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Indus Valley Civilization
also known as Harappan civilization,located in India along the Indus River,near the Thar Desert and the Himalayas Mountains
Third ruler of the Mauryan Empire in India (r. 270-232 B.C.E.). He converted to Buddhism and broadcast his precepts on inscribed stones and pillars, the earliest surviving Indian writing.
Indus Valley city laid out in a grid pattern. Had a complex irrigation and sewer system.
Means "Enlightened One." He is said to have found a path for overcoming suffering.
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms
an Indo-European, Indic language, in use since c1200 b.c. as the religious and classical literary language of India.
Hinduism's oldest sacred text
A Hindu social class system that controlled every aspect of daily life
A river of South Asia that flows southeast from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal.
Which river is located in India and is considered sacred to Hindus and is used for spiritual cleansing, funeral rites, and other Hindu rituals?
Who was the Hindu god known as the destroyer?
Who was the Hindu god of Creation?
4 Noble Truths
Core of Buddha's doctrine; all life involves suffering, desire is the cause of suffering, elimination of desire brings the end to suffering, and disciplined life conducted in accordance with the Eightfold Path brings elimination of desire