Who is the Founder of Hinduism?

Hinduism is a collective term applied to the many philosophical and religious traditions native to India. The tradition understands itself to be timeless, having always existed. Indeed, its collection of sacred texts is known, as a whole, as Sanatana Dharma, "The Eternal Teaching." It is thus a complex tradition that encompasses numerous interrelated religious doctrines and practices that have some common characteristics but which lack any unified system of beliefs and practices. For hundreds of years, many people have searched for some evidence of the founder of Hinduism. However, because the Hindu tradition understands itself as always having existed, it neither has a specific moment of origin or a specific founder.

 


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    Alonzo L. Gaskill is an author, editor, theologian, lecturer, and professor of World Religions. He holds degrees in philosophy, theology, and biblical studies. He has authored more than two-dozen books and numerous articles on various aspects of religion; with topics ranging from world religions and interfaith dialogue, to scriptural commentaries, texts on symbolism, sacred space, and ritual, and even devotional literature.