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INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION AND THE VEDIC AGE


Early Vedic Tradition


Geographical and Linguistic Features of India

Arya: Aryan Worldview and Society

Yajna: Ecstatic Visions and the Fire Sacrifice

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
Indo-European Languages
Aryan Migrations into India (map)

 

 

Late Vedic Tradition


The Crisis of Vedic Civilization and the Upanishads

Upanishads: The Conditions of Human Existence

Moksha, Brahman, Atman


LINKS:

Translation of the Upanishads
Sadhus [an article]
Sadhus: The Great Renouncers [an exhibition]

Reclining Visnu

Nataraja

 

Mantra: Hearing the Sacred

 

TQ: Mantra: Hearing the Sacred

IMAGES:
Gayatri Mata

LINKS:
Gayatri Mantra


 


HETERODOXIES


Jainism

Jain Doctrine and Practice

TQ: Jain Doctrine and Practice

IMAGES:
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3
Loka-Purusa 1 2 (cosmic person)

LINKS:
Jainpedia

 

Buddhism

The Conditions of Suffering


TQ: The Conditions of Suffering

IMAGES:
Buddha
Siddhartha as ascetic

LINKS:
Budhhacharita (excerpts)

The Cessation of Suffering

 

TQ: The Cessation of Suffering



THE CLASSICAL AGE

Syntheses

The Classical Age and Dharma

TQ: The Classical Age and Dharma  
The Bhagavadgita TQ: The Bhagavadgita  
Darshan, Murti, Pua, and Prashad TQ: Darshan, Murti, Puja, and Prashad  
Vishnu, Krishna, Shiva TQ: Vishnu, Krishna, Shiva Images:
Visnu

Krishna
Bala Krishna 1 2
Krishna Subdues Kaliya 1 2
Rasalila1
2

Shiva
Shiva and Family
Nataraja
Sivlings 1 2 3 4 5 6

Rasa

 

TQ: Rasa  


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