Hindu places of worship are represented conceptually in the game by the Wat, though there is no real gameplay connection between the religion and the building.
Widely considered the oldest religion still in practice today, Hinduism – or the Sanatana Dharma (the “eternal law”) – is based upon a series of ancient manuscripts known as the Vedas. This collection of Sanskrit texts, encompassing four main scriptural works, is thought to have been written over 3500 years ago. With one billion (and ever growing) followers throughout the world today (most being concentrated in India and Southeast Asia), Hinduism is a fusion of various cultures and traditions, with no single founder nor creed, and as much a way of life as a religion.
The Vedas focus on a single, unifying force that governs all aspects of our existence. Although there are a number of recognizable deities within Hinduism, notably Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, these deities are all but a small part of the greater God. Dharma, or the “Ultimate Reality,” is the universal power or law by which all things that exist are bound. The only means of breaking free from unending reincarnation is through meditation and the realization that the one God is in all things. Hindus also firmly believe in Karma, by which our deeds, both good and bad, have a cause-and-effect relationship on how our lives progress.
Although there are a number of competing sects within Hinduism and the Vedic schools may differ in their interpretation of the ancient manuscripts, they do not view each other as rivals, and in fact share ideas and opinions openly amongst one another.
- The constellation that represents Hinduism is the symbol for Om (or Aum).
- Hinduism- In all Civilization games
- Path to Nirvana Scenario Variants
|Religions and Pantheons in Civilization VI |
City Patron Goddess • Dance of the Aurora • Desert Folklore • Divine Spark • Earth Goddess • Fertility Rites • Fire Goddess • God of Craftsmen • God of Healing • God of the Forge • God of the Open Sky • God of the Sea • God of War • Goddess of Festivals • Goddess of the Harvest • Goddess of the Hunt • Initiation Rites • Lady of the Reeds and Marshes • Monument to the Gods • Oral Tradition • Religious Idols • River Goddess • Religious Settlements • Sacred Path • Stone Circles