Hinduism is the
predominant religion of India, with nearly 85% of the population adhering
to the faith. Hinduism developed over about 4000 years, but has no single
founder or creed like Confucianism, Taoism,
The Dakshineswar Temple in Calcutta, India
Unlike Western religions, though, Hinduism has little or no organization
and hierarchy within it. In this way, Hinduism is more of a philosophy.
It has a vast variety of beliefs and practices
that extends into daily life. The ideal way of life is called the dharma.