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Subcontinent

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A pice of land that is big, but not as big as a continent.
India is one of many subcontinents out in the world.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings a lot of rain in the summer.
I have never seen or been in a monsoon before.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is elavated around it.
India has different plateaus like the Deccan Plateau.
Glaciers
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A huge amount of ice that slides over a land area.
There are a lot of glaciers in Greenland.
Hinduism
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A popluar religion that started in India.
Hinduism is one of the many religions in the world today.
Dharma
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A belief in Hinduism that stands for law, obligation, and duty.
If you practice Hinduism, you belive in dharma.
Brahman
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A supreme power that everything is a part of in Hinduism.
From Apricots to Zippers, everything is a part of Brahman in Hinduism.
deity
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In Hinduism, another name for a god.
In Hinduism, deities can apper with 6 arms or blue skin if they want to.
karma
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The belief that how someone acts will affect their next life.
A phrase that can be used for karma is what goes around, comes around.
samsara
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The cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
The cycle of samsara goes on forever until you reach reincarnation.
Vedas
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A collection of Hindu holy books.
Many Hindus read and learn things while reading the Vedas.
Sanskrit
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An ancient language founded in India.
The language of Sanskrit is used in the Vedas.
Brahman (ism)
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The Indian religion where the priests and religious scholars are the dominant class.
Brahamnism is an ancient religion that was founded in Indian.
caste
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Another word for social structure.
At the bottom of the caste system are the untouchables.
reincarnation
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The belief that a person's soul is reborn into a new body.
Reincarnation is a basic belief in the reigion, Hinduism.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place.
Many people join a pilgrimage to get to a holy place.
Buddhism
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One of the many praticed religions in the world today.
Buddhism, is a religion that was founded by the Prince Siddhartha.
Buddha
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Budda is another name for Price Siddhartha.
The Buddha means the Awakened One.
Prince Siddhartha
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He is the person who created Buddhism.
Prince Siddhartha is known also as the Buddha.
ascetic
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A person that gives up worldly pleasures to find enlightenment.
Prince Siddhartha became an ascetic and found enlightenment.
alms
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A donation of food given to ascetics.
Very kind people give alms to ascetics.
Enlightenment
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A state where you attain nirvana.
The Buddha achieved enlightenment on the day of his 35th birthday.
Nirvana
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A state of happiness and peace.
Prince Siddhartha found nirvana on his 35th birthday.
Unification
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The process of being united into a whole.
India was unified in the 320s B.C.E by Chandragupta.
Mauryan Empire
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Pieces of land, conquered by Chandragupta in the 320s B.C.E.
The Mauryan Empire was a very powerful empire.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
Ashoka made many edicts during his rule.
monk
laurenwmonk.jpgA man that devotes his life to religious pratices. To find enlightenment, monks dress in simple clothing.