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Nirguna

God as a spiritual presence

2

Saguna

God shown in a form

3

Bhagavan

God existing a world of spirits and deities

4

Antaryami

God existing within the hearts of all beings

5

Vaikuntha

The perfect world or spiritual realm

6

Mala

String of beads used in meditation

7

Maya

Illusion- everything seems real but it's not

8

Tri-guna

Qualities- goodness, passion, ignorance

9

Dharma

Duty or path in life

10

Transmigration

Movement of the atman from body to body

11

Salvation

Saving the soul (from rebirth)

12

Artha

Gain wealth lawfully

13

Kama

Delight of the senses

14

Bhakti

Loving devotion to God

15

Puja

Paying respect to a deity treating them as an honoured guest, worship in the home

16

Arati

Offering of light to the deity through the murti

17

Darshan

Viewing a holy image and receiving a blessing

18

Bhajan/Kirtan

Devotional songs and hymns to God

19

Mantras/ japa

Chants or prayer, repeating holy sounds or words

20

Havan

Fire sacrifice to the God Agni

21

Sadhu

Wondering Holy man

22

Sannyasin

Religious hermit

23

Swami

Holy teacher of scripture

24

Ashram

Where a guru teaches their followers

25

Celibate

Giving up sexual relations

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Circumbulate

Walk around a temple or image saying prayers

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Ghats

Stairs of platform beside a river

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Ahimsa

Not killing

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Goshallas

Cow sanctuary

30

Dana

Giving

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Sewa

Selfless service

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Anna Dana

Sharing food with others