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  2. Vedas - Wikipedia

    Above: A page from the Atharvaveda. The Vedas ( / ˈveɪdə ( z )/ [4] or / ˈviːdə ( z )/, [5] IAST: veda, Sanskrit: वेदः, lit. 'knowledge') are a large body of religious texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.

  3. Namaste - Wikipedia

    Namaste ( / ˈnʌməsteɪ /, [1] Devanagari: नमस्ते), sometimes called namaskar and namaskaram, is a customary Hindu [2] [3] [4] non-contact manner of respectfully greeting and honouring a person or group, used at any time of day. [5] It is found on the Indian subcontinent, and among the Nepalese and Indian diaspora.

  4. Hinduism - Wikipedia

    e. Hinduism ( / ˈhɪnduɪzəm /) [1] is an Indian religion or dharma, a religious and universal order or way of life by which followers abide. [note 1] [note 2] As a religion, it is the world's third-largest, with over 1.2–1.35 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus.

  5. Hindi - Wikipedia

    Hindi. Distribution of L1 self-reported speakers of Hindi in India per the 2011 Census. Hindi ( Devanāgarī: हिन्दी [d], Hindī ), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी Mānak Hindī ), [18] is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of ...

  6. Bhagavad Gita - Wikipedia

    In Chapter 1, responding to Arjuna's despondency, Krishna asks him to follow his sva-dharma, "the dharma that belongs to a particular man (Arjuna) as a member of a particular varna, (i.e., the kshatriya – the warrior varna)". According to Paul Hacker, the term dharma has additional meanings in the context of Arjuna.

  7. Shiva - Wikipedia

    These ideas are estimated to be from or after the late centuries of the 1st millennium CE, and have survived as Yoga texts such as the Isvara Gita (literally, 'Shiva's song'), which Andrew Nicholson – a professor of Hinduism and Indian Intellectual History – states have had "a profound and lasting influence on the development of Hinduism".

  8. Hindi literature - Wikipedia

    Hindi literature ( Hindi: हिन्दी साहित्य, romanized : hindī sāhitya) includes literature in the various Hindi languages which have different writing systems. Earliest forms of Hindi literature are attested in poetry of Apabhraṃśa like Awadhi, Magadhi, Ardhamagadhi and Marwari languages. Hindi literature is ...

  9. List of mathematical symbols by subject - Wikipedia

    Mathematical Operators and Supplemental Mathematical Operators. List of mathematical symbols. Miscellaneous Math Symbols: A, B, Technical. Arrow (symbol) and Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows and arrow symbols. ISO 31-11 (Mathematical signs and symbols for use in physical sciences and technology) Number Forms.