Hinduism Mind Map

Believed in many different gods, all of which
had different variations.
Rig Veda
Sacred Texts
The Four Vedas are the primary writings.
The Brahmanas commentate and give
explanations on the Four Vedas.
Upanishads dove into the deep meanings of
the Vedas.
The Epics
Where it Spread and Why?
Spread because of trade
Hindu rulers expanded its military which
caused some smaller countries to convert
to Hinduism.
Hinduism spread throughout southeast asia ,
but did not go far out of those borders.
Political and Social Impact
Brahmin is the highest class which consists
of priests that give religious advice.
Punishment by government was legal but
often used because of the belief that
violence and killing was unacceptable.
Believed that the cow is holy so they never
ate any beaf based foods
India developed a law banning the killing of
The most hierarchical was between the rick
and poor.
Core Beliefs
Truth is Immortal
The Brahman is everything seen and
The Vedas has all authority
Dharma is the ultimate achievement
Hindu women were seen as minor beings
who needed to be controlled by men.
The goal of the soul is Moksha
Aman, the individual soul in neither created
or destroyed.
Hinduism is made up of truthfulness, purity ,
and kindness
Hinduism is seen as a way of life more than
a religion.
The Mahabharata
The Bhagavad Gita
The Ramayana
The Puranas
Yajur Veda
Sama Veda
Atharva Veda