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  Rigveda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद ṛgveda, a tatpurusha compound of ṛc "praise, verse" and veda "knowledge") is a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns counted among the four Hindu religious texts known as the Vedas.
The Rigveda was likely composed around 1500–1300 BC and written around 900 BC, making it the oldest texts of any Indo-Iranian language, one of the world's oldest religious texts, and the oldest of a religious tradition with unbroken continuity.
The Rigveda's core is accepted to date to the late Bronze Age, making it the only example of Bronze Age literature with an unbroken tradition: All other texts of similar or greater age, such as the Egyptian "Book of the Dead" are known from archaeological excavations and linguistic reconstructions only.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Rigveda
The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद ṛgveda, a tatpurusha compound of ṛc "praise, verse" and veda "knowledge") is a collection of hymns (ṛc, plural ṛcas) counted among the four Hindu religious texts known as the Vedas, and contains the oldest texts preserved in any Indo-Iranian language.
The chief gods of the Rigveda are Agni, the sacrificial fire, Indra, a heroic god that is praised for having slain his enemy Vrtra, and Soma, the sacred potion, or the plant it is made from.
Rigveda is the oldest, largest and most important of the Vedas, containing 10thousand verses forming 1017 poems in 20 groups.
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 Sarasvati River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nadistuti hymn in the Rigveda mentions the Sarasvati between the Yamuna in the east and the Sutlej in the west, and later texts like the Mahabharata mention that the Sarasvati dried up in a desert.
Sarasvati is mentioned both as the chief of the Sapta Sindhu, the seven holy rivers of the early Rigveda, and listed in the geographical list of ten rivers in the Nadistuti sukta of the late Rigveda, and it is the only river with hymns entirely dedicated to it, RV 6.61, 7.95 and 7.96.
In the 1 and 10 of the Rigveda, the Sarasvati is mentioned in 13 hymns (1.3, 13, 89, 164; 10.17, 30, 64, 65, 66, 75, 110, 131, 141).
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The "'Rigveda "' (Sanskrit: '', a tatpurusha compound of '' "praise, verse" and '' "knowledge") is a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns counted among the four Hindu religious texts known as the Vedas.
The Rigveda was likely composed around 1500–; 1300 BC and written around 900 BC, making it the oldest texts of any Indo-Iranian language, one of the world's oldest religious texts, and the oldest of a religious tradition with unbroken continuity.
The Rigveda's core is accepted to date to the late Bronze Age, making it the only example of Bronze Age literature with an unbroken tradition: All other texts of similar or greater age, such as the Egyptian " Book of the Dead" are known from archaeological excavations and linguistic reconstructions only.
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Rigveda 2.1.3 O Agni, you are king Varuna, the upholder of all laws; you are to be adored as Mitra who accomplishes wonderful acts; you are Aryaman, the Lord of the discernible world, whose liberality is enjoyed by all; O God Agni, you are Amsa, who is ever eager to grant favors at the sacrifice.
Rigveda 2.1.5 O Agni, you are Rudra, the powerful god of the great Heaven; you are the valorous strength of the Maruts; you control nourishment; you move with the ruddy windes (i.e., with red flames); you bring happiness to the household; as Pushan you yourself protect your worshippers.
Monotheism Rigveda 1.164.46 Rigveda 6.45.16 Rigveda 8.1.1 Rigveda Rigveda 10.121.1-10 Yajurveda (Madhyandina) 32.1 Atharvaveda (Shaunakiya) 10.7.32 Atharvaveda (Shaunakiya) 10.7.33 Atharvaveda (Shaunakiya) 10.7.34 Atharvaveda (Shaunakiya) 13.4.16-19 That (Supreme Being) is Agni; that is the sun; that is the wind; that is the moon; that is light; that is Brahman; and that is Prajapati.
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The Rigveda records an early stage of Vedic religion, still closely tied to the...
Rigveda Oldest religious scripture in the world and most revered of the Vedas, completed by the 12th century andBC;.
Amanita Muscaria as the God/Plant Soma of the Rigveda Image and description of use in India.
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 The Rigveda
THE Rigveda is undoubtedly the oldest literary monument of the Indo-European languages.
The hymns which have survived in the Rigveda from the early period of the Indo-Aryan invasion were almost exclusively composed by a hereditary priesthood.
The earliest expedient of this kind was the formation of the Pada or 'word' text, in which all the words of the Samhita text are separated and given in their original form as unaffected by the rules of Sandhi, and in which most compounds and some derivatives and inflected forms are analysed.
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 Lycaeum > Leda > Amanita Muscaria as the Plant/God Soma of the Rigveda
Amanita Muscaria as the Plant/God Soma of the Rigveda
A common metaphor for Soma is the bull, the Rigveda’s symbol of strength.
Though many more Mandala’s in the Rigveda itself can be better interpreted in the light of Amanita muscaria, and more information about its use in other cultures could be examined, it goes beyond the scope of this essay.
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 VEDAS - Rigveda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Samveda consists of many a richas from the Rigveda, which are indeed lyrical and musical.
Rigveda is a Veda in form of Sukti's, which mean 'beautiful statements'.
The Rigveda Richas comprises mainly of the praises of God.
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 Vedas - Crystalinks
The Rigveda contains the oldest part of the corpus, and consists of 1028 hymns. Rigveda means the Veda of Adoration and mostly contains verses adoring or adulating deities.
Rigveda contains a sense of intimate communion between Nature and the Rishis or visionaries.
Rigveda is the oldest, largest and most important of the Vedas, containing 10 thousand verses forming 1017 poems in 20 groups.
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 The Geography of the Rigveda
It is further assumed that the habitat of the Vedic Aryans, during the period of composition of the Rigveda, was the central part of this area: the Saptasindhu or Punjab, the Land of the Five Rivers bounded on the east by the SarasvatI and on the west by the Indus.
The SarasvatI in the Rigveda is the river to the east of the Punjab (flowing through Haryana) and the GomatI and Sarayu in the Rigveda are rivers to the west of the Punjab (western tributaries of the Indus).
The evidence of the rivers in the Rigveda is therefore unanimous in identifying the area to the east of the SarasvatI as the original homeland of the Vedic Aryans.
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The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद; ṛgveda, a tatpurusha compound of ṛc "praise, verse" and veda "knowledge") is a collection of hymns (sūkta, the individual verses are called ṛc, plural ṛcas) counted among the four Hindu religious texts known as the Vedas, and contains the oldest texts preserved in any Indo-Iranian language.
Its core is accepted to date to the late Bronze Age, making it the only example of Bronze Age literature with an unbroken tradition: All other texts of similar or greater age, such as the Egyptian "Book of the Dead" are known from archaeological excavations and linguistic reconstructions only.
The Rigveda describes a mobile, nomadic culture, with horse-drawn chariots and metal (bronze) weapons.
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The Richas of the Rigveda are eulogies and prayers through which deities have been invoked.
However,It is worth noticing here, that the recitation styles of both Samaveda and Rigveda are evidently distinct.Vedic sanskrit being a complex language, its meaning and context are susceptible to mis-interpretation particluarly if we try to understand it with the help of modern sanskit grammer, which has undergone a sea change from the vedic times.
Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda contains all the knowledge of this universe and they are well preserved in it.
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 .:SAKSIVC: Vedic Literature: Sāma Veda: Sāma, Ŗk and Yajus-Connections:.
Rigveda is the collection of all Ŗks to be chanted.
It was mentioned that the texts of most of the Sāmaveda verse came from Rigveda.
Another 29 verses can be traced to the mantras of the Khila suktās of Rigveda and some slightly modified versions of the mantras of RV.
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 .:SAKSIVC: Vedic Literature: Rig Veda: Why Read Rig Veda: Date of the Rigveda:.
As observed earlier, the battles in the Rigveda do not occur on earth, but in the atmosphere or the subtle planes; they are battles of the devās, the powers of Light versus the demons, the Dasyus, the powers of ignorance.
Rigveda and all other ancient books contain several statements of astronomical significance like the position of Sun in the Zodiac on the two equinoxes, vernal or spring equinox and autumn equinox.
Rigveda repeatedly refers to ancient sages and modern sages as in (1.1.2).
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 The Hindu : Cosmology in Rigveda — the third premise
History is indeed recorded in the Rigveda, as well as in the Epics, but one has to use correct cosmic formulas to make this discovery, bearing in mind that the ancients were not at all concerned with keeping records for posterity as we do today.
Kumbha in the Rigveda is what it still is today, thousands of years after the hymns were recorded: the zodiacal sign Aquarius, the Water Carrier, who, from the jar he carries, dispenses upon the whole world the waters of a divine substance; it is known in Sanskrit as Kumbha.
The Rigveda is replete with references to what is now considered a tropical zodiac import and in no way related to the sidereal zodiac in vogue for the past 1000 years in India.
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 Lycaeum > Leda > Amanita muscaria as the God/Plant Soma of the RigVeda
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Amanita Muscaria as the God/Plant Soma of the Rigveda
The idea that Soma was a fungus, specifically the red capped Amanita muscaria mushroom, was first presented by the ethno-mycologists R. Gordon Wasson and his wife Valentina Wasson in the 1960’s and published in their 1968 volume Soma: The Divine Mushroom of Immortality.
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 The Rigveda: Widows don't have to burn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Some people assert that richa X 18.7 (seventh richa of sukta 18 of chapter ten) of the Rigveda commands a Hindu widow to mount on the pyre of her deceased husband.
According to Acharya Sayana, it is the first six richas of sukta 16 of the chapter 10 of the Rigveda (X 16.1 to 6) which are to be recited at funeral pyres; and, none of these six richas either call for burning of widows or make any reference to widows.
The third chapter of the Rigveda is considered the oldest part of the Rigveda.
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RigVeda is the most ancient of the Hindu texts (Vedas) and was composed more than three thousand years before the Common era.
Durable Link to Item Burials are mentioned in the Rigveda, but we see that at the end of the Vedic period, only cremation is in practice.
In Narasimhapura agrahara of Belur, boys were taught the Rigveda and the Yajurveda.
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 The Hindu : Witzel's vanishing ocean
If one can interpret the Rigveda in the Witzel sense, ignoring the obvious and logical meaning of terms, then there is no telling what the Veda can be turned into.
Witzel claims that the Rigveda doesn't mention the saltiness of the sea or the tides.
The Rigveda (RV VII.49) speaks of the waters, the eldest of which is the ocean (samudra jyestha), mentioning waters that are heavenly, that flow, that are dug and are spontaneous, whose goal is the sea (verse 2), in which King Varuna dwells (verse 4).
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 The Hindu : Philology vanished: Frawley's Rigveda — I
The Hindu : Philology vanished: Frawley's Rigveda — I
This could be a pond, a lake, a confluence, and (later on) "the big pond' (as we call the Atlantic), the "ocean." Close study is required of the whole range of meanings in the Rigveda and of their context.
Importantly, the (immediate) context of each passage has to be studied, which is seriously lacking in Frawley: at first in the Rigveda, then in "neighbouring" texts, e.g.
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The Rigveda is neither a historical nor a heroic poem, but mainly a collection (Samhita) of hymns by a number of priestly families, recited or chanted by them with appropriate solemnity at sacrifices to the God.
Of the various recensions of the Rigveda known in tradition only one, namely the Sakala recension consisting of 1017 hymns of very unequal length has come down to us apparently complete, and it is this Sakala recension that is meant when one speaks of the Rigveda.
The Rigveda is not— as it is often represented to be—a book of folk poetry nor does it mark the beginning of a literary tradition.
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