Hinduism is the oldest and one of the most complex of all religious systems. It is difficult to provide adequate history of Hinduism because it has no specific founder or theology. The development of this religion was influenced when light-skinned nomadic Aryan Indo-European tribes invaded Northern India BC from Russia and Central Asia attacking the Harappan people who lived there in 1500. The word, Hinduism, comes from the word, Indus, which is the name of an Indian River that existed about 5000 years ago.
The Aryan group developed what is called the caste system, which ranked society according to occupational class. That system is as follows: Brahmins are priests; Kshatriyas are soldiers, king-warrior class; Vaishyas are merchants, farmers, Sutras laborers and craftspeople; Harijahns are "untouchables" -- those thought to be descended from the Harappan aboriginal people who are extremely poor and discriminated against. The higher the person's caste, the more the person is blessed with the benefits and luxuries of life.
just like Islam christianity Judaism etc Hinduism is a religion followed by billions of people staying in India Nepal etc It is the oldest religion of this world .Hinduism or the word coined by early invaders who named it for people staying along side river Indus.unlike any other religion this unique religion has no founder..perhaps it is more than 5000 years old. the followers believe in Santana dharma.all regions are given full importance Like all rivers finally end in ocean similarly all religion leads to the same path to attain the almighty.extremly peace loving religion -believe in live and let live..
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It's a religion that's cow is your God. and people say it's a peaceful religion well,it's not they hurt every un Hindu in India. if you don't believe me then go to India and see for yourself those Hindu guys are so raceist against Muslims.