STUDY AIDS

TERMS AND QUESTIONS
 
DATE
  LECTURE
OUTLINES
      Historical Framework
 
8-29-07
  Hinduism(s): The One and the Many
 
9-05-07
&
9-10-07
 

Central Concepts

Images:
Nataraja
Visnu on Naga Bed


9-12-07
 

Central Actions

Links::
Young American Hindus talk about puja
Website for Hindu Kids

 

9-14-07
&
9-17-09

 

Geography and Sacred Landscape

Images:
Map of India

Rivers of Northern India
Northern Temple
Southern Temple
Descent of the Ganga
Har ki Pauri Ghat
Krishna
Shiva in the Himalayas



9-19-07  

Indus Valley and the Aryans

Links::
The Ancient Indus Valley
Map of Indus Valley Civilization
Dravidian Family of Languages
Indo European Family of Languages
(Indic Branch)
Sanskrit Text
Linguistic Map

T&Q6  

9-21-07

  Early Vedas and the Fire Sacrifice
  T&Q7
  9-26-07   Upanishads: The Secret Revealed
T&Q8   10-01-07  

Ultimate Reality and the Self

Images: World Renunciation
Sadhus: The Great Renouncers [an exhibition]

T&Q9   10-03-07  

Hindu Philosophy: Samkhya

T&Q10   10-05-07
  Yoga: Eternal Isolation of the Spirit
T&Q11   10-12-07  

The Caste System: Varna and Jati

T&Q12   10-17-07   New Syntheses of Dharma and Moksha

T&Q13

  10-22-07   Many Ramayanas
T&Q14       Bhakti and the Narrative Traditions

T&Q15



  10-31-07  

The Vaisnava Tadition and the Avatara / Nirguna and Saguna bhakti

Link: The Ten Avatara of Visnu

Images: Visnu
Visnu
Visnu on Naga Bed
Cosmic Body of Visnu

Images: The Ten Avatara of Vishnu
Matsya 1 2 3
Kurma 1 2 3
Varaha
1
2 3
Narasimha
1
2 3
Vamana
1
2 3 4
Parashurama
1
2
Rama 1
Krishna (see below)
Buddha
1
Kalki
1
2 3

T&Q16      

Temple and Pilgrimage

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

 

T&Q17      

Advaita Vedanta and Shakaracharya

 

T&Q18

   

Krishna: Divine Child/Divine Lover

Images:
Krishna
B
irth of Krishna
Bala Krishna
1 2
Krishna and Putana 1
2 3
Krishna Subdues Kaliya
1 2
Radha and Krishna 1
Radha and Krishna 2
Rasalila
1
2

         
T&Q19      

Shiva: The Erotic Ascetic / Lord of the Dance

Images:
Shiva
Shiva and Family
Ardhanarishvara 1 2
Nataraja 1 2
Sivlings
1 2
3 4 5 6
Shiva destroys Kama

 

T&Q20    

The Goddess Traditions

Images:
Lakshmi 1 2
Parvati (Tridevi)
Sarasvati
Durga
1
2
Sita
Ganga Devi
Bhu Devi
Chinnamasta
1
2
Kali
1
2 3 4 5

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