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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

 

The ancient Indus Valley
 

  LINKS

Brahmanical Traditions and the Vedic Period

 

 

Translation of the Rig Veda
Languages and Scripts of India


Dharma, Karma, Samsara and Moksha  

Visnu on Naga Bed

 

Jain Doctrine

 

  IMAGES:
Buddha
Mahavira
Tirthankaras:
1 2 3

Buddha and his Teachings

 

   

THE URBAN PERIOD

Historical Context: The Urban Period

 

   

Integrations of Dharma and Moksha

 

   

THE POST-CLASSICAL (MEDIEVAL) PERIOD

The Post-Classical (Medieval) Period, Bhakti and Hindu Worship

 

   
Hindu Temple and Pilgrimage  

Northern Temple 1
Northern Temple 2
Southern Temple
Temple Layout (South India)
Vastu-Mandala
Shikara and Amalaka
Kedarnath
Contemporary Pilgrimage

 

 

THE COMING OF ISLAM

The Mughals

 

 
LINKS:
Islamic Architecture
The Red Fort in Delhi
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid
Agra Fort

Sufism

 

   

The Sant Tradition and Sikh History

 

Sikh Doctrine

 
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

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