Hinduism in India and in America

Hinduism in India and in America - Hinduism in India and in...

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Hinduism in India and in America Background 4 th largest asian ethnic minority Most are highly educated and prosperous Hinduism is a incredible diverse religion Hinduism stresses “orthapraxy” – correct action and behavior Development of Hinduism No human founder or actual date in history or time Development occurs Indus Valley Period Ca 3000-1500 BCE Present day Punjab (North India) Worshipped: mother goddess religion Hinduism can be traced back to this period The Brahmanical period Ca 1500-600 BCE Semi-nomadic warriors who settled in India and iran – Indo- Aryans How they influenced Hinduism o Language: Sanskrit o Caste system o Ritual sacrifice o Worship of gods and goddesses Rituals and texts Brahmans were responsible for ritual sacrifices. Wrote:
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o Vedas – earliest Sanskrit hymns and verses. 4 books o Brahmanas- commentaries explaining the rituals o Aranyakas- books from Brahmin schools o Upanishads- philosophical writings
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