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Amazing Facts about Hinduism

Lesser Known Facts About Hinduism

Hinduism is the 3rd largest and one of the oldest religions in the world. Hinduism is practiced all over the world though it is majorly focused in Indian subcontinent. More than 1.08 billion people are devotees of Hinduism.

Today, at FactWish, we have collected some of the interesting but less known facts about Hinduism religion. Here we go.

1. More than 96% of Hindus live in India, Nepal and Mauritius.

More than 96% of Hindus live in India, Nepal and Mauritius

2. Hinduism worships over 33 million Gods, though they believe there is one God but in many avatars.

Hinduism worships over 33 million Gods

3. Hinduism is the only religion in which animals are also given importance which signifies that supreme power is soul which exist in every creature whether human or animal.

Hinduism is the only religion in which animals are also worshipped

4. The actual name of Hinduism is “Sanatan Dharma“. Hinduism was given by western people because majority of Hindus lived near Sindhu river (Indus river).

The actual name of Hinduism is "Sanatan Dharma"

5. There is no single founder of Hinduism with no founding incidents. Some facts consider it the oldest religion in the world. Archaeological teams have discovered many evidences including “Swastika” – a Hinduism symbol, which indicate that ancient people of Indus valley civilization practiced Hinduism.

There is no single founder of Hinduism

6. Many religions like Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism have been originated from Hinduism under different circumstances.

Many religions like Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism have been originated from Hinduism

7. A person killing innocent animals for filling hunger and fun is a sinner. Thus, majority of Hinduism avoid eating meat because they believe that it minimizes hurting other life forms.

Most Hindus are vegetarian

8. Hinduism believes in circular concept of time. The time is divided in 4 yugas namely, the Satya yuga (golden age of innocence), Tretha yuga, Dwapara yuga and Kali yuga (most evil time). Kali yuga is the current time.

Hinduism believes in circular concept of time

9. In Hinduism, both male and female deities are worshiped equally.

In Hinduism, both male and female deities are worshiped equally

10. Om is actually believed to be the manifestation of consciousness in sound form in Hinduism.

Om is actually believed to be the manifestation of consciousness in sound form in Hinduism

11. Yoga has been practiced from ancient time in Hinduism gifted to the world.

Yoga has been practiced from long time in Hinduism

12. Most scriptures in Hinduism including Rig veda (oldest known book founded in 7000 B.C.) have been written in Sanskrit which is the oldest language in the world.

Most scriptures in Hinduism have been written in Sanskrit

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