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INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION AND THE VEDIC AGE


Early Vedic Tradition


Geographical and Linguistic Features of India


The Indus Valley Civilization

Early Vedic Tradition: Aryan Worldview and Society

Early Vedic Tradition: Ecstatic Visions and the Fire Sacrifice

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
The Aryans
Languages and Scripts of India
 

 

Late Vedic Tradition

The Crisis of Vedic Civilization and the Upanishads

Dharma, Karma, and Samsara

Moksha, Brahman, Atman

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

 

 

Ramayana

Many Ramayanas

 

TQ: Many Ramayanas  

HETERODOXIES


Jainism

Jain Doctrine and Practice

TQ: Jain Doctrine and Practice

IMAGES:
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3

Buddhism

The Conditions of Suffering


TQ: The Conditions of Suffering

IMAGES:
Buddha
Siddhartha as ascetic

 

The Cessation of Suffering

 

TQ: The Cessation of Suffering



THE CLASSICAL AGE

Syntheses

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  

Sufism

 

TQ: Sufism  

The Sant Tradition and Sikh History

Sikh Doctrine and Practice

TQ: The Sant Tradition and Sikh History

TQ: Sikh Doctrine and Practice

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


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