HInduism is a universalizing religion unlike the others. Unlike Christianity and Christianity or Islam, Hinduism does not really extend to other cultures or countries of its origin. Hinduism was founded in 2000 B.C.E. around the Indus Valley which is modern day Pakistan.
There is no single or specific founder of Hinduism. It is perceived to be a "way of life" by the people who follow it.
This religion diffused through relocation into Southeast Asia and the island of Bali in Indonesia. Most Hindus are found in India and there are over 1 billion followers of the religion today.
There are four major branches/denominations/sects of Hinduism. These are Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, and Smartism.
Symbols associated with Hinduism include Om, which represents Brahman or the Almnighty, the Swastika(different from the Nazi symbol), which means that "Everything is Good", the Tilak, which is a vertical sign placed on the forehead of Hindu males during rituals, the Lingala, which represents Lord Shiva who is worshipped, the Trishul, which is Lord Shiva's main weapon, the Bindi, which is the symbol worn on the forehead of females, the Kalash, which is a vessel, the Yantra, which is believed to have good effects on the owner, the Lotus Flower which represents culture and politeness, the cow, which represents good nature, purity, motherhood, and prosperity, and the sun, which is considered a deity and is the symbol of light and truthfulness.