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how the Hindu religion came into being

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asked Jan 29, 2013 in Hinduism by anonymous
recategorized Jan 30, 2013 by Richard S
   

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It is hard to point out the exact year as to when the Hinduism was introduced as there are no factual details while compared to other religions like Christianity, Islam and Buddhism wherein the details of the founders are known. Some of the reasons for not knowing the exact year of Hindu origin may be associated to the fact that Hinduism was not founded as a religion as it was based on the way of life or the culture people followed. Secondly, there is no single founder of the Hindu religion while compared to others.  Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma ("eternal spiritual path") began about 4000 years ago in India. It was the religion of the ancient people known as Aryans ("noble people") and it was the philosophy, religion, and customs of Aryans which was recorded in their sacred texts known as the Vedas. The earliest evidence have its traces to Neolithic culture of India. Hence it is assumed that Hinduism must have originated between 4000 - 10000 BC in India
answered Apr 29, 2013 by christinek Inquisitive Expert (23,700 points)

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