The Hindu Bible is called Shruti, and contains four subchapters called Vedas. The Vedas are religious texts that are the oldest written works in Hinduism, emerging approximately 2,500 years ago. The Vedas contain prayers, hymns and mantras to guide practitioners.
The oldest Veda in the Shruti is called the Rig-Veda. The Rig-Veda is considered by many to be the most important of the Vedas. This Veda is divided into a series of ten smaller books, called mandalas, which contain odes dedicated to the various Hindu deities. This book also contains a Gayatri mantra and the Hindu story of Primal Man, which is similar to the story of Adam and Eve.