In the help center of Hinduism.SE, the on-topic section is empty / has nothing site-specific.

For example, in other religious sites like Christianity and Islam have it properly updated. Even recent public beta sites like Health and Music Fans have a proper on-topic section.

I think we can also use this space to specify what is allowed here and what is not allowed (e.g., scientific questions).

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  • Well, here are some on-topic things: questions about Hindu scripture; questions about Hindu mythology; academic questions about Hindu philosophical thought; questions about Hindu practices; historical questions about the evolution of Hinduism; questions about different sects of Hinduism and their beliefs. And here are some off-topic things: personal advice questions; scientific speculation; questions about which sect or school of Hindu thought is correct; questions soliciting opinion. – Keshav Srinivasan May 21 '15 at 15:00
  • @AnkitSharma add the [faq-proposed] tag. (You know much better about how it works than me) (cc @Keshav) – Bhargav Rao Feb 5 '16 at 6:42
  • @BhargavRao Its one of my agendas and i will surely take it forward just waiting for resolution here first. faq-proposed tag doesn't sound good to me and i don't thing it need faq tag either, just need to copy it to our off-topic section by mod. – Ankit Sharma Feb 5 '16 at 6:47
  • @BhargavRao This one also is of same importance to me. It will give appropriate close reason for user. – Ankit Sharma Feb 5 '16 at 6:48
  • Nice. Hopefully we see the site bubbling with activity soon. – Bhargav Rao Feb 5 '16 at 6:48
  • @BhargavRao I blame my own-self for it too, i didn't given this site much time lately either, That's why i am picking on all those metas again from my radar ;) – Ankit Sharma Feb 5 '16 at 6:53

What topics can I ask about here?

Hinduism Stack Exchange is for followers of the Hindu religion and those interested in learning more about Hinduism.

You've come to the right place if you have questions about:

  • Hindu scripture and mythology.
  • Academic questions about Hindu philosophical thought.
  • Questions about Hindu practices.
  • Historical questions about the evolution of Hinduism.
  • Different sects of Hinduism and their beliefs.

Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here:

  • Personal advice questions.
  • Scientific speculation.
  • Questions soliciting opinion.

Above is my take on the page from the Idea taken from Keshav's comment and Christianity.SE for general idea. It's community wiki so anyone can edit it to make it more accurate.

  • Adding examples of on-topic and off-topic questions would help. – sv. Dec 1 '15 at 23:55
  • Its community wiki, you can add your input easily by edit. – Ankit Sharma Dec 2 '15 at 5:34
  • Note: It has been made live now but don't forget- "nothing is permanent", so if you still have some suggestions feel free to ask them, new improvements can be implement if got enough support. – Ankit Sharma Feb 10 '16 at 13:33
  • Looks good! I would add a link to this question or @Sai's answer for the word 'mythology' used in the first bullet. – sv. Feb 10 '16 at 18:59
  • I would also add a link to the word 'Hindu' in the first bullet. Link it to this question: What is the origin of the word “Hindu”? – sv. Feb 10 '16 at 19:10
  • @sv. I don't feel it that necessary – Ankit Sharma Mar 2 '16 at 11:44

Wikipedia has very helpful template on Hinduism Topics:


I am here posting the proposed on-topic for the site. If you have any suggestion for improvement then comment or post a better answer.

What topics can I ask about Here?

Hinduism Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for followers of the Hindu religion and those interested in learning more about Hinduism.

If your question is about:

  • Hinduism concept, thoughts, believes & schools of philosophy.
  • Hindu texts/scriptures, mythology & deities
  • Hindu practices (worship, yoga etc.), rites & rituals.
  • History of Hinduism - periods and evolution
  • Different denominations, traditions or religious systems and their beliefs

… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

Note that For the other religions/cultures, see Buddhism, Christianity, Islam or refer to site proposal.

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