Diversity within Hindusim


Philosophical Systems 

In classical Hinduism, there are six Darshanas or systems of Hindu philosophy, each of which focuses upon particular aspects of knowledge. These are the: 

Mimamsa, which focuses upon action with responsibility :

Among its various schools of thought, the Vedanta encompasses a range of emphases, including: 



In devotional practice, Hindus focus upon ishta-devata, their chosen deity. This focus of devotion is often associated with a particular sampradaya or movement. 

Vaishnavas worship Vishnu in terms of the Dvaita understanding 

Shaivas worship Shiva 

There are many other groups and movements which have been informed by Hindu philosophy and practice, such as the Divine Life Society and the Transcendental Meditation movement.