Hinduism is the oldest living religion of the world. It is also the most complex in terms of its philosophy and practices and difficult to understand. This volume looks at the antiquity, definition and significance of Hinduism, its scriptures, main beliefs, methods of worship, gods and goddesses and way of life. It also deals with major concepts of Hinduism such as karma, dharma, incarnation of God, reincarnation, sacrifice, maya, Nature or Prakriti, jiva or the bound soul, nature of Self, God, life after death, evolution of life and intelligence, marriages, teacher traditions, and liberation. This book from Jayaram V gives you a thorough and scholarly understanding of the basic and essential aspects of the eternal tradition useful to both lay practitioners and students.