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Indian Terms

Definitions to describe the culture of India

TermDefinition
Hinduism major religion of India
Hindu a person who follows Hinduism
Reincarnation the belief that the soul of a person returns to live in a new body
Vegertarian a person who does not eat meat or fish
Caste the belief that a person's position in life is determined by the group he or she is born into
Yoga a popular form of medication and exersize used by Hindus to relax the mind and body
Hindi official language of India
Rupee currency in India
Dhoti Indian's man's trouser that is a long piece of frabric wrapped around the waist and then drawn up between
Sari traditional dress worn by Indian women consiting of a blouse long skirt and drapped shoulder cloth
Turban wrapped frabric headdress worn by Indian men
Shivia popular Hindu god who rules over life and death
Taj Mahal world famous white marble temple in india noted for its use of balence and symettry
monsoon the season of India charaterized by heavy rainfall
bullock Indian farmer meathod of plowing fields with wooden plows pulled by oxen
Created by: megg.05