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Hinduism is not one of the religious faiths that was created or started by any one specific person.  There is no Muhammad figure, for example, who can be credited with beginning the faith.  In fact, there is not even any way to identify when Hinduism came into existence.  Instead, Hinduism seems to have developed slowly.  It is named after the Indus River since it developed out of the religious beliefs of ancient peoples in that area of the Indian subcontinent.  Therefore, we cannot identify any exact starting date for the faith, much less the name of a person who originated it.