Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

EXAM #1 Hinduism

Comparituve Religion

QuestionAnswer
Indra King of the gods; also a warrior associated with thunderstorms
Agni God of fire
Varuna Lord of order; or "rita"
Brihshapti Patron deity of brahmins
Devi The goddess/ highest god
Durga Warrior aspect of the divine mother / brahman (Supreme absolute god head)
Yama Lord of death
Soma God of the drink consumed during fire sacrifice
Purusha the divine person
Mantra Sacred word or formula
Karma/ Karman Action
Veda Means "knowledge" and these text contained into necessary to the performance of sacred fire rituals.
Big Veda Samhita Contains 10 books of humans to various deities
The Sama Veda Samhita Book of songs based on the Big Veda
Yajur Veda contains short prose formulae and verses.
Atharva Veda Collection of hymns and magical formulae , many of which aren't related to sacrifice rituals.
Tantrism Theism merged w/ yoga to form the esoteric systems
FOUR ASHRAHMAS 1. Student- Parents are the first teachers, then the guru comes along 2. House Holder- Marriage, family, and profession 3. Forest Dweller- After the kids grown dad retires to the forest for illumination
FOUR ASHRAMAS CONT... Sannyasa- Complete reunification, leaving family, performing ones own funeral, becoming an ascetic or sannyasin
Vishnu Supreme deity for many Hindus associated with 10 incarnations, known as the perserver.
Shira Supreme deity for many Hindus: God of Yoga, known as god of creation and destination
Bhrama Creator of God
Brahman The absolute
Shiva Nataraja Lord of dance
Bhagavad Gita Story apart of the Mahabharata, the story of Damayman
Darshan A "vision" of the divine throughout the medium of darshan "Distant vision" exp. TV
Mahabharata Two branches of a royal family vie for the rulership of India (Bharat)
Ramayna The story of Lord Rama, who must conquer the demon Ravana, to restore the peace to the world.
Hinduism This term is of recent origin, having been applied mostly by westerners to denote the majority religion of India
Dharma Law, Duty, Justice
Brahmins Priestly castle
Devas Deity
Brahamans Text explaining the performance and meaning of the vedie rituals
Upanishads The last and best known of these additions; that develop earlier ideas explaining the true nature; means "sitting down near"
Purana Old books
Puja Worship
Murti Embodiment of the divine, image
Guru Spiritual teachers
Chakras "circle" centers along the subtle spinal channel in Tantra
Gunas Inherent qualities of the universe
Shakti The feminime divine power
Varna The four castes
Atman Individual self
Shruti "That which is heard" revelation
Yoga discipline
Moksha liberation from the cycle of rebirth
Mandala Diagram used in meditation
Yantra Diagram used to aid meditation. The patterns represent the cosmos and the process of creation.
Lingam Nonrepresentational image of Shiva
Yoni Nonrepresentational image of Devi
Purusha Conciousness that partners prakriti in creation.
Created by: SamanthaAli
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards