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How old is Hinduism?

  1. blogdigz profile image59
    blogdigzposted 7 years ago

    I'm curious

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Holy Vedas are supposed to be 12,000 to 15,000 BC.
      South Indians would worship god as Vishnu and the North Indians who are supposedly Aryans from as far off as Europe worshiped god as Shiva.
      Hindu- Hindustan- Industan- Indus -the people residing be the river Indus.

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        soumyasrajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hmmm! a bit surprising. I thought Shiva may be from south and Vishnu may be from north?
        Though Shiva does live in Kailasha very north?
        Also 12000 -15000  BC is there some special event at that time?
        By Hindu Mythology that will be still Dwapara Yuga?
        May be you are saying from some current History study point of view?

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        prajwal_3posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        @mohitmisra, aryans are not from europe ....!!!!!! some seculars and pseudo-seculars just to create differences in hinduism come up with such statements . according to vedas a good man is known as arya .. so i would request u to correct ur statement ...

    2. ANTI-CRUSADER profile image60
      ANTI-CRUSADERposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it does not matter how old a religion is. The thing which matters is the authenticity and preservation of the scriptures of that religion in it's origional form. Which in case of Hinduism is not there. Hindu Scriptures have been altered from time to time till today.

      1. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The Bible and Quran are both available in English.Translations of such masterpieces are inevitable.

    3. shiva tattva profile image60
      shiva tattvaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hinduism as you call it is known as Sanatana Dharma among Indians .

      The word sanatana harma translates into : A way of life which doesnt have a begining , it doesnt have an end.

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      filipjonesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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      1. ceciliabeltran profile image83
        ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ok now we start moving back to the realm of symbolism, the aspect of truth inaccessible to sense.

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Nobody knows. More than 6000 years old.
    Are you from India ?

    1. blogdigz profile image59
      blogdigzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What is your religious belief?

        1. blogdigz profile image59
          blogdigzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I don't believe, but always curious to know about religions like in the question I asked in title.

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't believe either, but I'm interested in religions. That's why I know a little bit of each .

            1. blogdigz profile image59
              blogdigzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That is good. I don't know much about other religions.

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                you're not missing anything ! lol

                1. blogdigz profile image59
                  blogdigzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  But curious smile

          2. ceciliabeltran profile image83
            ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Some scholarly work relate the tradition to the Aryans (Ayrans) who have pottery shards as early as 12,000 years after the last ice age. They say that the Brahmins (Abrahamins!) were descended from an older civilization...it may be very very old. It could be even before the ice age and the Ayrans are the ones that survived it. It may not have been a religion but a body of knowledge.

    2. multifunctions profile image60
      multifunctionsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hindu is probably from the sindhu the mohan jodado . they mispronounced it indu and the civilization became the indus. thats the origin of the word.
      according to books the hindus are the children of MANU the author of the famous MANU SMRUTI.
      hinduism is a set of beliefs called MUT. (literally opinion)
      the basic scriptures are VED(AS) RIGVED, YAJURVED, ATHARVEVED, SAMVED. the books contain prayers for nature and the life to be.
      then there are many branches like sanatan, vedant, advait, dvait etc. there are other branches called sampraday(the cohesive groups)like shaiv , vaishnav etc.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    With avatars like these, I just had to drop by...lol

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Take care with avatars. Sometimes who is behind it, is not what you're expecting

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Eh, no matter so long as it's friendly. Antagonistic people suck. big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You can take a look at their hubs. Very entertaining for guys !

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If there's nothing to read, I don't bother.

            1. dingdong profile image60
              dingdongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I write about stars and movies, I do that.. at least a paragraph(sometimes more) even when it's supposed to be a photo gallery. Some of my gallery hubs are with good description too, but visitors who come simply for pics(mostly via google images) don't care about what's written there.

