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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
Indra is the destroyer of cities, Purandara: Shiva is the destroyer of the three cities, Tripurahara. We should note that because of Indra's role as destroyer of cities, there has been an attempt to make him into a deity of invading nomadic people, smashing the cities of the indigenous Dravidians (current evidence, however, does not show the destruction of any city in the Harappan civilization by outside invaders). In any case by the same logic Shiva must also be a deity of invading nomadic people, not of indigenous city dwellers. In fact in Puranic literature Shiva destroys the cities for the benefit of Indra.

Indra and Shiva both have a consort named power (Shakti in the case of Shiva, Shachi in the case of Indra), who herself is a fierce Goddess.    Indra's consort Indrani is in fact the Goddess of the army in the Vedic tradition. The martial role of Shiva's consort as Durga of Chandi, the destroyer of all enemies and opposition, and the leader of the Divine army is well known. 

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