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EARLY SOURCES OF INDIAN TRADITION


Early Vedic Religion: Traditions of Maintaining the World

The Aryans, Ecstatic Visions, and the Fire Sacrifice

 

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
Languages and Scripts of India
 

Dharma, Karma, and Samsara

 

 

Caste in India

 

 

 

Late Vedic Religion: Traditions of Renouncing the World


Moksha and Brahman

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

Visnu on Naga Bed

Yoga and Renunciation

 

Siva Nataraja

 

JAINISM

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

 

IMAGES:
Buddha
Siddhartha as ascetic

 

GODS AND DEVOTIONALISM

Darsan, murti, puja, prasad

 

 

Gods and Goddesses, Hindu Temple

 

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

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

Northern Temple 1
Northern Temple 2
Southern Temple

 

ISLAM IN INDIA

The Mughals

 

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

 

 

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