Sanātana Dharma Sanskrit phrase "the eternal law"

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Sanātana Dharma Sanskrit phrase "the eternal law""

Transcription

1 1. Notebook Entry: Hinduism 2. How do we identify a belief system EQ: How does Hinduism fit our model of a belief system? code of ethics, place of origin, texts, impact, spread, divine being, founder, practices Hinduism is a belief system? Consider the 8 characteristics of all belief systems. By the end of class are objectives are to: -describe the origins, beliefs, and development of Hinduism -categorize information about Hinduism using our belief system model as a guide Tonight s Homework: R&O p , 177 Hinduism often referred to as Sanātana Dharma Sanskrit phrase "the eternal law" Hinduism: Over a billion followers (1 billion in Republic of India) Considered 3 rd largest religion in the world A religious, philosophical, and cultural belief system One of the oldest existing religions in the world Wide diversity in beliefs, practices, and traditions No universally accepted definition on what a Hindu is, or even agreement on whether Hinduism represents a religious, cultural or socio-political entity OM (or AUM) Hindu symbol said or sung before and after all Prayers In 1995, Chief Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar was quoted in an Indian Supreme Court ruling: When we think of the Hindu religion, we find it difficult, if not impossible, to define Hindu religion or even adequately describe it. Unlike other religions in the world, the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet; it does not worship any one God; it does not subscribe to any one dogma; it does not believe in any one philosophic concept; it does not follow any one set of religious rites or performances; in fact, it does not appear to satisfy the narrow traditional features of any religion of creed. It may broadly be described as a way of life and nothing more. 1

2 This image cannot currently be displayed. 10/5/2010 Hinduism is: Collection of religious beliefs Developed slowly over a long period of time Cannot be traced to one founder or a single set of ideas Common world-view -see religion as a way to liberating the soul from the illusions, disappointments, and mistakes of everyday existence Sacred Texts: Vedas Upanishads - based on Hindu teachers meditations on the Vedas, written as discussions between student and teacher Asked questions such as: What is the nature of reality? What is morality? Is there eternal life? What is the soul? The sacred books explore how a person can achieve liberation from desires and suffering this is Moksha perfect understanding of all things Teacher explains the difference between atman and Brahman Brahman the world soul that contains and unites all atmans Atman individual soul of living being. Reaching moksha (perfect understanding) usually takes more than one lifetime Reincarnation (rebirth) allows an individual spirit or soul to be born again and again until moksha is achieved A soul s karma follows it from one reincarnation to the next. It is important to be aware of good and bad deeds for this reason. Karma also influences one s health, wealth or poverty, and what caste someone is born into. Over the 2,500 years Hinduism has been around it has gone through some changes: Brahman is sometimes seen as having the personalities of three gods Brahma the creator Vishnu the protector Shiva the destroyer Today Hindus can choose the deity they want to worship or choose none at all. Brahma Vishnu Shiva Can choose from 3 paths to moksha right thinking, right action, or religious devotion 2

3 The story of Rama and Sita A good man, called Rama, was married to a beautiful princess, called Sita. They had been banished to live in the forest with his brother, Lakshmana, by his stepmother, as she wanted her son to be King. Ravana, the Demon king with ten heads, heard of Sita s beauty and goodness and planned to kidnap her. By magic, he conjured up a golden fawn. She asked Rama to capture it. The demon king disguised himself as an old man and tricked Sita. He kidnapped her and flew away on his chariot back to his island, Lanka. Rama and Lakshmana searched many months for Sita. Finally, they asked Hanuman, king of the monkey army, for help. Hanuman could fly. 3

4 He found Sita imprisoned on the island of Lanka. Hanuman, Rama and Lakshmana prepared themselves for battle. This was one of the greatest battles ever seen. The fighting lasted for ten whole days. It looked as though Ravana was going to win, until Rama borrowed a special bow and arrow from the gods. Rama shot Ravana and the battle was won. Rama rescued Sita and they decided to go home. As it got dark, the people of the kingdom put out little oil lamps (divas) in their windows to show the way home. It seemed as though there were more lamps than stars in the sky. Everyone was happy and Rama and Sita ruled well. Now every year people remember this story at Divali by lighting diva lights inside their homes and fireworks outside. The "Festival of Lights" symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for humankind. 4

5 Hinduism 5

EQ: Explain how Hinduism fits our model for a belief system.

