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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Hinduism || Hindu Part 1



Hinduism is the oldest organised and living religion of the world.

  •  At present it has more than 10 million followers  which is roughly 14 % of the world population.
  • It  Is  third largest religion after Christianity and Islam) in the world with wide geographical distribution of us followers.
  •  Believers of this faith are in majority in the demography of India, Nepal, and Mauritius  and are present in more than 100 countries and with more than 100,000 population in nearly 30 countries.
  •  (however, over of Hindu population is concentrated in South Asia India : 1 billion, Nepal, 23 million., Bangladesh 13.5 million, Pakistan,3 million)

  • Hinduism as a religion does not have an origin at a single point of time, a singular religious preacher to whom it could own its genesis, a singular scripture to which its philosophy can be attributed, or even a single faith which can define it. It is a conglomeration of beliefs,faiths, and philosophies
  •  It is a religion which has grown over nearly 4000 years, Numerous scriptures (the Vedas, the Purana's, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita , and other) contain its philosophy

  • The very word 'Hinduism' is of later origin, referring to the people in the valley of river Sindhu Indus) and beyond it.
  •  The coinage of the term Hindu is Persian in nature and over a period it acquired a religious connotation
  • In the early period of this growth, the faith has been referred to Sanatan Dharma he eternal or universal religion), or Varnashram Dharma, a faith based on fulfillment of duties based on Varna (class) and Ashram (stage of life), or a Vaidik Dharma (a faith based on principles of the Vedas). 

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