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Hinduism is the main religion in India. It is one of the world’s oldest religions. The Rig Veda was written more than 3800 years ago, making Hinduism one of, if not the oldest religion in the world. To me it is a very interesting religion because it has so many beliefs than regular religions do and that is what makes it interesting. I am going to tell you about all the different religion beliefs they believe in and the different gods they have and their hymns and what the songs really mean.How did Hinduism start? Hinduism started with the religious beliefs of the Aryans. “Hinduism developed from the religion that the Aryans brought to India with them in about 1500 BC.”(How did 1) Hinduism is very important to the people. They always take it seriously and try to whatever they learned try to apply it to their own lives. Its beliefs and practices are based on the Vedas, a collection of hymns. Hinduism is concerned with living a good life in the hope of being rewarded in the next. Hinduism is the main religion in India. Why is Hinduism so important to the people? Thousands of people follow the religion. Aryans are the first people who lived in the Indus River Valley. Hinduism is very different from other religions. Hymns of Hinduism. Did you know More than 1,000 hymns that priests recited at ceremonies and during rituals. The hymns are dedicated to the Aryan Gods. The themes are very spiritual and the people have many beliefs. Hymns are usually about the gods. Here is a verse “The goddess Light has looked abroad With her eyes, everywhere drawing near . . . . Her radiance drives out the dark. (Boyd 1376) The Aryans believed the hymns were effective  they had to be recited precisely how it says in the hymns. Why did the Hymns have to be recited? After they recited them they would have to record the hymns. Today Hindus still sing the hymns from the ceremonies most were sung at weddings or funerals because it was a respectful way to show gratitude. Some of the practices of Hindu have changed today.Some of the practices of Hindu have changed today.Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Who were some of the Gods and Goddesses?  Hinduism is thought to have many Gods and Goddesses. Some Hindus only recognize one God, Brahman, other Hindu Gods and Goddesses are aspects of Brahman. What things are Gods and Goddesses known of being? Krishnu is a form of Vishnu who came to live on earth. Ganga Mai is a God who gives water the power to clean and purify. Shiva is the destroyer. Images or statues of Hindus are important to people who follow Hinduism. Vishnu is often shown riding on Garuda he maintains all things.Unlike other religious traditions, Hinduism does not originate in a single founder, a single book or a single point in time. Aryans have collected hymns that Aryan scholars had completed by about 800 BC. People offer prayers and songs at temples to share their gratitude to the Gods. I hope you enjoyed listening to this wonderful religion Hinduism and learned more of how it started and their hymns that they sang and their Gods and how they are important to the Hindus.  

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