Hinduism and beliefs

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Table of Contents

Introduction Page 1

Hindu Beliefs

A. Hindu Gods Page 1

B. Life Before and After Death Page 2

C. The Caste System Page 2

Rituals of Life in Hinduism Page 3 & 4


A. Daily Obligations Page 4

B. Daily Rituals Page 4

C. Puja Page 5

D. Yoga Page 5

Hindu Holy Books

A. Veda Page 5

B. Laws of Manu Page 5

C. The Epics Page 6

Pilgrimage Page 6

Shivarati Page 6 & 7


Hinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in India.

Hinduism is such an ancient religion that it had many types of beliefs and religious practices. Around 1750 BC Aryan invaders from central Asia settled in North - West India and introduced their own religious ideas.

Slowly the Hindu came to accept the idea of the existence of an eternal supreme being.

They called this being, Brahman. Hindus also worship different gods which individually represent one particular aspect of Brahman. The most popular one of the lesser gods are Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer)

Hinduism has no founder. It is a religion that has slowly developed over a period of time.

Hindu Beliefs

Hindu Gods

The Hindus have four gods Brahman, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. There main god is Brahman. He is the origin and the sustainer of all life, and the goal of all things. He is eternal and omnipotent and only he is real. They believe that Brahman is so great that he cannot be explained in human words because all humans are imperfect and Brahman is perfect.


Shiva is usually depicted with six arms each one representing a different function to preform. He is known as the destroyer and restorer...