Dharmat

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The Om symbol, a symbol of Dharmat.
The Sauwastika, a broader Crataean religious symbol.

Dharmat is a Questarian religion. It blends traditional Crataean folklore and Pantheon into a universal, monotheistic ideology. Dharmat includes several hundred deities from both Questarian mythology and a broader Crataean mythology, all of which represent an absolute centre of reality in the universe. Dharmat is perhaps the oldest formal monotheistic religion in the world, being approximately 3,000-4,000 years old. Dharmat is divided into two branches; Low Dharmat and High Dharmat. High Dharmat is common in Sharfland, Uiri, Hakara and previously in Taihei Tengoku (where it is called Kaihō), whereas Low Dharmat is common in Questers.

High and Low Dharmat agree on a common set of virtues (āśaya), the centrality of cosmic cause and effect (karma), reincarnation (saṃsāra), and freedom from reincarnation (moksha) as a final destination. The chief difference between High and Low Dharmat is the incorporation of a Priesthood in Low Dharmat and the acceptance of Crataean deities in a broader Crataean polytheistic pantheon, neither of which are accepted by High Dharmat.

Central to Low Dharmat are a series of general Crataean religious beliefs, syncreticised with a central Questarian perspective on philosophy and cosmology, with sources coming from both oral Questarian-Crataean tradition and a written series of scriptures. Although there are many sects of Low Dharmat, almost all follow four key objects of human pursuit, prayer rituals, and monastic practices.

More than half of the population of Questers are followers of Dharmat, and practitioners are active all over Crataea. Sikhism is a derivation of Dharmat but considered an independent religion. Followers are called Dharmans and the adjective is Dharman.