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Indus River and Ganges River in Northern India.
900 million Hindus in the world. Most live in India.
India: largest democracy and second largest country after China
3 rd largest world religion/oldest
Hinduism= Sanatana Dharma
Hindu means “river” (Indus) in Sanskrit.
Hindus share their diversity!
3 Sacred Texts: 1. Vedas (knowledge)
3. Bhagavad Gita
Hinduism is hard to define: 1. No single founder or prophet 2. No single sacred text 3. No commonly agreed upon set of teachings
Hindu Beliefs: MONISM all reality is one! (interconnected)
BRAHMAN: supreme spirit, creator
UNION/MOKSHA Liberation or freedom from the constraints of this world and union with Brahman
ATMAN = universal Brahman found within all people/spirit/divine soul
ATMAN is BRAHMAN!!
Hindu view on time Westerners view life as linear: birth, life, death, eternity with God Hindus view life as cyclical: birth, death, rebirth, death, rebirth…samsara…many births, many deaths
KARMA Literally means “actions” or “deeds” The force from what we do: our decisions, our actions “What goes around comes around, baby!”
Hindus are MONOTHEISTIC, believing in one supreme god with many “faces”!
330 million gods and goddesses
Ganesh(a): god of good fortune and overcoming obstacles
Cow Veneration in India
Puja means worship.
Arti Ceremony/Hindu shrine
Mandirs: Hindu temples
MANDIRS: Hindu temples
Swamis are spiritual teachers.
The Caste System
DALITS are Untouchables
Four Stages of Life: 1. Student
3. Forest Dweller
4. Wandering Ascetic
Four Paths To Salvation: 1. Works/Karma Yoga
2. Path of Knowledge/ Jnana Yoga
3. Meditative Exercises/Dhyana Yoga
4. Path of Devotion/Bhakti Yoga
Hindu Birth Ritual
Ceremony of the Sacred Thread
Hindu marriages are often arranged by parents.
Bathing in the sacred Ganges River
Henna on bride’s hands
OM: Sound of creation
HIND UISM This Bulletin Board is designed to introduce/expose residents to the religion of Hinduism by covering some of the basic ideas and principles.
What is Hinduism? One of the oldest religions of humanity The religion of many Indian people Gave birth to Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism Tolerance and diversity:
HINDUISM. BACKGROUND Third-largest religion after Christianity and Islam Originated in India Main religion in India Sacred texts: the Four Vedas (contain.
Hinduism in Ancient India Coach Parrish OMS Chapter 4, Section 2.
Introductory Questions: Hinduism Where did Hinduism originate? Where did Hinduism originate? Hinduism is considered a major world religion. Why do you.
Vocabulary for Hinduism
How did Hinduism begin? Hinduism began about around 4000 years ago in India. The Aryans, an ancient people, invaded the area around the Indus River Valley.
Vedic Religion Male deities associated with the heavens Sacrifice-essential ritual Brahmin priest controlled rituals and prayers –Rig Veda – thousands.
Pantheistic Hinduism is a Pantheistic religion but non-Hindus mistakenly call it Polytheistic Meaning that Hindus believe that there is Only one God.
Top 5 World Religions ReligionBelievers are called… Christianity (2.1 billion) Christian Islam (1.5 billion) Muslim Hinduism (900 million) Hindu Buddhism.
AP World History Bartlett High School Mr. Pahl
Ancient India. India: Modern Map Monsoon Map Harappan Civilization (2500 BCE)
Do Now Who are the Aryans? Pg 37. Where are the Religions?
Hinduism. Beginnings Aboriginal – pre 6000 B.C. Dravidian Aryan (Indo-Europeans)
World's oldest living religion Originated in India around 4,000 years ago. Most Hindus live in India 3 rd largest religion in world Over 900 million.
Hinduism. Hinduism is often referred to as Sanātana Dharma, a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law",
Introduction to Hinduism. Background - Hinduism The oldest of the five major religions Approximately 800 million followers “OM” – the Pravnava, most powerful.
Hinduism. Basic Teachings Mostly practiced by people in India One of the oldest religions No specific founder Practices vary.
Hinduism is the world’s oldest organized and continued religion.
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