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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
While Indra is predominant in the Rig Veda, in the Atharva and Yajur  Vedas (which are also very old texts), Rudra is more prominent. Much of the symbolism of the Vedic sacrifice and the building of the fire altar relates to Rudra as well as to Indra. In the Shatapatha Brahmana for building up of the fire altar there are nine forms of Agni. Eight are names of Shiva ad one is Kumar, the son of Shiva. Rudra like Indra is commonly identified with or associated with Agni, the deity of fire and the fire sacrifice. 

The members of Shiva's family also have Vedic equivalents, which is a topic in itself, which will be mentioned only briefly. Skanda the son of Shiva, is born of Agni or fire and is clearly identified with Agni. Agni in the Vedas is also called Kumara and Guha, which are names of Skanda. Ganesh is commonly lauded by a chant to Brihaspati from the Rig Veda (Gananam tva ganapatim), which correlates these deities.

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