A History of Hinduism

Hinduism is the most widely practiced religion in India, with more thanler million followers. Hinduism is a ancient Indian religion, which preaches the concept of a single entity, ‘God’ or ‘Lord’ who created earth and mankind, bestowed life through Brahma, and governs human behavior by acting out a divine plan. It is the third-most popular religion in the world, with more than 1.2 million followers, or 16 percent of the total population, called Hindus, in India. This is not to say that other religions have fewer followers, for there are many religious groups in the world and some have very widespread practices. However, Hinduism has become the biggest from among other religions, with more than three hundred million followers worldwide.


The word ‘Hinduism’ derives from hinduismans, a term meaning ‘holders of the temple’. In fact, Hinduism has a rich history, which goes far back in history. One of the most important features of Hinduism is shiva, or the eight holy texts, including the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Katha Upanishad. Shiva is considered the father of all religions because it represents the bond between the Hindu gods and the Hindu goddesses; he established the demarcation between the two domains, which are known as’Kashla and Karva.

After Shiva, the next most important Hindu god is Jain, the tenth son of Shiva. Jain philosophy and practice are strictly vegetarian, unlike most Hindus, who believe in practicing animal meat. They believe in dharma, the code of conduct that binds the Hindu religion, and in performing their religious duties with dedication and sincerity. Lastly, there are the followers of the Hindu religions Jesus Christ and Mohammed. Each of these three holy men played a significant role in spreading the knowledge of their religion to the ends of the earth and each of them inspired other followers to become true to their beliefs.