Hinduism is quite unlike other traditional religions – it did not originate from a single founder or some sacred scripture or at a particular point in time. Hinduism is an amalgamation of different beliefs, traditions and philosophies. These different viewpoints are usually at contradiction with each other. So naturally, there are different theories on the origin of the world’s oldest religion. The first mention on its foundation can be traced back to the earliest of the writings of ancient Hindu sages or Rishis. But again, even these sacred writings were originally enunciated orally.