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What do Hindus Believe??? Mr. Ornstein Willow Canyon High School AP World History
Answer What are three beliefs of Judaism? What were the two main cities of the Indus River Valley Civilization? How did many invaders enter South Asia? Why are monsoons important to India?
Hinduism Hinduism is the majority religion of India. 800 Million People are Hindu The Religion is about 4,000 Years Old
Founder of Hinduism? Hinduism developed as a result of the conquest and culture diffusion between the Indus River Valley Civilizations and the conquering Aryans. No single clear founder of Hinduism.
Important Hindu Texts Vedas- great collection of Hindu Stories Upanishads- influential Hindu text Ramayana- Ancient Hindu Epic Story Bhagavad Gita
Hindu Beliefs Polytheism or Monotheism Caste System Reincarnation Dharma Karma Ganges River is Holy
Is Hinduism Polytheistic or Monotheistic? Christians/Jews/Muslims believe it is polytheistic while Indians believe it is monotheistic. Hindus believe in many gods. Hindus believe the many gods are all part of the “one God” Brahman Can be viewed both ways.
Reincarnation Hindus Believe the soul does not die when your body does. Soul Passes on to other bodies either human or animal. Buddhism also believes in Reincarnation
Answer??? What belief is shared by Hinduism and Buddhism? What are three important texts to Hinduism?
Ganges River Holy to Hindus Worshipped as Goddess Believe that bathing in the river will cleanse body of sins.
Caste System Permanent Social Class System Social Hierarchy No Social Mobility Born into and CAN NOT Change Rigid
Caste System Brahmins Kshatriyas Vaisyas Sudras Harijans