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Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal. Hinduism has been called the “oldest religion” in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Santana Dharma, “The Eternal Law” or the “Eternal Way” beyond human origins. The ancient Persians used to call people living around the river in Indus as Indus, this has changed over time to Hindus and their way of life as Hinduism. It is a religion based on the Vedas and practised by the Aryan Race. Hinduism is known as ‘Sanatana Dharma’, a religion which is very ancient and comprises eternal values (Sanatana- Ancient and Eternal). One important believes of Hinduism is of nonviolence and acceptance of other religions.
Hindus believe in one supreme God – Brahman. The reason why there are so many gods and goddesses is that at different times God came to earth in different forms to perform a specific role. Hence, the gods and goddesses were all images or avatars of the supreme lord.
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