Hinduism, also know as Sanatana Dharma is one of the oldest religions of the world. It originated without any single leader or personality and evolved with scripture expressing diverse thought.
By some account Hinduism has over 2000 Gods and Goddesses and yet incorporates beliefs of those who worship the Divine without form.
While this religion originated in India, today there are over a billion people who call themselves Hindus and practice this religion in some form.
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This category contains links and subcategories for the many different ways and paths within Hindu tradition for one to reach liberation.
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Itihasa (history) consists of two great epics. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata. While the Vedas are cryptic, and some times very sophisticated, prosaic and abstract, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata form a popular ' Veda ' and provide the simplest and most graphic introduction to Hindu thought, culture and philosophy.
Ramayana the story of Rama was composed by Valmiki. Nowhere else would you find an example of an obviously literary work like the Ramayana, composed for personal aesthetic satisfaction, permeating the life and culture of a whole nation in the course of a few centuries - to such an extent that it becomes a religious authority as important as the Vedas themselves.
The Mahabharata is eight times longer than the longest piece of European literature, namely, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey put together. It is mainly the story of the Pandava princes, but there are hundreds of other major stories linked with that main story.
The famous Bagavad Gita the most popular exposition of Hindu philosophy, religion and way of life is part of Mahabharata.
The Puranas are chronicles and long narratives that popularize the content of the Vedas by appealing to the reader's imagination. There are eighteen Puranas and eighteen Upa Puranas.
Each Purana is distinctly in favour of a particular Deity, whose exploits form its subject matter, and that Deity is considered in that Purana as the Supreme Reality.
Hundreds of special vratas and specialized forms of worship that are practised in different parts of India derive from one or other of these Puranas. The longest Purana is the Skandha Purana (only slightly shorter than the Mahabharata), a Purana dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya or Skandha.
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The Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon.
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In Hinduism, the saints are the medium through which God reveals himself. These are the blessed ones & set an example for the world to follow.They are called Sadhus, Swamis, Saints, God men, God women, modern Avatar or Sant.
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The list is only illustrative and not complete.
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The source of Hinduism is Religious Texts or Scriptures.
The main scriptures are
3. Epics (Itihasa)
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Temples are considered sources of power according to Hinduism. Temple worship is one of the major ingredients of the Hindu way of life. Pilgrimages to holy places and worship in the temples there are considered essential for spiritual progress.
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The primary source of Hinduism from which it derives all its authority and inspiration is the body of literature known as the Vedas. They are four in number. The Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. They were not written by any single person or team of persons. In fact they were not written at all for thousands of years. Till then, over the centuries they were transmitted orally. It is one of the amazing miracles of Indian Heritage that, the Vedas which go back to 2000 B.C have, in spite of being handed down entirely through oral transmission, come down in a single version. Throughout the length and breadth of India, where the Vedas are treasured as our most ancient heritage, not a syllable of them is different in one place from what it is anywhere else.
The Upanishads are the philosophical core of Hinduism. The theme of the Upanishads is: Knowledge of the Inner Self. They are not a collection of dogmas. Rather, they are a set of recollections and records of experiences.
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