- Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent, both Creator and Unmanifest Reality.
- Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world's most ancient scripture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns are God's word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion.
- Hindus believe that the universe undergoes endless cycles of creation, preservation and dissolution.
The caste system has no legality in India and discrimination against lower castes is illegal in India under Article 15 of its constitution. However, caste-related discrimination and violence continue to be reported.
Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body. Contemporary films, books, and popular songs frequently mention reincarnation.