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Flashcards in Hinduism Deck (19):
1

Which religion is considered the oldest?

hinduism

2

Was Hinduism a united religion before the British arrived?

no, it was made up of many local religions, customs, and traditions

3

What is the main Hindu sacred text called?

Vedas

4

What does monotheist believe in?

one god

5

What does polytheistic mean?

belief in many gods

6

What percent of India's population is Hindu?

80%

7

Which religions are monotheist?

islam, christianity, judaism

8

Which religions are polytheistic?

Hinduism and Buddhism

9

This is considered to be ones morality or duty to the world and society

dharma

10

This states that each action good or bad will have an equal reaction whether good or bad

karma

11

What does karma translate to mean?

action

12

This is the endless rebirth of the soul into a new body after death, whether human,animal, or deity

samsara or reincarnation

13

a persons karma determines their _______

samsara

14

Name the three most popular hindu deities

Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva

15

This is the term for a master teacher of the Hindu tradition

Guru

16

This is the festival of light, celebrated in the fall, families decorate their homes with strings of light

Diwali

17

This is the festival of color that happens in the spring

Holi

18

This is set off every night of Diwali

fireworks

19

What do people throw at each other during Holi?

dried paint dust