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21 07, 2017

Who is Vishnu? – Hinduism – India

By |2017-07-21T13:35:30-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

Vishnu and Lakshmi (Kashmir, 1000s AD now in Los Angeles) Vishnu was one of the Hindu gods. He was mentioned in the Rig Veda as a god of light and the sun. But people first began to worship Vishnu as a really important god around 300 BC. About this time, people began to think about Vishnu as being like the sun's energy, everywhere, [...]

21 07, 2017

Who is Krishna? Hinduism in India

By |2017-07-21T10:37:03-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

The god Krishna killing the horse demon (Guptan Empire, 400s AD,now in Metropolitan Museum, NYC) Krishna was one of the Hindu gods. He was actually just one of the many forms of the god Vishnu. People thought of Krishna as one reincarnation of Vishnu. The god Krishna doesn't appear in Indian stories before about 300 BC. Probably he [...]

21 07, 2017

Jainism – religion in medieval India

By |2019-10-10T08:00:34-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

Jainism: A Jain statue, possibly Mahavira, from about 1200 AD When did Jains get started? Nobody knows when people first began to follow Jain ideas. Some Jain traditions take their history back to about 2000 BC, in the Harappan period. More about Buddhism Indian religions All our India articles The first definite evidence of Jain faith, [...]

21 07, 2017

Indian religion – Ancient India

By |2019-09-14T08:10:19-07:00July 21st, 2017|India|6 Comments

Indian religion: Lights of a Diwali celebration What are the main Indian religions? Three major world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam - have been important in India. Hinduism started in India in the Stone Age. What is Hinduism? When did Buddhism start? When did Islam reach India? All our India articles Buddhism started in India and spread [...]

21 07, 2017

What is Hinduism? A religion of India

By |2019-09-18T07:44:50-07:00July 21st, 2017|India|2 Comments

Hinduism: Arjuna fighting Karna, with Krishna as his charioteer (Duttapara Temple, ca. 1500s AD) What does "Hindu" mean? The word Hindu comes from the river Indus. So it just means the people who live near the Indus river (actually in modern Pakistan). Indian environment Religions of India All our India articles Harappans and Hinduism [...]

21 07, 2017

Hinduism project – India religions

By |2017-07-21T08:39:17-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

Airavetesavara temple to Shiva in southern India (1100s AD) For a great project on Hinduism, and to learn the important vocabulary of this religion, write words related to Hinduism on pieces of paper and put them in a hat. Two kids draw a word, and then have to act it out or tell a story [...]

21 07, 2017

Buddhism in India – A religion of ancient India – History of Buddhism

By |2019-09-13T07:00:15-07:00July 21st, 2017|India|10 Comments

Buddhism in India - Buddha Reincarnation and the wheel In the 500s BC, during the later part of the Vedic period in India, the idea of reincarnation became very strong among Hindus. Most people believed that after you died, you would be reborn in another form, and then reborn again, and again, forever. Read up on Hinduism... [...]

19 07, 2017

Sikhs – Indian religion

By |2018-11-12T20:06:02-07:00July 19th, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

Guru Nanak Dev How did Sikhs get started? Just before 1500 AD, a man called Nanak who lived in India had a vision where he saw that there was no caste, there was no Hindu or Buddhist or Muslim, no religion sacrifices or rituals, no special foods, no holy books like the Quran or the Rig Veda, but that God wanted everyone to reach out [...]