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THE VEDIC AGE: 1400 - 500 BCE


Early Vedic Tradition


Geographical and Linguistic Features of India



Aryan Worldview and Society

Creation, Ecstatic Visions, and the Fire Sacrifice

TQ: Creation, Ecstatic Visions, and the Fire Sacrifice

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
Languages and Scripts of India
Indo-European Languages
Language Map of India
Aryan Migrations into India (map)

IMAGES:
Samudra Manthan
Indra Slays Vrtra

Visnu on Naga Bed
Siva Nataraja


 

Late Vedic Tradition


The Crisis of Vedic Civlization and the Emergence of New Traditions

Upanishads 1: The Conditions of Human Existence

Upanishads 2: Liberation, The Divine, and The Self

LINKS:
Sadhus: The Great Renouncers [an exhibition]

Map: Early Vedic Civilization in India
Map: Kuru to Maghada
Map: Nanda Empire 325 BCE


Jainism

Jainism

TQ: Jainism

IMAGES:
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3


Buddhism

The Life of the Buddha

 

TQ: The Life of the Buddha

IMAGES:
Buddha
Siddhartha as ascetic

 

The Conditions of Suffering


TQ: The Conditions of Suffering

The Cessation of Suffering

 

TQ: The Cessation of Suffering

 

Yoga

Yoga 1: Central Features, Samkhya Philosophy TQ Yoga 1


Yoga 2: Patanjali's Eight-Limbed Yoga

TQ Yoga 2

 

 

 

Syntheses of Early and Late Vedic Traditions

Vedic Ways of Life: Purusharthas and Ashramas

 

TQ Vedic Ways of Life: Purusharthas and Ashramas  

The Bhagavadgita

 

TQ Bhagavadgita Images:
Revelation to Arjuna



THE CLASSICAL AGE: 320 CE - 1000 CE:

 

The Classical Period and Bhakti

 

TQ The Classical Period and Bhakti  
Vishnu, Krishna, and Siva TQ Vishnu, Krishna, and Siva

IMAGES:

Visnu
Visnu on Naga Bed
Cosmic Body of Visnu


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

Proto Siva 1 2
Shiva

Shiva and Family
Nataraja
Sivlings 1 2 3 4 5 6


The Goddess Traditions and Kali TQ: The Goddess Traditions and Kali

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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