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Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed over thousands of years. Today, the United States is home to approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for a reference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices, and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism For Dummies is for you!
- Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popular world belief system
- 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
About the Author
Dr. Amrutur V. Srinivasan, born in India, is primary founder and first president of the Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple Society. He has functioned as a Hindu priest performing a wide variety of pujas (worships), weddings, and other ceremonies since 1971.