Religions of the World: Hinduism DVD
Hinduism was born of a civilization that existed nearly 5,000 years ago - around 3,000 B.C.E., in the Indus valley of India. It is believed to be the world's oldest living religion. Unlike other religions, Hinduism has no single founder and no defined organizations. The religion has maintained its strength in the face of invasion by Muslims, the missionary efforts of Christians, British colonial occupation, and the pressures of social changes in Indian culture. In this program, shot on location in India and the U.S., we visit many Hindu sacred places, and get insight into the deities, rituals, and symbols that provide spiritual meaning for the followers of Hinduism. Emphasis is placed on Hinduism in the modern world -from the time of Mahatma Gandhi through present day.