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Worship of Krishna can be
traced back as early as
the 4th century BC.


The world's oldest organized religion - the third largest after Christianity and Islam - was established around 1500 B.C. and today claims almost 840 million followers, a majority located in India and Nepal.

Arising almost organically out of the ancient culture in India, Hinduism never boasted an original founder, but steadily grew in influence to include thousands of different religious groups under four major Hindu denominations. Each have their own distinct tenets and modes of worship - highlighted by the fact that today the number of gods recognized within the faith is estimated into the millions.

Krisha is by far one of the most popular of these gods or demi-gods and by tradition the revered author of the most sacred of Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita.

However, there are over arching beliefs that remain central to all of Hinduism, beginning with the three-in-one god Brahman who is composed of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer.

Among its earthly followers, another central tenet of Hinduism is the belief that decisions throughout one's life may result in good or bad karma, - in which each person experiences reincarnation or a series of rebirths, on their ultimate journey to heaven or nirvana.

Good karma results in a person being reborn into a higher social caste, while those surrounded by bad karma are destined to a lower caste, or worse, reincarnated as an animal in the next life.

On the Web, find out more about the ancient faith at top sites devoted to telling the complete story in sacred texts and images, with discussions on major Hindu denominations, gods & goddesses, traditional festivals, and related holy days and holidays celebrated throughout the year ....

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More about Hinduism around the Web:

Hinduism complete overview from Wikipedia with discussions on its core concepts, history & origins, major denominations, symbols & meaning plus related pictures and links to further information.

Himalayan Academy - Online resource from the monastery in Kauai, Hawaii with the complete text of How to Become a (Better) , plus introductory Hindu history and basic tenets, glossary of terms, comparisons to Christianity plus instructional tools for parents & teachers.

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