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Timeline of Hinduism

The history of Hinduism at a glance.

1500 BCE

Composition begins on The Vedas

300 BCE

Composition of epic poem Ramayana

c. 200

Hindu laws codified

c. 400

Hinduism is spread to SE Asia by Hindu traders

c. 400

Revival of Hinduism under Gupta patronage

510

Earliest record of the Hindu practice of suttee

758

Rock-cut Hindu temples at Ellora commissioned by Krishnaraja I

788

Birth of Sankaracharya, Hindu guru and scholar

c. 900

Jain temples created alongside Hindu and Buddhist ones at Ellora

c. 950

Queen Sembiyan Madhavi spends her life building Hindu temples and monasteries

1346

City of Vijayanagar becomes center of a Hindu empire

1542

Mogul emperor Akbar beings religious reforms and efforts to unite Muslims and Hindus

1605

Jahangir becomes emperor of India; follows both Muslim and Hindu teachers

1669

Mogul emperor Aurangzeb outlaws Hindu worship in India

1927

Indian high court recognizes Jainism as a distinct religion, rather than a sect of Hinduism

1947

Partitioning of India and Pakistan as separate Hindu and Muslim states

1948

Assassination of Gandhi by a Hindu fanatic

1956

Hindu leader B.R. Ambedkar converts to Buddhism along with 350,000 followers, creating the Neo-Buddhist movement

2001

The Kumbh Mela festival becomes the largest religious gathering in history

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MLA Citation “Timeline of Hinduism.” ReligionFacts.com. 22 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 22 Feb. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/timeline>

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