Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, after Christianity and Islam. It is also considered to be the oldest religion in the world. Researchers can trace its roots as far back as the Neolithic Era (5500- 2600 BCE).
Today, it is estimated that approximately 1 billion people practice Hinduism. The majority of the followers live in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bali.
Hinduism is a polytheistic religion with millions of gods and goddesses. Each god or goddess represents a characteristic of the main god and creator, Brahman. Hindus believe in the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. This cycle is known as reincarnation.