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  • 1. Katie C. Macey M. Shannon C. Andy S. Kevin C. www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/ cultural/religion/
  • 2. Aryans…  The Aryans were a race who invaded India around 1500 BC.  The Aryans had a dramatic influence on Indian culture and future Indian civilizations.  Aryan religious beliefs and practices went on to form the basis of Hinduism.
  • 3. Caste System…  Was developed in ancient times by the Aryans  Nothing can be done to change caste  Can only marry within his or her own caste  Hindus believe person’s caste is a result of karma  4 Main castes  Brahmins- Priests  Kshatriyas- Warriors Vaisyas- Landowners, Farmers  Sudras- Servants, Laborers  web000.greece.k12.ny.us
  • 4. Varna and Jati… Varna Jati  Varna is caste on the basis  Jati is a sub-caste of position in the society .  Particular community with  Varnas are four in number a definition on customs by and large, having a  Brahmans, kshatriyas, v particular profession aishyas and shudras hereditarily and, inclusive  Four-fold division marriage rights based on the profession and the grades of respectability
  • 5. Hinduism goals…  4 goals: 3 affirming, 1 negating  Affirming:  Darma (virtue): duties and obligations in caste  Artha (success): strive to be successful in activities of their lives  Kama (pleasure): aesthetic pleasure- music, drama, dance, painting, sculpture, etc…
  • 6. Hinduism Goals (cont.)…  Moksha  The striving for the release of life.  Initiated by turning away from the 3 life affirming goals.  Requires one to become a hermit, and spend time in ones time in contemplation.
  • 7. Map of Spread of Hinduism… www.worldreligions.psu.edu
  • 8. Music of Hinduism…