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Unformatted text preview: VARUNA (the high arched sky) maintains order, both natural and moral RUDRA (paradocically both "dread mountain god" & "gentle healer presiding over medicinal plants" Liturgical Deities: Agni (holy fire) Soma (holy liquid) Brahmanaspati (holy words - prayers) Life and Death not so different Caste System Brahmins - priests Kshatriyas - nobles Vaisyas - aryan commoners Shudras - non aryan commoners...
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- Fall '08