Terms and Questions:

The Classical Period and Bhakti




1.    Puranas

2.    Itihasa

3.    Bhakti

4.    Saiva

5.    Vaisnava

6.    Shakta

7.    Puja

8.    Darsan

9.    Murti



1.    What characterizes the rise of devotional movements in India?

2.    Name and describe the narrative traditions associated with Hindu Devotionalism

3.    What kind of divine-human relationship is enacted in puja?

4.    Who/what gives darsan and who receives it?

5.     What does the presence of the divine in the murti mean for devotees with respect to the divine-human relationship?