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warriors and herders from eastern Europe and western Asia who came to India about 3,00 years ago
the season when moist winds blowing from the Indian ocean toward the Indian subcontinent bring heavy rains
A large area of land that is part of a continent but separated by geography (like a large mountain range).
The season when moist wind blowing from the Indian Ocean toward the Indian subcontinent bringing heavy rains.
The widespread cutting down of trees. Most of Northern India's forests have been cut down.
The earliest immigrants to India. These people changed the language and religion of India. Means "noble."
The Aryan language which influenced the development of languages that continue to be spoken in India.
The Aryans' holiest book, written in Sanskrit, 4 books of sacred writings describe the Aryan religion.
The Aryans divided their society into 4 classes or varna, these social classes led to India's caste system.
Who spent his life spreading the message that people should seek LOVE, TRUTH, JOY OF KNOWLEDGE and A CALM MIND.
What Buddhists search for, this is a feeling of happiness, peace and complete understanding.
The Aryan religion developed into this, and it is one of the oldest religions still practiced today. Believers worship 3 main gods - Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer, and that people live many lives until they reach spiritual perfection.
After a person dies, their soul lives on and returns to life in a new body. Those who lead good lives are reborn into higher social positions.
This caste was the lowest, below all other castes. These people did all of the unpleasant jobs like picking up garbage or cleaning stables.
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