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2.24 -Native religion on the Indiansubcontinent- 1. No single founder; no single creed or organizing principle 2. Assimilates traditions dating from as early as the period of the Indus Valley Civilization 3. Polytheistic, decentralized religion 4. Hinduism experiences a revival in the Pallava Dynasty( CE500-850) Hindu Beliefs: Polytheistic Religion The ultimate goal for Hindu practice is release (moksha) from transmigration(samsara) from one life to anotherbased on karma (behaviorin former lives). Atman the true nature of the self(soul) is part of Brahman (real existence/universal spirit. At death the soul transmigrates into another being where it is reincarnated. Major Hindu deities: Brahma- creator Vishnu- sustainer Shiva- destroyer Brahman(Real existnce) Pre-Hindu Sculptural Prototypes Brahma(Creator) Stone relief, length 96’’, ca. 500(Pallava Dynasty) Courseweb Vishnu (Sustainer) Avatars= a deity’s other forms Ish, tortoise, boar,lion Courseweb Shiva(Destroyer) Lord of dance (courseweb) Shiva lingam(shiva’s avatar form)
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course HAA 0010 taught by Professor Mcalister during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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