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hinduism

 
Noun hinduism has 2 senses
  1. Hinduism, Hindooism - the predominant religion of India; characterized by a caste system and belief in reincarnation
    --1 is a kind of religion, faith
    --1 has members:
     Shivaism, Sivaism; Shaktism, Saktism; Vaishnavism, Vaisnavism; Hare Krishna, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON; Hindu, Hindoo
    --1 has particulars: Brahmanism, Brahminism
  2. Hinduism, Hindooism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme beingof 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
    --2 is a kind of religion, faith, religious belief
    --2 has particulars:
     Darsana; Mimamsa; Vedanta; Krishnaism; Shivaism, Sivaism; Shaktism, Saktism; Vaishnavism, Vaisnavism, Vishnuism; yoga; Vedism
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