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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
Shiva is also identified with Parana. The Maruts, the sons of Rudra-Shiva and the companions of Indra, are identified with the Paranas.

Shiva is a God of time, Kala. Indra is also a deity of time and eternity and rules the year in Vedic thought. Both Indra's and Shiva's role of destroying Prajapati or his son relate to their role as eternity (absolute time) destroying time or the year (relative time) represented by Prajapati and the sacrifice. 

Indra is the deity who both rules and transcends the sacrifice, so is Shiva, like Indra, is worshipped through the sacred fire. Shiva corresponds to the bhasma or the ashes left over from the sacred fire. Shaivite ascetics carefully attend their dhunis or sacred fires, which are built and tended to following Vedic practices. Hence Shaivism continues many Vedic rituals.

 

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