Terms and Questions:
Hinduism: Ways of Ritual Action and Early Vedic Religion
6. Purusha Sukta
7. The four castes
1. Describe and
compare the three cosmogonies: The Purusha Sukhta,
the Hymn of Origins, and the myth of Indra and Vrtra. How do they
relate to India’s question of “the one and the many”?
2. How were the
early Vedic texts
3. What was the
purpose of the sacrifice at the beginning of the early Vedic period?
4. Describe the
two central dimensions of early Vedic traditions, as presented in class