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Where Hindusim all startedThe term "Hinduism" comes from a Persian word that is considered to be the Indus river in northwest India. "Hindu" was first used in the 14th century by Persians, Arabs, Afghans. This word was used to describe the peoples of this region. By the end of the 19th century, the religion "Hinduism" was adopted by the British administration in India, it described the different religious beliefs of most of India's population.

Hinduism started off as a pretty small religion that was practiced mostly in India. Today, more than 9 million people practice this religion in the world. People of this religion go to a place called a shrine to worship. This is a temple that is dedicated to some of the many gods that Hindu's believe in.

The people of this religion

Three Main GodsThe three main gods include - Brahama- the creator - Vishnu- the preserver - Shiva- the god of anger and destruction

Here is a video that shows a little bit about Diwali. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/diwali-2014-what-is-the-festival-of-lights-and-how-is-it-celebrated-9810212.html

Hindu's believe in the rebirth and reincarnation of a person's soul. Hindu's believe that death is a resting period, until you are brought back to the earth again. How you are going to be treated in your death and after life is decided by the actions you take when you are on the Earth. Bad people go to the lower worlds and suffer. They are given consiquences from their bad deeds from their life. And good people will go to the higher world. And will enjoy the life they are given there.

The after life

Hinduism has many different scirptures.Which are sacred writings. Some of the most important ones include, -Edas-Upanishads-The Puranas-The Epics-Ramayana-Mahabharata-The Bhagavad Gita

One major holiday is Holi. "The festival of colors." This is an annual festival that is celebrated the day after the full moon. This holiday celebrates spring, and commemorates different events from the history of Hinduism. This is generally a happy holiday. This is a holiday that is not very religious.

Another major holiday is Diwali, which means "row of lights". For hindu's it is common for people to consider this as New Years Eve. Diwali is held on the last day of a special calender that Northern Indians follow, which is called, "The Vikram".


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