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Hinduism Beliefs

Major Beliefs

TermDefinition
Caste System Social class system which divides people into 5 main groups
Top level of the Caste System Priests
2nd level from top of the Caste System Warriors
3rd level from top of the Caste System Landowners/Merchants
4th level from top of the Caste System Peasants
Below/Bottom of the Caste System Untouchables
Untouchables Group of people who preform lowliest tasks of society. Ex: cleaning up animal waste
Ahimsa Nonviolence to all living things
Reincarnation Belief that when you die, your soul will be reborn
Karma Your actions, belief that your behavior in life determines your form in the next life
Dharma Fulfilling your duties
Ganges River Sacred, people make pilgrimages to the Ganges
Polytheistic Belief in many gods
Vedas Holy book of Hinduism
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