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Definition 1: a 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for hinduism in the sense of this definition

(hinduism is a kind of ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

(... is a kind of hinduism ) worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon

(... is a kind of hinduism ) the form of Hinduism that revolves primarily around the mythic version and ritual ideologies in the Vedas

(... is a kind of hinduism ) worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva

(... is a kind of hinduism ) worship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon

(... is a kind of hinduism ) worship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu

(... is a kind of hinduism ) (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

(... is a kind of hinduism ) (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

(... is a kind of hinduism ) (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

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter)

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (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

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) a deity worshipped by the Hindus

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) release from the cycle of rebirth

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) a religious posture

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic); contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) an ancient Sanskrit text giving rules for sensuous and sensual pleasure and love and marriage in accordance with Hindu law

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

(hinduism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness

Definition 2: the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for hinduism in the sense of this definition

(hinduism is a kind of ...) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

(... is a kind of hinduism ) the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism

(hinduism is a member of ...) a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy

(hinduism is a member of ...) Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu

(hinduism is a member of ...) a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti

(hinduism is a member of ...) a Hindu sect worshiping Shiva

(hinduism is a member of ...) a person who adheres to Hinduism

(hinduism belongs to a domain located in ...) a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948

(hinduism belongs to a domain located in ...) a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971

(hinduism belongs to a domain located in ...) a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947

(hinduism belongs to a domain located in ...) a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China

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