historic literature of Hinduism
The Hindu scriptures are a number of books and other texts which tell about Hinduism and Hindu mythology. They are sacred literature for Hindus. Important Hindu scriptures include the following:
- The Vedas
- The Brahmanas
- The Upanishads
- The Puranas
Two epics (very important pieces), the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are also important Hindu scriptures.
All above sacred literature or scriptures are written in Sanskrit language.
Besides the above, there are several other works that are sacred literature of Hindus. Many of them are written in other languages of India such as Tamil and Hindi.