Youâ€™re no idiot, of course. You know Hinduism is a religion practiced worldwide, with philosophies that can offer enlightenment even to nonbelievers. However, its belief system is neither as simple nor as complex as many people think.The Complete Idiotâ€™s GuideÂ® to Hinduism will show you exactly how this religion is practiced and its relationship to Hindu culture. In this Complete Idiotâ€™s GuideÂ®, you get: * The principles behind basic Hindu beliefs, including karma, reincarnation, nonviolence, vegetarianism, and multiple manifestations of God. * The stories of such Hindu gods and goddesses as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Sarasvati, and Kali. * Paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, raja yoga, and tantra yoga. * The Hindu caste system, and the customary importance of women in its society.