Can Hindus have a supreme religious authority ? If yes, how ? We Hindus have 3,000 castes and 25,000 sub-castes which has become a reason of divide between us, each and every caste has it's own traditions and rituals, which forms the ground for discrimination, so we face these type of problems :- 1. We don't contribute funds for the welfare of Hindus, for attracting converts to Hinduism, for creation of new temples. So our temples look ancient and poor creative a negative image. 2. We are not united, we don't care for the Hindus who got persecuted by other religions in India itself. 3. We lack a sense of self respect since we are religiously divided, one does not stand for the cause of other. 4. We are politically divided so we were never in power even after enjoying a demographic majority, so even a miniscule minority can threaten us. 5. We are divided on the caste lines. So can we Hindus have such an authority ? is this possible ? if yes, pros and cons ?: In Christianity Pope is considered supreme but Hindus don't have any such concept which is good but only for spiritual reasons. I know that doing so without any proper control can be a disaster but careful steps can do magic. How and what should be done ? should we make a code for it ? should Shankaracharyas be used ? should Akhadas be used ? No idea ! It's a very long topic so I can not comment much, leaving it for members, please comment, vote, add your views and suggestions. @ersakthivel , @parijataka , @Mad Indian , @tarunraju , @sob, hit&run, @roma , @Chinmoy , @rock127 , @Neil , @maomao , @Shirman , @Shaitan , @thakur_ritesh , @jackprince , @alphacentury , @OneGrimPilgrim , @VIP , @asingh10, @ saty , @bose , @brational , @Illusive , @Bornubus , @pmaitra , @thethinker , @Screambowl , @Sakal Gharelu Ustad , @Virendra , DingDong, Shadow, Bangalorean, Srinivas_K, LETHALFORCE,Dovah, punjab47, prasadr14, Neeraj Mathur, raja696 , and all others whom I forgot to tag !