In the Hindu religion, there are various holy books and not just a single one. To be precise, the scriptures are the base of the tradition and beliefs of the Hindu religion and include everything ranging from nature to everyday lives.
There is not a single book summing up everything about the faith, but there are numerous Hindu holy books to seek wisdom and knowledge about all the basics of life. The essence of Hindus’ holy books can be summed up in “Tat Tvam Asi”, which means Thou Art That, and all the religion’s core beliefs come from the Holy books alone.
The Various Holy Books Of Hinduism:
The Vedas –
The Vedas are the oldest known sacred texts of the religion, and the word “Veda” itself means knowledge. In ancient times, the Vedas were not written down and were passed down only in the form of Oral tradition, due to which these are still known as Shruti.
The Vedas mainly consisted of the mantras written in Sanskrit and formed the base of almost all other holy books of the religion. The Vedas are of Four types especially, which are the Rigveda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda, and the Atharva Veda.
The Upanishads –
These holy books are a part of the Vedas itself and consist of all the fundamental teachings of the Sanatan Dharma or Hinduism. The Upanishads also consider the nature of the universal soul and the individual soul.
The Bhagavad Gita –
The most popular and highly sought holy book of the Hindu religion is the Bhagavad Gita. It is a part of the Mahabharata and generally means “The Song of God”. The holy book consists of the answers to the questions related to life and so much more, and everyone who reads it is considered to obtain their solution to every problem in life.
The Ramayana and The Mahabharata –
Both of these holy books are great epics showing that good will always triumph over evil. These Hindu Holy Books explain the Hindu way of life.
The Puranas –
The Purana contains ancient tales of the lives of Saints and the teachings of the present invention Hinduism teachings with various incidents and stories.
Yoga Vasishta –
The Yoga Vasishta consists of the conversations between Lord Ram and Sage Vashista. The book is filled with wisdom and knowledge.
The Smritis –
The Smritis consists of the traditions as the Laws Of Manu (BC). All the holy books of Hinduism may contain innumerable words and sentences, but all of these prominently means only one thing, which is to follow Dharma. And by believing in the supremacy of the Truth that God resides everywhere, we can follow our Dharma as mentioned by the holy books of Hinduism.
Especially if you are someone who is a die-hard believer of Hinduism, and follow it very religiously, then, without a doubt, these books would be of great interest to you. There is altogether a divine and peaceful energy one gets when they read such books because these books are magical and some great things are mentioned in these books.