Hinduism - A short summary..

Hinduism - A short summary..

aum

 

 

Hinduism is mankind's oldest living religious tradition, which has practiced since time immemorial. One English missionary in India, comparing Hinduism with other world civilisations long since dead, paid tribute to its endurance “...but Hinduism lives on. Age has not decayed it, rivals have not destroyed it."
 
The term ‘Hindu’ is related to the word Sindhu – the name of a river, which is known in English as the river Indus. Because of the difficulty in pronunciation by the Persians the river Sindhu became the river ‘Hindu’.   And the inhabitants living across the river ‘Hindu’ became Hindus and the land became to be known as Hindustan. Hence, the major religion of India (Latin derivative of Hindu), became to be known as Hinduism.

Hinduism became an umbrella description for the multitude of religious ideas in the Indian sub-continent. Some of these ideas adhere closely to the original Vedic tradition, while over the years many have incorporated local influences with regional, linguistic and doctrinal variations. The proliferation of Hindu denominations fall within three main groups: Vaishnavaism, worship of Krishna and His incarnations; Shaivism, worship of Shiva; and the Shaktas who worship Kali. The all-embracing nature of Hinduism often appears confusing for the Western mind, but despite external variety, much philosophy is common for all Hindus.

A notable feature of Hinduism, referred to as Sanatana Dharma (the eternal religion) or Vedic Dharma (pertaining to the Vedas), is that it does not originate from one prophet or teacher. The earliest record of Hindu teaching is found in the Vedas (c. 3000 B.C.), but many authorities claim that Hinduism is as old as the universe, being based upon eternal truths, which have no mortal source. Other great religions - Jainism, Buddhism, and more recently Sikhism - appeared from the Vedic tradition.



Quick Donation!

Please Enter Amount

Register for Newsletters

Please register to receive our Newsletters
captcha 

Follow us on Twitter

nchtuk @Singhtwo2 @Swamy39 Thank you Dr Swamyji for supporting our drive to eradicate the memetic virus of Caste from Hin… https://t.co/31Z9l2Jn0h
nchtuk RT @SreeIyer1: Satish Sharma- Subramanian Swamy and Sree Iyer launch #NDTV FRAUDS book @nchtuk event @NehruCentre @Swamy39 https://t.co/PKN
3169743
Today
Yesterday
This Week
This Month
All days
1024
4236
5260
129045
3169743

Your IP: 54.204.253.227

Current Visitor Map

NCHTUK Word Cloud

when   temples   what   into   over   have   india   other   some   mind   body   yoga   hindus   save   that   hindu   were   your   ncht   only   people   been   life   about   they   would   even   religious   many   time   temple   which   more   their   lord   british   community   very   this   with   will   such   those   also   human   these   there   like   from   being   JoelLipman.Com