Sociohistory of Hinduism - Hinduism Notanindigenousterm...

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Sociohistory of Hinduism 04:42 Hinduism Not an indigenous term Coined by british in 18/19 th  century Some elite use “Sanatana Dharma” (eternal law) 900m-1billion people (4 th  largest) Not missionary Harappan Civilization 3000 to 2750 (called dravidians) Elaborate cities Amulets with stylized carvings Decline/Transformation (1750 BCE) Sacred places of worship still used today Sruti: The Vedas Incorporated and retooled harappan religion Universe to Oral to Written Sanskrit, Elite language Prayer to agni: Sacrifice through transformation Fire Altar: World = Altar Sacrifices leads to wisom The Vedas Sacred scripture (sruti) of the Indo-European peoples (1500-600BCE)
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Prayer to Agni Rig Veda (14) Agni transmutes material sacrifices into spiritual smoke Forms a mediating point with divine power Model for priests who mediate for public Transporter of Dead To The Fire Altar Satapatha Brahamana (20)
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