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Geographical Features of the Indian Subcontinent

T&Q: Geographical Features of
the Indian Subcontinent

 

 

The Indus Valley Civilisation and the Aryans

 

T&Q: Indus Valley Civilisation/Aryans

LINKS:
The Ancient Indus Valley
Proto Siva
Map of Indus Valley Civilization

The Aryans
Dravidian Family of Languages
Indo European Family of Languages
(Indic Branch)
Sanskrit Text
Linguistic Map

Early Vedas: Maintaining the World by Proper Ritual and Righteous Action T&Q: Early Vedas

LINKS:
Translation of the Rig Veda
Languages and Scripts of India


Late Veda (Vedanta): Liberating Knowledge

LINKS:
Translation of the Upanishads


Atman and Brahman

 

Sadhus: The Great Renouncers [an exhibition]
Jainism IMAGES:
Buddha
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3

Buddha and the Conditions of Suffering

 

 
The Cessation of Suffering and the Path to Enlightnement

IMAGES:
Reclining Buddha 1 2
Avalokateshvara
Siddhartha as ascetic
Maitreya

 

Mahabharata and the Bhagvad Gita

IMAGES:
Krishna and Arjuna
Krishna Revealed

 

Devotional Hinduism

Hindu Temple

 

Images:
Northern Temple (Nagara Style) 1
Northern Temple (Nagara Style) 2
Northern Temple (Nagara Style) 3 Nagara Style Shikara
Lakshmi Temple in Delhi
Nagara Shikara and Amalaka
Vastu-Mandal (with image of MahaPurusha

Southern Temple (Dravidian)
Dravidian Style Gopuram


Hindu Gods and Goddesses

T&Q: Hindu Gods and Goddesses

 

LINK: The Ten Avatara of Visnu

Images of Visnu:
Visnu
Visnu on Naga Bed
Cosmic Body of Visnu

Images of Krishna :
Krishna as Youth
Bala Krishna

Images of Siva:
Shiva
Shiva and Family
Sivlings
1
2 3 4

Images of Goddeses:
Lakshmi
Sarasvati
Durga
Kali 1
2

Central Features of Islam T&Q: Central Features of Islam  
Sufism T&Q: Sufism  
Islam and Empire in India: The Mughals T&Q: Islam and Empire in India: The Mughals
LINKS:
Islamic Architecture
The Red Fort in Delhi
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid
Agra Fort

Sikhism

 

T&Q: Sikhism
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
The Five Ks

LINKS:
Virtual Tour of the Golden Temple
Images of Sikhs

Common misconceptions about Sikhism
SikhNet
Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib

Sikh Doctrine and Practice

 

T&Q: Sikh Doctrine and Practice  

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