When did Hinduism began?
When humans started asking questions about the universe.
Hinduism began in ancient India (which was much larger than the India of today). Nobody knows exactly when it began. Hindu artifacts that are almost 30,500 years old have been found, hence, it is assumed to have began in at least 28,500 B.C.E. It is an extremely ancient religion and no precise date on when Hinduism began has been recorded in history. Hinduism began in ancient India (which was much larger than the India of…
Buddhism began in India as a part of Hinduism in about the 6th century b.c.. For many centuries Buddhism was a movement within Hinduism. When Buddhist missionaries went to the surrounding areas they did not take Hinduism with them. In India the two movements gradually separated. The separation began about the third century a.d. and was complete about the 9th century.
The origns of Hinduism are so old that no one knows exactly when it began. The Hindus themselves aren't concerned as much with age as with content, as they believe that Hinduism is eternal. I would Imagine it began around 4 to 5 thousand years ago around the same time as Sumerian and Egyptian religions.