Type
Crossword
Description

people who work to spread their religious beliefs Missionaries
the focusing of the mind on spiritual ideas meditation
a state of perfect peace Nirvana
the belief that souls are born and reborn many times into a new body Reincarnation
the effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul Karma
the main religion of India Hinduism
Also known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama
A religion based on the teachings of the Buddha Buddhism
a dynasty that united most of the Indian subcontinent Mauryan empire
The universal spirit that created the universe and everything in it Brahman
the most important language of ancient India Sanskrit
the division of Indian society into groups based on birth or occupation Caste System

Ancient India Crossword

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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 and Buddhism Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A religion originated in India. It is based off of buddhas teachings, it is a path to enlightenment. Buddhism
Indias most major religion, it is characterized by the belief in reincarnation and many different gods. Hinduism
The cycle of death and rebirth. Samsara
An ancient language spoken in India. Sanskrit
A state of peace, happiness, and enlightenment. Nirvana
Someone who lives in extreme poverty, and meditates in hopes of reaching enlightenment. Ascetic
simple, holy men Monk
The belief of being reborn after one dies Reincarnation
A system that separates peoples social class in ancient India. Caste System
A tall pillar advertising something the king has said. Edict
A journey to a sacred place or shrine. Pilgrimage
A large text consisting of old sanskrit literature and hinduism scriptures. Vedas
A community of people, especially monks, who are all led by a religion. Monestaries
The holy and sacred power that is the sustainer of the universe. Brahman
An individual duty fulfilled by good behavior and then rewarded by being reborn into a good life. Dharma

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

Ancient India & China Crossword

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Description

A large area of land isolated from the rest of a continent by geographic features subcontinent
A seasonal wind monsoon
A place for storing grain granary
A forklike structure citadel
A warrior and herder from central Asia who migrated to India beginning in about 1500 B.C. Aryan
A language of India first spoken by the ancient Aryans Sanskrit
Writings that form the foundation of ancient civilizations of India and that are some of the oldest writings in the world Vedas
A group of people in a particular social class caste
A religion that developed from the Arayans' religious beliefs of Brahmanism and the beliefs of the ancient people of India Hinduism
The belief that souls are reborn into other beings after death reincarnation
A religious duty dharma
Actions that determine the caste into which a person will be reborn karma
A religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who became known as the buddha Buddhism
To concentrate so deeply that the mind becomes clear and calm meditate
The complete understanding of truth enlightenment
In Buddhism, the highest state of the human mind, free from the desires that lead to human suffering and ignorance nirvana
A man who devotes his life to studying and teaching religious beliefs monk
A point at which a sudden change occurs turningpoint
A person who takes his/hers religious ideas to other parts of the world missionary
Relating to beauty aesthetic
The science and technology of metals metallurgy
A numeral in a system of mathematics based on the nine numerals and a zero Hindu-Arabicnumeral

Ancient India Crossword

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Crossword
Description

a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion Hinduism
a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) Buddhism
an ancient Indic language of India sanskrit
the rebirth of a soul in a new body reincarnation
a seasonal prevailing wind blowing from the southwest between May and September and bringing rain monsoon
a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self Nirvana
the teaching or religion of the Buddha dharma
a member of the highest Hindu caste, that of the priesthood Brahman
having or showing a good understanding of how people should be treated : not ignorant or narrow in thinkin enlightened
Indian empire founded by Chandragupta Mauryan empire
the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences karma
a person who has been rejected by society or a social group outcast
a class structure that is determined by birth caste system
any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last, who bring enlightenment and wisdom buddha
the ability or willingness to tolerate something tolerance
a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea indus

World Religions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The major religion of India Hinduism
Founder of Buddism Siddhartha Guatama
The holy book for Judaism Torah
Holy book of Christianity Bible
Holy book of Islam Quran
Began in Palistine around 2000 BC Judaism
Prophet of Islam Muhammad
Many Gods Polytheistic
One God Monotheism
Belief Jesus is the son of God Christianity
Belief in Islam FivePillars
To be reborn reincarnation
Eightfold Path to Enlightenment is found in this religion Buddhism
Four Noble ____________ Truths
A social class system found in India Castesystem

Ancient India and China Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A numeral in a system of mathematics based on nine numerals and a zero Hindu-Arabic numeral
A religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who became known as the Buddha. Buddhism
A fortlike structure Citadel
Relating to beatuy Aesthetic
Actions that determine the caste into which a person will be reborn. Karma
A point at where a sudden change occurs Turningpoint
The science and technology of metals Metallurgy
A large area of land isolated from the rest of a continent by geographic features subcontinent
A seasonal wind Monsoon
A forklie structure citadel

Buddhism and Hinduism Crossword

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Crossword
Description

What is the section of the Vedas that answer mystical questions related to Hinduism? Upanishads
What is the "essential self" called? Atman
Rebirth of the soul in another bodily form Reincarnation
All the actions in ones life that affect their fate in the next life Karma
Religous and moral duties as an individual Dharma
A key principle of Hinduism meaning non-violence Ashima
Social groups in which people are born Castes
The founder of Buddhism, the Buddha Siddhartha Guatama
Final goal for Buddhists, union with the universe Nirvana
Spiritual force that everything is a part of Brahman
Union with Brahman Moksha
Lowest caste, considered heavily polluted Untouchables
The books in which sacred Hindu teaching are recorded Vedas
Type of Buddhism that is practiced through a life of hard spiritual work Theravada
Type of Buddhism that is easier for everyday people to practice Mahayana

Chapter 5 Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Large landmass but smaller than a continent. Subcontinent
Combination of writings by Aryan priests. Vedas
What is called a seasonal wind patterns that causes wet and dry seasons? Monsoon
This is a person's soul. Atman
The process of rebirth. Reincarnation
A state of perfect peace. Nirvana
The most important language of ancient India. Sanskrit
Single universal spirit Brahman
The four main social divisions. Varna
The laborers and non-Aryans in the lowest social class. Sudras
Set of spiritual duties. Dharma
The affects good or bad actions have on a person's soul. Karma
Religion based on the teachings of Buddha. Buddhism
This leads a person to wisdom, salvation, and enlightenment. The Eightfold Path
This word means nonviolence in Sanskrit. Ahimsa
This is the largest religion in India. Hinduism
This divided Indian society into groups based on a person's birth, wealth, or job. Caste System
Priests in the highest social division. Brahmin
Farmers, craftspeople, and traders in the second lowest social division. Vaisyas
Rulers and warriors in the second highest social division. Kshatriyas

Ancient India Word Search

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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