EQ: Explain how Hinduism fits our model for a belief system. 1. New Entry: Belief Systems Vocabulary 2. New Entry: Hinduism EQ: Explain how Hinduism fits our model for a belief system. By the end of class are objectives are to: -describe the origins, beliefs, and

More information

Hinduism. Hinduism Video

Hinduism. Hinduism Video Hinduism Hinduism Video World Population 900 million origins Hinduism is made up of a variety of different religious beliefs and practices which originated near the river Indus in India. The name 'Hindu'

More information

Teaching and Learning activities (possible)

Teaching and Learning activities (possible) Hinduism Years: Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 Unit 1: God and Other Beliefs About this Unit: This unit examines Hindu beliefs and how these beliefs affect Hindu lifestyle. Prior Learning: It is helpful if children

More information

What is Hinduism?: world's oldest religion o igi g na n t a ed e d in n Ind n i d a reincarnation (rebirth) Karma

What is Hinduism?: world's oldest religion o igi g na n t a ed e d in n Ind n i d a reincarnation (rebirth) Karma What is Hinduism?: Hinduism is the world's oldest religion, with a billion followers, which makes it the world's third largest religion. Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural

More information

Hinduism. AP World History Chapter 6ab

Hinduism. AP World History Chapter 6ab Hinduism AP World History Chapter 6ab Origins Originates in India from literature, traditions, and class system of Aryan invaders Developed gradually; took on a variety of forms and gods particular to

More information

Key questions: Hinduism

Key questions: Hinduism Key questions: Hinduism! Where did Hinduism originate?! Who founded Hinduism?! Hinduism is considered a major world religion. Why?! What is the goal or ultimate reality according to Hinduism? Basics of

More information

Chapter 15. Learning About World Religions: Hinduism

Chapter 15. Learning About World Religions: Hinduism Chapter 15 Learning About World Religions: Hinduism Chapter 15 Learning About World Religions: Hinduism What are the origins and beliefs of Hinduism? 15.1 Introduction In this chapter, you will learn about

More information

Is a drop of water the same thing as the entire ocean? 8/14/2013

Is a drop of water the same thing as the entire ocean? 8/14/2013 THE BASICS Hinduism World s oldest religion World's third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam Largely influenced later religions: Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism Nearly 1 billion followers 13% of

More information

Introduction to Hinduism. There is only one God, but endless are his aspects and endless are his names!

Introduction to Hinduism. There is only one God, but endless are his aspects and endless are his names! Introduction to Hinduism There is only one God, but endless are his aspects and endless are his names! The vast majority of Hindus live in India and Nepal Goal of Hinduism Moksha: release or liberation

More information

Hinduism and Buddhism

Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism and Buddhism WHAT ARE THE MAIN BELIEFS OF HINDUISM & BUDDHISM? MS. JEREMIE Starter: Creation Myth Reflection Using your notes from the presentations, answer the following prompt: What similarities

More information

Origin. Hinduism is an ethnic religion that evolved on the Indian subcontinent beginning about 3,500 years ago.

Origin. Hinduism is an ethnic religion that evolved on the Indian subcontinent beginning about 3,500 years ago. Hinduism Origin Hinduism is an ethnic religion that evolved on the Indian subcontinent beginning about 3,500 years ago. Distribution/Diffusion Hinduism (shown above in hot pink) has approximately 806 million

More information

Thursday, February 23, 17

Thursday, February 23, 17 Thursday, February 23, 17 World Religions: Hinduism Objec+ve: Complete Warm-Up, discuss Do-Now, complete outline notes on Hinduism Do Now: What two major powers have controlled India? What is a Raj? What

More information

Team Quiz - Hinduism End of Topic Quiz

Team Quiz - Hinduism End of Topic Quiz Team Quiz - Hinduism End of Topic Quiz Pit your wits again your classmates Team Name: Round 1 - Picture Round Score for Round 1: /10 Round 2 - General Knowledge Score for Round 2: /10 Round 3 - Top Five

More information

BC Religio ig ns n of S outh h A sia

BC Religio ig ns n of S outh h A sia Religions of South Asia 2500 250 BC Hinduism gave birth to Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism Christianity Jesus Christ, son of God the Bible Islam Muhammadlast prophet to talk to Allah t he Quran Do you think

More information

Hinduism. Hinduism is a religion as well as a social system (the caste system).

Hinduism. Hinduism is a religion as well as a social system (the caste system). Hinduism Practiced by the various cultures of the Indian subcontinent since 1500 BCE. Began in India with the Aryan invaders. Believe in one supreme force called Brahma, the creator, who is in all things.

