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Hinduism, 1 Definition(s)

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Hinduism : A worldwide religious tradition that is based on the Vedas and is the direct descendent of the Vedic religion. It encompasses many religious traditions that widely vary in practice, as well as many diverse sects and philosophies.

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: WikiPedia: Glossary of Hinduism terms
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