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Our main sources of clues are the Sanskrit hymns called the Vedas, which in their
present form might date back to about 1500 BCE. These hymns show the
influence of the early Indo-Iranians of Iran, the most easterly group of the Indo- ...
This became a fundamental principle of Hindu theology: the combination of the
male energetic source, called purusha, with its female energy, called prakriti,
gave rise to the material cosmos. In time prakriti became a goddess in her own
He was called Chumong, 'Good Shot'. As his half-brothers were jealous of him,
his mother told him to flee. Fooling the king, he took some good horses and with
three friends fled until they came to a river. Chumong cried out that he was the ...
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