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Hinduism

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Brahman
the one great power; the source of all life
Brahma
the Creator, and one of the three parts of Brahman
Shiva
the Destroyer, and one of the three parts of Brahman
Vishnu
the Preserver, and one of the three parts of Brahman. Came to earth in the form of Krishna and Rama.
Ganesh
god of luck and riches
Hanuman
the monkey god often worshipped as a protector
Kali
fierce goddess
Vedas
Ancient Sanskrit writings that are the earliest sacred texts of Hinduism.
Krishna
this blue god of love is believed to be an avatar of Vishnu
reincarnation
belief that the individual soul is reborn in a different form after death
karma
In Hindu belief, all the actions that affect a person's fate in the next life
dharma
in Hinduism, the duties and obligations of each caste
sadhu
a wandering Hindu holy man who gives up all wealth and possessions

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