Hinduism and Castes
Hinduism is a religion that originated in India. The population of Hindus is estimated to be fifteen to sixteen percent of the world’s total. It is the third largest religion in terms of total membership. In fact, according to the US Bureau of the Census, 1.3 billion people are believed to follow hinduism. As such, it is the largest religion in the world by both number of followers and overall membership. However, it is not a “one size fits all” religion.
In Hinduism, there are many different castes. The first caste is the lowest, while the other is the highest. The second is the top. The highest caste, the last, is the most prestigious and the most revered. This class is the lowest of the three. The bottom line is that hinduism is a religion for all people, regardless of race or economic background. It is also a religion of all ages.
The second caste, the Vaishnavas, is one of the most renowned among the Indians. The third caste, the Dhamma, is also a very important caste. It is a religion that recognizes god in everything. The fourth caste, the Aryans, is the most renown in Hinduism. The fifth is the Brahmins. The sixth is the Jainas.