Hinduism is a religion or philosophy that originated from India. Hinduism encompasses many religious rituals that widely vary in practice, beliefs, as well as many diverse sects and philosophies. Many Hindus, influenced by Advaita philosophy, venerate an array of deities, considering them manifestations of the one supreme monistic Cosmic Spirit, Brahman, while many others focus on a singular concept of Brahman (God), as in Vaishnavism, Saivism and Shaktism.
Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, with approximately 900 million adherents. It is also the oldest known religion in the world today. Unlike many other religions, Hinduism has no single founder nor a single holy book — it has many, with all pointing to the same Truth - its original scriptures were the four Vedas, but as time has passed, many other scriptures have also emerged.
Some of the topics under which we hope to explore this great religion are listed below. It may not be possible to cover all topics immediately but our vision is to do this over a period of time...whatever it takes. With the grace of the almighty we hope we will be able to build, for you, a comprehensive encyclopedia on Hinduism as soon as possible.
Origins & History Core Concepts Sacred Texts Philosophy Themes & Symbols Temples Rituals