1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

The True Identity of the Dasas-- Part II

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by TTCUSM, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. TTCUSM

    TTCUSM Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    212
    Ratings:
    +24
    Namaste Everyone,

    As you may know, the Vedas describe a conflict between two groups of humans: the Aryas and the Dasas/Dasyus/Panis.

    My previous post was about the identity of these groups. According to the Vedas, the Dasas lived in tripura (forts containing 3 circular walls). These forts do not match the structure of Indus Valley cities, which have a rectangular layout. Instead, they matched the cities of a previously-unknown civilization called the "Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex".
    In other words, the Dasas were the inhabitants of the BMAC.

    This post will focus on their religious beliefs. On page 370 of the book The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia, Asko Parpola writes:
    In other words, the enemies of the Rgvedic Aryans were Shakti worshippers who engaged in Tantric sex.
     
    #1 TTCUSM, Sep 2, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  2. TTCUSM

    TTCUSM Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    212
    Ratings:
    +24
    And that wasn't all that they were doing. On page 176 of The Strange World of Human Sacrifice, Asko Parpola writes the following:

    There are at least three conclusions that we can draw from this data:

    • The Hindu goddess Durga is none other than the Sumerian goddess Inanna (who is referred to in the Bible as "The Whore of Babylon");
    • She was worshipped by the enemies of the Rgvedic Aryans; and
    • Her cult involved sex, violence, and alcohol consumption.
     
    #2 TTCUSM, Sep 3, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
Loading...