The Rigveda 10.164.46 states:

ekam sad viprA bahudhA vadanti agnim yamam mAtrishvAnam Ahuh ||

The sages describe the one existence (ekam sat) in many ways. It is called as Agini, Yama, MatrishvAn.

But these forms are no longer worshipped by most hindus regularly in spite of being mentioned as the Forms of the Supreme God by the Highest Authority!

Indra is also such a form Who was glorified by the Vedas.

What is the reason behind this?

  • How Indra and Agni came to be replaced(?) by Vishnu and Shiva is, to me, one of the biggest mysteries of hinduism. – Lazy Lubber Apr 19 at 14:09
  • @LazyLubber yes, Vishnu is mentioned as Upendra and Tikagnikala is one name of Shiva! – user17294 Apr 19 at 14:15
  • @LazyLubber there is nothing mysterious- look into rise of Brahmanism and classical Sanskrit – B.N. Bhaskar Apr 21 at 7:42
  • @B.N.Bhaskar Why? Was there any rivalry between them and the deities? – user17294 Apr 21 at 7:45
  • @B.N.Bhaskar Please elaborate. – Lazy Lubber Apr 21 at 8:24

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