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The Aryans and Early Indian Culture
The Creative Power of the Sacrifice
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actions activity Agni animals Aryan ascetic basic became become beginning body Brāhmaṇas Brahmanical bring brought Buddhist called carried century cities concern continuing cosmic created creation culture death deity desire devotion dharma divine duties early effects elements emphasis epic established evidence existence expressed final fire followed further given goal gods groups Hindu householder human hymns identity ignorance images important India individual Indus influence knowledge Krishna late later lives Lord major mantras means mind movements nature offering original pattern performance period person popular practices present priests principles Purāņa qualities reality release religion religious remained represented result ritual sacrifice sectarian seen senses Siva Smārta social society sound stage standards stories symbols Tantric tapas teachings temple texts thought tradition true universe Upanishads various Veda Vedic Vishnu worship yoga