• 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.
A sense of offering comes up in you in a state of fullness, of gratitude. "You gave me this world and I offer it back to you. I have been given this body and every particle of this body, I'm offering back to you. I am yours." This intense feeling of total offering, merging, giving everything to the Divine, not saving anything for oneself, becoming the offering itself, is Pooja.