A figure from the Ramayana epic

A figure from the Ramayana epic


Sacred Writings

There are many Hindu writings. Oldest are the Vedas, which include hymns and directives for ritual activity. The Upanishads contain more philosophical reflections. The Bhagavad-Gita is part of the epic Indian war-poem, the Mahabharata. Finally, the Ramayana is an epic moral tale using the characters of the gods Rama and Sita.


The Chaplaincy to the University of Glamorgan provides the following information from its own researchers. Each page has been checked by the chaplaincy advisor from the relevant faith group. Within every major religion, there are differences of opinion between leaders, and between leaders and followers. We only aim to provide an overview.