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What religion started first Hinduism or Buddhism?


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June 05, 2008 8:34AM

= Hinduism =

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|} Hinduism (known as Hindū Dharma in modern Indian languages) is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. In contemporary usage Hinduism is also sometimes referred to as Sanātana Dharma (सनातन धर्म), a Sanskrit phrase meaning "eternal law". Hinduism is the world's oldest extant religion whose earliest origins can be traced to the ancient Vedic civilization. A conglomerate of diverse beliefs and traditions, Hinduism has no single founder.It is the world's third largest religion following Christianity and Islam,