Hindu denominations

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Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.wikipedia
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Hinduism

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Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Although Hinduism contains many denominations and philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, pilgrimage to sacred sites and the questioning of authority.
The four largest denominations of Hinduism are the Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism.

Monotheism

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Hindus subscribe to a diversity of ideas on spirituality and traditions, but have no ecclesiastical order, no unquestionable religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet(s) nor any binding holy book; Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, monotheistic, monistic, agnostic, atheistic or humanist.
The broader definition of monotheism characterizes the traditions of Bábism, the Bahá'í Faith, Balinese Hinduism, Cao Dai (Caodaiism), Cheondoism (Cheondogyo), Christianity, Deism, Eckankar, Hindu sects such as Shaivism and Vaishnavism, Islam, Judaism, Mandaeism, Rastafari, Seicho no Ie, Sikhism, Tengrism (Tangrism), Tenrikyo (Tenriism), Yazidism, and Zoroastrianism, and elements of pre-monotheistic thought are found in early religions such as Atenism, ancient Chinese religion, and Yahwism.

Sampradaya

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Sometimes the term is used for sampradayas led by a particular guru with a particular philosophy.

Vedas

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The various Indian philosophies and denominations have taken differing positions on the Vedas.

Ganesha

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Ganapatism is a Hindu denomination in which Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the main form of the Saguna Brahman.
Hindu denominations worship him regardless of affiliations.

Shaivism

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Four major traditions are, however, used in scholarly studies: Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism.

Shaktism

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Four major traditions are, however, used in scholarly studies: Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism.

Ayyavazhi

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Thus, Ayyavazhi is also considered a Hindu denomination.

History of Hinduism

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In Hindu history, the distinction of the six orthodox schools was current in the Gupta period "golden age" of Hinduism.
History of Hinduism...... denotes a wide variety of related religious traditions native to the Indian subcontinent.

Hinduism in India

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Slavic Vedism involves the use of Vedic rituals and worship of ancient Vedic deities, distinguishing from other groups which have maintained a stronger bond with modern Indian Hinduism, although Krishnaite groups often identify themselves as "Vedic" too.
The vast majority of Hindus in India belong to Shaivite and Vaishnavite denominations.

Ramanandi Sampradaya

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Vaishnavism

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Four major traditions are, however, used in scholarly studies: Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism. Slavic Vedism involves the use of Vedic rituals and worship of ancient Vedic deities, distinguishing from other groups which have maintained a stronger bond with modern Indian Hinduism, although Krishnaite groups often identify themselves as "Vedic" too.
Vaishnavism is one of the major Hindu denominations along with Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism.

Shiva

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Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

Vishnu

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Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

Brahma

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Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

Guru

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Sometimes the term is used for sampradayas led by a particular guru with a particular philosophy.

Henotheism

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A notable feature of Hindu denominations is that they do not deny other concepts of the divine or deity, and often celebrate the other as henotheistic equivalent.

Julius J. Lipner

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The denominations of Hinduism, states Lipner, are unlike those found in major religions of the world, because Hindu denominations are fuzzy with individuals practising more than one, and he suggests the term "Hindu polycentrism".

Hindu cosmology

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Although Hinduism contains many denominations and philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, pilgrimage to sacred sites and the questioning of authority.

Hindu texts

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Although Hinduism contains many denominations and philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, pilgrimage to sacred sites and the questioning of authority.

Hindu pilgrimage sites

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Although Hinduism contains many denominations and philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, pilgrimage to sacred sites and the questioning of authority.

Spirituality

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Hindus subscribe to a diversity of ideas on spirituality and traditions, but have no ecclesiastical order, no unquestionable religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet(s) nor any binding holy book; Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, monotheistic, monistic, agnostic, atheistic or humanist.

Polytheism

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Hindus subscribe to a diversity of ideas on spirituality and traditions, but have no ecclesiastical order, no unquestionable religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet(s) nor any binding holy book; Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, monotheistic, monistic, agnostic, atheistic or humanist.

Pantheism

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Hindus subscribe to a diversity of ideas on spirituality and traditions, but have no ecclesiastical order, no unquestionable religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet(s) nor any binding holy book; Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, monotheistic, monistic, agnostic, atheistic or humanist.