Type
Crossword
Description

release from suffering and pain (Buddhist tradition); spiritual enlightenment Nirvana
Cycle of birth and rebirth ( called Samara in Hindu tradition) reincarnation
Rulers of India who spread Buddhism throughout India and Southeast Asia Asoka
Life is full of suffering; desire causes suffering; end desire and end suffering; follow the eight-fold path to end desire. Four-noble truths
filling one's duty in life Dharma
Enlightened one Buddha
Sacred text for Hindus Verdas
practice of non-violence in Hindu tradition Ahimsa
Practice to end suffering and reach nirvana Eightfold path
Has no single founder Hinduism
Buddha rejected this system Varna
Founder of Buddhism SiddharthaGautama
The cycle of rebirth is determined by this principle Karma
Buddhist architects built ________ (large stone mounds) over the bones of Buddhist holy people. Stupas
The cycle of reincarnation continues until a person reaches spiritual perfection ___________ Moksha

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

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

Buddhism Hinduism review Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Less than _____ percent of Indians today consider themselves Buddhists. two
Buddhism was founded 2500 years ago by Siddhartha ____ Gautauma
The cycle of rebirth important in both religions/philosophies is reincarnation
Hinduism and Buddhism were both begun in this country. India
More than 85% of Indians today consider themselves to be ___ Hindus
The main sacred book of the Hindu religion is called the ____ Vedas
There are consequences for behavior , this is called _____ Karma
Hinduism was founded by the ______ invaders in ancient India Aryan
Some call Buddhism a _____________ because it does not have any gods philosophy
950 million followers of Hinduism primarily in the country of ___________ India
Key beliefs in ____________ include the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path Buddhism
No killing/causing of pain is a belief for _________Hinduism and Buddhism. both
The older of the two religions, Hinduism is about _____ thousand years old four
Hindu houses of worship are called ___ Yatras
Hindus believe in many gods but the main one is ___. Brahma
Ancient Indian system of dividing society based on family/heredity and job. Caste
_______________ when translated means "enlightened one" Buddha
King that based his empire on Buddhist principles and spread the philosophy. Ashoka
In Buddhism if you overcome all desire & selfishness you can reach _____. Nirvana

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

Hinduism and Buddhism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the enlighten one Buddha
a period of seven days, formal for mourning the dead Shiva
to look up to or follow Worship
the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth nirvana
and ancient text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both Literature and philosophy bhagavadgita
rebirth reincarnation
a religon of easyern and central Asia Buddhism
a structure of something or someone statue
the result of someone's actions Karma
the action, the state of being enlightened Enlightenment
a follower of Hinduism Hindu
an honorific title appiled to a spirtual leader in tibetan Buddhism Lama
the state or quality of or being divine Divinity

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 Crossword

Type
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

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

Caitlin Shupe's SE Asia Religion Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Buddhist heaven Nirvana
Founder of Buddhism Buddha
Highest spiritual state in Buddhist religion Enlightenment
Belief that the way you behaved in past lives affects your present life Karma
Arabic name of God Allah
Successor of Muhammad Caliph
Islamic prophet Muhammad
Hindu God of creation Brahma
Hinduism heaven Moksha
Belief in many gods Polytheism
Arabic submission to God Islam
Preserver in the Hindu Trinity Vishnu
Destroyer in the Hindu Trinity Shiva
Reincarnation of Krishnu Krishna
Hindu god of wisdom and learning Ganesh