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Brahmins
caste of priests
Kshatriyas
caste of kings and warriors
Vaishas
caste of merchants
Shudras
untouchables
3 religions that stemmed from Hinduism
Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism
parts of the Vedas
Upanishads(philosophical), aranyakas(for hermits), mantras(hymns), Brahmanas(ritual materials)
one true reality in the universe
Brahman
driving force of reincarnation
kharma
atman
soul
samsara
reincarnation(endless cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth experienced by all humans)
moksha
enlightenment/release from the cycle of death and rebirth
Bhakti
devotion to the gods of hinduism
avatar
incarnation of a deity. In Hinduism the god Vishnu is believed to have taken human or other forms on several occasions.
Dharma
law (sort of the Hindu word closest to religion)
maya
illusion-false knowledge in the Upanishads; Brahman doesn't exist
avidya
ignorance
aspects of reality(Brahman)
Brahma;Shiva;Vishnu
Brahma
god of creation
Shiva
(most popular)god of death, destruction; also of rebirtha nd reproduction
Vishnu
god of love and preservation, benevolence, forgiveness
Shiva's "co-gods"
kali, Durga, Paravati
playful, fun, joy, avatar, married to Lakshmi
Krishna/Vishnu
Atharva
vedic knowledge
Upanishads
philisophical material in the Vedic Literature