The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda
Author: Ralph T. H. Griffith, Translator
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1465579494
ISBN 13: 9781465579492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-03-31
ISBN 10: 0141923989
ISBN 13: 9780141923987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rig Veda Book Review:

The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This selection of 108 of the hymns, chosen for their eloquence and wisdom, focuses on the enduring themes of creation, sacrifice, death, women, the sacred plant soma and the gods. Inspirational and profound, it provides a fascinating introduction to one of the founding texts of Hindu scripture - an awesome and venerable ancient work of Vedic ritual, prayer, philosophy, legend and faith.

The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda
Author: David R. Slavitt
Publsiher: Anaphora Literary Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 1681142163
ISBN 13: 9781681142166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rig Veda Book Review:

The Vedas are ancient books of hymns. There are four—the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda—and they are the primary texts of Hinduism. They had an enormous influence also on Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. According to Hindus, the text of the Vedas is as old as the universe itself. Scholars have determined that the Rig Veda, the oldest of the four, was composed sometime between 1700 and 1100 B.C.E., codified about 600 B.C.E., and was finally committed to writing around 300 B.C.E. The Rig Veda, composed of ten books, or Mandalas, each of which is a collection of hymns (s?ktas), is one of these “great books,” but most people—even the well-educated—have never read it. It is very long and the previous translations are unsatisfactory. This book is an attempt to offer a succinct, accurate and readable translation.

Meditations Through the Rig Veda

Meditations Through the Rig Veda
Author: Antonio T. De Nicolás
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780595269259
ISBN 13: 0595269257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditations Through the Rig Veda Book Review:

This book reconstructs the original and origins of the Rig Veda, (between 5.000 to 2.500 B.C, ) the first Indo-European written document ever to show the origin of cultures and the power of music in the recitation and construction of the original hymns. Here we find the original geometries, original forms, original sacrifice of any form to claim supremacy over the others and the continued movement of human life. This book brings together early humans with modern neurobiological discoveries and shows the origins of multiple centers of knowing (the gods), the movement of the singer and the song in a world that avoids idolatry of substances by insisting in the constant movement of singer, song, and music. If you thought you knew all there is to know about the language you use, read this book and find out the idolatry of its imagery and the possible sacrifice needed for a happy, communal and divine life.

The Rig Veda and the History of India

The Rig Veda and the History of India
Author: David Frawley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015051699653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rig Veda and the History of India Book Review:

The book attempts to clarify the historical aspects of the Rig Veda through examination of its kings,rishies and peoples.It makes many new points of literary interpretation not only of the Rig Veda but also of the other Vedas ,Brahamanas , Puranas ,Mahabharta and Ramayana .

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Amal P. Sanghvi
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 9781548331184
ISBN 13: 154833118X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedas Book Review:

The Vedas: Understanding the Sanskrit Texts discusses the history, interpretations, literature, & relevant terms to the Vedas. This first edition is not just for students! This edition also provides useful citations & references for further study. Amal P. Sanghvi has compiled this powerful resource for anybody who is interested in learning more about these important sanskrit texts & Hinduism.

The Hymns of the Rigveda

The Hymns of the Rigveda
Author: Ralph T. H. Griffith
Publsiher: Jazzybee Verlag
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1896
ISBN 10: 3849672417
ISBN 13: 9783849672416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hymns of the Rigveda Book Review:

In the dim twilight preceding the dawn of Indian literature the historical imagination can perceive the forms of Aryan warriors, the first Western conquerors of Hindustan, issuing from those passes in the north-west through which the tide of invasion has in successive ages rolled to sweep over the plains of India. The earliest poetry of this invading race, whose language and culture ultimately overspread the whole continent, was composed while its tribes still occupied the territories on both sides of the Indus now known as Eastern Kabulistan and the Panjab. That ancient poetry has come down to us in the form of a collection of hymns called the Rigveda. The cause which gathered the poems it contains into a single book was scientific and historical. The number of hymns comprised in the Rigveda, in the only recension which has been preserved, that of the Çakala school, is 1017, or, if the eleven supplementary hymns (called Valakhilya) which are inserted in the middle of the eighth book are added, 1028. These hymns are grouped in ten books, called mandalas, or "cycles," which vary in length, except that the tenth contains the same number of hymns as the first. In bulk the hymns of the Rigveda equal, it has been calculated, the surviving poems of Homer.

Rig Veda Vritra Rigveda Mandala 10 Sarama Hiranyagarbha Rathakara the Rigveda A Historical Analysis Mandala 8 Purusha

Rig Veda  Vritra  Rigveda  Mandala 10  Sarama  Hiranyagarbha  Rathakara  the Rigveda  A Historical Analysis  Mandala 8  Purusha
Author: Source Wikipedia,Books Llc
Publsiher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2010-09
ISBN 10: 9781156586549
ISBN 13: 1156586542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rig Veda Vritra Rigveda Mandala 10 Sarama Hiranyagarbha Rathakara the Rigveda A Historical Analysis Mandala 8 Purusha Book Review:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Vritra, Rigveda, Mandala 10, Sarama, Hiranyagarbha, Rathakara, The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis, Mandala 8, Purusha sukta, Mandala 7, Rigvedic rivers, Battle of the Ten Kings, Mandala 9, Mandala 6, Mandala 5, Nasadiya Sukta, Mandala 3, Mandala 2, Mandala 4, B haddevat, Rigvedic deities, Sayana, Anukrama, Nadistuti sukta, Ap, Manyu sukta, Apris, Dakshina, Vishpala, Rtu, Rigvedic dialogue hymns, Sudas, Jataveda, Devi sukta, Gritsamada, Khilani, Kakshivat, Bhava, Vasukra. Excerpt: The Rigveda (Sanskrit: , a compound of "praise, verse" and "knowledge") is an ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is counted among the four canonical sacred texts ( ruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas. Some of its verses are still recited as Hindu prayers, at religious functions and other occasions, putting these among the world's oldest religious texts in continued use. The Rigveda contains several mythological and poetical accounts of the origin of the world, hymns praising the gods, and ancient prayers for life, prosperity, etc. It is one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language. Philological and linguistic evidence indicate that the Rigveda was composed in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, roughly between 1700-1100 BC (the early Vedic period). The surviving form of the Rigveda is based on an early Iron Age (c. 10th c. BC) collection that established the core 'family books' (mandalas 2-7, ordered by author, deity and meter ) and a later redaction, co-eval with the redaction of the other Vedas, dating several centuries after the hymns were composed. This redaction also included some additions (contradicting the strict ordering scheme) and orthoepic changes to the Vedic Sanskrit such as the regularization of sandhi (termed orthoepische Diaskeuase by Oldenberg, 1888). As with t...

Code Agni

Code Agni
Author: Dev Bhattacharyya
Publsiher: DevB Inc
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2015-07-12
ISBN 10: 1512192600
ISBN 13: 9781512192605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code Agni Book Review:

Code Agni explores the Rig Veda honeycombed with many Rik Mantras structured as hymns of wisdom and sweetness. Riks are like sound pearls in a vast etheric ocean that permeate cosmic intelligence which authors and readers have translated them differently over seven hundred years. The translations presented in Code Agni are as direct as possible to the original manuscripts of Rig Veda and transliterated words and sentences accompany the verses as they unfold.

The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2005-03-31
ISBN 10: 0140449892
ISBN 13: 9780140449891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rig Veda Book Review:

Gathers Vedic hymns about creation, death, sacrifice, ritual, and the various gods and characters of Hindu mythology, in a definitive translation that includes an updated bibliography, comprehensive notes, and informative introduction to the texts. Reprint.

Gleanings from Rig Veda

Gleanings from Rig Veda
Author: Choudur Satyanarayana Moorthy
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 9352066057
ISBN 13: 9789352066056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gleanings from Rig Veda Book Review:

Modern Science has only recently stumbled upon the truth that the underlying cause for existence is the realisation of Universal Consciousness. Whether it is the contribution of physics, biology, medicine, neurobiology, psychology or other branches of science, the ongoing efforts are entirely an attempt to understand this universal consciousness. However, these ideas are not new: and they have their roots in the Rig Veda, the world’s first book. It deals with Consciousness in entirety. Compiled by the Angirasa Rishis, the Rig Veda is an exposition of the route one can follow to successfully merge the Individual Consciousness and the Universal Consciousness. Gleanings from Rig Veda are an attempt to cull out these transient understandings from centuries ago.

