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Vedaism, Vedism

1. the teachings of the Vedas, the four most sacred writings of Hinduism.
2. an adherence to these teachings; orthodox Hinduism. — Vedaic, Vedic, adj.
See also: Hinduism
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Noun1.Vedism - the form of Hinduism that revolves primarily around the mythic version and ritual ideologies in the Vedas
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
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According to Dayanand Sarswati, founder of Arya Samaj "For ten years he (Adi Shankaracharya) toured all over the country, refuted Jainism and advocated the Vedic religion.
From Herodotus' description we get the impression that a cult of various gods, not unlike the Vedic religion, was current.
One of the world's oldest religions, Hinduism - better known as the Vedic religion - accommodates a variety of beliefs that make up the major religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent.
One of the most important corpus of texts in the orthodox Indian tradition are the Vedas, and of particular importance is the Rgveda, a text that is foundational for modern Hinduism and the Vedic religion.
He inherited his interest for poetry and religion from his mother, Asha Singh and has subsequently studied scriptures of the Vedic Religion, Islam and Christianity under the guidance of his Guru.
The Vedic religion was already hammered by the Buddha, and the post-Buddhist Brahmanic religion, struggling for its survival throughout the Islamic rule, could envisage its inevitable fall, as they were aware of the necessary rise and fall of all religious systems.
Paralleling probable social dynamics, his historical reading of Vedic religion speaks of conflict with, and later ever increasing assimilation of Tantra; the Rgveda is non-Tantrik, while the Atharvaveda is thoroughly Tantrik.