2 religions

2 religions - The religions of India http/www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/clips/diwali/116270 Goal • Get an overview of three major religions in

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Unformatted text preview: The religions of India http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/clips/diwali/116270/ Goal: • Get an overview of three major religions in India • …and see how religious concepts have been represented in the visual arts South Asia INDIA: Hinduism ~80% Islam ~13% Sikhism ~2% Christianity ~2.5% Buddhism < 1% other ~1.5% Major ideas in Hinduism: ♦ karma ♦ reincarnation ♦ non-violence ♦ God as many and one/ avatarism ♦ priesthood and the caste system ♦ practice: puja, pilgrimage, festivals, asceticism ♦ scripture: the Vedas, Puranas, epics, bhakti poetry, etc. ♦ moksha (liberation from rebirth) Courtesy of Afroz Taj and John Caldwell Vishnu (with Brahma and Lakshmi) The ten avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu 1. Fish 2. Tortoise 3. Boar 4. Man-lion 5. Dwarf 6. Parashurama 7. Rama 8. Buddha 9. Krishna 10. Kalki (not pictured)...
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2009 for the course ASIA 152 taught by Professor Lothspeich during the Fall '09 term at UNC.

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2 religions - The religions of India http/www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/clips/diwali/116270 Goal • Get an overview of three major religions in

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