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6 grade S.S. 9-2.

Hinduism vocabulary.

Hinduism the religion of India that grew out of the beliefs of the ancient Aryan people. It stresses that one main force connects all of life. 800 million practice it.
Vedas sacred books of the Hindus where songs and rules are written
caste system former social system of Hindus where a person's place is determined by the rank of the family which he or she is born
reincarnation a constant cycle of life, death, and rebirth
dharma the laws and duties that guided the behavior of each caste member
karma how you behave now and in your past life has an affect on your future life
Aryans Invaded India in 1500 B.C.; lived in small villages, moved often
Harappans They built great cities such as Mohenjo-Daro
priestly caste the highest level of the caste system
servant caste the lowest level of the caste system
outcastes Hindus who lived outside all castes; looked down by others
untouchables were children of outcastes
Sanskrit ancient language of the Hindu holy books
polytheism the belief in more than one god; Hinduism is polytheistic
India country in which Hinduism is practiced
Names of some gods and goddesses Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesh, and Devi
Ganges River a river in India where Hindus worshipped (prayed)
nomads people who moved from place to place (no real homes)
Created by: Mark has stacks.



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