What is Hindu?

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India.
    Synonyms: Hindoo, Hindustani
    See also — Additional definitions below


Hindu ( pronunciation) is a term for adherents of Indian religions. Hinduism comprises diverse traditions and has no single founder. It includes the Agamic religion, involving Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism; historic groups such as the Ganapatyas, Kaumaras, Sauras, Bhairavas, Kapalikas, Kalamukhas, Pashupatas; and the historical Vedic religion, including the Śrautas.

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Hindu - Ethnic and Cultural Fabric
... communities indigenous to India are closely linked to the synthesis and formation of Hindu civilization ... in the states of north eastern India and Nepal were also a part of the earliest Hindu civilization ... Asia and people of Indo-Greek heritage have brought their own influence on Hindu society ...
Savitri Devi - Works
1936 A Warning to the Hindus ISBN 978-81-85002-40-8 Written to rally support for Hindu nationalism and independence, and to rally resistance to the spread of Christianity. 1940 The Non-Hindu Indians and Indian Unity Promotes the idea that India must put aside social prejudice and communal hatred to create the political unity to achieve independence ... (abridged) A work synthesizing the Hindu philosophy of cyclical history with National Socialism ...
Kartika (month)
... கார்த்திகை, Bengali কার্ত্তিক), is a month of Hindu, Bengali and Nepali calendars, named after the Hindu god, Kartikeya ... In the lunar Hindu calendar, Kartika begins with the new moon in November and is the eighth month of the year except in Gujarat, where it marks the new year that falls on Diwali ...
Hinduism In The United States - Hindu Temples
... Earliest traditional Hindu temple in the United States is the Maha Vallabha Ganapathi Devastanam owned by the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, New York City ... Other prominent temples include the Malibu Hindu Temple, built in 1981 and located in Calabasas, is owned and operated by the Hindu Temple Society of Southern California ... The oldest Hindu Temple in Texas is the Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani temple at Radha Madhav Dham, Austin ...
... Raghunandan is one of the names of Lord Rama, the Hindu God Vishnu's 7th incarnation and the hero of the epic Ramayana in Hindu mythology ... Hindu deities and texts God Para Brahman Adi Parashakti Gods Trimurti Brahma Vishnu Shiva Ganesha Rama Krishna Murugan Hanuman Indra Surya more Goddesses Tridevi Saraswati Lakshmi Parvati Sati Durga Shakti Kali Sita ...

More definitions of "Hindu":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or supporting Hinduism.
    Example: "The Hindu faith"
    Synonyms: Hindi, Hindoo
  • (noun): A person who adheres to Hinduism.
    Synonyms: Hindoo