Hinduism - is it a religion in the truest sense of word?
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As far as I can tell religion was defined in much of the world keeping in mind the features of Abrahamic religions as a group of people following a God and having fundamental concepts of God and creation of this world based on a book while the corresponding word in Hindi for "religion" is Dharma which corresponds more to duty rather than to the Abrahamic concept of religion.

Keeping in mind that in Hindu "religion" many people believe in things that may be directly contradictory to other Hindus concepts can we really classify Hinduism as a religion?
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arpanahuja,

http://nirmukta.com/2009/05/11/hinduism-...y-of-life/

This article might answer your question.
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