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for Humanities 7

Brahman

the one great power; the source of all life

Brahma

the Creator, and one of the three parts of Brahman

Shiva

the Destroyer, and one of the three parts of Brahman

Vishnu

the Preserver, and one of the three parts of Brahman. Came to earth in the form of Krishna and Rama.

Ganesh

god of luck and riches

Hanuman

the monkey god often worshipped as a protector

Kali

fierce goddess

Vedas

Ancient Sanskrit writings that are the earliest sacred texts of Hinduism.

Krishna

this blue god of love is believed to be an avatar of Vishnu

reincarnation

belief that the individual soul is reborn in a different form after death

karma

In Hindu belief, all the actions that affect a person's fate in the next life

dharma

in Hinduism, the duties and obligations of each caste

sadhu

a wandering Hindu holy man who gives up all wealth and possessions

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