• 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.
Lord Brahma: Inspired by Him only, I discover what is already created by Him [Nārāyaṇa] under His vision as the all-pervading Supersoul, and I also am created by Him only. - SB 2.5, The Cause of All Causes