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THE UNITY OF THE VEDIC AND
its branches like Shaivism are not ethnic teachings, they are universal. Nor is Shaivism a
religion apart from Hinduism. Nor is Hinduism a composite of different religions including
Shaivism. The Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva form an integral teaching and none
of these deities excludes or denigrates the others. The Hindu tradition is a teaching not
given relative to Dravidians only but for all humanity. The attempt to ethinicize Hinduism
and divide it up into opposing doctrines has been part of an attempt of outside influences
to dominate or convert the Hindus.
Dravidians have long been important contributors and
supporters of all aspects of Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma. They have added many unique
teachings of their own. But to think that Hinduism must be divided up into Dravidian and
Aryan religions, which are fundamentally different from each other ,in order to give the
Dravidians credit for their accomplishments is an idea that only serves to divide up the
tradition along questionable ethnic lines which serves no real purpose other than to
destroy the universality of the teaching.