Hinduism: Third Largest Religion In The World

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Hinduism is estimated to have its roots beginning as early as 2500 BCE; it is the third largest religion in the world (900 million followers.) It is a complex system of beliefs that is closely intertwined with the similarly complex culture and society of India. It started in its infancy in the Indus Valley near what is now known as Pakistan where an Aryan invasion brought the influence of the Sanskrit language to the developing religion. Its teachings were prehistorically transmitted orally, and it now encompasses multiple languages and races. The ancient texts of Hinduism – the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Epics, and the Puranas – gave the religion a written set of scriptures and creeds starting in 1500 BCE. The Maurya and Gupta empires facilitated
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