Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, particularly of India, Mauritius and Nepal. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Smartism among numerous other traditions. Whilst these major sects share rituals, beliefs, and traditions, e... ach denomination has a different philosophy on how to achieve life's ultimate goal, Atma Jnana. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a categorisation of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid, common set of beliefs.Hinduism is often called the "oldest religion" or the "oldest living major religion" in the world. It consists of many diverse traditions and has no single founder. Although in modern times the Vedic origins of Hinduism are highlighted, among the direct roots of Hinduism are not only the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India but also the Dravidian and tribal cultures of India. Since Vedic times a process of Sanskritization has been taking place in which "people from many strata of society throughout the subcontinent tended to adapt their religious and social life to Brahmanic norms"