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Hindus had no name for their religion.Edit

The word "Hindu" as we know is a recent invention and the word "Religion" in modern sense is alein to them. As we know India has been a country of History and passing of history and tradition to future generations. Instead of word Hindu the word "Sanatan" is more relevant as it shows th nature of culture rather than a word for practice of culture. And everyone refer to their culture in India as " my dharma is Sanatana that is my religion is ancient." Includents.h (talk) 10:48, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks; already included in the article. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 11:15, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

non-indian hindu groupEdit

Should add about Tenggerese people of Indonesia ,Kalasha people of pakistan who practises ancient hinduism.

Also more datas about Cham hindus of Vietnam should be included. Jishnusavith (talk) 06:29, 2 March 2019 (UTC)


The % of Hindus in Newzealand is 2.11% which is higher than the % of Hindus in Belize which is 2%.So Belize should be replaced by Newzealand Jishnusavith (talk) 06:33, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

I replaced it Reginasinclairs (talk) 06:49, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Hinduism oldest religion?Edit

I believe there is proof that Judaism is actually the oldest religion in existence — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:09, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Is this a joke? Second Temple Judaism begins in the 6th century BC, along with its Monotheism. "Pre-exilic Israel was polytheistic;[2] Asherah was probably worshiped as Yahweh's consort, within his temples in Jerusalem, Bethel, and Samaria, and a goddess called the Queen of Heaven, probably a fusion of Astarte and the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar, was also worshiped.[3] Baal and Yahweh coexisted in the early period, but were considered irreconcilable after the 9th century.[4] The worship of Yahweh alone, the concern of a small party in the monarchic period, only gained ascendancy in the exilic and early post-exilic period,[2] and it was only then that the very existence of other gods was denied.[5]"

Even Religion in ancient Rome was older than Judaism. Dimadick (talk) 22:05, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

  1. ^ Yajurveda 32:3; Yajurveda 40:8; Yajurveda 40:9
  2. ^ a b Albertz 1994a, p. 61.
  3. ^ Ackerman 2003, p. 395.
  4. ^ Smith 2002, p. 47.
  5. ^ Betz 2000, p. 917.

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