Ancient India!

By : Sydney Wolf

Geography?

What was India's geography? - The Ganges River, the Indian ocean, and the himalya mountains.

What is the climate of India? - The climate of India is very tropical.

Why is India called a subcontinent? - The India subcontinent is a peninsula that is separated from Asia.

India's daily life?

There homes? - The typical house in the Gupta empire was manly made of bamboo or wood with a thatched roof. They usually only had one room and it was very rare if they had more than room also kings and queens usually only had one room.

There clothing? - The men and women both wore colorful robes. Specifically... Men: They wore robes with various colors. Women: Colorful robes with jewelry usually golf or other rare stones. Dhati, Sari ---> women.

There food? - The Indians usually just ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner like us. The Indians ate grapes, dates, barely, wheat, peas, melons, milk, fruits, nuts, and vegetables and that's not all. Most Indians were vegetarian so they didn't eat much meat.

Breakfast - Wheat, Dates, and water.

Lunch - Something simple like grapes and melons.

Dinner - Barely, peas, wine, and grapes.

Education? - Most people weren't educated but the higher cast were. But the universities of Gupta were so famous scholars from China came to be taught. There school name was Ashram.

Jobs?- There was multiple jobs. Such as ... Writers, artists, musicians, gurus, craftsman, scientists, farmers, and mathematicians. Later on when there government got bigger they higher/made more jobs such as.. doctors, barbers, weavers, carpenters, and goldsmiths.

Entertainment? - Children liked to play with whistles shaped like birds, small carts to roll down hills, toy monkeys that could roll down a string. The adults entertainment was usually whistles, swimming, dancing, having fun, and sometimes having religious ceremonies, playing chess, cards, martial arts, and wrestling.

So that's how the Indians usually lived there daily life.

India's governemnt?

India had a pretty strong and powerful government. This meant the people who controlled and worked in the government meant that they were also very powerful. Ancient India's government type was monarchy.

Contribuations of India?

Math - The Indians created the zero concept and the number system.

Astronomy - Indians calculated the solar year of 365 days.

Medicine - The Indians performed plastic surgery and took care of inoculations (diseases)

Sports - India had martial arts, Judo, and Kate

Games - They played chess, snakes and ladders, playing cards, and polo

The religion of Hindusim

Basic beliefs -

1.) Truth is eternal

2.) Brahman is truth and reality

3.) The Vedas are the ultimate authority

4.) Everyone should strive to achieve drama

5.) Individuals souls are immortal

6.) The goal of the individual soul is Moksha

Also individual souls are immortal, only

Believe in one supreme being, but it

Takes many forms. Everyone strives

To do their dharma (job), and everyone

Should treat people well (karma).




Main gods and goddesses -

Brahma, the creator

Vishnu, the preserver

Shiva, the destroyer

Ganapati, the remover of obstacles

Avatars of Vishnu

Rama, Krishna, Saraswati

Reincarnation -

The Buddhist religion concept of rebirth is often

Referred to as reincarnation and is a belief

That was held by such historical figures. Our soul still lives in are body even after we die.

Interesting Fact - In ancient India such a system was inspired by Hindu scriptures and implemented as a way to create a society in which all essential functions were addressed and all people assumed vital roles based on their abilities.

The religion of Buddhism!

Basic Beliefs -

Everything in life is impermanent and

Always changing

Because nothing is permanent, a life

Based on possessing things or people who doesn’t make u happy

There is no eternal on change soul and "Self" just a collection of changing characteristics for attributes.

Four Noble Truths -

Everything in life is impermanent and

Always changing

Because nothing is permanent, a life

Based on possessing things or people who doesn’t make u happy

There is no eternal on change soul and "Self" just a collection of changing characteristics for attributes.

Founder -

Siddhartha Gautama

And last but certainty not least an interesting fact! -

There are over 500 million Buddhists

Today. After Buddha's death, some of his followers had some differences of opinion

Which eventually led to their breaking away and forming separate kinds of

Buddhism.



That's all my information. Hope you enjoyed!