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Student name Instructor Course Title Date Due Hinduism Introduction The term Hinduism was a British terminology that defined the set of creeds that have been practiced within the Ganges valley from time memorial. The set of belief comprises various p[philosophies, rituals and numerous systems of beliefs which date back to the second or probably third millennium BCE. The religion is popular in the Indian subcontinent as well as Nepal, Africa, America, and Europe. The religion has a following of over one billion adherents with a majority of them being native Indians. In India alone, the religion has a following of over 80% ahead of all the religions practiced in India. Actually, Hinduism is the world's oldest religion.The world oldest religion is the third largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Moreover, the religion is one with no specific founder (Brown, 327). Hinduism Hinduism exists in numerous texts referred to as the Vedas. The Vedas is also comprised of the Upanishads, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana. It is within these texts that incantations, poems, rituals, stories, hymn, and poems that comprise the base of Hinduism beliefs. Hinduism is a polytheistic belief with over 330 million gods, yet the supreme god is referred to as Brahma (Brown, 327). Brahma is the supreme god, and it exists in three separate entities: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. Hinduism, therefore, exists as a henotheistic religion because it refers to Brahma as the supreme god, while it recognizes other gods and goddesses (Pereira-Salgado, 18). Pereira-Salgado et al., states that the Hindus majorities are vegetarians and they do not partake

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