Hinduism is a religion from the Indian sub-continent having no single founder and a highly ritualized form of worship. Various denominations profess it as monistic, dualistic, pantheistic, henotheistic, polytheistic or any combination thereof. Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu, Ganesha and Brahma represent the supreme order of Hinduism. The canon of books and poems that define Hinduism were written in Sanskrit and are of ancient origin. They range from Epics about the lives and loves of the Gods, philosophical treatises on metaphysical questions, and law books. The Hindu religion has provided the roots of Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. In the West it can be found in the Hare Krishna movement. Hinduism is the majority religion of India, Nepal, and Mauritius and a significant minority religion in Fiji, Suriname, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Guyana, Trinidad, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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The Hindu deity Lord Krishna meets his friend,cousin and brother-in-law, Arjuna, the warrior hero of the Mahabharata

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