Query: Who is the Founder of
Who is the founder of Hinduism... the foremost of all religions existing from times immemorial! Hinduism is never
termed a religion... it is always treated as... "A way of life"! Hinduism religion is not bounded by a particular
flock of human beings belonging to particular faith or belief! Hinduism is primarily followed by people living in
India... erstwhile Bharatvarsha!
Before India gained independence in 1947... It was a conglomerate of above 600 independent
princely states that together formed Indian subcontinent! Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel... then home minister of India
combined all the 600+ princely states to form Indian republic! Hinduism religion primarily consists of different
faiths and beliefs. Both Jainism and Buddhism form part of Hinduism religion.
There is not one Founder of Hinduism! The
collective wisdom... the sacred Vedas (Hinduism revelations), Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads (independent treatises)...
Puranas, Itihasas, Agamas and Darshanas... all form part of Hinduism! Initially came Vedas, first Hinduism
revelations revealed to mankind by grace of God
The wisdom of Vedas was invoked by different sages and saints of different era! Then followed
wisdom contained in various Upanishads (independent treatises). The wisdom of all Upanishads was independently
invoked by different sages and saints of yester era who reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in their
Along with wisdom of Upanishads came doctrine of Bhagavad Gita that was given to mankind by
Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata between Pandava and Kaurava Kings! The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism
forms summum bonum of spirituality! Beyond wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita there is nothing further to be known
by human beings!
The wisdom contained in Puranas, Itihasas, Agamas and Darshanas was invoked by various sages
and saints of different era! Even Lord Krishna cannot be considered founder of Hinduism. Yes, in the time of Lord
Krishna precipitated the most important scripture of Hinduism... the sacred Bhagavad Gita... a doctrine that has no
parallel in mankind!
Collectively sages and saints of different era were founders of Hinduism. Hinduism religion truly is a universal
language... a universal religion that has no boundaries! The wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism
can be followed by any human being... belonging to any religion, faith or belief! For knowing Bhagavad Gita one
need not convert to Hinduism ever!
Hinduism founder were primarily Aryans... sages and saints who lived in upper regions of
Himalayas... the snow-clad mountains! As conditions in these areas became unsuitable for Habitat because of extreme
weather conditions... these Aryan sages and saints moved further down to warmer regions that is now termed
The word Hinduism was coined by Muslim invaders! When Muslims from West invaded India... they
crossed river Indus! As Muslims pronounced H for I... they started calling people East of Indus as Hindus and the
religion as Hinduism!
As per history of Hinduism... not hundreds but thousands gained enlightenment from India
(erstwhile Bharatvarsha) in the entire history of mankind! Comparatively in West till date only Jesus Christ and
Prophet Mohammed gained enlightenment. Spirituality truly belongs to India... prime reason why Hinduism was earlier
termed Sanatana Dharma!
Sanatana Dharma means a Dharma existing from times immemorial! It was only after onslaught of Muslim invaders...
Sanatana Dharma was more predominantly termed Hinduism religion... a religion of all!
Ever since humanity developed roots, Hinduism religion existed on mother earth! Before advent
of any religion on mother earth existed Dharma (our right to do what is just and right... and not what was
destined)! It is primarily Dharma that differentiated human beings from animals! Dharma is that inherent ingredient
of cosmic system that keeps human beings in check!
In absence of Dharma... human beings would behave no better than animals! It is existence of
Hindu Dharma... Sanatana Dharma that life carries value on mother earth!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Who is the Founder of Hinduism explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on when did hinduism begin - hinduism founder can be found at : Hinduism Founder Gods
... Vijay Kumar - 6 Mar 2011.
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