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Hinduism
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A picture of Ganesha, one of the many hindu deities.
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Hinduism is one of the oldest major world religions and first among Dharma faiths. Hinduism is characterized by a diverse array of belief systems, practices and scriptures. It has its origin in the ancient Indo-European Vedic culture at least as far back as 2000 BC. It is the third largest religion with approximately 940 million followers worldwide, 96% of whom live in the Indian subcontinent. In the US alone, 3 million people follow some form of Hinduism. Including Yoga followers, Hinduism has around 1.05 billion followers worldwide.

History of Hinduism

Beliefs

Dharma

Reincarnation

Karma

Moksha

Main Hindu gods

  • Brahma - The God of Creation
  • Shiva - The Destroyer or Transformer
  • Vishnu - The Maintainer or Preserver

Divisions in Hinduism

Vaishnavism

Shaivism

Shaktism

Smartism

Hindu Texts

Hinduism Today

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