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India PowerPoint
1.237 billion
Kshatriyas-Warriors and rulers
Vaisyas-Skilled traders, Merchants, Minor
Sudras-Unskilled workers
Pariahs-Outcasts untouchables
The practices and goals of Buddhism and Hinduism have similarities and
differences. The Theravada Buddhism is relatively conservative, and generally
closest to the early form of Buddhism. However, the more historical or beginning
forms of Hinduism and the teachings of Buddha have pronounced differences, as
evident in the recorded materials of the Pali Canonn of the Theravada school of
Buddhism. The historical Vedic religion, Buddhism, Jainismm, and the
Brihadaranyakaa Upanishad, which is considered among the very earliest
Upanishads (the Upanishad text was compiled under King Janaka of Mithila), all
share a common cultural theme influenced by the north eastern areas of the Indian
subcontinent, modern-day eastern Uttar Pradesh Bihar, and Nepal.
Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit,
after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal
or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions
Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as
that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect.
is an ancient Sanskrit term used in Indian religions to describe the profound
peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation).
Enlightenment refers to the "full comprehension of a situation". It is
commonly used to denote the Age of Enlightenment, but is also used in Western
cultures in a religious context. It translates several Buddhist terms and concepts,
most notably bodhi, kensho and satori.
Ganesha, Shiva, Hanuman, Durga are the gods
The Noble Eightfold Path (Pali: ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo, Sanskrit:
āryāṣṭāṅgamārga) is one of the principal teachings of the Buddha, who described it
as the way leading to the cessation of suffering (dukkha) and the achievement of
Gandhi believed in non-violence and peace.
He practiced being a peaceful leader. He loved
to be a friendly person.
1. India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, yet it is the
second most populous country in the world, with a population
of 1,166,079,217. India is the seventh largest country in the
world, at 1.27 million square miles.
2. India is the largest democracy in the world.
3. The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge
Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12
years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record
for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was
photographed from space by a satellite.
4. Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it
cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate
direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean
and is never used for eating. To avoid polluting the elements
(fire, earth, water, air), followers of Zoroastrianism in India
don’t bury their dead, but instead leave bodies in buildings
called “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to pick clean. After
the bones dry, they are swept into a central well.