More information

Origins of Hinduism. Indian Society Divides

Origins of Hinduism. Indian Society Divides SECTION 2 Origins of Hinduism What You Will Learn Main Ideas 1. Indian society divided into distinct groups under the Aryans. 2. The Aryans practiced a religion known as Brahmanism. 3. Hinduism developed

More information

Decline of the Indus River Valley civilizations - -

Decline of the Indus River Valley civilizations - - Quick-Write: 8/30 Decline of the Indus River Valley civilizations - - Aryans - Aryans Aryans and Vedas Aryans and Vedas Aryans and Vedas Aryans and Social Order Aryans and Social Order - Caste System

More information

Indus Valley- one of the early contributors to Hinduism. Found fire pits and animal bones which showed that this civilization had animal sacrifices

Indus Valley- one of the early contributors to Hinduism. Found fire pits and animal bones which showed that this civilization had animal sacrifices Indus Valley- one of the early contributors to Hinduism. Found fire pits and animal bones which showed that this civilization had animal sacrifices Parvati- A mother goddess representing female energy

More information

RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES ORGANIZER KEY POINTS REVIEW

RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES ORGANIZER KEY POINTS REVIEW RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES ORGANIZER KEY POINTS REVIEW HINDUISM Major religion practiced in India Oldest Religion in the world that we know of Started from the Aryan Vedic civilization around 1500 BCE

More information

General Learning Outcomes: I will

General Learning Outcomes: I will General Learning Outcomes: I will Hinduism Video As you watch the video, write down 2 things you learned about Islam in each box. HISTORY OF HINDUISM BELIEFS AND ACTIONS CYCLE OF REBIRTH WORSHIP PRACTICES

More information

Hinduism: A Christian Perspective

Hinduism: A Christian Perspective Hinduism: A Christian Perspective Rick Rood gives us an understanding of this major world religion which is becoming more a part of the American scene with the growth of a Hindu immigrant population. Taking

More information

The Historical Basis of Hinduism

The Historical Basis of Hinduism Hinduism The Historical Basis of Hinduism Hinduism is not founded by one particular person Because it is not confined to one person s beliefs, it absorbed ideas and practices that suited the social and

More information

As I Enter. Think about it: Agenda: What you know about Hinduism and Buddhism. Notes on Hinduism and Buddhism

As I Enter. Think about it: Agenda: What you know about Hinduism and Buddhism. Notes on Hinduism and Buddhism As I Enter Think about it: What you know about Hinduism and Buddhism Agenda: Notes on Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism Hinduism Statistically, there are over 900 million Hindus in the world (1 in 7 people)

More information

Buddha discovered Three Universal Truths and Four Noble Truths, which he then taught to the people for the next 45 years.

Buddha discovered Three Universal Truths and Four Noble Truths, which he then taught to the people for the next 45 years. How did Buddhism begin? About 2500 years ago, a prince named Siddhartha Gautama began to question his sheltered, luxurious life in the palace. He left the palace and saw four sights: a sick man, an old

More information

Introduction to Hinduism

Introduction to Hinduism Introduction to Hinduism Scriptures Hundreds of scriptures oldest scriptures: the four Vedas all scriptures divided into two broad categories: shruti and smriti Most popular scripture: Bhagavad Gita What

More information

The Rise of Hinduism

The Rise of Hinduism The Rise of Hinduism Not many things have endured without major transformation for over 5,000 years. That's one reason Hindu traditions stand out. Hinduism might be the oldest religion on Earth. To understand

More information

Gods & Spirits. Kenneth Feldmeier Office hours: Tuesday before class

Gods & Spirits. Kenneth Feldmeier Office hours: Tuesday before class Gods & Spirits Kenneth Feldmeier feldmekj@lavc.edu Office hours: Tuesday before class Recap: Where have we been, where do we go? The plan; this week we are going to discuss different ideas about gods and

More information

Religion Compare and Contrast Chart World History Mrs. Schenck

Religion Compare and Contrast Chart World History Mrs. Schenck Name: KEY Period: Date: Religion Compare and Contrast Chart World History Mrs. Schenck Religion Judaism Christianity Islam Followers are called MONOTHEISTIC Name for God Origin of the religion (country)

More information

HINDUISM By Dr. Michael R. Lanier

HINDUISM By Dr. Michael R. Lanier HINDUISM By Dr. Michael R. Lanier GENERAL Hinduism has a philosophy to explain life, a law to direct life, a high road to truth through contemplation and mystical experience, and a popular road of worship

More information

Terms. Yuga: a Hindu philosophy that refers to an 'era' within a cycle of four ages: the Satya Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga

Terms. Yuga: a Hindu philosophy that refers to an 'era' within a cycle of four ages: the Satya Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga DEITIES Terms Brahman: the concept of the Godhead found in Hinduism. Brahman is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space,

More information

Brahman, Atman, and Moksha: The Supreme Spirit, the True Self, and Liberation

Brahman, Atman, and Moksha: The Supreme Spirit, the True Self, and Liberation Brahman, Atman, and Moksha: The Supreme Spirit, the True Self, and Liberation Brahman-the Supreme Spirit Many people think of God as being up there in heaven. We are down here in our world and God is elsewhere.

