Glossary of Religion

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Tara
Buddhist savior-goddess especially popular in Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia
Judaism
Monotheistic religion of the Jewish people, central to which is the belief that the ancient Israelites experienced God's presence in human events. Jews believe that the one God delivered the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt, revealed the structure of communal and individual life to them, and chose them to be a holy nation of people able to set an example for all humankind. The Hebrew Bible and Talmud are the two primary sources for Judaism's spiritual and ethical principles.
Allah
(Arabic, "God"). The name of God in Islam. Allah is the same God revealed (imperfectly) in the Jewish and Christian Bibles.
Purim
Joyous Jewish holiday commemorating the deliverance of the Jews in the 5th century BCE from a plot to have them massacred, celebrated with readings from the Book of Esther, feasting, drinking, and gift-giving.
Om Mani Padme Hum
Tibetan Buddhist mantra praising the "Jewel in the Lotus."
parasol
Buddhist symbol of royalty and spiritual power.
treasure vase
Buddhist symbol of spiritual and material wealth, abundance, and good fortune.
conch shell
Symbol of the fame of the Buddha's teachings.
abhaya mudra
Buddhist hand gesture representing fearlessness.
aureole
A halo that surrounds a sacred figure's whole body.

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Title Glossary of Religion
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Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/glossary
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MLA Citation “Glossary of Religion.” ReligionFacts.com. 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021. <religionfacts.com/glossary>