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one of the worlds oldest religions Hinduism
rebirth of the soul reincarnation
one of the Hindus' most important gods Shiva
the lasting peace that is achieved through right living Nirvana
the religious and moral duties of each person Dharmas
An important idea of Hinduism is that all people and things must be treated with ___________h Respect
Good behavior is always _________ rewarded
Bad behavior is always _______ punished
The Hindus believe that a person may die , but the soul is ______ reborn
The idea that people's status in life is not an accident, it is based on what they did is a past life Karma

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

Buddhism and Hinduism Crossword

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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

Hinduism Crossword

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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

Hinduism Crossword

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to achieve moksha, one must rid himself of _____ desire
creator god brahma
destroyer god who also gives life shiva
preserver and protector god of creation vishnu
where majority of hindus live india
nonviolence ahism
sacred expression in hindu worship aum
various physical forms in which a divine being may appear avatars
highest or priestly caste in traditional hindu societies brahmin
social class of people according to ancient hindu tradition caste
believing in and following religious traditions devout
person's duty in daily life dharma
teacher who offers spiritual wisdom and advice guru
images of holy figures icons
person's good and bad acts in life, which affect rebirth and moksha karma
hindu temple mandir
prayers mantras
relax one's mind and body using mental exercises meditate
release from the cycle of birth and rebirth moksha
sacred images, often pictures or statues of god and goddesses murtis
folktales about the gods and ancient heroes puranas
rebirth of a dead person's soul in a new body reincarnation
wheel of life samsara
16 rituals that mark important stages in a hindu's life samskaras
ancient, sacred language of hinduism sanskrit
branches of a religion sects
form of hindu meditation to become closer to spiritual existence yoga

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

Indus Valley Civilization Crossword

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rain monsoon
language of the Vedas sanskirt
prince raja
jati caste
unseen universal spirit brahmans
teacher guru
Aryan belief hinduism
the rebirth of the soul reincarnation
personal duty dharma
Hindu holy writings Vedas

Ancient India & China Crossword

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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

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

Hidduism and Buddhism Crossword

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the most widespread religion in India Hidduism
the belief that the soul, once a person dies, is reborn in another person reincarnation
the effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul karma
soul atman
a major religion began to develop from questions posed by a young prince Siddhartha Gautama
founder of Buddhism the Buddha
going without food fasting
focusing the mind on spiritual ideas meditating
religion based on the teachings of the Buddha Buddhism
a state of perfect peace nirvana
people who spread and teach the religious beliefs missionaries
way of life dharma
followers of Hinduism Hindus
the Hindu Destroyer god Shiva
the Hindu Preserver god Vishnu
the Hindu Creator God Brahma

World History Ch. 3 Crossword

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The rights and duties of members of various classes in Indian society Dharma
A long poem that describes the adventures of a hero or heroes Epic
Seasonal winds that cross southern Asia, producing wet and dry seasons Monsoon
A chief in the early Aryan society of India Rajah
A large land mass, such as India, that is geographically and culturally distinct from the rest of a continent Subcontinent
In Hinduism, the accumulated good and bad acts of all of one's previous lives Karma
A spiritual belief of Hindus that the soul is reborn over and over in different bodies until it is purified Reincarnation
The faith of most of India's people, characterized by the goal of returning to Brahman through reincarnation Hinduism
Four sacred Indian texts that include collections o hymns, prayers, explanations of religious rituals, and wise sayings Vedas
In Hindu society, a fixed social grouping based on class, occupation, and tradition Caste