More information

What is the Importance of the Symbols, Beliefs and Teachings in Hinduism?

What is the Importance of the Symbols, Beliefs and Teachings in Hinduism? Lesson 1 Why does Have So Many Gods? Pupils should: Starter: Pictures of Shiva, Brahma & Vishnu (Hindu Gods) and pose the AT1: Understand that Hindus believe in one God represented through many deities.

More information

Hinduism vs Buddhism. Jennifer Vang 12/9/14 Hour 6

Hinduism vs Buddhism. Jennifer Vang 12/9/14 Hour 6 Hinduism vs Buddhism Jennifer Vang 12/9/14 Hour 6 What is literal meaning for Buddhism? Buddhists means those who follow the teachings of the Buddha. What is the literal meaning for Hinduism? The followers

More information

Twin valley presbytery April 20, 2018

Twin valley presbytery April 20, 2018 Twin valley presbytery April 20, 2018 Hinduism: The Name: The English name Hinduism is derived from the name Indus River. People who lived around this river were called Indus, when Persians invaded the

More information

Key Stage: 2 Year: Lower Juniors Subject: Hindu gods and goddesses Time allocation: 1 hour per week

Key Stage: 2 Year: Lower Juniors Subject: Hindu gods and goddesses Time allocation: 1 hour per week Key Stage: 2 Year: Lower Juniors Subject: Hindu gods and goddesses Time allocation: 1 hour per week Part Learning Objectives Activities and Experiences Key Questions 1 To learn about the story of Rama

More information

The earliest inhabitants of India settled along the banks of the

The earliest inhabitants of India settled along the banks of the NAME HR The answers to be used in these questions are to be taken from the Textbook: WORLD HISTORY ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS from pages 218-244 1. India is a which is a large landmass that is like a continent,

More information

People and Ideas on the Move. Explain the Dynasty Cycle and Mandate of Heaven.

People and Ideas on the Move. Explain the Dynasty Cycle and Mandate of Heaven. People and Ideas on the Move Explain the Dynasty Cycle and Mandate of Heaven. Objectives Students will be able to describe the spread of Indo- Europeans Aryan Invasion Hittite Empire Terms: Caste, Vedas,

More information

Hinduism. By: Joe Othman, Jacob Zak, Gabe Dattilo, Ben Johnson

Hinduism. By: Joe Othman, Jacob Zak, Gabe Dattilo, Ben Johnson Hinduism By: Joe Othman, Jacob Zak, Gabe Dattilo, Ben Johnson Sacred Texts: Rig Veda There are four Vedas, Rig, Sama, Yajur, and Atharva Vedas known to be the first of Indian writing going as far back

More information

Section 1 The Indo-Europeans. Global Studies I Chapter 3. Indo-European Language Family. Migrations. Hittite Empire. Hittites

Section 1 The Indo-Europeans. Global Studies I Chapter 3. Indo-European Language Family. Migrations. Hittite Empire. Hittites Section 1 The Indo-Europeans Global Studies I Chapter 3 Indo-Europeans Nomadic peoples from the Eurasian steppes Dry grasslands that stretched north of the Caucasus ( the Great Steppe ) People and Ideas

More information

World Religions. Section 3 - Hinduism and Buddhism. Welcome, Rob Reiter. My Account Feedback and Support Sign Out. Choose Another Program

World Religions. Section 3 - Hinduism and Buddhism. Welcome, Rob Reiter. My Account Feedback and Support Sign Out. Choose Another Program Welcome, Rob Reiter My Account Feedback and Support Sign Out Choose Another Program Home Select a Lesson Program Resources My Classes 3 - World Religions This is what your students see when they are signed

More information

INDIAN CULTURE INTRODUCTION

INDIAN CULTURE INTRODUCTION INDIAN CULTURE INDIAN CULTURE INTRODUCTION Originates in India Culture goes back thousands of years. Very rich culture. GOING TO TALK ABOUT: - The main religion - Cultures big festivities - Somethings

