Hindu

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Hindu goddess who releases from sin or disease; mother of the Adityas Aditi
ninth month of the Hindu calendar Aghan , Margasivsa
Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence ahimsa
life, Buddhist and Hindu belief in the sacredness of all ahimsa
(Hindu mythology) the warrior prince in the Bhagavad-Gita to whom Krishna explains the nature of being and of God and how humans can come to know God Arjuna
fourth month of the Hindu calendar Asadha , Asarh
seventh month of the Hindu calendar Asin , Asvina
manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form avatar
(Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda Ayurveda
second month of the Hindu calendar Baisakh , Vaisakha
sixth month of the Hindu calendar Bhadon , Bhadrapada
Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon Brahma
caste, highest Hindu Brahman
member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas brahman , brahmin
first Hindu calendar month (corresponding to March in the Gregorian calendar) Caitra , Chait
hindu social class caste
division of Hindu society caste
cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women chadar , chaddar , chador , chuddar
Hindu disciple of a swami chela
basic principles of the cosmos; also: an ancient sage in Hindu mythology worshipped as a god by some lower castes; Dharma
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