  4. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    Don't drop too much wink

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Too late, I fear. big_smile

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I just love indian hubbers with all those sexy pics in them!
    And they know it ! smile

    1. skgrao profile image39
      skgraoposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  6. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Oh ! sorry !!!
    sometimes is nice to look at pics

    WHATEVER

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  7. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    As usual, this thread is hijacked tongue

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I'm not knocking the Hubs. I produce hubs that may not be other's cup of tea; that's okay. I was just stating that I tend to go to hubs that are Literal-Subject intensive, that's all. smile

    1. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I see what you mean smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    See, tantrum? I was playing nice here. big_smile

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      Don't have to show me anything !
      you're not my slave

      Or...are you ? hmm

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm, well, you do raise an interesting point. big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          you can study this topic during the weekend, and bring your homework on Monday ! big_smile
          lol

  10. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    Are we discussing on how old is hinduism? wink

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't you like to play on a Saturday afternoon ? big_smile

  11. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    It's already Sunday(12.35 am) here, but don't mind big_smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I'm already going to school, thanks anyhoo.  lol

  13. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Hinduism is probably about 2,000 years old as are many other religions.
    There were already more than 2,000 gods in ancient Egypt alone.

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      2000 is Christianity, Hinduism a lot older than that. smile

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes it is, I meant to say 2,000 BC!
        My bad! smile

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol   smile  wink

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          soumyasrajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That is a good escape. Great you could think about it. Butit is still older that that

        3. Shubham Bhatt profile image62
          Shubham Bhattposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          hinduism s not from 2000 bc since it is proven that shri rama did actually exist and archaeo-astronomers have even found the date when shri rama was born it was 10th january 5114bc so its about 7127 years ago (its 2013 now) and it is very clear that hinduism existed even before he was born. for more info on this you can visit my website www.rshhinduism.wix.com/hinduism
          this site isn't awailible yet but will soon if you need info about when this site is releasing you can send me message on shubham.bhatt.8@gmail.com hope you find it helpul smile

          resource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgSINZO_VuI
                            02:27

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        Writer Riderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Depends. What is Christianity? I say a sect of Judaism. How old is Judaism? Over 3000 years old.

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes the teachings of Moses continues but Christ was here 2,000 years back. smile

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            Writer Riderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Christ was Jewish smile

            1. mohitmisra profile image61
              mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The Jews are also expecting a prophet now.

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                Writer Riderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah, well, that aside Jesus brought along the Jewish belief system.

              2. ANTI-CRUSADER profile image60
                ANTI-CRUSADERposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                The expected prophet of Jews have already came by the name of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Now the Jews which you are talking about are the deviated ones and are waiting for Antichrist=One Eye Dajjal.

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                  Writer Riderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  He wasn't Jewish so he can't be a prophet of the Jews. That's like saying a Chinese man was a prophet of the English.

                  1. mohitmisra profile image61
                    mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Some say he was Jesus some say Muhammad and some he is yet to come.

                  2. ANTI-CRUSADER profile image60
                    ANTI-CRUSADERposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    He was not CONSIDERED as Jewish just because of personal jealousy that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) belonged to the other wife of Abraham (pbuh). The virtuous lady was Bibi Hajra.

  14. weblog profile image60
    weblogposted 7 years ago
    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks weblog. smile it looks like it may be even older than I said eh?

      1. weblog profile image60
        weblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Even I didn't know, then I got in wikipedia smile

  15. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm going off topic, once again lol

  16. ShivParvathi profile image60
    ShivParvathiposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm, a very few replies to the age of Hinduism..!
    Well Mahabharata is considered to be more than 5000 BC.
    And Ramayana dates back to 880000 years ago.
    Also Rama is considered as 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
    So it still dates back than that period.

    The possibility to calculate this is really tough, There is also a story like the all the lands have changed in Hindu Mythology, like the story of 2012. In the story the savior is God.

    may be all this is stories or real. We cannot decide, its beyond our scope.

    I believe in Hinduism and also all other religions, but leave back the hump back stories,
    I seek only for the Truth.
    According to me the Truth is Good and Good is Truth, I take all the Good from all the religions.

