Monotheism and Polytheism Reconciled :
Hinduism is the most ancient religion among all the great living religions in the world today.
The origin of Hinduism is shrouded in antiquity of the distant past far beyond the times of known history.
Hinduism has for its basis and source the timeless spiritual vision and revealed knowledge of the sacred Vedas and the lofty teachings and deep wisdom of the Saiva Siddhanta of the hoary Dravidian tradition.
Just as the holy rivers Ganga (Ganges) and Yamuna (Yamuna) join each other in the sacred confluence at Prayaga (Allahabad, U.P., India) and unite to form together one of the mightiest and longest rivers in the whole of India, even so our ancients’ twin-cultures of the ancient Aryan and Dravidian peoples with their sublime philosophy and beautiful tradition united and together formed the fabric of this great living faith that is followed by millions of Hindus of varied denominations.
They are unified by their common belief in the one Supreme Almighty BEING, the Supreme Universal SPIRIT and their common ideal of Dharma governing earthly life.
Sri Swami Chidananda
To be continued ....