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More than 4000 years old, Hindu is not so much a religion than a way of life; a broad system of philosophical, religious, and cultural observances, customs, and traditions.  Often Hindo refers to the adherents of various Eastern religions, namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.  With more than a billion followers, Hindu is the third largest religion

More specifically, Bal Gangadhar Tilak lists the features of Hindu as

"Acceptance of the Vedas with reverence, recognition of the fact that the means or ways to salvation are diverse, and the realization of the truth that the number of gods to be worshipped is large." 

The theologies which Hindu encompasses are henotheistic and as such they are the world's most religiously tolerant faiths. 

."..the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet; it does not worship any one god; it does not subscribe to any one dogma; it does not believe in any one philosophic concept; it does not follow any one set of religious rites or performances; in fact, it does not appear to satisfy the narrow traditional features of any religion or creed.  It may broadly be described as a way of life and nothing more." 
Chief Justice  P. B. Gajendragadkar, Indian Supreme Court, 1995

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Updated: 18 September, 2010



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