OVERVIEWWhy Hinduism?Hinduism Defined/Foundation?Where?/Who?Major ComponentsSigns of HinduismHinduism vs 21stCenturyHindu moving forwardConclusion
WHY HINDUISM?I chose Hinduism as the religion I was going to do my project on because this religion has intrigued me from day one and caused me to still seek more information about it even after week 2. I love how personalized this religion can be to the believer. There is no cookie cutter image of how one should practice Hinduism; guidelines are provided however, the belief system works, and “reality” works different for every believer.
HINDUISM DEFINED/FOUNDATIONOne of the oldest religions in the worldThe term “Hinduism” originated in the 19thCentury from British writers and was used to define the religious ideas practiced in IndiaBegan in the Indus Valley: Now Modern PakistanMonotheistic religion that is often mistaken for a being polytheisticOrigins of Hinduism are unknown and unclear because of how dated the religion is(approx. 4000 years old) 2300 B.C.- 1500 B.C.Migration of Indo-Aryan People blended with Indus Valley indigenous people- Vedas No clear founderMixture of many traditions and philosophiesClosely related to Buddhism, Sikhism, and JainismSources: (history.com) (brittanica)