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THE UNITY OF THE VEDIC AND
When have these
ever been known as primarily Dravidian holy sites? Shiva is portrayed as a Himalayan Deity
with the Ganges river descending on his head. Therefore the idea that Shaivism is uniquely
Dravidian also has little foundation. Shaivism in South India may differ a little
from that of North India, but in all Hindu teachings there are always many local
variations as part of the richness of the tradition.
is little different in Gujarat than in Bengal. Shaivism in Kashmir is a little different
than Shaivism in Varanasi. Devi worship in South India is a little different from that of
Bengal or Kashmir. Must these all be turned into different races or religions.
Archeological evidence over the last ten years has disproved the idea of an invasion of
Indo-European peoples (Aryans) into India in ancient times.