What is Hinduism?
Hinduism is a way of life, a Dharma, that is, the law that governs all action. It has its own beliefs, traditions, advanced system of ethics, meaningful rituals, philosophy and theology.

What are the basic Principles of Hinduism?
  • Dharma (ethics and duties)
  • Samsara (rebirth)
  • Karma (right action)
  • Moksha (liberation from the cycle of Samsara)
  • A Hindu also believes in honesty, non-violence, celibacy, cleanliness, contentment, prayers, austerity, perseverance, penance, and pious company.

What are the key Hindu scriptures?
The basic scriptures of Hinduism, which are collectively referred to as "Shastras", are essentially a collection of spiritual laws. The major and most popular Hindu texts include the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Who is a Hindu and how do I become one?
A Hindu is an individual who accepts and lives by the religious guidance of the Vedic Scriptures.

What are the major Hindu deities?
Hindus believe that there is only one supreme absolute called "Brahman." The most fundamental of Hindu deities is the Trinity of Brahman, Vishnu, and Shiva - creator, preserver, and destroyer respectively.