Early Hinduism

Hinduism has been one of the main religions in India for over 2000 years.

Hindu god Brahma riding on a swan
Hindu god Brahma riding on a goose

The earliest records of Hindu gods, goddesses and Hindu beliefs were first written down in about the fourth century A.D. However, by this time, there was already a strong oral tradition which supported these beliefs.

The early Hindu epics and myths help us to understand the evolution of the gods and goddesses and the development of beliefs which form the basis of the modern Hindu religion.
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Read about Narayana the creator

Meet the gods and goddesses of early Hinduism


Name the ten incarnations of Vishnu

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