How it all came to be.
Major Historical Events In India.
1400 B.C.- Vedas, the Hindu scripture was written.
500 B.C.- Buddhism was founded in India by Siddharta.
52 A.D. - Thomas, Jesus's disciple came to India and baptized several people.
700 A.D. - Muslim armies from Arabia Invade India.
1498 A.D.- Vasco-De-Gama becomes the first European explorer to reach India.
1600 A.D.- East India company by Queen Elizabeth established trading posts in India.
1628 A.D.- Shahjahan, the ruler of Mugal empire builds the Taj Mahal.
1947 A.D.- India became independent. British and Indian Leaders agreed to divide the country into India and Pakistan.
1948 A.D. January 30- Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
1950 A.D.- New Indian constitution made Jawaharlal Nehru become 1st prime minister.
Where I Want To Visit. The Taj Mahal
Hinduism is one of the oldest organized religions. Some of its writings date back to the 1400 B.C.. Hinduism is the worlds 3rd largest religion in which it is a very complex and diverse having lots of gods. Hinduism has many different core beliefs and exists in many different sects. although it is a very large religion it is primarily exists in India and Nepal. The main texts of Hinduism are the Vedas (considered most important), Upanishadas, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana. These writings contain hymns, incantations, philosophies, rituals, poems, and stories from which Hindus base their beliefs. Other texts that they base their beliefs in are the Brahmanas, the Sutras, and the Aranyakas. Although Hinduism has over 330 million Gods it has one supreme God, Brahman. Brahman is an entity believed to inhabit every portion of reality and existence throughout the entire universe. Brahman is both impersonal and unknowable. He is believed to exist in 3 separate forms; Brahman: Creator; Shiva: Destroyer; and Vishnu: Preserver.
The three dieties are Dharma, Karma, Samsara.
Dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’.
Karma means action, work or deed. When you do a deed or good action then you receive good Karma and when you do the opposite you get bad Karma.
Samsara is the continuous cycle of life, death, and reincarnation envisioned in Hinduism and other Indian religions.
What does the Ganges River Mean to Hindus?
Colonization of India
Fun Facts of India!
1. India's animal is the Bengal Tiger which is also known as the Prince of India.
2. India is the second largest population in the world with over 1.2 billion people.
3. India is officially known as the Republic of India.
4. One of the seven wonders of the world is located in Agra. The monument is the Taj Mahal.
5.Mahatma Gandhi is famous for the important part he played in gaining India's freedom and non-violence movement that is known all over the globe.