Definition of Hinduism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhindo͞oˌizəm/


A major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion.

Hinduism is practiced primarily in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. It is a diverse family of devotional and ascetic cults and philosophical schools, all sharing a belief in reincarnation and involving the worship of one or more of a large pantheon of gods and goddesses, including Shiva and Vishnu (incarnate as Rama and Krishna), Kali, Durga, Parvati, and Ganesh. Hindu society was traditionally based on a caste system.

Example sentences
  • Should we not wonder why masses of people are changing their religions and abandoning Hinduism?
  • Thapar even doubts whether Hinduism as a religion really existed until recent times.
  • It can therefore safely be said that this teaching of Manu was against Hinduism.



Pronunciation: /-ˌīz/
Example sentences
  • He led the campaign to Hinduize education in public schools and universities.
  • Tampering with the Indian history with the motive of Hinduising it is not a new trend.
  • What they want is a ‘Hinduised society’, what they desire is a sense of ‘Gujaratiness’ deriving from an aggressive Hindu identity.

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Syllabification: Hin·du·ism

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