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The oldest of the four Vedas. See also [vedas].

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Do Vedas forbid Sannyasa in Kali Yuga?

Someone told me that Brahma-vaivarta Purana & Krsna-jnama Khanda have this verse: asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet The above verse seems to ...
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Which Vedic ashrama is compulsory for all Sanatanis?

We know of four Vedic ashramas: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha & Sannyasa. Of these, only the 2nd one (Grihastha) seems to be meant for all varnas. The first, the third, and the fourth ones ...
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Can anyone clarify as to why this Rig Vedic mantra mentions Gods differently?

There was another question on the following topic. However, my question is different. Which shloka or scripture states that there are 33 crores of Hindu gods? Rig Veda III.20.5 ...
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Are there any references in Puranas to justify the deification of epithets, which is contrary to Rig Vedic principles?

Rig Veda II.1 states that there is only one Brahman, though attributed different epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc., to denote different actions of the same Almighty. The same was reiterated in ...
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How did the Puranas justify the deification of epithets, which is contrary to Rig Vedic principles, therefore, anti-Hindu or anti-Sanatana Dharma? [closed]

Rig Veda II.1 states that there is only one Brahman, though attributed different epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc., to denote different actions of the same Almighty. The same was reiterated in ...
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Do any Veda take about expanding universe? [closed]

Does Rig Veda or any Veda say about expanding the universe?
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Is Brahman(Supreme Entity) mentioned in Vedas(Samhitas)? [duplicate]

I want to know if Brahman(not to be confused with Varna/Jati Brahmin) is mentioned in Vedas, the Samhita part. I know Upanishads are based on knowledge about Brahman, but what about the Vedic Samhitas?...
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What is the explanation for Rigveda 5.2.11?

As a skilled craftsman makes a car, a singer I, Mighty One! this hymn for thee have fashioned. If thou, O Agni, God, accept it gladly, may we obtain thereby the heavenly Waters". – (Rigveda 5.2....
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Why Krishna Yajur Veda 7.1.1.5 is contrdicting RV 10:53:4?

Krishna Yajur Veda 7.1.1.5 prohibit a shudra to perform sacrifice. was created, the Vairaja Saman, of men the Çudra, of cattle the horse. Therefore the two, the horse and the Çudra, are dependent on ...
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Is Rigveda 6:72:1 asking to kill blashempers?

Rigveda 6:72:1. GREAT is this might of yours, Indra and Soma: the first high exploits were your own achievements. Ye found the Sun ye found the light of heaven: ye killed all darkness and the Gods' ...
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Is the Anukramani index of sages and deities of the Rig Veda available online?

As I discuss in this answer, how the Vedas originated is that from time immemorial, sages known as Dhristas have heard mantras (sacred verses) directly from the gods during a state of Tapasya (deep ...
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Are there only very few narratives in Rig Veda?

the dictionary defines a narrative as "a spoken or written account of connected events; a story." I can only think of few narratives in Rig Veda Battle of 10 kings the Indra-Vrtra battles ...
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In the Rigveda, is there any story about lord Shiva?

Is there any story about lord Shiva in the Rigveda?
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Is Rigveda 10:138:4 is asking to kill Non Hindus?

अनाधृष्टानि धृषितो व्यास्यन्निधीँरदेवाँ अमृणदयास्यः । मासेव सूर्यो वसु पुर्यमा ददे गृणानः शत्रूँरशृणाद्विरुक्मता॥४॥ He boldly cast down forts which none had e'er assailed: unwearied he destroycd the ...
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Where does the Rig Veda describe realizing supreme truth through Vishnu's name?

In N Raghunathan's forward to a translation of the Vishnu Sahasranamam, he gives a purported quote from the Rig Veda: The Rigveda ... affirms the potency of the Divine-Name in such verses as the ...
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How has heaven been described in the Rigveda?

There are many references to heaven in the Atharvaveda. Can you give some verses from Rigveda about heaven?
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Is there any connection between Vishnu and Rudra in Rigveda?

Does the two deities ever interact or ever mentioned together anywhere in Rigveda?
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Where is the Jitante Stotram found?

