|Vishnu be praised|
Part of the beliefs that distinguish it from other forms of nationalism include:
- Irrational hatred towards Muslims and India's minority Christians
- A fear that Muslims and Indian Christians want to destroy India
- A belief that Pakistan and Bangladesh are parts of India
 Actions by Hindu nationalists
The Babri Mosque was a historic monument in India which was destroyed by Hindus due to a gripe regarding the location of a historical temple. Ayodhya is said to be the birthplace of the Hindu Avatar of Vishnu, Rama. Hindu nationalists claim that Babur's commander-in-chief Mir Baki destroyed an existing Hindu temple at the site. The Babri Mosque was one of the largest mosques in the state Uttar Pradesh, where 31 million Muslims lived. The ensuing riots are known as the Ayodhya Riots.