More information

Hinduism 4: Vedantic Hinduism

Hinduism 4: Vedantic Hinduism Eastern Religions Hinduism 4: Vedantic Hinduism 1. Trimurti and Brahma 2. Vishnu 3. The Avatars 4. More Vedantic Philosophy 5. Shiva Note: Gold and White 1 trimurti and brahma The 3 Faces of God Trimurti

More information

Understanding Hinduism Pearls of the Indian Ocean

Understanding Hinduism Pearls of the Indian Ocean Understanding Hinduism Pearls of the Indian Ocean Windstar Cruises Ross Arnold, Fall 2017 Pearls of the Indian Ocean Lectures Introduction to Pearls of the Indian Ocean The Ancient Indus River Civilization

More information

India Notes. The study of Ancient India includes 3 time periods:

India Notes. The study of Ancient India includes 3 time periods: India Notes The Indian Civilization The study of Ancient India includes 3 time periods: Indian Geography The 1 st Indian Civilization began along the River now located in the country of. Many people know

More information

The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep (John

The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep (John The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep (John 10:11) "For THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the POWER OF GOD" (1 Corinthians

More information

Lesson 1: Geography of South Asia

Lesson 1: Geography of South Asia Lesson 1 Summary Lesson 1: Geography of South Asia Use with pages 122 127. Vocabulary subcontinent a large region separated by water from other land areas monsoon season the rainy season subsistence farming

More information

SS7G12 The student will analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia. a. Explain the differences between an

SS7G12 The student will analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia. a. Explain the differences between an SS7G12 The student will analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia. a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. b. Compare and contrast

More information

Study Guide for Prince Rama and the Monkey King. January 21, 2010

Study Guide for Prince Rama and the Monkey King. January 21, 2010 Study Guide for Prince Rama and the Monkey King January 21, 2010 by BOXTALES Theatre Company PO Box 91521 Santa Barbara, CA 93190 www.boxtales.org youthinarts.org Prince Rama and the Monkey King and OM,

More information

A brief overview. WORLD RELIGIONS / ETHICAL SYSTEMS

A brief overview. WORLD RELIGIONS / ETHICAL SYSTEMS A brief overview. WORLD RELIGIONS / ETHICAL SYSTEMS ESSENTIAL QUESTION How have belief systems impacted the development of cultures and historical events? WORLD RELIGIONS Purposes - Religion is a concept

More information

Cultures of Persia, India, and china. WH I 4a-e

Cultures of Persia, India, and china. WH I 4a-e Cultures of Persia, India, and china WH I 4a-e Vocabulary Power Imperial Bureaucracy- How Persia governed its empire- Divided empire into provinces each with its own administrator Zoroastrianism- monotheistic

More information

Topics Covered: (Israelites, monotheism, Judaism, Ten Commandments, Torah, Talmud, Diaspora)

Topics Covered: (Israelites, monotheism, Judaism, Ten Commandments, Torah, Talmud, Diaspora) HWK#3-DUE MONDAY 8-20-12 DIRECTIONS: 1. TAKE CORNELL NOTES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: JUDAISM, HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, CONFUCIANISM, DAOISM, LEGALISM 2. MAKE SURE KEY TERMS ARE PUT INTO NOTES-IF YOU DO NOT KNOW

More information

EARLY WORLD RELIGIONS

EARLY WORLD RELIGIONS EARLY WORLD RELIGIONS Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Legalism Daoism Judaism Christianity (Islam will be in the next unit) Religions of South Asia Religion in the Subcontinent Hinduism What is Hinduism?

More information

Asia. Cultural Geography

Asia. Cultural Geography Asia Cultural Geography Religion v Some religions that are found in Asia are: A. Buddhism B. Hinduism C. Confucianism E. Shintoism F. Islam G. Christianity D. Taoism Hinduism v Hinduism is an ethnic religion

More information

World religions. Comparing and contrasting Hinduism and Christianity. Introduction

World religions. Comparing and contrasting Hinduism and Christianity. Introduction World religions Comparing and contrasting Hinduism and Christianity Introduction The topic of world s faiths and religions brings to mind a lot to be spoken about. The World today is characterized by people

More information

BluePrint Skill: Grade 7 History

BluePrint Skill: Grade 7 History BluePrint Skill: Grade 7 History Compare and contrast the tenets of the five major world religions (i.e., Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism). Main Menu Christianity Buddhism Islam Hinduism

More information

Evangelism: Defending the Faith

Evangelism: Defending the Faith Introduction We ve been ministering for the past several weeks from the overarching theme of: Evangelism. o Evangelize 1. Convert to Christianity 2. Be an advocate for a cause 3. To preach the gospel of

