Hinduism

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  • Hinduism
    • Aum
      • Main symbol of Hinduism
      • Represents God and Creation.
      • The first sound God made
      • said in chants to achieve tranquilities
    • The Begning
      • No founder
      • Indus River Valley
      • 5000 years ago
      • Aryans enter 4000 years ago
        • rituals and many gods
        • Sacred Texts (Vedas)
        • Social stratification
    • Swastika
      • Means 'well being'
      • represents 'good fortune'
      • Drawn on the floor during celebrations
      • space, time, knowledge
    • The Coconut
      • 3holes
        • 3ideas of god
        • 3eyes= two physical, 1 consiense
    • Ash, Bindi, Water
      • Ash- Everything will perish
      • Bindi- red worn by all married women
      • Water- Symbol of life
    • Lotus Flower- Purity and goodness
    • Trimurti
      • Brahma- Creator
      • Vishnu- Protector
      • Shiva - destroyer
    • reincarnation
      • impersonal reality-Brahman
      • Soul- atman
      • reincarnation-samsara
      • karma- the consequences of actions good and bad
      • to be released-moshka

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