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LECTURE OUTLINES  LINKS AND IMAGES

 


EARLY SOURCES OF INDIAN RELIGION

The Aryans, Ectsatic Visions, and the Fire Sacrifice

 

 

 

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
Languages and Scripts of India
 

Mantra (1): Apprehending the Divine through Sound

 

 

 

 

LINKS:
Translation of the Rig Veda

Dharma and the Cycles of Time

 

Image:
Visnu on Naga Bed

Karma and Samsara

 

 

The Self and the Divine: Atman & Brahman

LINKS:
Translation of the Upanishads

 

 

JAINISM

Jain Doctrine and Practice

IMAGES:
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3

 

BUDDHISM

The Buddha and His Teaching:

1. The Conditions of Suffering

2. The Cessation of Suffering and the Path to Enlightenment

 

IMAGES:
Buddha

Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana

 

 

 

GODS AND DEVOTIONALISM

Bhakti and the Narrative Traditions  

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

 

Images:
Visnu

Krishna
Bala Krishna 1 2
Rasalila 1 2
Shiva
Sivlings 1 2 3 4 5 6
Lakshmi 1 2
Sarasvati
Durga 1
2
Kali 1
2 3

Hindu Worship: Puja

 

 

Hindu Temple and Pilgrimage

 

Images:
Northern Temple 1
Northern Temple 2
Southern Temple
Temple Layout (South India)
Vastu-Mandala
Shikara and Amalaka

Kedarnath
Contemporary Pilgrimage

 

 

 

 


   
ISLAM IN INDIA

Suffism

 

 

LINKS:
Articles:
The History of Mughal and Persian Minatures
Islamic Architecture (Wickipedia Article)

Images:
The Red Fort in Delhi
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid
Agra Fort

THE SIKHS
   

Sants and Sikhs



 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 

Sikh History, Doctrine and Symbolism

 

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