Hinduism is an ancient world religion with no known founder or known date of origin. The term "Hinduism" simply derives from the word "India" and refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. Most Hindus worship one or more deities, believe in reincarnation, value the practice of meditation, and observe festive holidays like Diwali and Holi.
When it comes to Hinduism, many people have questions like: What do Hindus believe about the universe and people? What gods and goddesses do they believe in? Do they believe in an afterlife? What are the values, traditions, and ethics of Hindus? Who are their teachers and leaders? What are Hindu followers like? What are the different expressions of Hinduism in the world today? And what can be know about Hinduism's history?
The table of contents below will direct you to various topics on Hinduism, from their beliefs to their symbols to their holidays to their sacred texts and much more. (Note: Category headings go to the home page for that subject.)
Hindu beliefs, history, symbols, practices, and more
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