North and South Indian Religions
Scholars dominated by the Aryan-Dravidian radical idea have
tried to make some Hindu Gods Dravidian (Non-Aryan) and other Hindu Gods Aryan (Vedic),
even though there is no such division within Hinduism.
This is based upon a superficial identification of deities
with color, Krishna as black and therefore Dravidian, which we have already shown the
incorrectness of (to think that sages or deities were named only after the color of their
In the Mahabharata, Krishna traces his lineage through the
Vedic line of the Yadus, a famous Aryan people of the south and west of India, and there
are instances as far back as the Rig Veda of seers whose name meant dark (like Krishna
Angirasa or Shyava Atreya).
investigators thought they saw a Shaivite element in the so-called Dravidian Indus Valley
civilization, with the existence of Shiva linga like sacred objects, and seals resembling
However further examination has also
found large numbers of Vedic like fire-altars replete with all the traditional offers as
found in the Hindus literature known as the Brahmanas, again refuting such simplistic
The religion of the Indus (Sarasvati) culture appears to
include many Vedic as well as Puranic elements (note also the article on the Unity of the
Vedic and Shaivite Religions).