Comprehensive introductions in Hindu religion are available online on the Patheos and Interfaith websites. An introduction in Hinduism for children is available on the website of Woodlands Junior School.
Hinduism is the third most popular religion in the world, with about 80 percent of India's population practicing it. This religion has its origins in Northern India and was established about 4,000 years ago. The sacred texts of Hinduism are the Upanishads and Vedas. The most important festival of Hinduism is Divali. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, which means it recognizes a diversity of gods and goddesses. Some of the most important Hindu deities are Shiva, Vishnu and Brahman.