Swami Vivekananda, Aksapada Gautama, Kanada and Mirabai were all important people of Hinduism. Vivekananda lived from 1863 to 1902 and spread Hindu beliefs around the world. More »

Hinduism has several holy books, including the Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas. Each text plays a different role in the Hindu religion. For example, the Vedas contain hymns. More »

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One of the main symbols for Hinduism is called "Aum" or "om." It represents a sound that is sacred in the religion. More »

Modern Indian society has been shaped by the core spiritual beliefs of Hinduism, the religion practiced by 80 percent of the nation's population of 1.2 billion people. According to Fordham University Professor of Economi... More »

The religion of Hinduism has its roots in India. However, the great age of Hinduism makes it extremely difficult to precisely pinpoint when the religion started in India. More »

The origins of Hinduism are unknown. This is primarily because Hinduism is not a single system of beliefs but a collection of various beliefs and practices that have evolved over time. More »

Hinduism did not begin with a specific founder, text or point in time, but the earliest evidence of religious activity in India dates back to 5,500 B.C.E. However, The blending of Vedic and non-Vedic ideas made the pract... More »

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