Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Aim: How did Hinduism impact the Indian subcontinent?

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Aim: How did Hinduism impact the Indian subcontinent?"— Presentation transcript:

1 Aim: How did Hinduism impact the Indian subcontinent?
Key Terms The Caste System Karma Dharma Reincarnation Coach Smith

2 Hinduism is an important religion in India.
This is the Hindu symbol for Om. It represents the divine. Coach Smith

3 The Aryans The Aryans invaded India around 1500 B.C.
When the Aryans invaded India, they brought their religious beliefs. Hinduism is a religion largely based on the beliefs of the Aryans. Coach Smith

4 The Aryans invaded the Indus River Valley. Hinduism is largely based
on the religious beliefs of the Aryans. Coach Smith

5 No Single Holy Book Unlike Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Hinduism has no single holy book. However, there are many significant Hindu writings. The Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, and the Vedas are important Hindu writings. Coach Smith

6 The Bhagavad-Gita is a conversation between a warrior and a god.
Coach Smith

7 Many gods, One Force Hindus believe in many gods. As such, Hinduism can be considered polytheistic. However, Hindus believe that every god is a manifestation of one Supreme Being. Brahman is the Supreme Being. Coach Smith

8 Hindus believe in many gods. However, Hindus believe that every
god is a manifestation of a single, Supreme Being. Coach Smith

9 Karma and Reincarnation
Hindus believe in karma. Karma is the belief that every action brings an equal reaction. If a person does a good deed, he will be rewarded in the future. Hindus also believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation is the belief that a person’s soul is reborn after death. A person’s karma determines his reincarnation. Coach Smith

10 Think of Karma as what goes around,
comes around. Coach Smith

11 The Caste System Hindus also believe in a caste system. The caste system is a fixed social class system. A Hindus is born into his caste and must remain in his caste a lifetime. Brahmins (Priests), Warriors, Merchants, and Farmers are Hindu castes. Coach Smith

12 These are the Sanskrit names for the four
castes. Coach Smith

13 Dharma DHARMA= DUTY Every caste has its rules.
Dharma is the Sanskrit word for the rules of caste. Marrying in your caste is an example of dharma. Coach Smith

14 Hinduism is the dominant religion of
India. Coach Smith

15 Questions for Reflection:
How does a person’s karma determine his reincarnation? Why is the caste system a fixed social class system? What is the difference between dharma and karma? Why are some Hindus untouchables? Who were the Aryans? Coach Smith


Download ppt "Aim: How did Hinduism impact the Indian subcontinent?"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google