Against Dharma

Against Dharma
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 0300235232
ISBN 13: 9780300235234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Dharma Book Review:

An esteemed scholar of Hinduism presents a groundbreaking interpretation of ancient Indian texts and their historic influence on subversive resistance Ancient Hindu texts speak of the three aims of human life: dharma,artha, and kama. Translated, these might be called religion, politics, and pleasure, and each is held to be an essential requirement of a full life. Balance among the three is a goal not always met, however, and dharma has historically taken precedence over the other two qualities in Hindu life. Here, historian of religions Wendy Doniger offers a spirited and close reading of ancient Indian writings, unpacking a long but unrecognized history of opposition against dharma. Doniger argues that scientific disciplines (shastras) have offered lively and continuous criticism of dharma, or religion, over many centuries. She chronicles the tradition of veiled subversion, uncovers connections to key moments of resistance and voices of dissent throughout Indian history, and offers insights into the Indian theocracy’s subversion of science by religion today.

Aitareya Brahmana

Aitareya Brahmana
Author: Theodor Aufrecht
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2017-11-11
ISBN 10: 9783337385422
ISBN 13: 3337385427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aitareya Brahmana Book Review:

Aitareya Brahmana is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1879. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

The Rigveda

The Rigveda
Author: Stephanie Jamison,Joel Brereton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-02-23
ISBN 10: 0190633395
ISBN 13: 9780190633394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rigveda Book Review:

The Rigveda is a monumental text in both world religion and world literature, yet outside a small band of specialists it is little known. Composed in the latter half of the second millennium BCE, it stands as the foundational text of what would later be called Hinduism. The text consists of over a thousand hymns dedicated to various divinities, composed in sophisticated and often enigmatic verse. This concise guide from two of the Rigveda's leading English-language scholars introduces the text and breaks down its large range of topics--from meditations on cosmic enigmas to penetrating reflections on the ability of mortals to make contact with and affect the divine and cosmic realms through sacrifice and praise--for a wider audience.

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Jon William Fergus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781541294714
ISBN 13: 1541294718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedas Book Review:

The present volume is an unabridged compilation of all four Vedas (Rig, White and Black Yajur, Sama and Atharva). Four of the translations are from Ralph Griffith, with the remaining (black yajur) from Arthur Keith. The texts have been proofed and all Sanskrit terms updated and synced between versions. An Index-Dictionary of Sanskrit terms has been published as a second volume: ISBN: 978-1541304079. From the foreword: The Vedas (from the root vid, "to know," or "divine knowledge") are the most ancient of all the Hindu scriptures. There were originally three Vedas-the Laws of Manu always speaks of the three, as do the oldest (Mukhya) Upanishads-but a later work called the Atharvaveda has been added to these, to now constitute the fourth. The name Rigveda signifies "Veda of verses," from rig, a spoken stanza; Samaveda, the "Veda of chants," from saman, a song or chant; Yajurveda, the "Veda of sacrificial formulas," from yajus, a sacrificial text. The Atharvaveda derives its name from the sage Atharvan, who is represented as a Prajapati, the edlest son of Brahma, and who is said to have been the first to institute the fire-sacrifices. The complex nature of the Vedas and the array of texts associated with them may be briefly outlined as follows: "The Rig-Veda is the original work, the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda in their mantric portions are different arrangements of its hymns for special purposes. The Vedas are divided into two parts, the Mantra and Brahmana. The Mantra part is composed of suktas (hymns in verse); the Brahmana part consists of liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystic treatises in prose. The Mantra or verse portion is considered more ancient than the prose works; and the books in which the hymns are collected are called samhitas (collections). More or less closely connected with the Brahmanans (and in a few exceptional cases with the Mantra part) are two classes of treatises in prose and verse called Aranyaka and Upanishad. The Vedic writings are again divided into two great divisions, exoteric and esoteric, the former called the karma-kanda (the section of works) and the latter the jnana-kanda (section of wisdom)." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) The great antiquity of the Vedas is sufficiently proven by the fact that they are written in such an ancient form of Sanskrit, so different from the Sanskrit now used, that there is no other work like them in the literature of this "eldest sister" of all the known languages, as Prof. Max Muller calls it. Only the most learned of the Brahman Pundits can read the Vedas in their original. Furthermore, the Vedas cannot be viewed as singular works by singular authors, but rather as compilations, assembled over a great and unknown period of time. "Almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to various authors. It is generally believed that these subdivisions were revealed orally to the rishis or sages whose respective names they bear; hence the body of the Veda is known as sruti (what was heard) or divine revelation. The very names of these Vedic sages, such as Vasishtha, Visvamitra, and Narada, all of which belong to men born in far distant ages, shows that millennia must have elapsed between the different dates of their composition." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) It is generally agreed that the Vedas were finally arranged and compiled around fourteen centuries before our era; but this interferes in no way with their great antiquity, as they are acknowledged to have been long taught and passed down orally, perhaps for thousands of years, perhaps for far longer, before being finally compiled and recorded (the latter is traditionally said to have occurred on the shores of Lake Manasarovara, beyond the Himalayas).

