Welcome to the Patheos Hindu Channel! Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion with over 1 million Hindus in the United States alone. Hinduism is not an organized religion and has no single, systematic approach to teaching its values. Yet a common thread among all the variations of Hinduism is the belief in Supreme Being and adherence to certain concepts such as Truth, dharma, and karma. The Vedas (sacred scriptures) serve as the very definition of a Hindu, though how the Vedas are interpreted may vary greatly from person to person. Here you will find information, features, expert opinions and more on everything from Hindu practices and teachings, to what it means to call yourself a Hindu, to Hinduism’s role in societies around the world, and much more.