Beliefs/Practices: There is no single founder or founding incident of Hinduism. It grew out of cultural and religious changes in India. The Hindu belief is that gods or divinities can take many forms, but all form one universal spirit called Brahman.
Hinduism is the world's oldest major religion. Some traditions of Hinduism date back more than 3,000 years. Over the centuries, however, its followers-called Hindus-have accepted many new ideas and combined them with the old ones. More than 900 million people practice Hinduism worldwide. Most of them live in India, where Hinduism began.