Primary Beliefs and Gods
* Hindus believe in more than one God. They believe in creators who is both transcendent and has a ummanifest reality.
*They believe that the world goes through big, endless cycles of creation, preservation, and dissolution.
*They believe that paths people take are facets on Gods light, deserving understanding and tolerance.
*Puja: Religious ritual in which some Hindus practice every morning after getting ready for the day, but before they eat or have anything to drink.
*Idol worshipping: They worship idols
Date of Origin
Important rituals/ dates/ celebrations
*Diwalii "Festival of Lights"- celebrates good or evil.
*Holi- Early in March, celebrates the arrival of spring.
*Pongal- Celebrates the harvest.
Current Adherents Worldwide/Geographic Distribution/Statistics
HInduism is the 3rd largest practiced religion. It has about 950 million followers, which is 14% of the global population.
Hindus arrived in Minnesota during the 1950s-1970s to have a better education and look for professional training
Oldest religion among religions today
Cows are sacred animals
The number 12 is significant