Q:

Who is the leader of Hinduism?

A:

Hinduism is unique in that it does not have a founder. Instead, modern Hinduism has evolved to include many different movements and sects due to political differences, referencing many different religious figures and leaders.

The Hare Krishna Movement is among the most popular and recognized, following the saint Chaitanya, who is supposed to be a descendant of both Krishna and Radha. Other movements include Arya Samaj, which follows the teachings of Dayananda Sarasvati, Pushti Marg, Ramakrishna Mission, the Swami Narayana Mission and more. No one movement is more significant than any of the other movements, and there are also Hindu-related groups and representative groups that use the same beliefs but do not associate officially with Hinduism.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Where did Hinduism start?

    A:

    Hinduism is one-of-a-kind among world religions because it has no set place of origin according to Patheos. Philosophers and religious gurus who follow Hinduism understand the religion to have always existed within its own tradition.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does the Hinduism symbol represent?

    A:

    The primary symbol in Hinduism is Aum and this symbol both orally and visually represents God, or Brahmin. To merge with God, those of the Hinduism faith repeatedly chant Om, or Aum.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What did Mahatma Gandhi believe in?

    A:

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, believed in Hinduism, non-violence, vegetarianism, self-rule, education, the search for truth and the usefulness of fasting and celibacy. Ghandi's Hinduism had Jain influences. He used the principles of non-violence to lead an Indian resistance against the British.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why did Hinduism start?

    A:

    No one knows exactly why Hinduism started or even how it began. Traditionally, the belief was that the foundations for Hinduism were laid by the Aryans when they moved into the region of modern India in about 1500 B.C. They worshipped a god called Indra; some dispute this assertion, however, and claim that Hinduism has existed for all time and does not have a beginning or end.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore