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  Rig Veda - The Oldest Scripture - Indian Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The language of the Rig Veda is very poetic, and is known as Vedic sanskrit, which differs quite a bit from the classical sanskrit of later times.
Indra is the chief deity in the Rig Veda.
The Rig Vedic Saranyu is the wife of Vivasvant (possibly the Sun) and is the mother of the primaeval twins Yama and Yami.
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 The Rig Veda, A History Showing how the Phoenicians had their earliest home in India.
Investing the Vedas with mythical ideas Sáyana has interpreted Saramá to be the Dog-messenger of the gods, while to Max Muller and his followers she is only the storm or the Dawn to suit their theory that the Vedas are but a collection of hymns.
The Rig Veda was composed in the primitive age of words and it was almost impossible for them to have been used metaphorically at that stage.
In fact the Rig Veda fell into disuse with the introduction of the worship of the cow, nay the unfortunate householder who dared to possess the work was cursed to death from thunder and lightning.
phoenicia.org /rigveda.html   (10726 words)

 Rig Veda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Rig Veda is the oldest of the Vedas.
All the other Vedas are based upon it and consist to a large degree of various hymns from it.
While originally several different versions or rescensions of the Rig Veda were said to exist, only one remains.
www.hindunet.org /vedas/rigveda   (245 words)

 Rig Veda - Audio download
Rig Veda is important not only from religious and philosophical point of view but as some recent research has shown it also contains immense information on cosmology, astrology and mathematics.
Rig Veda 1A Rig Veda 1B Rig Veda 2A Rig Veda 2B
Rig Veda 11A Rig Veda 11B Rig Veda 12A
www.gatewayforindia.com /vedas/rigveda.html   (417 words)

 The Rig Veda - Selections thereof with Vedic History Resources
There are in fact four Vedas: the Rig Veda" or "Veda of Hymns", the Sama-Veda or the "Veda of Chants", the Yajur-Veda or the "Veda of sacrifice" and the Artharva-Veda, which is later in date than the earlier three.
Although the Vedas are the earliest of the Hindu scriptures, they are by no means the only body of writings to have originated from the ancient sub-continent of India.
The Katha Upanishad, is part of a large set of literature known as the Upanishads, and in the presentation of this you will find some interesting mappings between the science of the east and that of the west.
www.mountainman.com.au /rig_veda.html   (1402 words)

 Sacred-Texts: Hinduism
The Rig Veda, the oldest of the four Vedas, was composed about 1500 B.C., and codified about 600 B.C. It is unknown when it was finally comitted to writing, but this probably was at some point after 300 B.C. The Vedas contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India.
The Vedas are also the most ancient extensive texts in an Indo-European language, and as such are invaluable in the study of comparative linguistics.
The Sama Veda is a collection of hymns used by the priests during the Soma sacrifice.
www.sacred-texts.com /hin/index.htm   (1551 words)

 Rigveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geographical and ethnological passages in the Rigveda provide evidence that the Rigveda was composed between 1700–1100 BCE (the early Vedic period) in the Punjab (Sapta Sindhu) region of the Indian subcontinent.
The Rig Veda is the oldest of all known religious books, and the oldest book in Vedic Sanskrit or any Indo-European language.
In English usage, the term Rigveda is usually used to refer to the Rigveda samhita alone, and texts like the Aitareya-Brahmana are not considered "part of the Rigveda" but rather "associated with the Rigveda" in the tradition of a certain shakha.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rig-Veda   (3166 words)

 Rig Veda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Its first notable western student, Max Müller considered the Rig-Veda to be the only real Veda; he argued that the others (particularly the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda) were little more than elaborations, paraphrases and quotations of its text.
These questions are tied to the debate about the Aryan invasion theory vs. the claim that Vedic culture originated in the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Griffith, Ralph T.H. : The Rig Veda Samhita (Translation), 1896.
rig-veda.iqnaut.net   (1403 words)

 Amazon.com: The Rig Veda: An Anthology of One Hundred Eight Hymns (Classic): Books: Anonymous,Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I was asked a question about vedas by my white friend and I was ashamed that he knew more about my culture than me. Hence, my search for a good book on vedas resulted in buying this book The Rig Veda: An anthology from a half-price bookstore.
The verses have been mis-interpreted, verses have been taken out of context and the end result is a very skewed vision of Rig veda.
I know nothing about the Rig Veda outside this book so cannot comment on whether the hymns selected or the translation were appropriate.
www.amazon.com /Rig-Veda-Anthology-Hundred-Classic/dp/0140444025   (2055 words)

 Rig Veda - Vedas - Vedanta - Upanishads - Haryana Online - India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Rig-Veda ऋग्वेद; (Sanskrit ṛc 'praise' + veda 'knowledge') is the earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas.
the basic text of the Rig- Veda) is of particular historical as well as religious interest.
It records a very early stage in the evolution of Hinduism sometimes referred to as the 'Vedic' or Aryan stage of the religion, which is closely tied to the pre-Zoroastrian Persian religion.
www.haryana-online.com /History/rig_veda.htm   (1269 words)

 Hymns from the Rig Veda
He is the most frequently mentioned god in the Veda, the most nationalistic, and the most anthropomorphic.
The serpent which he slew was a demon of drought, who had bottled up the streams; but Indra shattered the mountain, releasing the streams like pent up cows.
From that sacrifice completely offered, the mantras [Rig Veda] and the songs [Samaveda] were born.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_1/rig_veda.html   (1692 words)

 Rig Veda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Rig Veda ऋग्वेद (Sanskrit ṛc praise + veda knowledge) is the earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas.
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rig-veda.kiwiki.homeip.net   (1422 words)

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