Introduction To Hinduism

   1. Overview
   2. The Aryans and the Earliest Vedic Texts (Samhitas)
   3. Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads
   4. Chandogya Upanishad--Selections
   5. The Mandukya Upanishad
   6. The "Law Books" (Dharmashastras) and the Path of Action
   7. The Bhakti Movement and the Path of Devotion
Selected Bhakti Saints and their Deities



Image: Hindu Temple on the Alakananda River (a Ganges tributary), at Karnaprayag in the Himalayas.

Note to Readers:

This text and translations were done for use in my Religion classes at Carthage College. Any errors, omissions, or shortcomings are mine and mine alone. Although I claim copyright for this as my work, in keeping with the educational aims that prompted its composition, it may be downloaded or otherwise used for educational or non-commercial purposes.

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