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A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST AND PRESENT OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST KNOWN RELIGION
HISTORY OF HINDUISM "Hinduism" is derived from a Sanskrit word that means "dwellers by the Indus River.“ History: 2300-1500 BC - A very developed civilization dwells in the Indus Valley with its own religion and culture, and is believed to be the beginnings of Hinduism. 1500 BC - Indo-European language and culture spread into the Indus Valley through a mix of trade and migration and mingle with the practices and beliefs of the inhabitants of the area. 1500-1200 BC - The Rig Veda is written and is composed of 1,028 hymns devoted to the gods. 800-600 BC - The Brahmans are written and added to the Vedas. They are prose writings that explain certain ceremonies found in the Vedas. 600 BC - The belief in reincarnation develops. 300-650 AD - The worship of images, especially female divinities, becomes common. 800-1800 AD - The most divisive period. Many different schools and sects emerge, and Islam becomes a major influence in India.

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