Hinduism For Dummies
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Hinduism For Dummies®
The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed over thousands of years. Exploring the traditions, practices, scripture, and deities of the religion, Hinduism For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-0-470-87858-3, July 2011) provides a thorough introduction to the world's third largest religion. From similarities and differences among Hinduism's four sects -- Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism -- to an exploration of key tenets and beliefs, the book continues the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to readers.
Hinduism For Dummies:
- Provides information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachings associated with the practice of Hinduism
- Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, and Upanishads
- Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduism around the world
It is suitable for everyone – for readers looking for a straight introduction to this influential religion and those who have been exposed to the popular subjects of yoga, meditation, and ayurveda and want to learn more about their Hindu roots.