History of Hinduism

Important Dates of Hinduism

Before Common Era

Pre-Aryan Civilisation

2500 BCE

Aryan Invasion from Central Asia

2000 BCE

Age of Vedas

1000 BCE

Upanishads

800 BCE

Ideas of karma, rebirth, caste or varna

400 BCE

Code of Manu

200 BCE

Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita

0 BCE

Common Era

Ramayana

200

Rise of bhakti

200

Sankara, Greatest of Philosophers

800

Islam Established in Northern Areas

1000

Buddhism Finally Disappears from India

1300

Beginnings of Western Impact

1700

Rise of Hindu Reform Movements

1800

Mahatma Gandhi

1900

Independence: India Becomes a Secular State

1947