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The concept of salvation in Hinduism Buddhism and Jainism Hinduism Throughout the history of Indian culture there has been a continuous interaction between the different religious linguistic and social groups and this has resulted in a richly textured mythology rivalling the whole of the European corpus in quantity and diversity An enormous bulk of narrative is preserved in the regional languages of India but in the main the most popular myths have achieved wider currency by being adopted into the supra-regional language Sanskrit and collected together in the Puranas which from the 4th Century onward took over from the epics the Mahabharata and the Ramayana as the great storehouses of religious and mythic traditions A characteristic feature of Indian thought is the process by which order is brought out of chaos and the universe dissolved back into chaos in an immense cyclic pattern The oldest grouping of gods in the Vedic pantheon gave way as the religion developed into Hinduism to the concept of the trimurti a formal grouping of Brahma with the two deities who later become dominant Vishnu and Shiva Brahma is held to be the originator Vishnu the maintainer and Shiva the destroyer of the cosmos More recently a grouping of five gods Vishnu Shiva Devi Surya and Ganesha has been preferred Hinduism has its roots in the interrelationship of two basic religious systems that of the ancient civilization residing in the Indus River Valley from the third millennium BC and the religious beliefs brought to India by the Aryan people possibly from the Baltic region who began infiltrating the Indus Valley sometime after 2000 BC The religion of the Aryans is described in the writings of holy men contained in the Vedas meaning knowledge or wisdom The Vedas are four collections of writings composed between about 1500 and 500 BC which form the basis for Hindu beliefs and which reveal a gradual development of religious ideas
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