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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
Those who divide Shaivism from the Vedas like to compare the deity Shiva in the Puranas with the diminished role of Indra, the greatest of the Vedic Gods, in these texts. As Shiva is the great deity of Puranas and Indra is no more than the Lord of Heaven, some scholars have concluded that the Vedic religion was demoted and reduced in favor of an indigenous Shaivite tradition. 

This idea has been a source of much error. However if we compare the role of Indra in the Vedas with that of Shiva in the Puranas, a much different story emerges. While Shiva and Indra in the Puranas are very different, we find a remarkable similarity between Vedic Indra and Puranic Shiva. Vedic Indra and Puranic Shivas share many of the same names and functions, so much so that the two figures cannot be divided from one another. 

 

 

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