More information

Christianity Islam Judaism. Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism

Christianity Islam Judaism. Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Christianity Islam Judaism Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Religion an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a God(s) Types of Religions 1. Monotheistic religions believe in

More information

Judaism. Compton's by Britannica. Aug 1, 2011, n.p. Copyright 2011 Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

Judaism. Compton's by Britannica. Aug 1, 2011, n.p. Copyright 2011 Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. World Religions Judaism Overview Along with Christianity and Islam, Judaism is one of the three major monotheistic religions of the world. It shares with them the belief in one God who is the creator and

More information

Ancient India and China

Ancient India and China Ancient India and China The Subcontinent Huge peninsula Pushes out into the Indian Ocean India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka Himalaya Hindu Kush Eastern and Western Ghats Mountains Rivers

More information

Introduction. World Religions Unit

Introduction. World Religions Unit Introduction World Religions Unit Why Study Religions? Religion plays a key role in our world today Religion is a major component of the human experience Knowledge of people s religions helps us understand

More information

Hinduism and Buddhism

Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism and Buddhism PURPOSE OF SECTION: Explain the development and impact of Hinduism and Buddhism in India and subsequent diffusion of Buddhism. Hinduism National religion of India ॐ Based on variety

More information

WORLD HISTORY. The Ancient Civilizations of India

WORLD HISTORY. The Ancient Civilizations of India WORLD HISTORY The Ancient Civilizations of India Indus River Valley The Ancient World https://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=j1iltq43rb g&feature=youtu.be Indus Valley Civilization Geography of the Indian Subcontinent

More information

The Population Factor

The Population Factor Amazing India! The Population Factor The world s 2 nd largest country with 1,121,800,000 Only 1/3 the size of the U.S. 1.7% natural increase 2025 approaching 1.4 billion World s largest! Will surpass

More information

What Is Yoga? Lesson and Activities

What Is Yoga? Lesson and Activities What Is Yoga? Lesson and Activities Overview In this lesson, students examine the history and contemporary meaning of yoga. First, students anticipate the reading by assessing their prior knowledge of

More information

Hinduism. The Basics II

Hinduism. The Basics II Hinduism The Basics II To do list: Recap A little history: Hindu Literature Liberation through Yoga 4 Types of People 4 Types of Yoga Hinduism I Recap Indus River Valley What is Atman? What is Brahman?

More information

WORLD RELIGIONS. Buddhism. Hinduism. Daoism * Yin-Yang * Cosmogony. Sikhism. * Eight Fold Path. Confucianism Shintoism

WORLD RELIGIONS. Buddhism. Hinduism. Daoism * Yin-Yang * Cosmogony. Sikhism. * Eight Fold Path. Confucianism Shintoism Sikhism Buddhism * Eight Fold Path Daoism * Yin-Yang * Cosmogony WORLD RELIGIONS Confucianism Shintoism Hinduism RELIGION set of beliefs for a group of people Soul or spirit; a deity or higher being; life

More information

DUSSEHRA-VIJAYADASHAMI

DUSSEHRA-VIJAYADASHAMI DUSSEHRA-VIJAYADASHAMI As the name suggests Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar which corresponds to September or October

More information

Cambridge International Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level 9014 Hinduism November 2010 Principal Examiner Report for Teachers

Cambridge International Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level 9014 Hinduism November 2010 Principal Examiner Report for Teachers HINDUISM Cambridge International Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level Paper 9014/01 Paper 1 GENERAL COMMENTS Most of the questions were well understood and answers showed evidence of study. This examination

More information

In the Beginning. Creation Myths Hinduism Buddhism

In the Beginning. Creation Myths Hinduism Buddhism In the Beginning Creation Myths Hinduism Buddhism In the second millennium BCE (2000 BCE) Indus valley cities disappeared. A series of invasions by Aryan people who introduced Sancrit, (the language of

More information

HINDUISM. A few preliminaries

HINDUISM. A few preliminaries HINDUISM A few preliminaries What is Hinduism? If you ask google what is Hinduism? you will get over 3,820,000 results... Hinduism is not a single, unified, monolithic religion... it is more like a family

More information

India Notes. How do the different monsoons affect the climate of India?

