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Prana?
holy breath
Darshan?
devine presence
shiva?
God, destroyer, destroys bad in the world
avatar
karma?
deeds, what you have done
Gura?
spiritual teacher
puja?
individual worship
Avatar?
form of Gods
reincarnation?
rebirth of the soul in various forms
Samsara?
cycle of reincarnation
Caste system?
system of Hindu society. has nothing to do with money only BIRTH
Moksha?
release from samsara
parvati?
one of Shivas wife
vishnu?
god, preserver
avatar
Dharma?
duty; what you should do
Shudras?
unskilled workers
Dravidians?
people who live in southern India
nirvana?
heaven spiritual bliss, condition of having no desires
Gonesha?
Shiva's son. Elephant head human body, God of fortune, wisdom, prudence and the remover over obstacles
Moonsoon?
seasonal wind that dominates the climate of south asia
vaisyas?
landowners merchants and herders (3)
Aryans?
nomadic and warlike people
Dialect?
regional version of a language
Swastika?
symbol of good luck
rain shadow?
1 side of the mountain gets plenty of rain and the other side gets almost none
decipher?
determine the meaning of something written in code
Brahmins?
priests (1)
vedas?
oral religious traditions
Upanisads?
sacred texts that help explain the ideas in the vedas
Ksatriyas?
Warriors and rulers (2)
Shiva Nataraja?
lord of the dance
varna?
the Aryan people divided into four classes
Harrappa?
aka indus valley civilization
well organized government
-well planned roads
- uniform brick size
- officials collected taxes in form of food- in case emergency
- walled fortress
- seweage system/ drainage
-trading
archaeologists
scientist who studies remains left behind by early people
sanskrit
language Aryans developed- written down oral religious traditions
moonsoon cycle
wet moonsoon- arrives late may eary june reach 120ofarenheit no rain for 8-9 months
october- winds bring winds- carry winds, clear skies and mild temperatures