Unit 5: India
world's tallest mountains that separate India from the rest of the continent
large landmass that is geographically separated from the rest of a continent
river bordering Western India
river bordering Eastern India; considered holy by Hindus
"mound of the dead" in Sanskrit
massive fort that protected against floods and enemy attacks
to move from one place to another to live
polytheistic religion of India; follows the Vedas
books composed of songs that are the building blocks of Hinduism
Hindu system of organizing people into 4 main groups; determined by the rank of his or her family
constant circle of birth, death, and rebirth
the laws and duties of a caste group
very popular Hindu book that tells the stories of many gods and goddesses
nontheistic religion (no gods); goal is to eliminate suffering by following the Eightfold Path
founder of Buddhism; "The Buddha"
man who devotes his life to a religious group
a force caused by a person's good and bad acts
The Four Noble Truths
The basic principles that guided life according to the Buddha
The Eightfold Path
A set of instructions on the proper way to live for Buddhists.
The Middle Way
The belief of Buddhists that life is meant neither to be too strict nor too easy.
Hindu goddess; "The Mother of All Creation"
Hindu god; "The God of Time and Destruction"
Hindu god; "The One that is the All"
group that migrated to ancient India; brought new religious ideas
the "outcastes" of the Hindu caste system