Hinduism Rituals, and origins worksheet

Hinduism Rituals, and origins worksheet
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Hinduism Rituals, and origins worksheet


Dharma & Karma
• Dharma- ________________________________________________________________________

• Karma- _________________________________________________________________________

Hinduism
• Developed through Brahman priests’ interpretation of the _______________
• _________________- Brahma (divine essence) and Atman (self-essence of an individual) are one
– (God and Human are one)
• _______________________- rebirth of soul to overcome Maya (illusion giving people sorrow & pain)

Hinduism Goals
 _________________à Acquire material wealth
 _________________à enjoy all proper pleasure
 _________________à perform one’s duties
 _________________à Free one’s soul from cycle of reincarnation

Stages
 _________________à memorize Vedas; study caste subjects

 _________________à Marry, have children

 _________________à Retire from family responsibility; live simply, meditate

 _________________à Detach from material possessions, homeless beggar

Rituals and Observations
 Hindu Temple – _________________à dedicated to a god or goddess
o Shoes removed
o Women cover heads
o _________________- offering of fruit or flowers
o _________________- priest places red mark on forehead

 _________________à ceremonies to mark major points of a Hindu’s life

 Naming ceremony

 Priests draws horoscope & names child’s wedding day

 Boys of 9 or 10 from the top 3 castes are given long sacred threads of cotton to wear to symbolize adulthood


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