[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
THE UNITY OF THE VEDIC AND SHAIVITE RELIGIONS
Indra in the Chandogya Upanishad is identified with the vowels among the letters of the alphabet. Shiva is identified with the mantra OM. Indra in the Vedas and Upanishads is also identified with the OM.

Shiva is a mountain God, so is Indra a God of the mountains. Shiva allows the heavenly Ganges river to descend on his head. Indra's main action is destroying the clouds (mountains, glaciers) to allow the rivers to flow from the mountains into the sea. Both deities are interwoven with the myth of the descent of the heavenly waters. As Shiva is identified with the Ganges river, Indra is also identified with rivers, particularly the Sarasvati. 

Shiva is worshipped by the linga or standing stone. Indra and other Vedic Gods are worshipped by a pillar (stambha). The pillar and linga are the same, symbols of the cosmic masculine force. 

 

Back ] David Frawley ] Up ] Next ]

About The Unity Of The Vedic And Shaivite Religions
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Page6
Page7
Page8
Page9
Page10
Page11
Page12
Page13
Page14
Page15
Page16
Page17
Page18
Page19
Page20
Page21
Page22
Page23
Page24
Page25
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.