Quote Originally Posted by vdhillon View Post
One of the major problem with Hindu tradition (even Jat history) is oral tradition is not much valued as an evidence in the scientific inquiry as it is hard to date and validate.
The assertion that oral traditions are the verifiable evidence of a particular real life historical incident, becomes strong in the face of mass following of the traditions (such as belief in Ramayana incidences etc).

On the flip side, one can argue that the mass followers need not know why they are doing what they are doing as group psychological pressure ( also known as society) may be the driving force for the mass following.