Terms and Questions

Vishnu, Krishna, and Siva



1.    Visnu

2.    Krishna

3.    Lila

4.    Kaliya

5.    Avatar

6.    Shiva





1.    Describe the paradigm for devotional love in the stories of Krishna as a child

2.    What do the Krishna stories tell us about the nature of the divine as manifest in the world?

3.   How is Vishnu associated with dharma?

4.   Describe the general features of Lord Siva as presented in class

5.   How does Lord Siva recapitulate the two major emphases in the history of the Vedic traditions?