Medieval India. Medieval Indian Dynasties. Gupta Era: 320-550 ce Huna Invasion: 455-528 ce Kushan Era: 5 th -7 th c. ce Hindu Dynasties: 3 rd -15 th c. ce Rajputs: Western India 7 th -12 th c. ce Muslim Invasions: 7 th -11 th c. ce Delhi Sultanate: Northern India 12 th -16 th c
Brahmanis the indescribable, inexhaustible, omniscient, omnipresent, original, first, eternal and absolute principle who is without a beginning, without an end , who is hidden in all and who is the cause, source, material and effect of all creation known, unknown and yet to happen in the entire universe.
Lord Vishnu lies on the universal waters with Goddess Lakshmi massaging His feet. From His navel sprouts a lotus flower on which Lord Brahma is born.
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.
Kumbhalgarh fort : Perimeter wall is 20 miles long. Six horses could ride abreast on the fort ramparts.
Vijay Sthamb (Victory Tower) built byMaharana Kumbha
You can confiscate
money in hand;
can you confiscate
the body’s glory?
Or peel away every strip
but can you peel
the Nothing, the Nakedness
that covers and veils?
To the shameless girl
wearing the White Jasmine’s Lord’s
light of morning,
where’s the need for cover and jewel?
Agra’s magnificent monument, the Red Fort,
was begun by Akbar in the 16th c. and embellished by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th c.
Taj Mahal, Agra, 1630-48. Mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for hisWife, Mumtaz Mahal