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A religion that developed in India over many centuries; it traces its roots to older traditions, such as Vedic beliefs and Brahmanism.
The Hindu concept that people are born with a set of skills that help them serve one of the four general needs of a functioning society.
One of the Varnas' social classes, it includes priests, scholars, and teachers.
One of the Varnas' social classes it includes rulers and warriors.
One of the Varnas' social classes, it includes merchants, artisans, and farmers.
One of the Varnas' social classes, it includes servants and laborers.
The cycle in which people go through birth, death, and rebirth. It ends when the soul is reunited with Brahman.
The belief that a person's soul is reborn into a new body after death.
A class or group in Indian society.
A collection of ancient texts that are the foundation of Hinduism.
A belief found in Hinduism and other Indian traditions that a person has a duty or obligation to live an honorable life.
A concept found in Hinduism and other Indian traditions about how the good and evil done in a past life determines what happens to one's soul in the next life.
An ancient Indian language.
a holy journey
Certain groups of Jatis became excluded because they did work that other Indians were unwilling to do or considered lowly, like handling garbage or dead animals. They weren't not allowed to enter houses of worship or attend many schools.
Row of lamps.
It is also a festival said to represent Rama's triumph over Ravana.( good over evil)
A deity that destroys the universe.
basic practice and belief in Hinduism
to follow your given social class's duty or obligation.
female powers of the universe
Preserves the universe
Creates the universe
Repetition of events
The religion that came before Hinduism from Vedic religion.
A very sacred text that is very ancient, represents people who follow dharma teachings and also daily ancient life.
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