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The Foundation of Hinduism

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Origins of Sanskrit
"Dev Vani" (the language of gods)
1500-200 B.C.
collection of over a thousand Hindu hymns
started by the eternal Sages of Sanatan Dharm along with the Divine scriptures such as the Vedas, the Upnishads and the Puranas
meaning of Sanskrit is "wholly" or "perfectly" and "done"
The Vedas
collection of hymns and other religious texts written between 1500 and 1000 B.C.
mythological accounts, poems, prayers, and other pieces that are considered to be sacred
Hinduism holy book
Ganesha
lord of all living things
rides a rat that represents the subjugated demon of vanity and impertience
different versions of him, representing different things, such as the protector of the weak
Shiva
third god in the Hindu triumvirate
Hindu triumvirate consists of 3 gods, these gods are responsible for creation, upkeep, and destruction of the world
his powers are used to destroy the illusions and imperfections of the world
role is to destroy the world in order to recreate it
Thank you!
The Ganges River
Hindu faith holds that bathing in the river (mainly on special holidays) allows for forgiveness of sins and helps to attain salvation
Hindus also believe that life is incomplete without having a bath in the Ganga at least once in one's lifetime.
Hindu families keep a vessel of water from the Ganga in their house
most important Hindu festivals and religious worship happen at the river Ganges
festivals are celebrated on the banks of the river Ganga
According to myths Ganga flowed from the heavens and purified the people of India

The Foundation of Hinduism
Peyton Ashby
The Mahabharata
one of the two epic poems of ancient India
an important source for the development of Hinduism
tells of the struggle for sovereignty between two groups of cousins who
considered to be about Hindu moral law
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