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Ancient India Review 1

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Himalayas
This mountain chain separates India from the rest of Asia.
Mount Everest
This is the tallest mountain in the world.
monsoon
This is a strong, often violent winds that changes direction with the season and brings much rain to India
Caste system
A Hindu social class system created by the Aryans that controlled every aspect of daily life
Brahmins
These priests, judges and teachers formed the highest caste.
Ganges River
Many Hindus believe the waters from this river will purify their souls.
vegetarians
Many Hindus are this because they believe every living thing has a soul
Himalaya
means "home of snow"
reincarnation
The belief that people's souls live on after death, and that all living things can be reborn.
karma
Actions you perform and the consequences of those actions
Vedas and Bhagavad Gita
Hindu sacred texts
Sanskrit
An ancient language in India
Vedas
This ancient text guides Hindus in their daily lives.
Upanishad
Sacred text in India that means "sitting down near"