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.
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?
@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 ...
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.
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.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org hope you find it helpul
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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.
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..
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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