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EARLY SOURCES OF INDIAN RELIGIONS

Geographical Features of the Indian Subcontinent   LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
The Aryans
Translation of the Rig Veda
Languages and Scripts of India
 
The Indus Valley Civilisation   LINKS
The Ancient Indus Valley
Proto Siva
Map of Indus Valley Civilization

Dravidian Family of Languages
Indo European Family of Languages
(Indic Branch)
Sanskrit Text
Linguistic Map

Brahmanical Traditions and the Vedic Period

 

 

 


THE EARLY URBAN PERIOD
Dharma, Karma, Samsara and Moksha  

Visnu on Naga Bed

 

Jain Doctrine

 

  IMAGES:
Buddha
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3

Buddha and his Teachings

 

   

THE URBAN PERIOD

Historical Context: The Urban Period

 

   

Integrations of Dharma and Moksha

 

   

THE POST-CLASSICAL (MEDIEVAL) PERIOD

The Post-Classical (Medieval) Period, Bhakti and Hindu Worship

 

   
Hindu Temple and Pilgrimage  

Northern Temple 1
Northern Temple 2
Southern Temple
Temple Layout (South India)
Vastu-Mandala
Shikara and Amalaka
Kedarnath
Contemporary Pilgrimage

 

 

THE COMING OF ISLAM

The Mughals

 

 
LINKS:
Islamic Architecture
The Red Fort in Delhi
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid
Agra Fort

Sufism

 

   

The Sant Tradition and Sikh History

 

Sikh Doctrine

 
IMAGES:
Guru Granth Sahib (in the Golden Temple)
The 10 Gurus (Sikh Poster Art)
Guru Nanak
1
2
Guru Arjun
Guru Hargobind
Guru Gobind Singh 1 2 3
Khanda
Ik Onkar

LINKS:
Virtual Tour of the Golden Temple
Images of Sikhs

Common misconceptions about Sikhism

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