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The Indus Valley Civilization
7000 B.C.-3000 B.C.
worshipped god similar to shiva
worshipped animals
ritual cleansing
contributed to Hinduism
Harappa
ancient town on Indus river
impressive builders
Dravidians
southern India -maybe for thousands of years
language-Tamil
invaded by aryans 3,000 years ago
Aryans
"of noble birth"
came from eastern europe or were always in India
language-sanskrit
Sanskrit
means "refined"
indo-european language
vedas are written in sanskrit
The Vedas
ancient Hindu scriptures
sanskrit
means "knowledge"
foundational scriptures of Hinduism
4 Vedic Collections
Rig-Veda
Yajur Veda
Sama Veda
Atharva Veda
Sruti
"What is heard"
the vedas are sruti
Smriti
"What is remembered"
all other scriptures
derived from the vedas
Samhitas
Hymns used in sacrificial rituals
found in the rig veda
Upanishads
Philisophical texts found in each veda written in the form of reported conversations around 6th century B.C. reflectiong vedic theory and nature of knowledge
Rig-Veda
most important/ancient veda
Indra
Warrior God
Soma
The moon, but sometimes referred to as a drink that makes you hallucinate
Agni
Fire God
Messenger god
people worshipped the sun (Surya or Savitan)