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Hinduism Notes

Facts


  • One of the world’s ________________________- ___________ years old

  • ______________________ Hindus worldwide

  • Approximately _______ of Indians are Hindu

General Points

  • No _______________, ____________________, ____________________, ____________________, __________________, or ____________________

  • _________________________ religion: a __________ of religious practices

  • Hinduism is a ______________________; _________________ tied together

  • Focuses on the __________________, rather than the __________________

  • Stresses the __________________of all things

  • _________________ is considered sacred

Greeting

  • _________________ (Namaskar)- “_______________________________”

Writings

  • ____________- oldest scripture which contains prayers, hymns and rituals

  • ___________________- essays on interpretation of Vedas

  • ___________________- epic poem which includes ____________________

  • ________________________- Krishna’s advice to Arjuna which explains the ___________________________________

  • ____________________- story of ___________, Sita and Hanuman which exemplifies _____________


Holidays
  • _______________ (Deepvali)-associated with __________, _____________ __________________ that celebrate the New Year (October/November)


  • ______________________ (Dasara)-dedicated to the goddess Durga, celebrates triumph of good over evil. (September/October)

  • ___________-dedicated to ______________, _________________________ that celebrates creation and renewal. (Spring)

Worship

  • ___________-worship that includes:

    • purification

    • an offering (fruit, money, sweets)

    • receipt of god’s blessing (flowers, ashes)

  • Puja is done _______________ at _________, _________and in _________

  • ____________________ to holy sites are popular

  • The ________________________ is considered sacred

  • ____________ and other animals are considered sacred

Symbols



  • _____: _______________________



  • ______________: ______________

  • Later used by the _______________


Hinduism Notes
Facts

  • One of the world’s oldest religions- 4,000 years old

  • 900 million Hindus worldwide

  • Approximately 80% of Indians are Hindu

General Points

  • No founder, single leader, strict rules, uniform beliefs, prayers, or day of worship
  • Not a unified religion: a variety of religious practices


  • Hinduism is a way of life; beliefs and life tied together

  • Focuses on the spiritual, rather than the material

  • Stresses the oneness of all things

  • All life is considered sacred

Greeting

Writings

  • Vedas- oldest scripture which contains prayers, hymns and rituals

  • Upanishads- essays on interpretation of Vedas

  • Mahabharata- epic poem which includes Bhagavad Gita

  • Bhagavad Gita- Krishna’s advice to Arjuna which explains the basic ideas of Hinduism

  • Ramayana- story of Rama, Sita and Hanuman which exemplifies dharma

Holidays

  • Diwali (Deepvali)-associated with Rama, festival of lights that celebrate the New Year (October/November)

  • Durga Puja (Dasara)-dedicated to the goddess Durga, celebrates triumph of good over evil. (September/October)

  • Holi-dedicated to Krishna, festival of colors that celebrates creation and renewal. (Spring)

Worship

  • Puja-worship that includes:

    • purification

    • an offering (fruit, money, sweets)

    • receipt of god’s blessing (flowers, ashes)
  • Puja is done individually at home, temples and in nature


  • Pilgrimages to holy sites are popular

  • The Ganges River is considered sacred

  • Cows and other animals are considered sacred

Symbols



  • Om: sound of the universe



  • Swastika: good luck

  • Later used by the Nazis






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