IPA Hinduism vocab

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Aryan

"Noble" invading force that conquered Indus Valley Civilization

Aryan migration theory

Theory that Aryans came slowely in waves of migrations

Aryan invasion theory

Theory that Aryans came in a single invasion to Indus river

Harappa

A city, center of norhtern Indus Valley civilization

Mohenjo Daro

A city, center of the southern Indus Valley civilization

Soma

Drug used for the religious purpose for Vedic ritual

Indus Valley civilization

An ancient civilization that develped along Indus river

Dravidians

People who lived in the Indus Valley

Vedas

Four collections of ancient prayers and rituals included in Hindu sacred scripture.

Sanathana Dharma

eternal religion that refers to Hinduism

Sutra

saying,"chapter" in Vedas

Sanskrit

Aryan language used to write Vedas and other sacred texts

Upanishads

Written meditations on the spiritual essence of the universe and the self.

Guru

Spiritual teacher

dharma

moral duty, right action

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