Shaelynn Kitner

founder and symbol

no particular founder

its the symbol of their god named Aum or Om

branches of hinduism:

Aryans- 4000- 3500 years ago

Verdic- 3500- 2500 years ago (Verdic tradition develops into Hinduism)

Upanishads- 2800- 2400 years ago

world map of hinduism

the dark orange is 70 - 85

little lighter than dark orange is 55-70

and the light orange is 5 -15

Basic practices of hinduism

    Brahmacharga, which takes place during the school years, is focused on acquiring knowledge and developing character;
    Grastha, the middle years, is focused on worldly pursuits and pleasures such as marriage, family and career;
    Vanaprastha, when one's children reach adulthood, is a time of increased focus on spiritual things
    Sanngasu, in the last years of life, one may abandon the world entirely for a life of contemplation


Sins- Lust, theft, murder, lie, and liqor.

Heaven- Swarga Loka, meaning Good Kingdom, is the general name for heaven in Hinduism.

Hell- Naraka same as hell in Hinduism

Creation-The sacred sound Aum is believed to be the first sound at the start of creation. Hindus believe that brahman (the one ultimate reality) has three functions and these are shown by the three gods, Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu.

Poor- wealth is regarded as a beneficial and positive value.

Salvation-The way of salvation was not clearly articulatedMarriage-

Abortion-The sacred texts of Hindus have a clear stance against abortion


Diwali is the festival of lights for Hindus and Sikhs.

Maker Sankranti is celebrated on the January 13 and it is the first Hindu holiday on the western calendar.

Maha Shivaratri celebrations honor Shiva, destroyer of the universe.

Holi is the Hindu festival of colors. It marks the beginning of spring and all that spring symbolizes

Ram Navami takes place in April and celebrates the birth of Lord Rama.

Raksha Bandan celebrates love for comrades and brothers. Hindus celebrate it when there is a full moon

Janmashtami is a festival celebrating Krishna's birth. Krishna is god that Hindus worship the most

Navaratri is a fun and religious holiday in October.