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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
After slaying of the son Tvashtar, Tvashtar tries to exclude Indra from the drinking of the Soma, much like Shiva's being excluded from getting any share of the sacrifice. Indra elsewhere destroys his own father (who is Tvashtar) and fights against the Gods. Ultimately all the Gods abandon Indra and he has to slay the dragon (Vritra) alone. By Brahmanical and Puranic accounts Vritra is a Brahmin and Indra commits the great sin of slaying a Brahmin by slaying Vritra, for which he must seek atonement. 

Indra like Shiva is a fierce God who transcends good and evil, including all social customs, and does what is forbidden. Indra does things like eating meat and drinking Soma (in enormous quantities), and goes into various states of intoxication and ecstasy. Indra is born as an outcast and in some hymns in the Vedas grants favour to outcasts. Shiva similarly is a deity of ecstasy (Soma) and transcends all social customs, often going against caste and custom.

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