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BEGINNINGS: INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION AND THE ARYANS

Geography of India

The Indus Valley Civilization

The Aryans and Vedic Religion

 

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
The Aryans
Translation of the Rig Veda
Languages and Scripts of India
 

 

FOREST SAGES AND THE UPANISHADS

Vedanta

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

 

 

JAINISM

Jain Doctrine and Practice

TQ: Jain Doctrine and Practice IMAGES:
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3

BUDDHISM

The Buddha and His Teaching:

1. The Conditions of Suffering

2. The Cessation of Suffering and the Path to Enlightenment

 

TQ: The Conditions of Suffering

TQ: The Cessation of Suffering

IMAGES:
Buddha

Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana

 

TQ: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana  

 

GODS AND DEVOTIONALISM

Hindu Worship: Puja

 

TQ: Hindu Worship: Puja  

Hindu Temple

 

TQ: Hindu Temple

Images:
Northern Temple 1
Northern Temple 2
Southern Temple
Temple Layout (South India)
Vastu-Mandala
Shikara and Amalaka

Kedarnath
Contemporary Pilgrimage

 

Vishnu

 

TQ: Vishnu

Images: Visnu
Visnu

Visnu on Naga Bed
Krishna
Bala Krishna 1 2
Krishna Subdues Kaliya 1 2
Rasalila 1 2

Shiva

Siva Nataraja (Word document)

(Guest lecture by Will Frye)

TQ: Shiva

 

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

The Goddess Traditions

 

TQ: The Goddess Traditions

Images:
Lakshmi 1 2
Sarasvati
Parvati
Durga
1
2
Sita
Kali 1 2 3


Caste: Varna and Jati

TQ: Caste: Varna and Jati

 

 
ISLAM IN INDIA

Suffism

 

TQ: Suffism

 

LINKS:
Articles:
The History of Mughal and Persian Minatures
Islamic Architecture (Wickipedia Article)

Images:
The Red Fort in Delhi
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid
Agra Fort

THE SIKHS
     

Sants and Sikhs



 
 
 
 
 
 
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

Common misconceptions about Sikhism

Sikh History, Doctrine and Symbolism

TQ: Sikhism

 

 

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