Type
Crossword
Description

Favored religion in India Hinduism
Lowest Caste Sudra
If an Indian women married a foreign man, she was denied her _____ Indian status
A major cause of poverty is _____ Social class
Religious freedom in India is ______ Declining
India is the _____ worst country for religious intolerance Fourth
The Caste system was created by the ______ Aryans
They created the Caste system after invading _____ Asia South
The word Caste comes from Portuguese and _____ Spanish
One job of an untouchable Toilet cleaning
If a girl was born, the parents would_____ of the baby Dispose
The ______ was an important part of Hindu tradition Caste system
2 big causes of discrimination in India are Religion and _____ Gender
India provides religious freedom, but does not_____ it Practice
Freedom to religious belief is recognized in the 1949 _____ of India Constitution

Ancient India Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The fertile region of the Indian subcontinent. Gangetic plain
Another plateau of the Indian subcontinent that receives very little water. Deccan
These plains receive heavy, seasonal rains. coastal
People of the Indus River Valley cultivated and traded this item. cotton
How most people in India earn their living. farming
The main religious practice of the Indian people. hinduism
Most accepted theory for the fall of the Indus River Valley. invasion theory
Another theory suggests the people____ their land. over farmed
Group that emerged from Central Asia to India between 2000-1500 B.C. Aryans
Period of time in which the Vedas were composed vedic age
Aryans belief in many gods and goddesses is a religious practice known as... polytheism
Highest social group in the Caste System brahmins
A farmer would belong to which caste? vaisyas
The outcasts of society were known as the... untouchables
The cast that included farm workers and servants. sudras

Ancient India Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Prince Siddhartha became the ________ when he was 35. Buddha
An Ideal state of happiness and peace Nirvana
Hindu mathematitians were the first to consider this as a number zero
The basis of Buddhism; tells how to end suffering FourNobleTruths
One who gives up worldy pleasures ascetic
Ruler of the Mauryan Empire from 322 to 187 B.C.E. Ashoka
________ displayed commands around the Mauryan Empire. Edicts
The Empire ruled by King Ashoka Mauryan
The mountain range located along India's border Himalaya
An ancient Indian language used to write the Hindu vedas Sanskrit
Hindu name for a force that is greather then all other deities Brahman
The cycle of birth, death, and rebirth Samsara
A time of great prosperity and achievement GoldenAge
The Gupta Empire was divided into _______ that were ruled by royal governors provinces
India is a _______ of Asia subcontinent
An early religion brought to India by the Aryans Hinduism
Created to encourage trade in the Gupta Empire roads
Queen _______ gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Maya

Hinduism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Hindu's social class hierarchy Caste System
India's first major religion Hinduism
Law, obligation, and duty Dharma
Brought religion (Vedas), social classes, and language to India Aryans
Ancient language of India Sanskrit
Religious scholars Brahmins
Rulers or warriors Kshatriyas
Farmers or merchants Vaishyas
Workers or peasants Shudras
People below the caste system Untouchables
Name of Hinduism's one supreme God Brahman
The type of religion they are (depends on number of Gods they believe in) Monotheistic
Sacred animal of Hinduism Cows
Based on how you live, determines what happens to your soul when you die Karma
Cycle of life, death, rebirth Samsara
cycle of rebirth Reincarnation
Holy Journeys Pilgrimages
Holy place in India, used to bathe in acts of devotion Ganges River
Type of meditation Yoga
Hindu monks Sannyasins

Hinduism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The main holy books of Hinduism Vedas
Oldest known religion Hinduism
The first religious nation India
Place of worship in Hinduism Mandir
Supreme God of Hinduism Krishna
The Hindu cycle of birth, death and rebirth Karma
The law or way of life of Hinduism Dharma
The Hindu festival of lights Diwali
Hindu local religious leader Brahmin
God who creates life Brahma
God who preserves life Vishnu
God who destroys life so new life can be created Shiva
The elephant headed god who is the god of removing obstacles and good luck Ganesh
Sanskrit word meaning knowledge Veda

Ancient India Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Ancient India
Aryan
Decimal System
Astronomy
Asoka
Dynasty
Golden Age
Gupta Empire
Mauryan Empire
Nirvana
Reincarnation
Four Noble Truths
Eightfold Path
Untouchables
Brahmin
Caste System
Buddhism
Hinduism

