does rig veda know how the universe came into being?does rig veda believe the universe is constantly cyclical?ıs there a parallel universe infinity?
There are various creation myths in the Rig Veda, including the following –
- the famous Nāsadīya Sūkta (RV 10.129) where existence emerges, initially in the form of the One, by some process that is not fully understood – which I have discussed here
- the pulling apart of a primordial whole into earth and sky by Indra (RV 5.31.6, RV 10.113.5 etc.) - which I have discussed here
- the sacrifice of a cosmic Person (puruṣa) to form the universe in the famous Puruṣa Sūkta (RV 10.90)
- the crafting of the universe by Viśvakarman from the wood of a tree (RV 10.81)