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Mathas- monasteries for study 1500-500 BCE – Period of Vedic civilization Muslims used “Hindu” to designate people who lived east of the Indus British used “Hindu” to label non Muslim natives of the region Sri Lanka – 20 million Hindu Hare Krishna movement (ISKON) – started by Swami Bhaktivedanta Hinduism thrived unopposed by any single group Hindu State – Hindu rashtra RSS or National Union of [Hindu] volunteers – started by Rashtriya Svayamsevak Four Vedas – collection of hymns of praise to the gods Oldest – Rig Veda Fire Sacrifices – yajna or homa Brahimns- hereditary priests
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course RELIG 205 taught by Professor Hu during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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