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How did the Vedic religion develop into Hinduism?
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Asked in Hinduism
Why did Hinduism develop as a polytheistic religion?
Asked in Hinduism
Is Sri Swami Dayananda the person who started Hinduism?
No. Swami Dayanand is just a follower and preacher of Hinduism. He was a Vedic Philosopher who revived Hinduism with its true Sanatan Vedic philosophy and thought. Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Among its direct roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India and, as such, Hinduism is often called the "oldest living religion" or the "oldest living major religion" in the world.
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What is the difference between a Vedic hymn and a hymn?
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How did Brahmanism develop into Hinduism?
Brahmanism is the religion of the Vedic period. Also known as Vedism or Vedic Brahmanism is the historical predecessor of Hinduism. Its liturgy is reflected in the Mantra portion of the four Vedas, which are compiled in Sanskrit. The religious practices centered on a clergy administering rites that often involved sacrifices. This mode of worship is largely unchanged today within Hinduism; however, only a small fraction of conservative Shrautins continue the tradition of oral recitation of hymns learned solely through the oral tradition. Elements of Vedic religion reach back into Proto-Indo-European times. The Vedic period is held to have ended around 500 BC, Vedic religion gradually metamorphosizing into the various schools of Hinduism, which further evolved into Puranic Hinduism. Vedic religion also influenced Buddhism and Jainism. Vedic religion was gradually formalized and concluded into Vedanta, which is the primary institution of Hinduism. Vedanta considers itself the 'essence' of the Vedas. The Vedic pantheon was interpreted by a unitary view of the universe with Brahman seen as immanent and transcendent, since the Middle Upanishads also in personal forms of the deity as Ishvara, Bhagavan, or Paramatma. There are also conservative schools which continue portions of the historical Vedic religion largely unchanged until today. During the formative centuries of Vedanta, traditions that opposed Vedanta and which supported the same, emerged. These were the nastika and astika respectively. Hinduism is an umbrella term for astika traditions in India. - Puranas, Sanskrit epics - the classical schools of Hindu philosophy, of which only Vedanta is extant. - Shaivism - Vaishnavism - Bhakti - Shrauta traditions, maintaining much of the original form of the Vedic religion. Vedic Brahmanism of Iron Age India co-existed and closely interacted with the non-Vedic (nastika) Shramana traditions. These were not direct outgrowths of Vedism, but separate movements influenced by Brahmanical traditions.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
What religion was founded in northern India by Siddhartha Gautama?
How did Hinduism develop?
"The Vedas, the Upanishads, and the other Vedic texts remained the basis of Indian religion for centuries. Eventually, how-ever, the ideas of these sacred texts began to blend with ideas from other cultures. People from Persia and other kingdoms in Central Asia, for example, brought their ideas to India. In time, this blending of ideas created the religion called Hinduism, the largest religion in India today. "
Where was the oldest religion start?
Is Arjuna and Krishna Buddhism or Hinduism?
Hinduism No where in the vedic scripture it was defined that a religion was there in the name of "HINDUISM". When the mughals conquered and ruled over they named the worshippers of traditional indian faith as Hindus which was derived based on the famous river called "Indus" Over the period of time it became Hindus and a religion was names as "Hinduism"
Which of these statements contrasts Zoroastrianism with the Vedic religion?
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How long has Hinduism existed for?
Although Hinduism is not a single religion the earliest evidence for prehistoric religion in India date back 5500--2600 BCE. The beliefs matured during 1500--500 BCE into the "historical Vedic religion". Modern Hinduism grew out of the Vedas, the oldest of which is the Rigveda, dated to 1700--1100 BCE.
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Which religion is older between the vedic religion and Christianity?
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What religion used angkor what as a place of worship?