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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
Both Shiva and Indra represent the cosmic masculine force. Shiva's vehicle is a bull. Indra in the Vedas is frequently called a bull (vrisha, vrishabha). Shiva's bull is also identified with the rain cloud. Indra as the bull is lauded in the Vedas as the bringer of rain. The bull is also a symbol of the cosmic masculine force. OM, which is identified with both Indra and Shiva, is identified with a bull.

Shiva is identified with the Vedic deity Rudra, and most of the sacred chants to Shiva, like the Rudram from the Yajur Veda, are Vedic chants to Rudra. Vedic Rudra is identified in the Vedas with Indra. 

Both Indra and Rudra are deities of the middle region or the atmosphere (Antariksha). Indra is the wielder of the thunderbolt, so is Rudra. The Vedic sons of Rudra are called the Maruts. The Marutsre the companions of Indra, who is their leader.

 

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