Timeline of Hinduism

A Chronology of the Hindu religion

The Hindu belief system is unlike other world religions in that it doesn't have a known founder and its establishment is difficult to date. What is clear is that it's saturated with Indian culture and customs. Many of its traditions and practices have evolved over centuries, even millenniums in some cases, which makes studying its history a valuable endeavor.

The following timeline of Hinduism, summarizes some of the most important events in the belief system since its founding. By reading through the timeline, one is able to track the developments of the Hindu religion in history. Links will take the reader to more in-depth articles on he topics mentioned.

A timeline of the Hindu faith

  1. John Bowker, ed., Cambridge History of Religions, p. 312.