Hinduism

World Religion

Where and When It Originated

Hinduism was born in India, but it was not founded by one individual.

It was 2000 BCE.

Major Beliefs

Reincarnation

Karma-Cause & Effect

Meditation

Caste System

Darma-the principle of Cosmic Order

Prophets or Holy & Sacred Individuals

Muhammad

Lord Krishna

Location

Northwestern part of Indian subcontinent

Modern day Pakistan and Northern India

Followers are called Hindus.

Holy Book or Writings

Vedas

Ramayana

Mahabhrata

Puranas

Upanishads

Places of Worship

Bhagavd Gita

Holy Days

Diwali-festival of lights

Navarati-celebrating fertility and harvest

Sacred Symbols & City

Sacred Symbols

  1. Lotus
  2. Aum


Cow

Ganges River

7 Sacred Cities are linked to personalities in each human


  1. Ayodhya
  2. Mathura
  3. Haridwar
  4. Varanasi
  5. Kanchipuram
  6. Dwaraka
  7. Ujjain

Names of Gods

  • Brahma
  • Vishnu
  • Shiva