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Origins of Hinduism

Study for your quiz on the origins of Hinduism

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Caste system A division of Indian society into groups based on person's birth, wealth, or job.
Hinduism The most widespread religion in India today.
Atman A Hindu belief, a person's essential self (soul), this would reunite with the god Brahman.
Reincarnation The belief that the soul, once a person dies , is reborn in another person or animal.
Karma The effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul.
Jainism A nonviolent religion based on the teaching of Mahavira.
Nonviolence The avoidance or violent actions.
Brahmanism early religion of the Aryans.
Who brought the caste system into India? The Aryans
What was the oldest sacred text brought by the Aryans? Rigveda
Created by: samir.ezzelarb