The Wold's Oldest Religion

The Wold's Oldest Religion

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 Hinduism 1

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Hinduism 2
Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion. It started with the Hindu people. The word Hindu comes from the Sabakrit word sindu, Meaning river. The Persians in the 5th century called the Hindus this because they were the people of the land of the Indus river- where they first derive from. After awhile they started moving around migrating to other parts of the world taking Hinduism with them, spreading it around to places likes East Africa, South Africa, Southeast Asia, the East Indies, and even England().
"The Hindus define their community as "those who believe in the Vedas" or "those who follow the way (dharma) of the four classes (varnas) and stages of life (ashramas)." Hinduism is a major world religion, having many followers, An estimated at more than 700 million. It also has had many influences on many other religions during its long history, which dates from about 2000 BC.
To define Hinduism it is basically defined by what people do rather than what they think. Very few of the followers of Hinduism practices or belief in all the same things. They believe or follow at least one of these beliefs or practices listed here if say they are a part Hinduism religion, worship the Brahmans and cows, they do not eat meat (especially beef), marriage within the caste (jati), in the hope of having a male child().
Most Hindus sing the ceremonial song of the gayatri hymn to the sun in the morning, but different views on what should be practicing throughout the day, these vary depending on the family to whom they may worship.

Hinduism 3
Most Hindus worship Shiva, Vishnu, or the Goddess (Devi), but they also worship hundreds of other things depending on where they are from, like what particular village or even to a particular family. Hinduism is a free type of religion where everyone believes in what they want to, in sense of what gods, or what payers they say and to whom...

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