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Swagatam

(Welcome - in Sanskrit)

Free Graphics on India & Hinduism

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Dear Visitor,

I welcome you to this non-profit free-graphics page. The list of links below will take you to the graphical pages on Hindu History on which the graphics given at the bottom of this page appear. The information on these pages would give you the context and relevant information about these images.

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Sudheer Birodkar

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Table of Contents

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HINDU HISTORY - A Search for Our Present in History

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Chapter One :
- INDIA through the Ages

How we Lived during Vedic Times

The Maurya Empire Politically Unifies us as One State

The Coming of Feudalism Changes Our Way of Life

Rajnamavali - Our Kings Who Presided Over Our Destiny

Rajput Resistance to the Muslim Aggression

The Times When We Lost Our Sovereignty to the Muslims

Marathas under Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Fight for Swaraj (Independence)

The British Come to Rule India and the Return of Indian Sovereignty

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Chapter Two :
- Hindu Influences on Different Communities

Hinduism - The Essence of India

Buddhism - Our Message of Peace and Goodwill

Jainism - Gave us Non-Violence as an Ethical Outlook

Vedanta, Sankhya and Lokayata

Sikhism - Defended Our Self-Esteem and Re-asserted Our Original Humanist and Rationalist Outlook

Islam - Came first Seemingly as a Message of Universal Brotherhood and Later as an Aggressor to Blanket India in a Dark Age for 700 years

Christianity - Came first as a Message of Peace with the Apostle St. Thomas and then as a Colonial Power of the Portuguese and the British

Judaism - The Lost Tribes Found a Safe Haven in India

Zoroastrianism - Sought Refuge in India from Annihilation at the hands of Islam

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Chapter Three : - The Hindu Ethos

Hindu Symbols and Symbolisms - Omkar, Swastika, the Saffron colour, and Purna-kumbha

Hindu Etiquette - Namaskar and Tilaka

Hindu Folklore - Satyuga and Kaliyuga, Pralaya, Swarga and Narka, and Surya Grahana

Hindu Religious Beliefs - Moksha, Upavasa, and Muhurta

Hindu Social Customs - Dowry, Sati and Child Marriage

Hindu Religious Practices - Yagna, and Dana and Gotra

Hindu Religious Practices - Dwanda Vivaha and Worship of the Mother Goddess

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Chapter Four : - The Hindu Caste System

The Origins of Our Caste System in Vedic Times - Brahmins

The Origins of the Warrior Caste - Kshatriyas

Kshatriyas - As Protectors of Cows

Four Castes and Two Classes

Casteist Practices (Untouchability and Endogamy) and Casteism Today

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Chapter Five : - Hindu Festivals

Popular Festivals - Diwali, Dusshera and Holi

Religious Festivals - Janmastami, Mahashivratri, Sri-Ramanavami and Nagpanchami

Social Life in Ancient India - An Outline

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Chapter Six : - Ahimsa - Non-Violence

Ahimsa (Non-Violence) - A Noble Humanist Concept

The Roots of the Value of Non-Violence

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Chapter Seven : - Secularism and Rational Humanism

The Roots of Religious Tolerance in Hinduism

Attitudes of Different Religious Communities Towards Secularism

Rationalism - The Intellectual Bedrock of Secularism

CONCLUSION - Rational Humanism - The Ultimate Human Outlook

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Contribution of the Ancient Hindus to Science and Technology:

Title:

Ancient India's Contribution to Science and Technology

Introduction

Production Technology and Mechanical Engineering

Shipbuilding and Navigation

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Mathematics

Astronomy

Physics and Chemistry

Medical Science

The Fine Arts

Sports and Games

Philosophy

Summing Up

Glossary of Sanskrit Terms


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To make it easy for you to refer and use the graphics, I have divided the freegraphics site into five pages. Every Graphic has a name and a brief description of what it is.

The pages are:

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By Sudheer Birodkar

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raigad

For details on this picture refer to Window at Raigad Fort (Capital of Shivaji)

raigad1

For details on this picture refer to A view of Raigad Fort (Capital of Shivaji)

rairesh

For details on this picture refer to The Oath of Raireshwar

ram-sita

For details on this picture refer to Ram and Sita - Hindu Deities

ram

For details on this picture refer to Lord Sri Ram

ranijhan

For details on this picture refer to Rani of Jhansi - Freedom Fighter

rashtrap

For details on this picture refer to Presidential Palace of India

sadhu.jpg

For details on this picture refer to Sadhu - Hindu Asectic


mohenjo

For details on this picture refer to Mohenjodaro Ruins dated 20th century BCE

mohenjo1

For details on this picture refer to Mohenjodaro Ruins dated 20th century BCE

mohenjo2

For details on this picture refer to Mohenjodaro Ruins dated 20th century BCE

mohenjo3

For details on this picture refer to Mohenjodaro Ruins dated 20th century BCE

mohenjo4

For details on this picture refer to Mohenjodaro Ruins dated 20th century BCE

mohenjo5

For details on this picture refer to Mohenjodaro Ruins dated 20th century BCE

monks

For details on this picture refer to Buddhist Monks

nanak

For details on this picture refer to Sikh Guru

nanak1

For details on this picture refer to Sikh Guru

natraj

For details on this picture refer to Shiva-Natraj - Hindu God of Dance


orchha

For details on this picture refer to Hindu temple partly destroyed by Muslim Invaders

orchha1

For details on this picture refer to Hindu temple partly destroyed by Muslim Invaders

orchha2

For details on this picture refer to Hindu temple partly destroyed by Muslim Invaders

orissa

For details on this picture refer to Hindu temple at Konark Orissa

orissa1

For details on this picture refer to Hindu temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri Orissa

palitana

For details on this picture refer to Jain temple

pandya

For details on this picture refer to Hindu Deity


pandya1

For details on this picture refer to Hindu Deity

pandya2

For details on this picture refer to Hindu Deity

natraj3

For details on this picture refer to Shiva-Natraj - Hindu God of Dance

panipat

For details on this picture refer to Battle of Panipat between Marathas and Afghans in 1761 CE

pillars

For details on this picture refer to Hindu Temple

pond

For details on this picture refer to Garden from the Middle Ages

pratapgad

For details on this picture refer to Pratapgad Fort (Fort of valour)





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