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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
Puranic Shiva and Vedic Indra share many common names and functions. A majority of the names and functions of one figure can be found in the other. Indra in the Vedas is called Shiva a number of times. Indra is also one of the names for Shiva in the thousand names of Shiva. The conclusion that we must draw from all this is that Indra and Shiva are essentially the same deity, according to a shift of language. The two deities are so close in function that they must have arisen from a common source and are part of a common tradition. 

This does not mean that Indra and Shiva are identical. Vedic Indra and Puranic Shiva do not have the same appearance or identical stories. However, difference of forms do arise through time and do not require inventing a different tradition. The language of the Rudram, the most important chant to Shiva in the Vedas, is rather different than that of Puranic chants to Shiva, for example, but that does not mean that there are two different traditions, a Rudra tradition as opposed to a Shiva tradition.

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