Hinduism in Asia

  • Apr 20, 1430

    founding of Hinduism

    founding of Hinduism
    Hinduism was first founded around 1500 BC or earlier in India. There is not a specific founder. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion. They believe in reincarnation and karma
  • Apr 23, 1431

    meaning of hinduism

    Dharma. Karma. Reincarnation. Brahma. Shiva. Vishnu.

    since the beginning the hindus have always believed in these things 1500bc
  • Apr 23, 1444

    indus valley population splitted

    Highly developed civilizations trived throughout the Indus Valley around 1500 B.C.E. But for still unknown reasons, the valley's population seemed to have moved out rather suddenly.
  • Apr 21, 1540

    Aryan warrior culture

    The Aryan warrior culture conquers the Indus River Valley. this brouhght along the languageof Sanskirt and lots of major influences in Hinduism's development.

    1400 bc
  • Apr 21, 1560

    the vedic age

    The Vedic Age was during 1500bc and 1200bc ,in which the Rig Veda is written, it reflected the influence of joining the Aryan and Indus River Valley cultures.
  • Apr 23, 1560

    the spread of hinduism

    the spread of hinduism
    the spread of hinduism did not a speciific date but it gradually spreaded. the timethe it started was around 1250 bc. most of this spread was cuased by traveling merchaints
  • Apr 21, 1570

    the brahmanas and upanishads

    In 1000 bc the Brahmanas and Upanishads are written and added to the original Vedas.
  • Apr 21, 1580

    the age of protest

    the age of protest
    Buddhism and Jainism broke away from the main flow of Hinduism creating the age of protest. 600 bc
  • Turning point

    The period between 800 bc and 200bc was the turning point between the Verdic religion and the Hindu religion. theis was also a formative period for Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.
  • response to the break away

    in the 400 bc the Hindu repsond to the Buddhism and Jainism results in further changes to the main teachings of Hinduism.
  • greek influence

    326 B.C.E. —Alexander the Great brings his army and the influence of Greek civilization into the northernmost regions of India. The Indian Mauryan Empire is created to counter this Greek invasion of culture and ideas. 250 B.C.E. —Ashoka becomes Emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty. 400–500 C.E. — Hinduism returns as the dominant religion of India. Temples and monuments are built to honor Hindu ideas, gods and beliefs. This is the era of the Hindu Renaissance. 800–1000 C.E. — Bhakti movements begin
  • 300 bc

    300 bc
    Around 300bc the Hindu kingdoms were established outside India mainly in South East Asia among the Bali, Java, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. These established kingdoms promoted Hindu beliefs among their subjects that even to present, the biggest population of the Bali is mainly Hindu. The religion was also spread by the merchants who wherever they went their religion was always before them.
  • the epic and early puranis period

    the period of 200 bc and 500ce saw the classical "Golden Age" of Hinduism, which coincides with the Gupta Empire. In this period the six branches of Hindu philosophy evolved, namely Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa, and Vedanta.
  • dwipantara or jawa dwipa

    around 200 bc the Dwipantara or Jawa Dwipa Hindu kingdom was in Java and Sumatra . Southeast Asia was filled by traders from eastern India, particularly Kalinga, as well as from the kingdoms of South India. this influenced the religion in that area
  • ashoka

    ashoka
    250 B.C.E. —Ashoka becomes Emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty. He was the third king of the indian dynasty. Originally a Hindu, Ashoka later converted to Buddhism
  • hinduism returns to the top

    400–500 C.E. — Hinduism returns as the dominant religion of India. Temples and monuments are built to honor Hindu ideas, gods and beliefs. This is the era of the Hindu Renaissance.
  • 1st mellenium

    In the first half of the 1st millennium ce, many of the early kingdoms in Southeast Asia adopted and adapted specific Hindu texts, theologies, rituals, architectural styles, and forms of social organization that suited their historical and social conditions
  • late classical/ early middle ages

    Around the period of 650 to 1100 was the late Classical period or the early middle ages. The classical Pauranic Hinduism was established,and Adi Shankara's Advaita Vedanta, which incorporated Buddhist thought into Vedanta, marking a shift from realistic to idealistic thought.
  • india to singapore

    The early 19th century saw a lot of immigrants into Singapore from southern India, mostly Tamils, to work as labourers for the British East India Company. they brought along their religion and culture from their homeland as well. 9hinduism)
  • locations of hindu population

    Hindu believers in the early 1990s were relatively few outside of Bali, where they made up more than 93 percent of the population. Others were scattered around the archipelago. Nationally, Hindus represented only around 2% of the population in the early 1990s.
  • today

    today
    Hinduism is a major religion of India, with 80.5% of the population identifying themselves as Hindu
  • 3rd largest

    3rd largest
    hinduism is the third largest religion in the world with about 950 million followers