Faculty of Religious studies

Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj Institute of Religious Studies

Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj Institute of Religious Studies conducts research and comparative study of various religions Hinduism, Janism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism, Indian Culture with special reference to teachings of Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj. In India, religion is a way of life. It is an integral part of the entire Indian tradition.For the majority of Indians; religion permeates every aspect of life from common-place daily chores to education. Secular India is home to Hinduism, Janism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Indian Culture and other innumerable religious tradions.
1. Hinduism- The underlying tenets of Hinduism cannot be easily defined. There is no unique philosophy that forms the basis of the faith of the majority of Insias population. Hinduism is perhaps the only religious tradition that is so diversified on its theoretical peremised and practical expressions as to be called a “museum of religions”. This religion cannot be traced to a specific founder nor does it have a “Holy Bok” as a basic scriptural guide. The Rig Veda, Upanishadas and the Bhagwad Gita can all be described as the sacred text of the Hindus.
2. Sikhism- The Sikh religion emerged during the early 16th century in the state of Punjab in North India. The founder of this faith was Guru Nanak, who from his childhood was attracted to both Hindu and Muslim saints. Born a Hindu, but also inspired by the teachings of Islam, he began to preach the message of unity of both religions. According to him, the basic teachings of both faiths were essentially the same. Nanak attracted many followers and came to be known as a Guru or a teacher. His disciples came together to form a new religions tradition called Sikhism.
3. Buddhism- Buddhism originated as an offshoot of Hinduism in India, but eventually it became popular all over Asia. The personality and teachings of Gautam Buddha, the founder of this faith, have illumined the lives of millions of people in Japan, China and Southeast Asia. Buddhism is based on the principle of the law of impermanence. 4. Islam – The Arab traders brought Islam to India in the early 8th century, but it was not until the 12th century that it became a force to reckon with in the Indian sub-continent. Unlike Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism which emerged as offshoots of Hinduism, the concept customs and religious practices of Islam were unique to this faith which professed universal brotherhood and submission to Allah-The God Almighty. The mystics of Islam, or the Sufi saints, helped in spreading the message of peace and universal love. 5. Jainism – Jainism as a religious tradition was established in India about the same time as Buddhism. Mahaira, one of the Jinas (conquerors) preached the Jain philosophy around the same time that Buddhism began. The Institute has also introduced programme on doctor of Philosophy. The candidates having masters Degee i.e. M.A. (Sanskrit/Hindi/Philosophy/Dharam/Religion/Ved/Ancient History) disciplines only be considered eligible to apply for Entrance Test and Registration in Ph. D. programme of Religious Studies.

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ELIGIBILITY: Ph.D. Entrance Examination eligibility should be in the subject of M.A 55 % (Sanskrit, Hindi, Ved, Dharam, Religion, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Education, Yoga, Political Science) for session 2019-20 onwards.