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Hinduism. Basic Teachings . Mostly practiced by people in India One of the oldest religions No specific founder Practices vary . Brahman. Created and preserves world In everything Atman- soul, aspect of Brahman Exists forever Devas - manifestations of Brahman

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basic teachings
Basic Teachings
  • Mostly practiced by people in India
  • One of the oldest religions
  • No specific founder
  • Practices vary
brahman
Brahman
  • Created and preserves world
  • In everything
  • Atman- soul, aspect of Brahman
    • Exists forever
  • Devas- manifestations of Brahman
    • Brahma= Creator
    • Vishnu= Preserver
    • Siva= Destroyer
rebirth and salvation
Rebirth and Salvation
  • Karma
    • Sum of deeds and actions
    • Determines a person’s new life
  • Moksha
    • Ultimate goal
    • Atman reunites fully with Brahman
  • Dharma
    • Spiritual duties and obligations
religious practices
Religious Practices
  • Worship takes place at home, in temples, or small village shrines
  • Worshippers offer food, drink or gifts to a deva
  • Special prayers or meditation
  • Yoga
    • Focus of bodies and minds
ganges river
Ganges River
  • Pilgrimage
  • Believed to flow from the feet of Vishnu and over the head of Siva
  • Bathing in Ganges will purify individuals and remove bad karma
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