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1 Hinduism HINDUISM Janaya Hoskins Axia College HUM 130 June 12, 2011 Terry Barnes
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2 Hinduism Hinduism is known as one of the oldest religions making it the third largest religion in the world. According to Fisher, Hinduism has come from a name applied by foreigners to the people living in the region of the Indus River, and was introduced in the nineteenth century under colonial British rule as a category for census-taking (Fisher, 2005). Hinduism is an accumulation of many religious practices, rituals, beliefs, cultural ideas and philosophy that started in India. Hinduism is known to believe in reincarnation meaning when one dies, they are rebirthed and come back in spiritual being into a new form. Hinduism doesn’t fit into any belief system. Hindu is also known as Sanatana Dharma. Sanatana Dharma means everlasting religion and truth. A lot of information is learned from Vedas and Upanishads. It is the teaching of scriptures and ancient sages. When you are trying to find out information about Hinduism you really think and have questions about what it is or how can it be defined. In 1966, the Supreme Court of India defined what Hindu is. There was a list created and the list consists of what they believe
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