The Spread Of Hinduism In The Indus Valley Civilization

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Hinduism has grown to roughly 900 million followers. There are three great religions and Hinduism comes in third, after Christianity and Islam, even though it is the oldest religion. It began in 2500- 1500 B.C.E. inside the Indus Valley Civilization. There has been findings in the Harappa & Mohenjo Daro civilization, and today’s Pakistan. And it went from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. The geographical locations that have a that have a significance in the Hindu religion are Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Flushing, New York, and the Silicone Valley, CA. Hinduism has spread to many regions all over the world but is mostly known to be in India. Hindu people do not believe in one God, they believe in…show more content…
Shiva is friendly and is pictured as a sweet and happy child with a wrathful and loving personality. And the great goddess Mahadevi has a divine feminine energy and a mix of mild and wild incarnations: Parvati, Radha, Sita, Kali, and Durga. Prothero also notes that most Hindus worship Shakti. In every religion there is a problem and a solution in life. Stephen Prothero breaks it down very simple that seems too easily understood. The problem in Hinduism is Samsara. Samsara is defined as wondering or flowing cycle of life, death, and rebirth (reincarnation). To be clear, reincarnation in Hinduism is classified as a problem rather than an opportunity. The solution is moksha. Moksha is defined as spiritual liberation and what happens is an escape from heaven and earth altogether. Like in other religions not everyone will reach the solution, but there are four aims in Hinduism that can help one get…show more content…
The four aims of life are Kama, Artha, Dharma, and Moksha. Kama is sensual pleasure, Artha is wealth and power, Dharma is duty, and Moksha is the ultimate goal. The Bhagavad Gita is a sacred song in the Mahabharata that is a dialogue on the ethics of war and dates between 200 B.C.E. - 200 C.E. The central problem in the Gita is the dharma, a sanskrit term that translates to the duty, law, justice, truth, order, righteousness, virtue, ethics, and even religion. The three yoga techniques that move one closer to Mocka are Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, and Bhakti yoga. In the Mahabharata Krishna lays out for the first time the differents paths to Moksha. Karma yoga is the discipline of action, Jnana yoga is the discipline of wisdom, and Bhakti is the discipline of

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