Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 9th
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Write above Hinayana and Mahayana. - Social Science

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Write above Hinayana and Mahayana.

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  • Hinayana –
  1. The Hinayana was the original creed preached by Buddha.
  2. The followers of this form regarded Buddha as their guru and did not worship him as God.
  3. They denied idol worship and continued with the people’s language, Pali.
  • Mahayana –
  1. In Mahayana, Buddha was worshipped as God and Bodhisattuva as his previous avatar.
  2. The followers made images and statues of Buddha and Bodhisattuva and offered prayers, and recited hymns (mantras) in their praise.
  3. Later, they wrote their religious books in Sanskrit. This form of Buddhism was patronised
    by Kanishka.
Concept: Introduction of Intellectual Awakening and Socio-political Changes
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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 9th Social Science Answers Guide
Chapter 1.04 Intellectual Awakening and Socio-Political Changes
Exercise | Q V. 1 | Page 65
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