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WHAT Vedism

Hindu pantheon

There is a version that in ancient times the world was unified Vedic culture, brings together representatives of different races and nationalities.

They all speak a common language - "Sanskrit".

According to this version, it is all modern culture and tradition come out of the Vedic culture.

Indian Vedism

Vedism called an early form of Hinduism,whose basic tenets were outlined in the scriptures - the Vedas. However, the academic science interprets the concept of "Vedism" too one-sided - a pagan religion, which is characterized by the deification of the forces of nature, magic rites and sacrifices.
Meanwhile, the root of the "Vedas", which occurthe word "Vedism" and "Veda", shall be set to "know", "knowledge". In Russian, this root is found in the word "Veda", "witch", "wise woman." Thus, the Vedas - this is a book of knowledge, set out specific, poetic and metaphorical language. Vedism is a holistic knowledge of the principles of the harmonious functioning of the universe, which was expressed in the representation of the interaction of cosmic forces. He talks about the human relationship with the cosmic power, the gods and ancestral spirits. Vedism tells people about how the world works and what is the place of man in it. According to the Vedic conception, life is not only on Earth, but also on the planets of other star systems.
At the head of the Vedic pantheon were Varuna - the god of heaven, Indra - the god of rain and thunder, Agni - the god of fire and the Soma - the moon-god and intoxicating drink.

Slavic Vedism

There is also the concept of "Slavic Vedism"have similar views about the structure of the universe. In the understanding of the ancient Slavs, cosmic forces embodied primarily in the representation of the gods. The vast pantheon of Slavic gods was described in the "Russian Vedas" - the so-called "Book of Veles". At the head of this system is the image of the Great Triglav, which absorbed at once three gods - Svarog, Perun and Sventovida. Svarog was worshiped as the supreme god, the creator and the creator of the universe. Perun was the god of lightning storms, thunder, lightning and heavenly fire. Sventovid was considered the god of light (in the "whole world" value).
The Slavs called themselves the children and grandchildren of the gods, their ancestors praised the gods (hence the name - Slavs). And because the Slavs, along with the gods, taking responsibility for the state of the world.
It is believed that the Slavic Vedism knownalso called the great-Vedism, ie righteous faith, preceded Vedism India and Iran. The "orthodox" Slavs called themselves long before the adoption of Christianity. The generality of the earliest forms of religion confirms the current hypotheses about the common origin of the Indo-European peoples.

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