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In article <31mkvq$s4u@ucunix.san.uc.edu> cfswett@aol.com (CFSWETT) writes:
> Does anyone know whether the ancient pre-Aryan Dravidian religion of
> Sivaism is practiced anywhere in India?

We do not know what the pre-Aryan Dravidian religion was or whether
it had any kinship with the later worship of Siva.  Speculations 
regarding certain coins and inscriptions found at Mohenjo-daro
are endless and are generally inconclusive.

Certainly, there was a confluence of Aryan and Dravidian cultures
at some point in time, generally leading to a rich mix of traditions
and beliefs.  Witness the wonderful Tamil hymns of the Saiva Nayanars
and the Vaishnava Alvars.


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