Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata, And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth .

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत। अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदाऽऽत्मानं सृजाम्यहम्।

Epics

Hinduism has several epics that explains the adventurous history and the heroic story of the ancient times.

Ramayana:
It is an ancient epic poem describing the whole struggle of Lord Rama in order to rescue Goddess Sita from evil king Ravana. It also explains about 14 year expulsion of Lord Rama. It is the largest epics literature in the world. Read More
Vedas:
Vedas are the large body texts which originated in the ancient subcontinent. There are four Vedas namely Rigveda, yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Each of these is subclassified into four text types namely Samhitas, Aranyakas, Brahmanas and Upanishads. Read More
Upanishads:
More than 200 upanishads are present. But first dozen of Upanishads which talk about Brahman and Atman are known as mukhya Upanishads. Upanishads are commonly known as Vedanta. Read More
Puranas:
There are 18 Maha Puranas and 18 Upa puranas. All puranas have more than 400,000 verses in total. These literature texts are classified under Smriti. These are very effective and influencing in Hindu culture. Read More
Bhagavad Gita:
Bhagavad gita is the conversation of a great warrior Arjuna and lord Krishna. Arjuna was getting depressed and not willing to join the war. In this case, Lord Krishna gave a lecture to Arjuna in order to show him the right way. Read More
Mahabharata:
It is the epic poem that narrates the kurukshetra war. It explains the fate of Kaurava and Pandava prince. Mahabharata is the longest poem of the world. It has more than 200,000 individual verse lines. Read More