Hinduism. Origins and Basic Principles. The Vedic Period. About 1500-500 B.C.E. Origin of Hinduism. Vedas are created Hindu holy texts. Theory of Aryan Invasion. ~1500 B.C.E. Aryan tribes from the Central Asian Steppes crossed the Himalayas into India.
Origins and Basic Principles
About 1500-500 B.C.E.
Origin of Hinduism
Vedas are created
Hindu holy texts
~1500 B.C.E. Aryan tribes from the Central Asian Steppes crossed the Himalayas into India
Castes were unchanging groups.
A person born into one caste never changed castes or mixed with members of other castes.
Caste members lived, ate, married, and worked with their own group.
A system for ranking society into social groups based on birth and wealth
Not an organized religion
no single approach to teaching it
Has common core beliefs:
Hindus pursue knowledge and understanding of the Truth: the essence of the universe and the only Reality
Holy Books of Hinduism - scriptures that contain revelations received by ancient saints and sages
The three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world