He was born in India in 1896 and the name was Mohandas Gandhi. But eventually he got the nickname Mahatma, which means great soul. Gandhi fought for India's independence while the country was under British colonial rule. methods were not violent, and neither he nor his supporters used violence in the struggle against the British, nor when they were met with brutal violence by soldiers and police officers. Instead, they organized peaceful demonstrations and hunger strikes to reach their main demands. Gandhi was known worldwide for his non-violent struggle for peace and liberation in India.
Although Gandhi was born in the trading class, he fought for the slaves/poor in India. He believed that no one was worth less than others, and called them kasteløse (gods children). Gandhi would have them in the community and give them the rights they earlier did not had. Not all supported Gandhi in this work. Although discrimination on the basis of caste was prohibited by law in 1947, is no caste system in itself prohibited. There are still many who are not treated equally in India because of its cast
You must be the change you want in the world, said Gandhi. it was also the way he lived. in 1947, India freed from the British, but even a year later, Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu. killer was furious at gandhi, partly because he had agreed to divide india so that the Muslims were late own state – Pakistan
Three main directions
for Vishnu - the followers is the main god Vishnu. This means that they worship both Vishnu and figures that he teg down on Earth (avatars), for example rama and krishna. but also his wife, Lakshmi, is an important goddess. This direction is most prevalent in middle and northern India.
shiva - the