The Rig Veda and Vedic Religion With Readings from the Vedas

The Rig Veda and Vedic Religion  With Readings from the Vedas
Author: Clayton Albert Charles
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780526306657
ISBN 13: 0526306653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rig Veda and Vedic Religion With Readings from the Vedas Book Review:

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Rig Veda Sanhita

Rig Veda Sanhita
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1869
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044092182724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rig Vedic and Post Rig Vedic Polity 1500 BCE 500 BCE

The Rig Vedic and Post Rig Vedic Polity  1500 BCE 500 BCE
Author: R.U.S. Prasad
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN 10: 1622730267
ISBN 13: 9781622730261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rig Vedic and Post Rig Vedic Polity 1500 BCE 500 BCE Book Review:

The book critically examines and assesses the literary evidence available through Vedic and allied literature portraying the nature of Vedic polity, the functionalities of its various institutions, and the various social and religious practices. The book is not a narrative but critically examines the nature of changes in a host of these areas that occurred at each stage of Vedic polity from early Vedic period to post Ṛig-Vedic period. It outlines in historical perspective the various stages involved in the development of Vedic polity and Vedic canon and how the two processes have gone along together. It contains extensive discussions on political system and institutions, religious and social practices as they obtained during the Rig-Vedic and post Rig-Vedic periods. It provides a fresh approach to the cult of sacrifice and fire rituals practiced by Vedic Aryans along with an in-depth analysis of the Vedic view of Nationalism, Sovereignty and State as discernible from Vedic texts .The book also features an extensive discussion on the institution of kingship, administrative machinery, role of various entities in the polity including the Purohita, the Sabha and the Samiti, position of women, Varna system and features of tribal kingdoms, such as the Kuru-Panchalas and Kosala-Videhas. Isolating political and social aspects from the essentially religious character of Vedic literature, an attempt has been made to show with due corroboration that the tribal polity was not deficient in political content contrary to the stance of some scholars to depict Vedic Aryans as apolitical and inward looking. The present book partakes both the current and previous scholarship on the subject but breaks a new path with its exclusive focus on the Rig-Vedic and Post Rig-Vedic polity, together with a balanced and objective assessment of their features. It brings all the relevant and connected issues on to one platform, and deals with them in a holistic manner. Its unique features include: • The “Vedic Grid”: a graphical representation and tabulations of the characteristics of each of the about 50 Vedic tribes, including information on the location of their habitat, their time line, the names of their chieftains and their linkage with priestly clans. • A special focus on the Second Urbanization taking place in the Gangetic valley between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. It explains how towards the end of the later Vedic period, the polity underwent a change in political, social and economic spheres which blossomed later during the period of Mauryas. • Two appendices dealing with the theories of Aryan migration and the relationship of the Vedic Aryans with the Harappa culture and what can be ascertained by Vedic literature.

Redeeming the Kamasutra

Redeeming the Kamasutra
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0190499281
ISBN 13: 9780190499280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redeeming the Kamasutra Book Review:

"In this scholarly and superbly readable book, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. In investigating, and helping us understand, a much celebrated but under-appreciated text, Wendy Doniger has produced a rich and compelling text of her own that will interest, delight, and surprise scholars and lay readers alike"--

The Rigveda

The Rigveda
Author: Shrikant G. Talageri
Publsiher: Aditya Prakashan, Publishers & Booksellers
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030040161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rigveda Book Review:

In the present volume,the author has confirmed emphatically that India was also the original homeland not only of the Indo-Aryans but also of the Indo-Iranians and the Indo-Europeans.