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Arise Arjuna Hinduism And The Modern World
Index of Arjuna


Arise Arjuna Hinduism In Crisis
Misrepresen- tations Of Hinduism

Hindu Funda- mentalism

Leftist Scholarship In India India And The Concept Of Nation-State
Religious Persecution In Pakistan Taking Offense In At Once...
Vedanta Unity And Universality... Practical Vedanta...
The Unity Of Religion... Swami Rama Tirtha On Islam
A Comment On Ram... Yogic Spirituality And Islam
India And Hinduism... The Aryan Invasion Of India
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide The Unity Of The Vedic...
The Ancestry Of Ravana East And West...
The Value Of Hindu... An American Discovers...
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From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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Ravana was a great chanter of the Sama Veda, and a great devotee of Lord Shiva who had visited Mount Kailash, which he could have very well done from northern Yadu regions like Mathura. Ravana was well versed in Sanskrit and the composer of the famous Shiva Tandava Stotra. While one may argue that such a composition was of a later time than Ravana, it still shows a tradition that connects him with Sanskrit. His native tongue does not appear to have been Dravidian. He is portrayed as a migrant to Sri Lanka from Kubera.

The Rama-Ravana story has similarities to the Deva-Asura conflict in ancient Hindu literature. In the original story fond in the Puranas and Mahabharata there was a conflict between these two groups. The Devas or Suras had Brihaspati of the Angirasas as a guru, the Asuras, Daituas or Rakshasas had Shukra of the Bhrigus as their teacher.

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