Ancient India Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Prince Siddhartha became the ________ when he was 35. Buddha
An ideal state of happiness and peace Nirvana
Hindu mathematitians were the first to consider this a number zero
The basis of Buddhism; tells how to end suffering FourNobleTruths
One who gives up worldly pleasures Ascetic
Ruler of the Mauryan Empire from 322 to 187 B.C.E. Ashoka
Displayed laws around the Mauryan Empire Edicts
The _______ Empire was ruled by King Ashoka Mauryan
The ______ Mountains are located along India's border Himalaya
An ancient Indian language used to write the Hindu vedas Sanskrit
Hindu name for a force that is greater than all other deities Brahman
The cycle of birth, death, and rebirth Samsara
A time of great prosperity and achievement GoldenAge
India is a ______ of Asia Subcontinent
First ruler of the Gupta Empire Chandragupta
An early religion brought to India by the Aryans Hinduism
Queen ________ gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Maya
Created to encourage trade in the Gupta Empire Roads
The religion founded by Prince Siddhartha Buddhism
A trip taken to a holy place Pilgramage

India puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Mixtures of two or more metals Alloys
Divides indian society into groups based on a persons birth,wealth,occupation Caste system
Important river in India Indus
The science of working with two or more metals Metallurgy
Emperor of India Asoka
Going without food Fasting
The sum of a persons actions in this and previous states of existence Karma
A transcendent state in witch there is no suffering nor desire nor sense of self Nirvana
Study of stars and planets Astronomy
A hindu dynasty Gupta
South Asian dynasty Mauryan
The religious belief that a soul can begin a new life in a new body Reincarnation
A widespread Asian philosophy Buddhism
Religion in India Hinduism
Expressing dicourse thoughts on a subject Meditation

Caste System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A Caste System class structure is determined by? Birth
Where is the Caste System used? India
What is the ancient Indian City in the Indus River Valley? Harappa
The Indian Caste System divides Hindus into four _____ groups. Hierarchical
There are four main categories of Hindus Brahmins, Kshatriya, Vaishyas, and _____ Shudras
People outside of the Caste System are called? Untouchables
What does Untouchables mean? People Of God
The Caste System is one of the most Misrepresented, ______, Misunderstood and Misused aspects of Hinduism. Misinformed
A _____ is a division of society based on occupation and family lineage. Caste
How many Caste Systems are there in India? three thousand

south asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a group of islands archipelago
a seasonal wind, especially in south asia monsoon
a violent storm with fierce wind and heavy rain cyclone
the dominant religion of india hinduism
a river in south asia, an important water source flowing more then 1,500 from its source ganges river
high water level brought by a cyclone that swamps low-lying areas storm surge
a broadened seaward end of a river estuary
the period of british rule in india raj
a movement that uses all means of protest except violence nonviolent resistence
the process of breaking up large landholding to attain more balanced land distribution among farmers land reform
a agricultural program launched by scientists in the 1960's to develop higher-yieldinggrain varieties green revolution
the aryan system of social classes in india and one of the cornerstones of hinduism in which each person is born into a caste and can only move into a different caste through reincarnation caste system
the muslim empire established by the early 1500s over much of india mughal empire
the largest of the world civilization in what is now pakistan indus valley
seperation partition
a religion of north india and pakistan in which several destructive wars have been fought kashmir
a month long period of fasting from sunrise to sunset ramadan
a person of tibetan ancestry in nepal sherpa
in tibetan buddhism, a geometric design that symbolizes the universe and aids in meditation mandala
the founder of buddhism and known as a buddha siddhartha gautama

Indus River Valley: Ancient India Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

people from whom one is descended ancestors
social classes tha divide people of India castes
series of rulerw from the same family dynasty
knowing the truth enlightened
alone; set apart drom others isolated
Indian corn maize
a belief that living souls are reborn in a new body reincarnation
a sacred orholy place of worship shrine
the highest Aryan caste (2 words) priestsscholars
Very, very old or long ago ancient
Monhenjo-____ daro
Northern people who destroyed Monhenjo-daro Aryans
Class of people who had no place in society untouchables