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THE VEDIC TRADITIONS OF THE BRAHMANS


Early Vedic Religion: Traditions of Maintaining the World

The Indus Valley Civilization and the Aryans

 

LINKS:
The ancient Indus Valley
Languages and Scripts of India
 

Early Veda

 

 

 

Late Vedic Religion: Traditions of Renouncing the World

The Upanishads: Karma, Samsara, Brahman, Moksha

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

 

Dharma

Dharma

 

 


THE NON-VEDIC PATHS OF THE MONKS:
JINA MAHAVIRA AND BUDDHA

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

 

 

Bhakti, Narrative Traditions, and Vishnu

Krishna

Lord Siva

Godesses

Kali

 

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
Kali on Siva 1
Kali on Siva 2
Kali and Raktabija

Kali and Siva Dance Contest

 

 

ISLAM IN INDIA

The Mughals

 

Suffism
(Guest Lecturer: Lily Kern)

 

LINKS:
Articles:
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

Sikh History, Doctrine and Symbolism

 

 

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