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Samhitas

The oldest scripture of Hinduism

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Rig-Veda

Contained hymns to be received by hotar(called on gods)

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Yajur-Veda

Contains formulas to be recited by officiating priest

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Sama-Veda

Contains formulas to be sung by priest

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Atharva-Veda

A collection of spells and incantations charms and speculative hymns

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Varna

Class system

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Brahmins

Priests

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Kshatriyas

Rulers

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Vaisyas

Common ppl

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Shudras

Servants

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Samsara

Reincarnation/the cycle of life

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Karma

Deeds

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Atman

Soul

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Moksha

Salvation/escape from samsara

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Prakriti

The world

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Trimurti

Three gods; brahma, shiva, Vishnu