Hi I'm Lilliana, feel free to call me Lilly.
Here I shall tell you about the Hindu beliefs and how the religion is followed, as after talking to people here I realize they are unaware and misunderstand what the culture actually is.
Firstly know this, you'll find thousands and thousands of things that are not found in the religion and yet the Hindu culture practices them, These things are the impact/influence other religions/cultures left on us.
Besides our inner cultures and beliefs and languages are sooo vast that they change within every few miles, Hope you are getting my point.
Keeping that in mind we shall go forth the introduction.
Hinduism is ancient, though there is no specific date for when it was formed. The name is a Sanskrit word; Hinduism and Hindu were coined by invaders who used the terms to refer to the people they encountered when they crossed the Hindu Kush mountains and arrived at the Indus River.
Being near Indus also termed the country's name as India, which was locally called 'Bharat'(I shall tell you why it was called that later as we progress deep in the study)
Yoga and meditation that is grown popular these days, also find their roots in Hinduism.
Hinduism is the world's oldest living religion and the third largest - behind Christianity and Islam - with more than 1 billion followers.
Some argue that Hinduism is more a way of life than religion. It has no common creed or church. Nor is it based on the teachings of a founder or holy book.
There are holy books yes but they were written not to preach the religion but are great stories of the people we believe were god's incarnation on earth.
That's all for today, I shall post again tomorrow, Thanks for reading.
Namaskar. (well wishes)