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Hinduism

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Hinduism is the predominant religion[3][4] of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes ShaivismVaishnavism and Śrautaamong numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and

prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karmadharma, and societal norms.[5] Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs.[6]

Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder.[7] Among its direct roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India and, as such, Hinduism is often called the "oldest living religion"[8] or the "oldest living major religion" in the world.[3][9][10][11] Demographically, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion.

One orthodox classification of Hindu texts is to divide into Śruti ("revealed") and Smriti ("remembered") texts. These texts discuss theologyphilosophymythology, rituals and temple building among other topics. Major scriptures include the VedasUpanishadsPurāṇasMahābhārataRāmāyaṇaBhagavad Gītā and Āgamas.

 

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