Some comments under this YouTube video claim that Vedas are 1,960,000,000 year old. E.g.,

neha rajput

1 year ago

Veda 1 Arab 96 carore 8 lakh 53 hajar old h.is se bi jayda abi time period aur bi bacha h.

What is the source of this claim? Is it found in Vedas or Upanishads?

  • Why down votes to my question – Dark Knight Apr 18 at 16:21
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    Not sure why the downvotes but Vedas etc don't make such claims.. Also the task of assigning dates to Hindu scriptures are not done by traditional Hindus but by Indologists. Indologists believe that since every book they see around them has an author and was written at some point of time the same must be true for Hindu scriptures. They reject the divine, the super natural aspects which are the basis of religion. They are basically like "outsiders" who forcefully and completely unwantedly provide their opinions on when do they think the scriptures were written. – Rickross Apr 18 at 16:41
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    "Most hindus claim that vedas are 1960000000 year old" -- Where did you read this? – Rickross Apr 18 at 16:46
  • @Rickross is correct. Where did you read such a claim? Moreover its probable that Vedas were written approx 6000 years ago based on various evidences – Mr Green Gold Apr 18 at 16:47
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    " most hindus believe that vedas are from the start of the universe so it is obvious that vedas are 1960000000 year old" -- then are you looking for statements from Vedas which say that Vedas existed since the beginning of the universe? @DarkKnight – Rickross Apr 19 at 9:50

Vedas are Anadi, Ananta and Apaurusheya - eternal, infinite and uncreated.

That means they exist forever - before, after and during - Srushti, Sthithi and Pralaya.

The entire modern/scientific thought is entrenched in the notion of everything having a beginning and an end.
Unless you grasp the concept of infinite eternity, you can't fully understand Atma or Paramatma or most Sanatan Dharma spiritual viewpoints.

That being said, if you want to calculate the age of 'current' cycle of creation, and choose that as 'starting date' of Vedas, you can look at either when the current Kalpa began, or when current Brahma's lifespan began.

There are several answers on this site that explain Yuga timeline. I can post later.

  • Thanks for the answer, – Dark Knight Apr 21 at 9:55
  • Can you give some verses from vedas and upanishades – Dark Knight Apr 21 at 9:56

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