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ABC’S OF HINDUISM
Transcript of ABC’S OF HINDUISM
1. Brahmins- priests and advisors, the purest wisest, and most learned.2. Kshatriyas- warriors, rulers and fighters. Help protect and rule society.3.Vaishya- farmers, merchants, traders and skilled workers.4.Shudra- unskilled workers, servants, they serve the 3 higher classes, they are not permitted to study scripture.
They believe that this is a scared river. They bath in the river to wash away their sins.
Brahman is the ultimate reality. No one can understand Brahman. Brahman cant be explained. There are many different gods and goddesses that show different parts of Brahman. Brahman is in everything.
Warrior goddess. Carries many weapons and is against demons that are ignorant and selfish and kills them.
Atman comes from Brahman. Atman is in everything. It is the soul. The soul takes a journey to try and return to Brahman. When Hindus reach Moksha, their soul is released from the cycle and return to Brahman.
ABC’S OF HINDUISM
By:Keely and Jessica
God that comes from Brahman showing the creation of everything, including the universe. He has four faces to see all of creation and is all-knowing.
ETERNAL CYCLE OF LIFE
Hindus believe in reincarnation. The soul is believed to live in many life times. The cycle that the soul goes through is born, live, die then repeat until it reaches moksha. (Karma, Samsara, Reincarnation)
The festival that welcomes spring. They throw coloured powder, pull fun loving pranks and eat a lot of sweets.
80% of the population of India is Hindu.
A difficult path. Follows guru teachings about Brahman, Atman and the Universe.
Avatar of Vishnu. There is a famous story that Krishna swallows mud and opens his mouth the reveal the entire universe. Sometime he is worshiped as a god in his own right. The ideal child, student, lover, husband, warrior, teacher and king.
The goddess of wealth and prosperity. Often seen in pink because pink is the colour of kindness. Hindus pray to Lakshmi during the festival "Divali".
The freedom from samsara. When you reach moksha it mean your soul has broken the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. This is the ultimate goal for Hindus.
Is a customary greeting when individuals meet and a farewell when they part
A sacred sound used in meditation. Also a visual symbol used to represent Brahman
Hindu worship ceremony.
Hindus are on a quest to reach moksha. They hato do their duties in life and are on a quest until they reach their end goal.
A role model of fighting for peace and justice. He is also the avatar of Vishnu.
The language of ancient India.
A Hindu temple is believed to be the earthly seat of a deity
They are given the dirtiest jobs. Cleaning bathrooms, dealing with the dead. The are so low that theyrent even seen in the caste system. If you are an untouchable you are impure.
God that maintains the order and harmony of the universe. Has blue skin to show that he is as endless as the sky. Often riding on a man-eagle. Comes to earth as a human to maintain orger and save the world from danger.
The wedding ceremony is called vivaah sanskar. The wedding ceremony is traditionally conducted entirely, or at least partially in Sanskrit, considered by Hindus as the language of holy ceremonies.
Young Hindus are very big. They are thought everything they need to know they are apart of the communitie.
Zeal is another word for passion. Hindus are passionate about fulfilling their duties.