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India:Terms

Basic terms to describe India's culture.

TermDefinition
Hinduism major religion of India.
Shiva popular Hindu god who rules over life and death.
Rupee currency in India.
Hindu a person who follows Hinduism.
Reincarnation the belief that the soul of a person returns to live in a new body.
Caste the belief that a person's position in life is determined by the group he or she is born into.
Sari traditional dress worn by Indian women consisting of a blouse, long skirt, and a draped shoulder cloth.
Vegetarian a person who does not eat meat or fish.
Yoga A popular form of meditation and exercise used by Hindus to relax the mind and body.
Hindi official language of India.
Turban wrapped fabric headdress worn by Indian Men.
Taj Mahal world-famous white marble temple in India noted for its use of balance and symmetry.
Monsoon the season in India characterized by heavy rainfall.
Bullock Indian farmer method of plowing fields with wooden plows pulled by oxen.
Created by: SamuelClements