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Hindus value many sacred writings as opposed to one holy book. The primary sacred texts, known as the vedas, were composed around 1500 b. This collection of verses and hymns. Vedic creation myths and khmer sacred architecture. In hinduism god requires no religious intermediary and god was believed to physically inhabit the sanctuary. A hindu monastery- temple complex in hawaii of the tamil saivite tradition, home to two dozen monks, pilgrimage destination for sincere devotees, highly respected producer of contemporary, world- class, hindu religious publications.
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