a religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most of its
inhabitants, as well as by those whose families have migrated from India to
other parts of the world. The Hindus define their community as those who follow the way of the four classes
and stages of life.
Hinduism is a major world religion, not merely by virtue of its many followers
(estimated at more than 700 million), but also because of its profound influence
on many other religions during its long, unbroken history, which dates from
about 1500 BC. The basis of the religion has
given Hinduism the character of a social and doctrinal system that extends to
every aspect of human life.
They do not believe in one God but millions of lesser
Gods. They believe Jesus was an ordinary man and did not die for anybody's
sins. They also believe man is saved by his good works.