Hinduism A to Z

Hinduism - Beliefs and Practices

Hinduism also known as Sanatana Dharma, is the oldest living religion in the world. It is practiced by over a billion people. Although it originated in India, today Hinduism is a world religion practiced in every part of the world. An ancient religion with prehistoric roots, it represents several traditions, each of which can be considered a religion in itself. We have included here comprehensive information on Hinduism, Hinduism resources, definition, history, Hindu way of life, beliefs and practices, philosophy as represented by the six Darsanas with special emphasis upon Vedanta, the origin and antiquity, symbolism of gods and goddesses, sects, schools, ritual practices, temple traditions, gurus, saints, Saivism, Shaktism, Tantrism, Vaishnavism, Vedism or Brahmanism, translations of sacred texts such as the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavadgita, the Sutra literature, the Tantras, Dharma Sastras and more. Please check the Hinduism A to Z link, which contains additional resources on the various aspects and esoteric practices of Hinduism, Yoga and Vedanta. This page contains the most unique and comprehensive information on Hinduism. Please do not let search engines determine what you should read and which sites you should visit. We update our site content frequently. Therefore, please click here to bookmark our site and keep checking for new information regularly. Hinduwebsite.com is founded .to spread information and awareness of the religions that originated in India. If you are a Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh, we request you to spread information about this website to your friends and family members.

Introduction to Hinduism

Essays on the origin, definition, introduction, philosophy, tradition, scriptures and growth of Hinduism, and the factors that shaped its essential philosophy and practice.

Essays on Hinduism

Original Essays on the principles and practices of Hinduism, explaining its beliefs, gods and philosophy Hinduism, tradition practices and beliefs.

Symbolism in Hinduism

The Hindu scriptures are replete with symbolic metaphors and philosophical truths. Know the symbolic significance hidden in the scriptures, beliefs, practices, and deities of Hinduism.

Concepts of Hinduism

Detailed Basic concepts and percepts arranged alphabetically that are important to our understanding of the beliefs, philosophy and practices of Hinduism.


Translations of major and minor Upanishads, essays on the introduction, meaning, philosophy and significance of the Upanishads, Vedanta, Brahman, Atman, books, etc.

Hinduism-A to Z

Find a very comprehensive list of internal resources that will help you understand the basic as well as advanced aspects of Hinduism beliefs and practices.


Srimad Translations of Bhagavadgita, essays, concepts, wisdom, commentary, philosophy, symbolism, paths to self-realization, analysis, history, significance, secrets, etc.

Esoteric Hinduism

Essays on the little known aspects of Hinduism, esoteric rituals, Tantra, methods of worship, advanced spiritual practices, deeply hidden mysteries, occult practices, death, afterlife, etc..


This is Hinduwebsite Shaivism (Saivism) section on Shiva, Saiva Philosophy, history, beliefs, practices, deities, concepts, and sectarian movements.

The Vedas

All about the Vedas, translations, literature, beliefs and practices, rituals, sacrifices, gods and goddesses, history, philosophy, symbolism, and related subjects.


A collection of internal resources on Yoga, that will help you know the theory, history, principles, types, techniques, essential concepts, and practices of Yoga.

Hindu Philosophy

Collection of writings on the six schools of Hindu philosophy known as Darsanas such as Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, Mimansa, etc.

The Hindu Way of Life Part 1

Essays on Hinduism, Hindu way of life, beliefs and practices, the concept of God, Soul, Karma, idol worship and incarnation.

Hinduism FAQ

Original essays about what Hinduism is, basics, definition, history, gods, beliefs and practice, social, religious and secular aspects and Hindu way of life.


Find here a collection of essays on Brahman, who is extolled in the Upanishads and Samhitas as the Supreme Self, the highest God, Creator, and the absolute, eternal Self.

Hindu Spirituality

Thought provoking Essays and transformative wisdom on spiritual practices, yoga, meditation, contemplation, divine life, and related knowledge for inner awakening.

Hindu Dharma Shastras

Find complete translations of Hindu Law Books or Books of Duty by Manu, Apastamba, Vashista, Gautama and Baudhayana with links for comparative analysis and understanding.

Hinduism Resources

An invaluable collection of link resources to Hinduism, sects, schools of philosophy, origins, history, products, associations and organizations, practices, beliefs, monasteries, and teachers.

e-Texts on Hinduism

Exceptionally good resources to find eBooks and e-texts on Hinduism and related religions as well as on self development and spiritualism.

Spiritual Masters

Gurus, saints, swamis, spiritual masters and great souls of India who played a significant role in preserving Hinduism through their teachings and service.

Hindu Prayers

Find here Hindu prayers and invocations to popular gods and goddesses of Hinduism, which are transliterated into English and used by devout Hindus during worship

Symbols of Hinduism

Explore the meaning and significance of various secular and religious symbols, names, forms, and archetypal images of Hinduism .

Questions & Answers

In this section we present answers to the questions that are raised by the visitors to Hinduwebsite.com. The questions are answered in comprehensive details to clear any doubts the questioner may have.

Hinduism in Pictures

Find here a graphical representation of Hinduism, its beliefs, concepts, and practices, all explained in easy to understand statements along with relevant images, and explanatory text for each selected topic.

Hindu Festivals

Festivals make Hinduism very colorful and vibrant. Perhaps there is no other religion in the world where people celebrate so many festivals. Find here a list of essays on important Hindu festivals.

Rites and Rituals

Hindu ritual model forms the basis for many beliefs and concepts of Hinduism such as creation, karma yoga, procreation, rebirth, birth and death, etc. This section contains important essays about the ritual tradition of Hinduism.

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