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The shudra caste consists of
From where does the term hinduism derive?
The word 'sind' referring to the region of sinhu (indus)
The lingo a conical or cylindrical stone column symbolic of creative energy is associated with which god?
Bhakti yoga discussed in the bhagdad gita refers to
the way of devotion
What hindu festival means necklace of lights?
Deepavali or divali
The atman is
the human soul
In what hindu text is the creation hymn found?
The rig veda
Prasada refers to
food naturally presented to then returned to a deity
How many incarnations will vinshru have in the present cycle of creation according to hindu tradition?
In a hindu wedding, what does the couple take seven steps around together?
A ritual fire
To when are the Upanishads approximately dated?
The trimutri (three forms) includes which three gods?
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
Shruti (that which was heard) literature refers to
The most famous text outlining nouns of moral and social good according to the caste system is
The laws of manu
Ayruveda referred to an important system of
Bhakti refers to
In which hindu festival do people throw colored powder at each other?
Scholars date the composition of the vedas roughly
What does the term moshka mean
liberation from the cycle of rebirth
The practice of sati involves
the self imotion of a widow on her husbands cremation pyre
The sanskrit word drama for hindus refers to
righteousness, specifically in religious and social obligation
What american movement incorporated hindu traditions and scriptures?
The phrase tvam ask (you are that) refers to
The connection between atman and bhraman
The god Ganesha has the head of what animal?
Which of the following is not a great classical hindu epic?
The laws of manu
The literal meaning of karma is
Who was influential hindi participant at the 1893 worlds parliament of religions in china?
What are the three ways to liberation described in the gita?
Action, knowledge, devotion
What are the dhramashatras?
Codes of laws and ethics
The kshatriya castle consists of
rulers and warriors
In the form of nataria, shiva is commonly portrayed iconographically as a
The origins of the four classes (varnas) is traced to
the cosmic sacrifice of pursha the supreme person
Which of the following was NOT a form of a goddess?
Which of the following was NOT a Vedic god
The experience of hindus seeing or being seen by a deity or a guru is called
Samsara refers to
the containing cycle of death and rebirth
The Bhagvad gita takes the form of conversation between
Arjuna and krishna
The civilization in the indus valley region dating as far back 2750 BCE is known as the
Krishna is considered an avatara (incarnation) of which god?
What is the most important school of hindu philosophy?
The Bhagdad gita is an extract from which larger work?
Which of the following are types of smirti (that which is remembered) literature?
All three epics (itihasas), the Puranas and the dharmashatras