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Unformatted text preview: Shiva& Parvati Ihe Alter E Q (h or Parva Shiv a & Pan au rCont I Kali Kali the Birth-giver 4/28/2011 Shiva & Parvati (Cant.)-- Sima', & Kali Dancing • • • 12 • • • Introdllc:tion I The Caste Systell1l ~An ancient system for organizing classes • Traditionally. 1000's of different castes- based on birth, occupation, etc. • Based on the two stories & a legal document: 1. The Rig-vedic hymn about Purush' 2. The Bhagavad-Gita (from the epic poem. Manabharata) 3. The Laws of Manu • In modem India discrimination based on caste is now illegal, but still very common ~ THE FOUR LIFE STAGES I • wono xenouncer ~sannyasm) The Stages are: • Student • Householder • Forest Dweller I Shi\'a, P:lrVlIti & Ganesha IIhe Main casted • Warrior Noble 4/28/2011-13 I The ''twice born" I· Laborers, Servant$ • Polluted Laborers (a.k.a., "The Untouchables") I INDIANS &HINDUISM IN AMERICA I Very Few Immigrants Prior to Early-20th Century • "A Man From Madras" in Salem, MA (1790) • Most Indians...
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course RELIGION 210 taught by Professor Glenn during the Spring '11 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '11