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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

Ancient India Crossword

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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 By Heather Hunerlach Crossword

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What includes the tallest mountain in the world? Himalayan Mountains
What is extremely hot and is located in northern India? Thar Desert
What can you not move up unless you have good karma? Caste System
Who found enlightenment by meditating? Prince Siddhartha
Sickness, old age, death Three forms of suffering
Suffering and how to avoid it Four Noble Truths
Who asked for remorse after killing 200,000 people? Asoka
What empire had many achievements? Gupta Empire
Poetry, fables, folktales, and plays Literature
India's first major religion Hinduism
Based on the teachings of the Buddha Buddhism
What is someone who lives without desires called? ascetic
Who were the first leaders to unify India? Mauryas
Birth, death, and rebirth Samsara
What is triangle-shaped area located southern India? Deccan Plateau
What are the two mountain ranges that surround The Deccan Plateau? Eastern and Western Ghats
What is the Hindu name for supreme power? Brahman
A collection of Hindu sacred writings Vedas
What is a time of great prosperity and achievement called? golden age
Who do Gupta coins honor? rulers

Ancient India Word Search

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Ashoka Crossword

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Ashoka was the third ruler of what empire? Mauryan
How many years did Ashoka rule for? Thirtyfour
What tradition still remembered Ashoka's prisons and brutal rule? Hindu
What was the small feudal state Ashoka led a war against? Kalinga
The war with Kalinga is considered one of the most _________ and bloodiest in history. brutal
After the war, it is thought that Ashoka converted to ___________ Buddhism
After the war and Ashoka's conversion to Buddhism, India became a prosperous and ____________ place peaceful
Ashoka made laws called ____________ Edicts
Ashoka's edicts were carved into rocks and _____________ Pillars
Fishermen and Brahman priests were upset by the edicts because they made it hard to kill __________________ animals
Prior to Ashoka, Buddhism was a relatively __________ tradition. minor
Ashoka made many Buddhist meditation sites called what? stupas

Hinduism and Buddhism Crossword

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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

Hinduism Crossword

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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

HinduismBuddhism Crossword

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Vedic god of fire Agni
Warrior form of Hindu Goddess on a lion/tiger Durga
Buddha who created a Pure Land Amitabha
Shakyamuni Buddha, born a prince, left his family, became awakened Siddhartha Gautama
Chariot driver in the Bhagavad Gita Krishna
Predominant form of Buddhism in SE Asia, "way of the elders" Theravada
Buddha that is coming in the future Maitreya
Hindu god associated with 10 avatars Vishnu
Predominant form of Buddhism in China and East Asia, "Great Vehicle" Mahayana
Warrior in the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna
Buddha, Dharma, Sangha are known as the Three Jewels
Tenzin Gyatso, religious and political leader of Tibet Dalai Lama
In Mahayana Buddhism a compassionate being who takes vow to help others attain nirvana Bodhisattva
Instead of a life of pleasure or a life of austerities, the Buddha taught this Middle Way
Ultimate Reality, God, described in the Upanishads as greater than the gods Brahman
Cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth Samsara
Terrifying form of Hindu Goddess, depicted iwth skulls, blood dripping from her mouth Kali
Sitting Meditation Zazen
Moral law of cause and effect, Sanskrit word for "action" Karma
Hindu god with head of an elephant Ganesha
Old Man, Sick Man, Corpse, Spiritual Seeker Four Sights
Goal of religion in Hinduism; escape from Samsara Moksha
Universal Self or Soul, identified with Brahman Atman
Name the authors of the Vedas called themselves Aryans
Avatar of Vishnu; exiled prince that battles an evil demon Rama

India and Gupta Empire Crossword

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to Hindus people, the ultimate goal of existence is to achieve moshka
the rebirth of the soul into another form is called reincarnation
all the actions of a persons life that affect his or her fate in the next life is called karma
people who live virtuously earn what type of karma good
people who have bad karma are born into a lower level of existence, and born into what suffering
what is the religious and moral duties of an indivisual dharma
there were strict social classes called the what system caste
the holy book is called the what Vedus
moshka is the union with the what universe
before stories were written down, how were they remebered memorized
an age of peace and prosperity is called a what Golden age
the golden age of India occurred under the what empire Gupta
strong civilizations traded with each other along the ensh silk road
wealth and what were passed along the trade network ideas
who were the group of scholars in Chandragupta's court, because he supported both science and art Nine Gems
the Gupta Empire had a strong military, because they were able to form military what with other nations alliances
Hinduism has no one sacred text, nor one single what founder
what did Buddhist build that were shrines to house the remains of select holy people stupas
Gupta literature consists of fables and folktales written in ehat sanskrit
what system did the guptans mathematicians develop based on the number 10 decimal
doctors used what type of remedies to treat illnesses, and developed a vaccine against smallpox herbal
only men were allowed to enroll into universities, which is known as patriarchy
the mass amount of trade led to a strong economy, and what cultural diffusion

Ancient India Crossword

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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

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