Law and religion - a Hindu Tamil perspective

  • Shri Kesu Padayachy
Keywords: Serve, Love, Realise, Meditate, Compromise


The scope of this paper is in terms of the guidelines provided by the conference organizers for the first conference on Law and religion held in Stellenbosch from 20-23 September 2011 at the Faculty of Teology. In addition to the brief insight into the many religious scriptures governing the lives of Hindus in general and Tamilians in particular, a background on the arrival of Indians in South Africa, systems of worship, the paper will also give some practical examples of how the Hindu religion and its laws relate to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. It is said that as Hindus, we will need more than one life-time to read and study all our scriptures.