Indian Civilizations. Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures. Diverse Paleolithic Cultures on Indian subcontinent Neolithic pottery and hunting tools in present-day Pakistan, c. 5500 bc.
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Egalitarianism: all houses had access to water and drainage – a vast middle-class society
Dravidan Hero Stone
Rama and Sita
Rama and his allies begin the attack on Lanka, by Sahib Din. From a manuscript of the Ramayana, Udaipur, 1652
OMthat which hath no beginning or end
Vishnu has 10 avatars or incarnations. He assumes these and comes down to earth in order to help humanity. He carries his symbols of:
The goddess of beauty, of good luck and wealth. She is generally depicted seated or standing on a lotus flower.
Lakshmi sprang from the primeval ocean.
Lakshmi always accompanies Vishnu in his incarnations on earth.
Lord of the Dance
He performs the dance of destruction so that the world can be recreated.
Shiva is the acknowledgment that everything that comes to birth comes ultimately to death and from death comes new life.
He is cruel and yet tender, wrathful and merciful, unpredictable and yet ever the same.
Parvathi is the very expression of femininity, the woman par excellence, daughter of the Himalayas. She is beautiful, sweet, tender, and is always portrayed as Shiva's erotic partner.
In his hands he carries
Battle of Lakmana from the Ramayana
Draupadi after the Game of Dice
Renounced violence after the devastating battle for Kalinga in which over 100,000 were killed
Built thousands of stupas and viharas (monasteries)
Sponsored 3rd Buddhist Council in 250 bce
Sent forth of monks, well versed in the Buddhist teachings, to teach in nine different countries