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Hinduism A Very Short Introduction by Kim Knott

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages160
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ISBN 100192853872
ISBN 109780192853875

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  Hinduism Holy Books. Hindus value many sacred writings as opposed to one holy book. The primary sacred texts, known as the Vedas, were composed around B.C. The book contains pages and is divided in 57 small easy-to-read chapters, containing authentic information about all the important aspects of Hindu religion, culture, and philosophy. It is designed to entice the young reader; in particular, the youthful Hindu. Hinduism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Hinduism, from its origins in the Indus Valley to its increasing popularity in today's Western world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Hindu beliefs and practices and looks at the ways in which this religion is meeting the. The Vedas are the foundation of Hinduism. They are four in number: Rig Veda Sama Veda Yajur Veda Atharva Veda. Each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishads. Following the Vedas come the collection of Hindu Books called the Srauta Sutras. These describe how the mantras of the Vedas have to be used in the various sacrifices or .

Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal. With approximately one billion followers, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion by population, and the majority religion in India, Nepal and Bali (Indonesia). Hinduism. 63, likes 2, talking about this. Hinduism may not be called religion its Dharma a way of living or a way of life followed since antiquity, i.e., since the start of civilisation/5(79).   Hinduism is neither monotheistic nor restricted to one religious scripture. That is why there are many holy books in Hinduism. Unlike Christianity or Islam, it is a not a religion that is governed by the book. In traditional Hinduism, the Vedas are considered divine in origin and are assumed to be revelations from God. In this book the authors probe into Vedic Mathematics and explore if it is really Vedic in origin or Mathematics in content. ( views) Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic by W.J. Wilkins - Sacred Texts,

“ALL ABOUT HINDUISM” is intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism. The book, which was first published in , has now been rearranged in a more convenient form, with useful additions here and there, and is now released in its fifth Size: KB. The most holy of the Hindu books is written in Sanskrit and is referred to as the Vedas. Other holy scriptures in Hinduism are called the Upanisads, the Smrutis, the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The scriptures of the Vedas are meant to guide Hindu believers in their daily lives. Some of the other holy works and books of Hinduism. The Heart of Hinduism text book is produced by ISKCON Educational Services, UK. ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, belongs to the Vaisnava tradition of Hinduism. The Heart of Hinduism, in the spirit of the tradition, aims to be non-sectarian, even-handed, and respectful in its description of all the Hindu traditions. Literature & Sacred Texts - Hinduism. 1 - 20 of results Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book! Quickview Read an excerpt of this book! Quickview. The Bhagavad Gita / Edition 2. by Eknath Easwaran. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ See All Formats. Add to.