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Reincarnation
Shiva
Vedas
Idol
Avatars
Dharma
Brahmana
Asuras
Gada
Padma
Smarta
Hari
Narayana
Trimurti
Hindu
Vishnu

hinduism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The three main gods in hinduism Trimurti
Showing reverence to a god through prayers, songs, and rituals Puja
A Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. Aum
An image, statue or idol of a deity Murti
A large body of knowledge texts Vedas
Means "sharing". Bhajan
Behaviours that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible. Dharma
A purifying ritual with a fire ceremony Havan
An action, work or deed Karma
A series of steps leading down to water, particularly a holy river. Ghat
A term in Hinduism and Hindu philosophy which refers to various forms of emancipation, liberation, and release. Moksha
A journey of the soul Samsara
Inner self or soul Atman
Means 'not to injure' and 'compassion' Ahimsa

Hinduism Crossword

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Description

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

Indus Valley Civilization Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Hinduism and Buddhism Crossword

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Crossword
Description

This religion is not inspired by one individual religion Hinduism
This religion has the eight-fold path Buddhism
Release from worldly life Nirvana
A person's role in society; your job Caste
Temporary body; home to soul Avatar
Literature from the Aryans Veda
Seeking communion with the universe Meditation
The country from which buddhism originated India
How souls pass through a series of bodies Reincarnation
Literature of hindu beliefs Upanishads
A form of meditation Yoga
A special priest Brahman
Doing what you were born to do; your destiny dharma
The "Preserver" Vishnu
The "Destroyer" Shiva

Hinduism Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Diwali
ganges
hindu new year
holi
karma
ladder of life
moksha
no beef
no founder
om
polytheistic
pujas
reincarnation
shiva
temple
varanasi
vedas

Deities of Hinduism Crossword

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Description

Remover of all Obstacles Ganesha
7th Avatar of Vishnu Rama
The first three Gods are part of the Hindu ________ Trimurti
The Creator of all Life Brahma
Goddess of Learning and Arts Saraswati
Protector of the Universe Vishnu
Known as the ferocious form of Parvati Kali
The Path of Devotion: ________ Yoga Bhakti
The most human of all Gods Krishna
The Lotus Goddess Lakshmi
The Destroyer and Restorer of the Universe Shiva
Comes from Sanskrit meaning "invincible" Durga

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

Hinduism Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Hinduism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Type
Crossword
Description

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