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1. Parts of the religion
were brought to India by the Aryans, or Indo-European people who
settled in the Indus River Valley as early as 1500 BC.
2. The sacred texts are
called the Vedas.
The oldest one is the Rig Veda.
3. Major settlements in
India were along the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
4. The long epic in Indian
history is called the
Mahabharata. It's a poem
with over 100,000 verses.
5. The Upanishads were
dialogues between teachers and students. They helped explain
renunciation of materialism and reaching a level of perfect
understanding. Like other writings, these were written in
6. The gods to know are:
Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector, and Shiva the destroyer..