Hindu's social class hierarchy
India's first major religion
Law, obligation, and duty
Brought religion (Vedas), social classes, and language to India
Ancient language of India
Rulers or warriors
Farmers or merchants
Workers or peasants
People below the caste system
Name of Hinduism's one supreme God
The type of religion they are (depends on number of Gods they believe in)
Sacred animal of Hinduism
Based on how you live, determines what happens to your soul when you die
Cycle of life, death, rebirth
cycle of rebirth
Holy place in India, used to bathe in acts of devotion
Type of meditation
The main holy books of Hinduism
Oldest known religion
The first religious nation
Place of worship in Hinduism
Supreme God of Hinduism
The Hindu cycle of birth, death and rebirth
The law or way of life of Hinduism
The Hindu festival of lights
Hindu local religious leader
God who creates life
God who preserves life
God who destroys life so new life can be created
The elephant headed god who is the god of removing obstacles and good luck
Sanskrit word meaning knowledge
The three main gods in hinduism
Showing reverence to a god through prayers, songs, and rituals
A Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras.
An image, statue or idol of a deity
A large body of knowledge texts
Behaviours that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible.
A purifying ritual with a fire ceremony
An action, work or deed
A series of steps leading down to water, particularly a holy river.
A term in Hinduism and Hindu philosophy which refers to various forms of emancipation, liberation, and release.
A journey of the soul
Inner self or soul
Means 'not to injure' and 'compassion'
The upanishadic period
Pre Vedic period
to achieve moksha, one must rid himself of _____
destroyer god who also gives life
preserver and protector god of creation
where majority of hindus live
sacred expression in hindu worship
various physical forms in which a divine being may appear
highest or priestly caste in traditional hindu societies
social class of people according to ancient hindu tradition
believing in and following religious traditions
person's duty in daily life
teacher who offers spiritual wisdom and advice
images of holy figures
person's good and bad acts in life, which affect rebirth and moksha
relax one's mind and body using mental exercises
release from the cycle of birth and rebirth
sacred images, often pictures or statues of god and goddesses
folktales about the gods and ancient heroes
rebirth of a dead person's soul in a new body
wheel of life
16 rituals that mark important stages in a hindu's life
ancient, sacred language of hinduism
branches of a religion
form of hindu meditation to become closer to spiritual existence
A Caste System class structure is determined by?
Where is the Caste System used?
What is the ancient Indian City in the Indus River Valley?
The Indian Caste System divides Hindus into four _____ groups.
There are four main categories of Hindus Brahmins, Kshatriya, Vaishyas, and _____
People outside of the Caste System are called?
What does Untouchables mean?
The Caste System is one of the most Misrepresented, ______, Misunderstood and Misused aspects of Hinduism.
A _____ is a division of society based on occupation and family lineage.
How many Caste Systems are there in India?