By David and Sai
Hinduism as a whole
Hinduism began practices around 1500 to 1400 years ago, it supports a caste system and beliefs of karma and reincarnation in the afterlife.
Characteristics of Hinduism
Hinduism is a polytheistic religion with many, many gods. It goes with the caste system to make it so that people have a duty to stay in their class. Followers believe in karma, were your actions define your luck in life and whether or not you can be reincarnated. If you have good karma you have good luck in life and can be reincarnated. If you have bad karma you will have bad luck.
Importance of Hinduism
Hinduism is important because it is the main religion of India. It directly effects India with the caste system. People are born into their class and usually could not leave it. The caste determined your job, spouse, pretty much your life. In Hinduism your actions determine your next life, so if you were faithful and dutiful in this life you could be reincarnated into a higher caste in the next life.
Beginning of Hinduism
Hinduism began before there were recordings in India, but Hinduism practices were around 1400 to 1500 B.C. Hinduism has no one prophet or founder of the religion.
The beliefs of Hinduism have shaped India to this day, with reincarnation linked to the caste system and karma which has a role in reincarnation. And to this day Hinduism is the oldest living religion