How old is Hinduism? How many millions of years old this religion?

With the progress of time, various religions have spread in the world. Many great men have propagated their various doctrines in the past. Hinduism is the oldest religion among them. If it is said when the origin of Hinduism is then there is no accurate information available, this religion is so ancient.

According to historians, it is more than 90,000 years old, but according to Vedas, Upanishads, Hinduism is several hundred thousand years old, so Hinduism is such an ancient religion that its origin is difficult to trace. Hinduism, the world's third-largest religion, has about 1 billion followers, 90 percent of whom live in India. The original language of ancient Hinduism was Sanskrit, also called the language of the gods.

Proto-Indo-Aryan and Proto-Indo-European languages are also believed to have originated from Sanskrit. The word Hinduism first appeared in the English language in the 19th century. Some call Hinduism a religion and some call it a way of life. This will be discussed in detail today.

In fact, the Hindu religion was named after a long time, the real name of this religion is Sanatan Dharma. Now let's know the reason for the name Hindu. Indus is a famous river in North West India. When the Persians entered India, they could not pronounce this word, they called it as Ho. Accordingly this river was called Hindu and the land here was called Hindustan and the people around it were called Hindus.

Thus the first word Hindu was coined by the Persians in the 6th century and around the 13th century the name of India became Hindustan. At first, Hindus did not mean people of any particular religion but meant all the people of India. Hinduism is first mentioned later in the 7th century (although there are variations according to various historians) in a Chinese book Record of the Western Region. Many also say that in 1816-17 Raja Rammohan Roy first mentioned it.

Since 1830, a group of Indians in the British colony started identifying themselves as Hindus to prove themselves different.

Since 1830, a group of Indians in the British colony started identifying themselves as Hindus to prove themselves different. Hinduism is mentioned in Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures Sri Chaitanya Bhagavata and Chaitanya Charanamit, people of Sanatana Dharma were called Hindus mainly to distinguish them from people of other religions.

This is the origin of Hinduism and Hinduism. Now the main question is, how did Hinduism originate? Hinduism was not created by anyone. Pashupati form of Lord Shiva, idol of mother earth, swastika symbols were found in Indus civilization so Hinduism was still there. The origin of Hinduism is generally considered to be from the Vedic period. But the oldest book of Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma is the Vedas where time is divided into four parts Satya, Treta, Dvapar and Kali.

Each Yuga lasts for several lakhs of years. Now the Kali Yuga is going on, so at least 28-30 million years have passed since the Satya Yuga. Again in the Gita, Lord Krishna says that he first gave the knowledge of the Gita to Sun God Vivasvan twelve million years ago. So it would take a lifetime to find out when and who made the origin of Hinduism, but it might not be known. The four main tenets of Hinduism are karma, soul, rebirth and liberation. Hinduism believes that every living being has a soul that leaves the body at death.

Karma is considered the highest in Hinduism, because people have to take a new body to enjoy the results of what they do in this life, from here comes the word of reincarnation, that is, after leaving the body, the soul takes a new body and continues in this cycle. Thus, in one birth, the bond of karma is severed and the soul merges with the Supreme Soul, that is called liberation.

According to Vedas, the oldest texts of Hinduism, God is formless, which has no form but God or the supreme power called formless Brahma, comes to earth in different forms in different ages for the benefit of human beings.

Hinduism mainly mentions three main gods, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer and Mahadeva the destroyer. Women have been worshiped as goddesses in Hinduism since ancient times.

Hinduism mainly mentions three main gods, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer and Mahadeva the destroyer. Women have been worshipped as goddesses in Hinduism since ancient times. Like Goddess Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati. Not only that, in Hinduism nature and living beings are also worshiped because it is believed that God exists within all living beings. There is no specific scripture in Hinduism. In fact, this religion is so ancient that the Vedas are believed to be the ancient religious books of the Hindus given to humans by the gods.

The four parts of Vedas are Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda. Each of these Vedas is again divided into four parts Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad. Besides, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita and Puranas are considered as the main books of Hinduism. There are three main divisions in Hinduism.

Vaishnavas who worship Lord Vishnu and his ten incarnations, Shaivas who worship Shiva, Shaktas who worship Goddess Shakti or Mother Kali. But there is no trouble among people of all these sections of Hinduism because tolerance is the mainstay of Hinduism.

now let's know about the social life of Hinduism. From Purushokta of Rigveda, we know about society's Banashram practice. Vedic society was divided into four classes: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras. Honest, pious people are called Brahmins, those who protect people from danger are called Kshatriyas, businessmen and educated people are called Vaishyas and the rest of people are called Shudras. This division was done on the basis of action.

Lord Krishna said that man's actions select his class in society. But gradually with time some unscrupulous people started selecting this category based on birth. At one time Buddhism and Jainism spread widely in India.

It was at this time that Adi Shankaracharya started the revival of Hinduism in the 8th century. He is said to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Adi Shankaracharya toured India and built four important monasteries in different parts of India namely Sarada Math at Sringire in the south, Kalika Math at Dwarka in the west, Joshimath near Badrinath in the north and Govardhana Math at Puri in the east.

It is called the four dhams of Hinduism. Govardhana Math at Puri to the east. It is called the four dhams of Hinduism. Thus the renaissance of Hinduism continued through the ages by various Mahatmas, from the twelfth century to the 18th century. In Hinduism it is said that whenever there is a religious crisis God appears in some form or the other.

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