Ancient India

By Chris Kiess

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Ancient India was the Ganges River, the Indian Ocean and the Himalaya's. They call it a subcontinent because it was not big enough to be a continent.

Daily Life

They lived in bamboo and wood houses. They wore cloths called sari and dahari. They ate vegetables and other non-meats. There education was ashrams. There jobs were being craftsman and artists. For entertainment they played chess.


For a ruler The had a king for every city.

Contributions for Daily Life

One of their contributions was decimals to math. They even contributed to astronomy! They figured out that earth was a sphere. Their contributions to medicine was plastic surgery, extraction of cataracts, and dental. Their sports were martial arts. Specifically Judo and Karate. They also played a sport called Polo. The games they played were Chess, Snakes and Ladders, and Cards.


There basic beliefs were soul, karma, reincarnation, multiple paths to get to god, and the saying, "What we are is we eat.". The thing that makes Hinduism different from Buddhism most critically was that they believed in multiple pats to reach gods and goddesses. The main gods and goddesses they believed in were Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. Here's what they say about reincarnation, "As we change our cloths the soul changes body and were born again."


There basic beliefs were reincarnation, sila praina, and samadhi. The founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama. Their Four Noble Truths were, Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, and Magga. They belived in reincarnation like Hinduism.