large ancient city of the Indus civilization, located in present-day Pakistan
ancient city of the Indus civilization, located in present-day Pakistan
Any of a group of philosophical treatises contributing to the theology of ancient Hinduism, elaborating on the earlier Vedas.
an epic poem of India dealing mainly with the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, with many digressions: includes the Bhagavad-Gita.
an epic of India, one of the Puranas attributed to Valmiki and concerned with the life and adventures of Ramachandra and his wife Sita
a portion of the Mahabharata, having the form of a dialogue between the hero Arjuna and his charioteer, the avatar Krishna, in which a doctrine combining Brahmanical and other elements is evolved.
in the belief system established in Aryan India, the single spiritual power that resides in all things.
in Hindu belief, a person's essential self.
In Hindu belief, the ultimate goal of existence, which is to achieve union with brahman.
In Hindu belief, all of the actions that affect a person's fate in the next life.
In Hindu belief, a person's religious and moral duties
Hindu belief in nonviolent and reverence for all life
In Hindu belief, the rebirth of the soul in another bodily form.
in Traditional Indian society, an unchangeable social group into which a person is born.