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published: 3/17/04
updated: 2/25/14

Hinduism



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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Hindu Facts / Hindu Beliefs / Hindu Symbols

Diwali in Hinduism

Cows in Hindu belief


Hinduism Basics

Hindu Practices


Overview of Hinduism


Fast Facts on Hinduism


Hinduism FAQ


Glossary of Hinduism

Hinduism Timeline

Ayurveda

Hatha Yoga

Kundalini Yoga

Namaste Greeting


Puja


Sadhus (Asceticism)

Temples




Hindu puja

Hindu Beliefs

Hindu Sects and Schools


Brahman: Ultimate Reality


Karma in Hinduism

Is Hinduism Polytheistic?

Purpose of Life

Religious Authority
Shaivism

Vaishnavism

Hindu Gods

Hindu Symbols


Devi (Mother Goddess)


Ganesha

Goddesses

Shiva

Vedic Gods

Vishnu
Overview

Lotus


Om
Pratik

Swastika

Trishula

History of Hinduism

History of Hinduism


Diwali


Holi

Mahashivaratri

Indus Valley Civilization

The Aryans

Hindu Texts

Hindu Things


Darshanas


Itihasas

Ramayana

Tantras

Vedas
Bindi

Cow

Linga
Tilak

Yantra

Hindu Bookstore




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