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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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Hinduism

Hinduism


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


Reincarnation

Reincarnation


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


Hindu texts

Hindu Texts


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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