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From Alain Daniélou, Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus, p. 59:

[...] the megaliths found in England, Brittany, Corsica, and all over the world, from India to the extreme west. Although there is very little information concerning the megalithic monuments of the West, Hindu texts contain the entire ritual for setting them up, and for the orientation of sanctuaries, etc. All studies on European prehistoric religions should thus be based on the Indian documents available.

Am just wondering which texts these are, and if they are available in English?

Alternatively, are there any studies on these monuments based on the Indian texts?

  • I wouldn't be surprised if this was a peculiar interpretation of old Indian texts that are vague enough that they may refer to European megaliths, or may talk about many different things alltogether. But I'd love to be surprised. If Daniélou doesn't offer a reference himself in his book, his claim smells quite fishy... – Evargalo Jan 22 at 10:39
  • There may be references that I missed, or haven't yet seen (various Indian texts are mentioned). Yes, I don't think these books are only about megaliths. – Tomas By Jan 22 at 10:41
  • I think the books are about megaliths in India, and Daniélou sees the more general relevance. – Tomas By Jan 22 at 11:11

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