• The exact beginnings of Hinduism are impossible to determine, since the tradition understands itself to be timeless, having always existed. It is however, estimated to have started c. 2000 B.C.E. • The great epic Mahabharata says that Manu, as the first human, and is thus the first of all future Hindus.
The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.