" Hinduism has not been made, but has grown. it's a jungle, not a building. "
~ Sir Charles Eliot ~
~ Sir Charles Eliot ~
Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion after Christianity and Islam with more than 1.25 billion followers or 15–16% of the world population. Hinduism is known as the world’s oldest religion and most spiritual way ever.
Hinduism performs eternal duties like honesty, refraining from injuring living beings (non-violence), patience, restraint, self-restraint, and compassion, among others.
Hinduism includes a range philosophies, and is linked with shared concepts, scientific rituals, cosmology, pilgrimage to holy places and theology, philosophy, mythology, Vedic yajna, yoga, agriculture, and temple construction.
The word Hindu is very old. The term appears in ancient Greek literature and the Zoroastrian text Avesta. Seven rivers flow through Punjab. The western river is the Indus. The people living east of the Indus are Indus or Hindu. The religion of these Hindus is Hinduism, but Hindu religious texts or scriptures do not call this religion Hinduism. They call this religion Arya Dharma, Vedic Religion, Sanatana Dharma or Varnashrama Dharma.
The Hindu name, as seen above, was originally regional. How is this field-name known as Dharma? As a result of people living in a region able to include all of this into their way of life, it became their special religion.
Currently, India and Nepal are two Hindu-majority countries. Most Hindus are found in Asian countries. Over 5,000 Hindu residents and citizens include – India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia (especially in Bali, which is 84% Hindu), Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, United States, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Mauritius and the Caribbean (West Indies).
1] Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
Hinduism has a colllection of many worship paths, various deities, multiple Dharmadrashtas. This religion is not subjective. even though it insists on a particular sect. It believes that all religions are collectivist due to differences of authority. Hinduism has become extremely tolerant due to various cults of transcendental upliftment. The lack of definite rules about vedas, the multiplicy of means & the deity to be worshiped is sign of Hinduism.
2] Lokmanya Tilak
Lokmanya Tilak says that he is a hindu who accepts the principle of ‘pramanyabuddhirvedeshu’ follows the traditional shrutismriti-purana-formulated rituals or conduct. This is form of hindu dharma. Tolerance of other religions is an important feature of Hinduism. It is based on virtues like Truth, Non-voilence, kindness,