Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson discusses Hinduism from a historical and religious standpoint, with emphasis on its distinctive characteristics in general and its religious practices in general.

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Notes on “Hinduism”

Image Sources

Map of India, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:India_topo_big.jpg;

Image of Krishna & Arjuna, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Krishna_Arjuna_Gita.jpg;

Image of Rig Veda, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rigveda_MS2097.jpg;

Image of Ganesha Festival, by Vijay Bandari, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ganesh_mimarjanam_EDITED.jpg;

Image of Shiva as Lord of Dance from LACMA, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shiva_as_the_Lord_of_Dance_LACMA_edit.jpg;




Terms to Know

A religion in which one god is venerated while others are recognized as either actual or potential deities.


Any text or groups of texts held to be sacred and/or divinely inspired.