By Katie Herklotz
Hinduism is a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion. Hindus are polytheistic and they believe in Vishnu and his Incarnations, Shakti and her manifestations, and Shiva. The Hindu's have a holy book and its called vedas. There are two main holidays called Holi and Diwali. Hindus usually worship in a home or a temple. Hindus believe in a universal soul and God called Brahman. They also believe in karma.
The Buddhism purpose is to avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to purify one's mind. The Buddhist were told by Budda that there is no god and they shouldn't worship anything. Budda wanted to assure his people had peace and love for themselves. The Buddhist have a sacred book called the Tipitaka. The major Buddhism holiday happens every May on the night of the full moon, when Buddhist all over the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. Buddhist pray in a place called a temple or a shrine.