Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, after Christianity and Islam. It is also considered to be oldest existing religion in the world. Researchers have can trace its roots as far back as the Neolithic Era. (5500- 2600 BCE)
Today, it is estimated that approximately 1 billion practice Hinduism, with the majority the religions followers in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bali.
A polytheistic religion, Hinduism is represented by millions of gods and goddesses. Each deity symbolize an aspect of the supreme being, Brahman.
Hindus believe in the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. There are four prominent beliefs in reference to this cycle: Dharma, Karma, Samsara, and Moksha.
Dharma refers to the path of righteousness in one’s life. This is governed by Karma, which is the accumulated sum of good and bad deeds that influence the next life, known as Samsara. Moksha refers to the liberation from the cycle of reincarnation and the union with Brahman, and is the supreme goal of all Hindus.