I'm trying to understand, the Hindu timescales, but unable to understand if Vedas are revealed in every mahayuga or manuvantara, does any purana provide info as to when were Vedas revealed?

  • Maybe this can help a bit hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/2771/…
    – Just_Do_It
    Jul 3, 2018 at 20:49
  • @Just_Do_It that's not helpful at all. I'm asking if Vedas were revealed in this satya Yuga or first satya yuga of this kalpa
    – Anisha
    Jul 3, 2018 at 20:51
  • But your question doesn't match your comment, is different.
    – Just_Do_It
    Jul 3, 2018 at 20:55
  • @Just_Do_It no I am asking the same thing. Satyuga is starting age in each time scale so it will be revealed in first age.
    – Anisha
    Jul 3, 2018 at 20:57

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According to the ParAshara Smriti (PS) the Vedas are recalled by Lord BrahmA at the beginning of each Kalpa.

Na kashchitvedakartA cha vedam smritvA chaturmukham |
Tathaiva dharmAn smarati manuh kalpAntareantare ||

The author of the Veda there is none ; (he) the fourfaced (God), at each succeeding revolution of a Kalpa, recalls to mind the Veda ; and so does Manu remember the law (at each succeeding revolution of a Kalpa)

PS 1.21

According to Shvetashvatar Upanishad, Brahman delivers the Vedas to Brahma while creation:

यो ब्रह्माणं विदधाति पूर्वं यो वै वेदांश्च प्रहिणोति तस्मै ।
तं ह देवं आत्मबुद्धिप्रकाशं मुमुक्षुर्वै शरणमहं प्रपद्ये ॥ १८॥

Seeking liberation, I take refuge in the Lord, who projected Brahma (the Creator) and delivered to him the Vedas, and who is the revealer of self-knowledge.

So, the answer should be "at the beginning of each new Kalpa".

Also see How do the Vedas survive during the dissolution of the Universe?

  • So the Vedas we have now are from the time of swayambhu manu?
    – Anisha
    Jul 4, 2018 at 6:15
  • Yes because as said Manu recalls the Smriti at the onset of each Kalpa and likewise Lord Brahma remembers the Vedas at the same time. @Anisha
    – Rickross
    Jul 4, 2018 at 6:22
  • Added one reference from Upanishad and link to the related useful question.
    – Pandya
    Jul 4, 2018 at 9:43
  • @Pandya Do really the god has any shape(fourfaced)
    – Kuhan
    Jul 5, 2018 at 1:36
  • @Kuhan the four faced God here is Brahma, who is deva in reality meaning divine being-also jiva(mortal) he dies during the end of kalpa he recalls the Veda in the new cycle.
    – Anisha
    Jul 5, 2018 at 17:01

The Vedas are revealed to human civilization only at the beginning of every Treta yuga.

Srimad Bhagavatam:

11.17.11: In Satya-yuga the undivided Veda is expressed by the syllable om, and I am the only object of mental activities. I become manifest as the four-legged bull of religion, and thus the inhabitants of Satya-yuga, fixed in austerity and free from all sins, worship Me as Lord Haṁsa.

11.17.12: O greatly fortunate one, at the beginning of Tretā-yuga Vedic knowledge appeared from My heart, which is the abode of the air of life, in three divisions — as Ṛg, Sāma and Yajur. Then from that knowledge I appeared as threefold sacrifice.

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