    1. Red_Dragon profile image60
      Red_Dragonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is pretty damn intriguing. Nice one, i heard recently they found a Shiva statue in the ground it was 2000 years old and there wasnt a SINGLE crack on it, how crazy is that?

      There are some things in this world that we could never imagine.

      1. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome.
        There was a super cyclone winds speed of over 200 KMH a few years back which hit North India.

        Many buildings and treas were rooted but none of the Shiva temples were effected at all to te extent even the flags on top were untouched. smile

        1. Red_Dragon profile image60
          Red_Dragonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, amazing isnt it? It really makes you think that there is some divine spirit out there. I just wonder, if the world ever does come to an end, if god would really show up.

          Its so very interesting.........

          1. mohitmisra profile image61
            mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes there is definitely a divine force at work., too obvious in the above case.
            Man has been seeing god since god knows when, once you see god within you then you see him in everything outside of you as well.. smile

            1. suraj78 profile image59
              suraj78posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              i Know Vedas are oldest scriptures in the world, but one thing to mention Vedas are older than Hindu religion, and we called that as Arya Dharma and India is called as Aryavrata. When peoples gone away from vedas knowledge then they made their own religions. But you can see in Veda only Arya is mentioned for human.

          2. ceciliabeltran profile image83
            ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            hmmm...god will not show up but we might see god.

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          soumyasrajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. ceciliabeltran profile image83
      ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am not surprised if the figure 88,000 years is actually true. But then that counters the Jewish claim that the world is only about 5,700 years old. It maybe be the new world that's around 5000 years old.

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        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        human race called homo sapiens do exist since 2 lakh years..it is science which states so..so figures are not surprising but yes ..the technology shown is surprising..i m not sure whether humans on those times had skill to build sophisticated things which have been shown or written..what say?

        1. ceciliabeltran profile image83
          ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          well, there are different technologies. they apparently have tools then that is junk to us now. without electricity, what do you think appliances are to them...microwave, cabinet. computer...err thingys. we don't know their paradigm so we think naturally they are primitive. but look at what we have accomplished in just 6000 years... or 20 years even. our heads haven't changed much since.

  17. ceciliabeltran profile image83
    ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago

    The city of Dharma recently re-emerged after the tsunamis, right? Which shows that it is a real place.

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    filipjones wrote:
    The Hindu religion is from the very beginning of this Universe. It is an eternal religion.

    Paarsurrey

    One what basis it is said that the "Hindu religions is eternal"?
    When the Univese is not eternal; how come a religion can become eternal? I think it is ovesimplification.

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

    1. EatLovePray profile image60
      EatLovePrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hinduism is the OLDEST known spiritual religion in the world. There is lots of evidence which confirm it existed in pre-historic times..long before recorded ancient Indian history.

      That is why Hinduism is considered the "Eternal Dharma"..or the "Eternal Religion"...

      No on is forcing anyone to believe or understand that.

    2. sujju profile image60
      sujjuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      on the basis of faith... just like some believe that QURAN was narrated by god... on what basis.....?!!!

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    How old is Hinduism?


    Old does not mean to be pristine and correct.

    1. blogdigz profile image59
      blogdigzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What's your point? The question was only about how old is Hinduism!

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My point is that being old does not mean that it has not been corrupted over the time.

        If it has been pristine upto date; then one should claim its being old and take pride in it; otherwise it is just a claim of no consequence.

  20. SinghRajput profile image59
    SinghRajputposted 5 years ago

    Mark Twain called Benares older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.

    Benares is the oldest Hindu Holy City in modern world. You can view some recent images at http://www.jaitridev.com/holy-city-varanasi/

    Regarding Hinduism, it traceable from beginning of the worldly creation as mentioned by Kabir Das.

  21. Zelkiiro profile image84
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Very likely, Hinduism is as old as the first human settlements in the India region. Much like Judaism when it first appeared, its very design allows it to withstand great stretches of time relatively unchanged.

 
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