1. 13.8%
    of the world's population are Hindus.
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  2. Hinduism has no single founder, founding incident or date of origin.
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  3. Hinduism believes the conditions of one's present life are due to karma, or accumulated good or bad behavior in past lives.
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  4. Hinduism worships over 33 million gods or demigods.
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  5. The Mahabharata, used to teach the principles of Hinduism, is 1.8 million words long and is the longest poem in the world.
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  6. A majority of Hindus eat meat, only 30% do not.
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  7. At over 162.6 ha (401 acres), the Hindu temple Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious structure in the world.
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  8. There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a "sacred footprint": Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.
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  9. Most Hindus say Euthanasia interrupts the timing of the cycle of rebirth and both the doctor and patient will take on bad karma as a result.
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  10. The Swastika is recognized as a symbol of auspiciousness in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
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  11. India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
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  12. Hinduism accepts a man's right to commit suicide through fasting to death, called "Prayopavesa."
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