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Hinduism is among the oldest religions in the world. It is a total way of life that evolved with the great sages and seers of ancient India, with traditions that extend back before recorded history. This paper examines the history of Hinduism and discusses the more common traditions of this religion.
From the Paper:"Observed by almost all Hindus is the reverence for Brahmans and cows, the abstention from meat, especially beef, and marriage within the caste in the hope of producing male heirs (Hinduism pp). Moreover, most Hindus chant the gayatri hymn to the sun at dawn, however, there is little agreement as to what other prayers should be chanted (Hinduism pp). Most Hindus worship Shiva, Vishnu, or the Goddess, Devi, however, they also worship hundreds of additional minor deities peculiar to a particular village or even to a particular family (Hinduism pp)."
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Hinduism (2006, September 25) Retrieved July 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/hinduism-68957/
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