Hinduism - An Introduction - Part 1 and 2
Hinduism - An Introduction - Part 1 and 2

Hinduism - An Introduction - Part 1 and 2

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Hinduism: An Introduction – Part 1 informs readers about the spiritual, cultural and social heritage of Hinduism. It introduces the reader to Hinduism through many different lenses. This attractive publication is spanned over 700 beautiful colour photographs and illustrations, and expansive, consisting of more than 700 pages over two volumes. As a great service to beginners and students, this book explores some of the most prominent philosophies and theologies, customs and traditions, scriptures and spiritual luminaries, avatars and deities, histories and geographies of the vast religion of Hinduism. Part 1 features a brief history of Hinduism, the core beliefs of Hinduism, as well as exposition on sacred texts, various denominations, temples, holy men and women, sacred places and rivers, festivals, rituals, and sacred symbols and objects. Hinduism is a grand mosaic of many denominations, philosophies, rituals, festivals, temples, holy places, sadhus and scriptures. Thus, it is often referred to by many scholars as a family of religions. Within these rich diversities, one can perceive common threads that bind Hinduism into a fascinatingly profound religion subscribed to by nearly one-sixth of humankind.