Hindu Creation Story , When Did Hinduism Start

Basic Beliefs Of Hinduism            While Hinduism has many gods and goddesses, there are some basic beliefs of Hinduism that hold the believers together. The Hindus believe that the life force of the universe is Brahman.

 

Basic Beliefs Of Hinduism

According to the scriptures, if a person does not know about his/her inner self and has no knowledge of Brahman, it will trap the person forever in the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth. So, the Hindus belief that it is important to break this cycle. More...

 

Hindu Creation Story

Hindu Creation Story

There are many Hindu creation stories, and all these stories are present in the Hindu scriptures. According to the Rig Veda, one of the Hindu scriptures, there is just one truth, but the sages can be called by different names. This maxim explains why Hindus can accept so many Hindu creation stories together. Many of the stories are viewed as metaphors that explain spiritual as well as philosophical truth. More...

When Did Hinduism Start ?

When Did Hinduism Start ?

Hinduism is a very ancient religion and nobody can trace when it started. Some religious scholars are of the opinion that Hinduism could have started in 10,000 B.C. Some of the Hindu scriptures, like Rig Veda, were known to be composed prior to 6,500 B.C. these scriptures do not define the term Hinduism and the word Hindu was coined by foreign visitors. These visitors called people who lived across the River Indus (or River Sindhu) of Northern India as Hindus. This is where the religion seems to have originated. More...

Why Did Hinduism Start ?

Why Did Hinduism Start ?

Hinduism is referred to as Santana Dharma or the eternal spiritual path. It began in India, around four thousand years ago. Aryans, which means noble people, believed in this religion, philosophy and customs. All these have been recorded as sacred texts called the Vedas. The texts were handed over to disciples as a word of mouth in the beginning. They were written down much later by sages. According to archaeological evidence, Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world today. The Indus Valley Civilization that flourished in Northwestern India helped to establish the religion. More...

Historical Figures And Events Of Hinduism

Historical Figures And Events Of Hinduism

According to the Hindu Vegas, there are many historical figures and events in Hinduism. Perhaps, the most popular one is the Mahabharata that was penned by Srila Vyasadeva. The Mahabharata is an epic poem that describes the lives of Pandavas and relatives of Lord Krishna. It also covers other topics, such as politics, history and military strategies. More...

 

Where Did Hinduism Come From ?

Where Did Hinduism Come From ?

According to historical evidence and ancient literature, Hinduism was the brainchild of sages, who decided to unite different cult in the ancient times. It is claims that thousands of years ago, there was a mass migration. These people wanted to settle next to rivers, so that they could farm and have water for drinking and other purposes. In those times, India was the destination of choice because of the huge rivers the region had. More...