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. Commented May 21, 2015 at 15:00
  • @AnkitSharma add the [faq-proposed] tag. (You know much better about how it works than me) (cc @Keshav) Commented Feb 5, 2016 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. Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 6:47
  • @BhargavRao This one also is of same importance to me. It will give appropriate close reason for user. Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 6:48
  • Nice. Hopefully we see the site bubbling with activity soon. Commented Feb 5, 2016 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 ;) Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 6:53

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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. Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 23:55
  • Its community wiki, you can add your input easily by edit. Commented Dec 2, 2015 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. Commented Feb 10, 2016 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. Commented Feb 10, 2016 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”? Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 19:10
  • @sv. I don't feel it that necessary Commented Mar 2, 2016 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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    Personally I like Ankit's phrasing better. Commented Nov 26, 2015 at 14:45

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