the dominant religion of India; characterized by a caste system anud belief in reincarnation.
The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindus; Brahmanism.
a complex of beliefs and values and customs including worship of many gods, especially the Trimurti composed of Brahma the Creator; Vishnu the preserver; and Shiva the destroyer.
See under Krishna; Rama; Vedanta. (1b)
Age-old philosophy turned religion
The religion followed by Hindus
The major religion of India.
Hinduism: one of the world's major religions; based in India. Also based on the trinity principle of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu! The Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Rama and Krishna were said to be incarnations of Vishnu! Very colorful religion with all the various deities which are called upon to help in worship! Based on the Vedas, regarded as the oldest religion in the world; called the "eternal religion"
Dominant belief system in India with a diverse array of belief systems, practices, and scriptures; originated in ancient Vedic culture at least as far back as 2000 BCE.
a religion, a social system and a way of life for most of population of India with a belief in numerous gods and in reincarnation.
this is one of the oldest religions in the world, dating to beyond 1000 BC. Hinduism has many Gods. Hindus believe in re-birth or reincarnation.
Ageless, founderless religion of India. The philosophy is based on the sacred books called Vedasteaches reincarnation relating to the ultimate union of the soul with God; the soul moves through several material worlds, higher and lower than this present world until it reaches the final liberation from all material worlds.
Also referred to as Sanatana Dharma, the eternal faith, Hinduism is not strictly a religion. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. A detailed explanation of Hindu texts is found in the Vedic scriptures. 'India' comes from the word 'Hindu'.
India's oldest indigenous religion and today the religion of more than 80 percent of the Indian people. Encompassing a variety of beliefs and practices, it has no common creed, set of dogmas, or accepted canon of texts and deities. The major deities are Shiva, Vishnu, and Devi.
Religious philosophy based on cosmic wholeness, The self, nature and society are only a temporary reality. These must be left behind as the individual develops through different lifetimes (reincarnates), eventually experiencing enlightenment and a state of bliss (Moksha.) Guidelines are provided for this process, including rules of social behavior between members of society and methods to elevate awareness in the Vedas, Hinduism embraces a wide variety of beliefs and attitudes.
Not a belief, but a menagerie of many different and partially conflicting religions. Historically some things all these religions have in common are the caste system, Vedas, reincarnation, and suttee.
one uses to say that hinduism follows the Tradition because it recognizes the Veda authority and follows its teachings. It's really very hard and complex to try defining what is hinduism, in the very narrow frame of a glossary. The goal of every hindu people is to reach, during this life or future ones, the fusion with the Divine Self. It does not much matter who is the god worshipped or the method followed, as long as religious practices are authenticated by tradition and a recognized master
main religion of India.
Hinduism is a multi-disciplinary religion called Sanatana Dharma based on writings and experiences of the ancient past. The belief system proposes that a permanent partless, independent self actually exists. This is not necessarily the case at all levels of understanding within the faith. There are many didisions within the Hindu system, but there are six fundamental schools. These schools include the Vaisesika.
A faith system in which Brahma is seen as the supreme being and people have many lives on earth.
The religion and social system of the Hindus, developed from Brahmanism with elements of Buddhism, Jainism, etc.
the predominant religion of India; characterized by a caste system and belief in reincarnation
a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme beingof many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Credited as the oldest major religion (between 3102 BCE and 1300 BCE), and third largest, it is present worldwide and encompasses a variety of practices and beliefs. No one being is credited with the creation of the religion, but the Veda serves as guiding sacred text to all Hindus. Four primary beliefs are central to most Hindus: Dharma (natural principles), Reincarnation, Karma, and Moksha (liberation). Hindu belief posits that all beings are reincarnated repeatedly until Moksha is attained and one rejoins God or the Universal Spirit.
One of the world's most ancient religions, Hinduism is a complex accumulation of beliefs, some intuitive, others based on folk traditions tied closely to nature, and others incorporating highly philosophical and intellectual ideas: time is cyclical, the world is transitory and its appearance is an illusion, and all living beings are continually reborn in different guises. One's good and bad deeds and thoughts accumulate from life to life and determine the form in which one is reborn. The four goals of life on earth are righteous living, or dharma; wealth acquired through the pursuit of a profession, or artha; human and sexual love, or kama; and spiritual salvation, or moksha.
The world's oldest organized religion, existing for 4500 years. Based on the ancient Vedic literature, it is a belief system in constant transition. Populated by an almost infinite number of gods, the faith is open to adopting any or all of the gods created by younger religions. Reincarnation, and being held accountable for one's deeds (karma), are fundamental components of Hinduism. It is the third largest category of religions.
religion of the greatest number of persons in India and involves a great variety of beliefs ranging from polytheism (the belief in many gods) to belief in one god. The god most worshipped is Vishnu
A main characteristic of Hinduism is the doctrine of an eternal soul and its rebirth. One can find four main schools of thought: Vaishnavas (those who worship Lord Vishnu and Krishna), Shaivites (who worship Lord Siva), Shaktas (who worship the goddess Durga), and Smartas (who worship Vishnu, Siva, Shakti, Ganesha, and Surya the sun god).
Another Eastern religion that worships many gods and uses meditation for spiritual awakening.
The Western word for the religious beliefs and practices of the majority of the people of India.
The world's third-largest religion. Hindus represent over 80%% of the population of India. Most Hindus recognise a single deity and view other gods and goddesses as manifestations of that supreme god See also: Hindu, Manusmitri, Shastras, Vedas
the religion and customs of the Hundus.
Hinduism (Sanskrit: "eternal law" Hinduism is also known as or Vedic Dharma in several modern Indian languages, such as Hindi, Bengali and other contemporary Indo-Aryan languages, as well as in several Dravidian tongues like Tamil and Kannada ) is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. With its foundations in the Vedic civilization, it has no known founder,Osborne, E: "Accessing R.E. Founders & Leaders, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism Teacher's Book Mainstream.", page 9.Folens Limited, 2005; Klostermaier, K:"A Survey of Hinduism", page 1.