1. Puranas-constitute a vast body of literature, and are source books for much of Hinduisms
rich mythology. The Puranas mimic the epics in many ways and are concerned with
aligning the world-view of Vedic Hinduism with bhakti theism.
2. Sadhana- Spiritual
Hinduism Midterm Review
Sramana- An orthodox movement; Sanskrit word for wandering philosophers; ushered in the
decline of most of the Vedic deities such as Indra, Varuna, and Soma, as renunciation and
meditative practices began to compete with sacrificia
Why does Tantra strive to transcend the boundaries between purity and pollution auspiciousness
What is the role of Kundalini yoga within the Hindu Tantric tradition?
Major features of the Tantras
1. The Tantric practitioner (sadhaka)