India Notes. How do the different monsoons affect the climate of India? India Notes The Indian Civilization The study of Ancient India includes 3 time periods: 1. Harappan Civilizations 2. Aryan INvasions & Rule 3. Indian Empires (Mauryan & Gupta) Indian Geography The 1 st

More information

World Religions. Essential Information

World Religions. Essential Information World Religions Essential Information Distribution of Major World Religions Essential Questions What is religion commitment or devotion to an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies and practices What

More information

Hinduism & India. Anjali Vale

Hinduism & India. Anjali Vale Hinduism & India Anjali Vale Indian Americans About 3.0 million Indian Americans currently living and working in the United States. States with the most Indian American population are: California, New

More information

Early Hinduism. Main trinity: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer) o Vishnu:

Early Hinduism. Main trinity: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer) o Vishnu: Early Hinduism Early Hinduism 1200 BC the composition of the first book of the Vedas (Rig Veda) c. 700-500 BC - Main composition of the first book of the Vedas (Rig Veda) Collection of hymns mainly addressed

More information

Ancient India Summary Guide

Ancient India Summary Guide Name Period Date Ancient India Summary Guide Be able to spell and define the following key concept terms: Subcontinent: a large landmass, usually partially separated by land forms, that is smaller than

More information

Chapter Test. History of Ancient India

Chapter Test. History of Ancient India Name Class Date MULTIPLE CHOICE Read each statement or question. On the lines below write the letter of the best answer. 1. Both Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were located near the a. city of Bodh Gaya. b.

More information

3. Label the castes 4. What was their religion first called? What is it called today?

3. Label the castes 4. What was their religion first called? What is it called today? 6.1 Aryan Invasion Essential Question: How does religion shape society? Standard 6.24 and 6.25 Success Criteria: 1. The caste system emerged, or began, in India under which group of people? 2. Which is

More information

APHG CHAPTER 7: RELIGION

APHG CHAPTER 7: RELIGION APHG CHAPTER 7: RELIGION KQ #1: WHAT IS RELIGION, AND WHAT ROLE DOES IT PLAY IN CULTURE? (5 slides) KQ #1: WHAT IS RELIGION, AND WHAT ROLE DOES IT PLAY IN CULTURE? Religion & language are the foundations

More information

AS I ENTER THINK ABOUT IT

AS I ENTER THINK ABOUT IT AS I ENTER THINK ABOUT IT How did all these religions diffuse? What type of diffusion did the major Universalizing and Ethnic religions experience? What were each of the Cultural Hearths? Agenda Overview

More information

teachings of the religion. The first 5 books of the Old Testament come from the Torah. The Talmud interprets, explains, and applies the Torah.

teachings of the religion. The first 5 books of the Old Testament come from the Torah. The Talmud interprets, explains, and applies the Torah. World Religions Religion Religion is a belief in a supernatural power of powers that are regarded as the creator and maintainers of the universe. Three are three main types: 1. Monotheistic: a belief in

More information

Harappa and Mohenjo Daro

Harappa and Mohenjo Daro 4 ancient India and China.notebook Ancient India Geographically a subcontinent protected by the Himilayas and Hindu Kush Mtns. watered by the Indus and Ganges (holy) rivers secluded until the Aryan Invasion

More information

GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES 8062/14

GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES 8062/14 SPECIMEN MATERIAL GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES 8062/14 HINDUISM Mark scheme Specimen V1.0 Mark schemes are prepared by the Lead Assessment Writer and considered, together with the relevant questions, by a panel

More information

Knowing &Doing. by Gerald R. McDermott, Ph.D. Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, Roanoke College

Knowing &Doing. by Gerald R. McDermott, Ph.D. Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, Roanoke College Knowing &Doing C. S. L e w i s I n s t i t u t e A Teaching Quarterly for Discipleship of Heart and Mind From the Spring 2015 issue of Knowing & Doing: A Thumbnail Sketch of Hinduism(s) for Christians

More information

A Global View. World Population s Religious Affiliations

A Global View. World Population s Religious Affiliations A Global View Religion is defined as an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, practices, and worship that centers on one or more gods. As many chapters in this book explain, religion has had a significant

More information

Hinduism - Then and Now

Hinduism - Then and Now By Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj, Wednesday, 28 May 2014, Tiruvannamalai Hinduism - Then and Now The name for Hinduism as given since about 6000 years or so is Sanatana Dharma [eternal laws of virtues].

More information

THE words of man earn him wealth and riches.

