Why Hinduism isn't only a theistic tradition
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Why Hinduism isn’t only a theistic tradition

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Hinduism is commonly viewed as inherently theistic, a tradition in which all of its followers center their practices around the belief in and worship of some form of God or deity.

But this is a misconception, and a rather big one at that.

Before it became the religious identifier it is today, the term Hindu actually had no such connotation. Derived from the Sanskrit Sindhu — the local name for the Indus river that flows through the Northwestern part of India — Hindu was a mispronunciation by the Greeks, who used the word to denote the country and people living beyond the waterway.

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