- Prehistoric Hinduism dates
from 3000 BC, as Animism. In 1500 BC the Arians from Persia invade
India and brought the "Vedas", at the same time that Moses
was in Egypt.
-The name "Hindus"
is the way the Persians called the people living around the Hindus
- There are now 779 million
Hindus. 700 live in India, with 92 Muslims, 20 Christians, 16 Sikhs,
6 Buddhists, and 4 Jains. Nepal, with 89% of the population, is the
only nation where Hinduism is the state religion. In Figi 41%. In
Mauritius 50%; Trinidad 25%; Sri Lanka 15%; Bangladesh 11%; and in
the United States about 2 million, with others influenced by TM,
The organization, varies in
nature from region to region. There is no official creed, no
structural church, no world authority nor organization... they have
produce an enormous variety of religious systems, beliefs and
practices... in India religion permeates every aspect of the
individual and social life, with one the most ritualistic systems of
religion, though Hindu worship is primarily at home, and their
beautiful temples are not for weekly congregational services; they
may have 2 or 3 services a year. They are there to remind people
that the gods live and are to be served.