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his section on Hinduism is subdivided into:

.Hinduism has developed over thousands of years, and encompasses a diverse range of customs and beliefs. A fundamental belief is that the creative force Brahman brought the cosmos into being when he said the word 'Ohm'. The act of saying Ohm – which is made up of three separate words of power – in the correct way is believed to awaken a person's inner 'real self'. The Ohm symbol is extremely significant to Hindus, and is found on temples, the amulets that many Hindus wear and is even painted onto the tongues of newborn babies to welcome them to their new life.