The text discussed can be found here. There are two opinions that I have found online about where it comes from. The first is that it comes from the pANcharAtra Agamas: This is a scanned PDF of ...
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What scriptures mention the all-consuming eternal fire burning North of the Himalayas?

If you've read the Vishnu Purana, then you're probably familiar with the story of how Vyasa's father Parashara, upon learning that his father Shakti had been killed by the Rakshasa Kalmashapada, ...
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Which RigVedic deities have a parentage in the RigVeda itself?

Later scriptures have given geneologies to RigVedic deities who have no parentage in the RigVeda. I am asking about one rigVedic deity giving birth to another.
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does the RigVedic verse “Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti” refer to impersonal Brahman?

Ṛg Veda 1.164.46 इन्द्रं॑ मि॒त्रं वरु॑णम॒ग्निमा॑हु॒रथो॑ दि॒व्यः स सु॑प॒र्णो ग॒रुत्मा॑न् । एकं॒ सद्विप्रा॑ बहु॒धा व॑दन्त्य॒ग्निं य॒मं मा॑त॒रिश्वा॑नमाहुः ॥४६॥ Sat is grammatically neuter: सत् n. that ...
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Is there a list of corresponding hymns between the Rig and Sama Vedas?

I've been deeply researching Hinduism as of late, and recently have been learning about the Samaveda, it's distinctions from the Rigveda and it's overall purpose. A thought recently came to me: The ...
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What is the oldest commentary on the Vedas (Saṃhitās)?

What is the oldest commentary, extant or otherwise, ever written on the Saṃhitā portion of the Vedas? Assuming no commentary was written prior to 1000 A.D, what could be the reason for this? P.S. ...
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Why Nasadiya Sukta says even god himself might not know about creation?

Then even non-existence was not there, nor existence, There was no air then, nor the space beyond it. What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping? Was there then cosmic fluid, in depths unfathomed?...
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Is a complete count of rigvedic riks by devata available?

Deity ┃ No. of Mantra ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┫ ┃ Agni ┃ 2013 ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┫ ┃ Indra ┃ 2862 ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━...
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What are the basic facts and summary of what the Rigveda is about?

I'd like to know more about the ancient book Rigveda. However, I think I need some basic information on this book first before I start to read it - so any shortcuts on what would be some good ...
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Did the Rig Vedic Aryans find any people they encountered in the Saptasindhu praiseworthy?

The Panis (Sanskrit: पणि : ) are a clan in the Rigveda, from paṇi-, a term for "bargainer, miser," especially applied to one who is sparing of sacrificial oblations Vṛṣaśipra (वृषशिप्र):—[=...
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Do Rigveda samhita mention himalyas and mount-kailasha?

Do Rigveda samhita mention Himalayas? or the Himalayan range? Vedas mention Kailasa as adobe of lord Rudra in Yajurveda but does the Rigveda mention 1. Himalayas 2. Mount Kailasa (as in Yajurveda ...
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In Vedas, which Devas and Asuras are purely a Deva or an Asura but not both?

Which Devas in Vedas (mainly Rigveda) are never referred to as Asuras and similarly which Asuras in Vedas (mainly Rigveda) are never referred to as Devas? I need references only from Vedas and nothing ...
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What is the mystery behind Sage Vāmadeva fighting with Indra?

According to Bṛhaddevatā, Indra, immediately on his birth, fought with Sage Vāmadeva for 10 days and nights. What is the mystery behind Sage Vāmadeva fighting with Indra?
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Arya Samaj Translation of Vedas

I was looking at Arya Samaj’s translation of Vedas on onlineved.com and found that the Rig Veda is missing Mandala 7-10. Why is that? Also the way they cite the verses is quite different than the ...
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Were ancient Hindu polytheists?

Only looking for Ancient Shastras and Agamic or Tantra or Rig Vedaic based on answers. Pre-Vedic based question. For Ancient History of Sanatana Dharma Students and Scholars. 1.Where Hindu and can ...
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Is there any incarnation of Indra as per Rig Veda?

From Puranas, we will come across incarnations of Vishnu, Shiva, etc. I would like to know whether the Vedic God Indra took any incarnations, as per Rig Veda or commentaries on Rig Veda?
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Could anyone tell me what verse is being recited in the video?

