By: John Scalley, Eugene Han, and Zane Erickson
Overview of hinduism
Origin of Hinduism
Origin of Hinduism
Main Religious beliefs
Classification and Branches
There are two primary branches of Hinduism:
- Shivaism, where Shiva is worshiped as the supreme deity.
- Vaishnavaism, where Vishnu is worshiped as the supreme deity.
Where it's Practiced today, and number of followers
- 97% of Hindus are in India
- 2% of Hindus are in Nepal
- The other 1% are scatter around the world
- 950 million people world wide , or 14% of the world are Hindu
- 80% of India's population is Hindu
- 90% of Nepal's population is Hindu
Map of followers
The Atharva Veda- The Atharva Veda also contains material from the Rig Veda, but of interest are the numerous incarnations and metaphysical texts, which the anthology (part of the Sacred Books of the East series) collects and categorizes. The Atharva Veda was written down much later than the rest of the Vedas, about 200 B.C.; it is possible it may have been composed about 1000 B.C.
Place of Worship
Impact on social and family structures
Impact on cultural beliefs and expectation
- Hindus expect marriages to last forever.
- Love marriage is not common because most marriages are arranged.
- Divorce is forbidden.
- Homosexuality is not accepted in the temples in India.
- Transsexuals are killed at birth.
- Cows are sacred animals.
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