THE STATE OF HINDUISM:-1.
Both Jainism and Buddhism claimed large followers from time to time, but the majority of the Hindus still clung to Brahmanical Hinduism. The significant development around 200 B.C.; were the development of the creeds of Saivism and Vaishnavism. This period, from the birth of the Buddha to 200 B.C., may be considered as the age of the systematic development of Vedangas, the Sastras, Kautilya's Arthasastra, Jataka tales, etc.[to be cont-----------d]
BY Swami chinmayananda