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Religion 222 – The Hindu World Notes.docx

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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELS 222
Professor
Ellen Goldberg
Semester
Fall

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Religion222TheHinduWorld09082013HinduismThetermusedtodesignatethebroadarrayofbeliefsandpracticesofthemajorityofthepeopleofSouthAsiaparticularlythoseofIndiaandNepalPractitionersofHinduismareknownasHindusThetermHinduasareligiousdesignationdevelopedwiththespreadofIslamintotheIndiansubcontinentHindubecameatermtodifferentiateMuslimsfromnonMuslims850MillionHindus98liveinSouthAsiaTheryansNobleOnes1500BCEpastoralcattleherdingpeopleappearedAssumedthattheyoriginatedfromtheareaofcentralAsianeartheCaucasusMountainsandmigratedwestwardintoEuropeLightskinnedIndoEuropeanpeoplewhomigratedintotheIndianSubcontinentinwavesCarriedasetofsacredoralscripturesknowasVedaswhichtellsmuchabouttheirbeliefsandpracticesHinduismisablendofthreecomponents1ryanreligion2DravidianReligion3TribalreligionsofthesubcontinentTheHinduWorld09082013HinduismDefinedtermusedtodesignatethebroadarrayofbeliefsandpracticesofthemajorityofthepeopleinSouthAsiaparticularlythoseofIndiaandNepalTheHinduWorld0908201316ofthepopulationidentifiesasHinduHinduisminpopularcultureiscommonlyseenthroughretailinfluencesatthemallYogaancientandmodernManygodsinthisreligionArchitectureartworkandsculptureIconographyThedepictionofthemanygodsClasssystemcastsystemTheEpicsTheRamayanaTheMahabharataHindushavesharedrelationshipswiththeenvironmentnatureanditssurroundinginhabitantsGaneshisaGodwiththeheadofanelephantandbodyofamanCowsBullsetcarelinkedtosacredanimalsandIconographyWorldtheoriesspiritualvsmaterialLokasverbfromthewordlocationbeyondthecurrentrealmWewonderifwecantravelandcommunicatetotheseotherLokasAgniAfiregodthroughitssmokemessagesarecarriedtotheheavensfromthehumanworldtootherworldsheisanintermediaryCycleofreincarnationKarmaActionandreactionSomewhereintheirtextsthereareimplicationsofreincarnation
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