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The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India
Index

The Post Colonial-World

Basis Of The Aryan Invasion Theory Aryan As Race Or Language
The Development Of The Aryan Invasion Idea

Mechanics Of The Aryan Invasion

Harappan Civilization Migration Rather Than Invasion
The Rediscovery Of The Sarasvati River The Vedic Image Of The Ocean
Horses, Chariots And Iron Destroyers Of Cities
Vedic And Indus Religions

The So-called Racial War in the Vedas

Vedic Peoples The Aryan-Dravidian Divide
Vedic Kings And Empires Vedic Astronomical Lore
Painted Grey Ware Aryans In The Ancient Middle East
Indus Writing Sanskrit
Indian Civilization... The New Model
Ancient History Revised Political And Social Ramifications
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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VEDIC AND INDUS RELIGIONS
Vedic and Indus Religions 

The interpretation of the religion of the Harappan culture made incidentally by scholars such as Wheeler who were not  religious scholars and had little knowledge of the Hindu religion was that its religion was different than the Vedic and more like the Shaivite religion in which Shiva is the supreme divinity. This was based on the examination of a handful of seals and symbols found in the ruins. Hence the Harappan religion was thought by them to be a kind of early Dravidian Shaivism. However, further excavations both in Indus Valley sites in Gujarat, like Lothal, and those in Rajasthan, like Kalibangan  show large number of fire altars like those used in the Vedic religion, along with bones of oxen, potsherds, shell jewelry and other items used in the rituals described in the Vedic Brahmanas.(*22) Vedic-like fire altars are more common in earlier than later Indus ruins. As fire altars are the most typical feature of Vedic culture, such finds associate the Vedic with Harappan culture from the beginning.

22. S. R. Rao, LOTHAL AND THE INDUS CIVILIZATION (Bombay, India: Asia Publishing House, 1973), p. 140; note also pp. 37 and 141.

 

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