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The Footsteps of VishnuA Historical Introduction to Hinduism$
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Ariel Glucklich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314052

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001

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 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins

 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins

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(p.25) 2 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins
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The Footsteps of Vishnu
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Ariel Glucklich (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0003

This chapter discusses Hindu origins. The Indo‐Aryan controversy is examined: Did Hindu scriptures emerge as an indigenous product or did they arrive with migrating foreigners? The chapter discusses the religious thought of the Rig Veda with a special focus on the sacrifice and its intellectual foundations.

Keywords:   Agni, Bandhu, Indo‐Aryans, Prajapati, Rig Veda, Sacrifice, Soma

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