The passage is confusing in a number of ways. First, it does not give an account of the origin of the earth as the story begins with the presence of a giant god pervading the earth and later ascends to form the heavens. These scriptures have had a great impact on the life of the Indians. For instance, the social structure of Indian society has remained the same over the years primarily due to the scriptural justification of the social stratification typical of this society. The story also introduces the Indian tradition of polytheism from which a number of other religions in the world today differ.