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Hinduism By: Christina Dargan February 21, 2010 Hum 130 Axia College
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The religion of Hinduism has been in existence for a very long time. It is a religion that originated in India. The unique thing about Hinduism is that it does not have a belief system, because it is put together by many different religious ideas that are united to create a single religion in itself. It is one of the oldest practiced religions and is still strongly practiced today all over the world. There really is no one who can take the credit for founding this religion and that is mainly for the reason that the religion consists of so many different beliefs derived from all over the world it is hard to point the credit at one individual person or group. There are many traditions, beliefs and customs that make up Hinduism. The religion cannot really be pin pointed to an exact time frame; however it is safe to say that it started around a time period referred to as the Vedic Age. This is why Hinduism is sometimes closely related to or referred to as the Vedic civilization. The Vedic period is placed in the second and first millennia BCE. The Vedic civilization is the basis of Hinduism. The term “Hinduism” was developed by the foreign natives that lived near the Indus River. This term was introduced first by the British in the 19
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