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    Well all the religions and cultures from different parts of the world come up with a creation myth.
    Hinduism must have one too. The story of creation of universe,animals,mankind and all the things surrounding us.
    Unfortunately unlike other religions Hinduism has no founder.
    So, we can never really know what this religion was supposed to convey.
    Can anyone narrate me ?
    Experts : do respond.
  • #136903

    With the advent of civilization, gradually a code of conduct got developed. Religions are practically nothing but a code of conduct. The code of conduct which got developed in the Indus Valley region became known as Hinduism based on the word Sindhu, the Indo-Aryan name for the Indus River. Since it emerged as a social code of conduct from the society as a whole, there is no individual founder of Hinduism.
    Leaving aside the ritualistic part, Hinduism in essence prescribes about the essential duties of the mankind like honesty, self restraint, compassion and refraining from causing harm to living beings etc. through the practices like worship, meditation, recitations and pilgrimages etc.


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  • #138410
    The name hindu came from the Hindukush mountains. This religion gradually develops day after day. The name is also based on a river named as the Sindhu(Indus river). In ancient times it is named as Sanatan Dharma.
    It is based on sacrifice, humanity, duties, faith, honesty. It also gives the basic knowledge about worship, meditation, yoga, health etc.

  • #138507
    Hinduism is not a religion, it is a way of life which is practiced in Indus valley region. Someone confuses 'Sanatan Dharma' and mixes Hinduism with that. As its name suggests, it is practiced since time immemorial. This region has the history of one of the oldest civilisation. Therefore its evolution process is also the longest one. If we see the history of human, we come to know that as it gets evolve with the time few refinement come across the society. Lastly we reached to the democratic way of living. Hinduism too has evolved as a democratic religion, where it talks about Karma and our duty and let Almighty decide the fate. It is up to their follower, how he performs his Karma in a rightful way. There is no single path to reach Almighty and every one can choose their own path just keeping in mind that no one gets hurt. The gist of Hinduism is 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam'.
    Ashtadash puraneshu vyasasy vachnam dway,
    Paropkaray punyaaya, papaya parapeedanam.

  • #143509
    Hinduism is a very vast subject. To understand thoroughly what actually Hinduism is, one must have a pure & spiritual state of mind. To start diving into the subject of Hinduism, you must start reading the literature of Swami Vivekananda, a divine personality who not only studied & understood the real meaning of Hinduism, but he lived it and dedicated his life to it. I personally read many of his books on Vedanta, Karma Yoga, Dnyana Yoga, Raj Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, his biography, Meditation, etc etc. I suggest you to read his books to understand Hinduism. A book by same name "Hinduism" written by Swami Vivekananda is also available. You can get these books at "Ramakrishna Math" in your or nearby city. Alternately, you can search for his books on websites of Ramakrishna Math or Ramakrishna Mission and possibly on Amazon also.

  • #145084
    Nobody created Hiduism. It came into being from the needs and habits of the ancient fellow humans. Based on the life experiences and needs inadvertently a system of social living came into being. From the fear of several objects and conditions some kind of protection was needed. This led to the creation of certain super powers and slowly they became guiding spirits.
    Later after several generations certain religious groups started to come up. These groups when came across this existing ways of living classified them on the basis of the location where they were existing. As a demarcation the name of the river was used to identify them. This lead to the use of Hindu.

    T.M.Sankaran
    Gold Member ISC


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