no one really has ever found through the history of what the gegraphical location of Hinduism was. scientists have guessed that it is originally from India
Hinduism started in 150 B.C.
Durga, The Fierce Goddess carries various weapons given by the Gods. Her right hand sword has severed the buffalo's head from its body (demon Mahishasura who emerged from buffalo's body). She grasps one demon in two of her left hands.
The Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Brihadeeswarar Temple (Tamil: பெருவுடையார் கோவில், peruvuḍaiyār kōvil [?]), also known as Rajarajeswaram , at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world's first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas in temple architecture. It is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron RajaRaja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glories of Indian architecture. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples" and this temple is an ultimate testimonial for the Tamil architectural cognizance in planning and sculpting this temple.
Answer 1Hinduism is at its deepest a monotheistic religion, although the supreme being of God, or Brahman, can be worshiped in many different forms. Hindus believe in one supreme God who created the universe and can be worshiped as light. Hinduism's God has may forms or Avatars. Hinduism is a complex set of religious and philosophical thought and does not fit well with a simplistic categorization of monotheism, polytheism or atheism. It includes all of these and more. Separate schools of Hindu thought vary one from the other in these topics.
In some schools all the Hindu gods and the human soul (ātman) are part of the Brahman, the supreme soul.
It is difficult to summarize Hindu theology since the various Hindu schools contain elements of almost every theological system.
Hinduism can be:
- Monastic - Only one thing exists; Sankara's school
- Pantheistic - Only one divine thing exists so that God is identical to the world; Brahmanism
- Pantheistic - The world is part of God; Ramanuja's School
- Theistic - Only one God, distinct from Creation; Bhakti Hinduism.
Observing other schools, Hinduism can also be atheistic, deistic, or even nihilistic. With such diversity included under the title "Hindu," one may wonder what makes them "Hindu" in the first place. About the only real issue is whether or not a belief system recognizes the Vedas as sacred. If it does, then it is Hindu. If not, then it is not Hindu.