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Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia, is devoted to educating the public about all aspects of Hinduism ranging from history and philosophy to current events that impact Hindus.

We are the only online Hindu encyclopedia that provides the public with a traditional perspective on our religion and way of life.

There are 4,648 articles on Hindupedia.

General Introduction

Shastra (Scripture & Literature)

Core Concepts

Approaches to Salvation

Individual and Social Life



Sagely Quote

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Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin--to say that you are weak, or others are weak.
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—Swami Vivekananda


Living Traditions



Nastika Systems of thought

  • Charvaka

Outgrowths of Hinduism

Interactions with Abrahamic Religions