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A Timeline of Hinduism

First Online: January 15, 2003
Page Last Updated: October 31, 2016

The following chart traces the important periods in the development of Hindu philosophy. Some important saints are mentioned, and hyperlinks to related topics at Kamat's Potpourri are provided. The readers are encouraged to also see An Introduction to Hinduism, and Pointers to further study.

 
Composition of
Great Texts

Bhakti
 Movement

Rebels, Reform, 
and Fusion

Hindu 
Renaissance

Present Day
 Hinduism

Rig Veda

Samaveda

Yajurveda

Atharvana Veda

Upanishads

Puranas

Mahabharat

Ramayana

Bhagawad-Gita

Roots of Hinduism

Adi Shankaracharya
Shankaracharya
(8th Century)

Vaishnavism

Basaveshwara
(1131-1167)

Ramanujacharya
(1017 -1137)

Guru Madhvacharya
Madhwacharya
(1238-1317)

Dwaita, Adwaita, and Vishista-Dwaita schools 

Kabir Das
(1440-1518)

Important 
Proponents

Shakti Cults


Lingayats

Influence of Buddhism

Influence of Jainism

Idolatry

Fusion of Bhakti cults in Hinduism

Buddha is absorbed into Hinduism

Brahmo Samaj
(1828)

Arya Samaj
(1875)

Shiradi Saibaba
(1835-1918)

Mahatma Gandhi
(1869-1948)

Swami Vivekananda -- Hindu teacher and philosopher
Vivekananda
(1863-1902)

Aurabindo Ghosh
(1872-1950)

Portrait of Ramana Maharshi
Ramana Maharshi
(1879 -1950)

 

Jiddu Krishnamurti
(1895-1986)

 

 

Satya Saibaba
(1926- )

Volunteers of the RSS
Rise of Hindu fundamentalists

Hindu 
Mahasabha

RSS

VHP

Hare Krishna Movement

Ganesh Festival

Upanayanam

Weddings

Funerals

Holy-men of India

Devotion

Great Texts Schools of Thought Reform & Morphing Hindu Renaissance Present Day 

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