HyperDic: hindooism

English > 2 senses of the word Hindooism:
NOUNgroupHindooism, Hinduismthe religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
cognitionHindooism, Hinduisma body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system
English > Hindooism: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
MembersHare Krishna, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCONA religious sect founded in the United States in 1966
Hindu, HindooA person who adheres to Hinduism
Shaktism, SaktismA Hindu sect worshiping Shakti
Shivaism, SivaismA Hindu sect worshiping Shiva
Vaishnavism, VaisnavismHindu sect worshiping of Vishnu
RegionBangladesh, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangla Desh, East PakistanA Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south
India, Republic of India, BharatA republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia
Nepal, Kingdom of NepalA small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, CeylonA republic on the island of Ceylon
NarrowerBrahmanism, BrahminismThe religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
Broaderreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
English > Hindooism: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils.
Category ofArjuna(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
Ayurveda(Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life
Bengali(Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
Bhagavad-Gita, Bhagavadgita, Gita(Hinduism) the sacred 'song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic)
Hindu deityA deity worshipped by the Hindus
Kamasutra(Hinduism) an ancient Sanskrit text giving rules for sensuous and sensual pleasure and love and marriage in accordance with Hindu law
Mahabharata, Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum(Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language(Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism)
Vedic literature, Veda(from the Sanskrit word for 'knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit
ahimsaA Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence
asana(Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
bhakti(Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana
caste(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus
cycle of rebirth(Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
guruA Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
jati(Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive / distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India
karma(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
mahatma(Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage
mandalaAny of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe
mantra(Sanskrit) literally a 'sacred utterance' in Vedism
matsyendra(Hinduism) a religious posture
moksa(Hinduism) release from the cycle of rebirth
nirvana, enlightenment(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
sadhu, saddhu(Hinduism) an ascetic holy man
samsara(Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth
varna(Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
NarrowerDarsana(from the Sanskrit word for 'to see') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on the nature of reality and the release from bondage to karma
Krishnaismworship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu
Mimamsa(from the Sanskrit word for 'reflection' or 'interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads
Shaktism, Saktismworship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva
Shivaism, Sivaismworship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
Vaishnavism, Vaisnavism, Vishnuismworship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
Vedanta(from the Sanskrit for 'end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas
VedismThe form of Hinduism that revolves primarily around the mythic version and ritual ideologies in the Vedas
Broaderreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Spanishhinduismo, Hinduismo, Hinduísmo

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