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World Religions: General Research Guide: Hinduism

The guide is designed for students in RELI 1301 and 1301H and for persons with general interest in the major faith traditions of the world.

Introduction

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Hinduism, a word derived by the Persians and British from "Valley of the Indus," describes the religious practices of a majority of people in the Indian sub-continent. There is no known founder of this faith which dates to well before 1500 BCE. Major beliefs include worship of a variety of dieties and reincarnation. Sacred texts are the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads.

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