Readers are introduced to the gods and goddesses of the Hindu religion and to what each represents. The worship practices are outlined, and sacred texts (the Vedas and epic poems) are discussed. India and pilgrimages to that country are highlighted.
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WHAT IS HINDUISM?
GODS AND GODDESSES
HOLY BOOKS AND SACRED STORIES 1
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