had to call a priest to conduct the last rites. He refused but on pestering agreed to perform the thirteen day rituals( engaging him for just 4 times not over 2 hours at a time) for Rs.10,000/- and settled for Rs.8,000/-. That was ritual part. the custom part was inviting relatives for the tenth day and thirteenth day rituals. distributing vessels in memory of the dead was part of tradition. Again to perform the Shraadh ritual in Pitrupaksh last week he charged Rs.2,500/-. Summary is that rituals benefit only those who conduct them.
Answered by manoj thakur, 14 Sep '09 01:43 pm

 
  
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