THE words of man earn him wealth and riches. 5 Yad Bhavam Tad Bhavathi Jihvagre varthathe Lakshmi Jihvagre mithra bandhava Jihvagre bandhanam prapthi Jihvagre maranam Dhruvam The tongue is the cause of Truth and Prosperity. The tongue also earns

More information

Characteristics of IRVC Communities Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro Early Civilizations of India

Characteristics of IRVC Communities Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro Early Civilizations of India Characteristics of IRVC Communities Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro Early Civilizations of India From the Indus River Valley Civilization to Hinduism today Laid out on a grid-pattern Food storage warehouses Buildings

More information

6.3 Gupta Empire. pp Essential Question: What makes a culture unique? Standard 6.23

6.3 Gupta Empire. pp Essential Question: What makes a culture unique? Standard 6.23 6.3 Gupta Empire pp. 160-163 Essential Question: What makes a culture unique? Standard 6.23 Success Criteria: 1. The Gupta Empire prospered through trade of which goods? 2. Explain pilgrimages in your

More information

NOVEMBER 13, Oceania Map Quiz Universalizing Religion Notes HW: Read pgs Unit 3.5 Vocab Due Dec. 12 Test Corrections Until Friday

NOVEMBER 13, Oceania Map Quiz Universalizing Religion Notes HW: Read pgs Unit 3.5 Vocab Due Dec. 12 Test Corrections Until Friday NOVEMBER 13, 2017 Oceania Map Quiz Universalizing Religion Notes HW: Read pgs. 190-196 Unit 3.5 Vocab Due Dec. 12 Test Corrections Until Friday Religion Key Issues Where are religions distributed? Why

More information

Be able to locate the following on a map of the ancient world:

Be able to locate the following on a map of the ancient world: Be able to locate the following on a map of the ancient world: Persian Gulf Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Indus River Tigris River Euphrates River India Huang He River Nile River Fertile Crescent Arabian

More information

World History: Patterns of Interaction. People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C. 250 B.C.

World History: Patterns of Interaction. People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C. 250 B.C. People and Ideas on the Move, 2000 B.C. 250 B.C. Migrations by Indo-Europeans led to major changes in trade and language as well as to the foundations of three religions: Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

More information

THE HINDU SCRIPTURES

THE HINDU SCRIPTURES THE HINDU SCRIPTURES Simple Christians have the Bible Hindus have the Vedas Actually, it is much more complicated TIMELINE (written)* SRUTI SMRITI (BC) 1500 800 400 0 400 800 1200 1600 (AD) Note: dates

More information

Chapter 7 Religion pages Field Note: Dying and Resurrecting:

Chapter 7 Religion pages Field Note: Dying and Resurrecting: Chapter 7 Religion pages 177-216 Field Note: Dying and Resurrecting: pg. 177 Why did the Soviet Union let the churches collapse? because the different religions set Soviet against Soviet, and the church

More information

Religion and Philosophy during the Classical Era. Key Concept 2.1 The development and codification of religious and cultural traditions

Religion and Philosophy during the Classical Era. Key Concept 2.1 The development and codification of religious and cultural traditions Religion and Philosophy during the Classical Era Key Concept 2.1 The development and codification of religious and cultural traditions Breaking down the WHAP standard As empires increased in size and interactions

More information

WORLD RELIGIONS. Mr. Booth World History 2015

WORLD RELIGIONS. Mr. Booth World History 2015 WORLD RELIGIONS Mr. Booth World History 2015 5 Major Religions Christianity Islam Judaism Buddhism Hinduism + Confucianism/Taoism 5 Categories of Religions 1. Monotheistic Belief in one God (Christianity,

More information

Preparation Read over the sections on Worldview, Religious terms and Answering Questions and Objections. Become familiar with these so that you are

Preparation Read over the sections on Worldview, Religious terms and Answering Questions and Objections. Become familiar with these so that you are Hinduism Hinduism Hindus traditionally have a triune view of god: Brahma the creator god; Vishnu the preserver god; and Shiva, the destroyer god. Almost all of the over 330 million Hindu gods relate back

More information

Ancient India. Section Notes Geography and Early India Origins of Hinduism Origins of Buddhism Indian Empires Indian Achievements

Ancient India. Section Notes Geography and Early India Origins of Hinduism Origins of Buddhism Indian Empires Indian Achievements Ancient India Section Notes Geography and Early India Origins of Hinduism Origins of Buddhism Indian Empires Indian Achievements History Close-up Life in Mohenjo Daro Quick Facts The Varnas Major Beliefs

More information

SURYA UPANISHAD EXTRACTED FROM ATHARVA VEDA

SURYA UPANISHAD EXTRACTED FROM ATHARVA VEDA SURYA UPANISHAD EXTRACTED FROM ATHARVA VEDA Shanti Mantra: Peace Invocation Om! O Devas, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious; May we see with our eyes what is auspicious, O ye worthy of worship!

More information