In Ramanada Sagar's adaptation of the Ramayana whenever some yajna is performed, I can hear background recital of some verses which is repeated again and again. In the below video, at ~18:10 mins ...
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Wherein Aithreya Brahmana of Rig Veda has the word “Telugu”?

The Etymology of Telugu is believed to be derived from word "TRILINGA" or Trilinga Kshetras. Those three Shiva Temples are Kaleswaram, Bhimeswarama and Srisailam. With time Trilinga became Tenugu ...
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Saraswati Sooktam (Rigveda Samhitaa)

Good day, I am searching a good translation of the Saraswati Sooktam as per title, in English. Anyone has a good referral website ? As suggested , i copy here the text of this Suktam i found. ...
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Do the Brahmanas of the Rig Veda mention Brahma and Vishnu's contest?

This excerpt from the Vidyeshwara Samhita of the Shiva Purana relates a famous story involving a contest between Brahma and Vishnu. (To read the whole Shiva Purana, see my answer here.) In this ...
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Who are the 5 terrestrial Rishies that were mentioned in Rig Veda II.34.14?

Rig Veda II.34.14, dedicated to Maruts, narrates briefly about 5 terrestrial rishies तानियानो महि वरूथमूतय उप घेदेना नमसा गर्णीमसि | तरितो न यान पञ्च होतॄनभिष्टय आववर्तदवराञ्चक्रियावसे || ...
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Is there any difference between rig veda and rig ved samhita

Is there any difference between rig veda and rig ved samhita. Can you explain the difference and what is samhita.
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Does the Aitareya Brahmana ask sudras to serve the other three castes?

I'm sorry, I don't know the exact verse however I'm attaching a verse from (Aitareya Brahmana of the Rigveda, Published 1922, The Panini Office, Allahabad)
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Is the word 'Jati' in the sense of caste used anywhere in Vedas?

I have read the word 'Jati' used in Nirukta XII,13 Krishna Jatiya (Black by birth) in the later Vedic literature. And also Dr. Ambedkar pointed out the word Jati has used even in Atharva Veda by ...
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Where does this phrase “Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha” appear?

This wiki article mentions it as an aphorism enunciated in Rigveda. Is this phrase a part of a verse in the rigveda? Does rigveda mention any verse that conveys the same meaning and is same in ...
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Who does “sons of Bharatas” refer to in this Rig Vedic verse?

Rig Veda Mandala 2, Hymn 36, verse 2 states: य॒ज्ञैः सम्मि॑श्लाः॒ पृष॑तीभिर्ऋ॒ष्टिभि॒र्याम॑ञ्छु॒भ्रासो॑ अञ्जिषु॑ प्रि॒या उ॒त । आ॒सद्या॑ ब॒र्हिर्भ॑रतस्य सूनवः पो॒त्रादा सोमं॑ पिबता दिवो नरः ॥ yajñáiḥ ...
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Which Rig-Vedic Gods have spouses who are also mentioned in the Rig Veda Samhita?

Famous spouses Lakshmi and Parvati don't occur in Rig Veda Samhita, as far as I know. Which Gods also have their spouses mentioned in the Rg Veda Samhita?
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Are Samvada sooktham and aikyamathya sooktham the same?

What is the difference between Samvada sooktha and Aikyamathya sooktha?
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What is the story of Rishika Vagambharni who had reached the stage of identifying herself with Devi through her Saadhana?

While chanting Devishukta of Rigveda (10.125) in recently passed Navaratri time, I came to know about daughter of Ṛṣi Aṃbhṛṇa​, named Vāk (also known as Vāk + Aṃbhṛṇa​ = Vāgāṃbhṛṇi). It is said that ...
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Is it true that Indra was a supreme God in Vedic time? [duplicate]

Many Indologists say that Indra is the greatest deity in Rigveda. Is it true that Demi God Indra was greater than Shiva and Vishnu ?
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Where in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda) is Vṛṣaṇaśva? Does anyone have the Sanskrit with translation of Rig Veda 1:51?

I recently found out from here that the father of Menā, Vṛṣaṇaśva is not just mentioned in the Brahmanas, but in the Rig-Veda itself. What is a good translation of this verse on the mysterious ...

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