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Arise Arjuna Hinduism And The Modern World
Index of Arjuna

Preface

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...
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

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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THE UNITY OF THE VEDIC AND SHAIVITE RELIGIONS
Indra and Shiva are both renowned as destroyers of demons and have terrible or wrathful forms. Indra in the Vedas is frequently called Ugra, Ghora, and Bhima which are common names for Shiva in later times, which mean fierce or terrible.

Shiva is said to be a non-Vedic God because he fights with Vedic Gods like Bhaga and Pushan and destroys the sacrifice of Daksha, who is the son of Brahma or Prajapati, from which he is excluded. Yet this Puranic myth is not entirely new. 

A similar story occurs in the Brahmanas as Rudra slaying Prajapati or Brahma with his arrow, which story is echoed in some hymns of the Rig Veda as well. Indra similarly kills the son of Tvasta, who symbolizes the sacrifice. Tvasta is identified with Prajapati of Brahma in Vedic and Puranic thought.

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