Questions tagged [rig-veda]

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

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Do the sages of RgVedic times know the basic distinction between a star and a planet?

We've heard of the RgVedic ' Navagraha ' that includes the sun but excludes the earth. Nevertheless, we know the sun is Not a ' graha '(meaning planet) but the earth is. This moves me to wonder ...
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Does RgVeda support the view that Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh are names of the same Brahman the Absolute?

Why should Brahman the Absolute love to be called by three, and only three, different names? Do they Really love to be called so? Are Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh names of the same God? Why should God ...
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What were the main weapons of the Rig-Vedic times?

The two Sanskrit epics give the impression that the main epic-age weapons were bows & arrows. But bows & arrows were invented by ancient people while the main weapons of the horse-riding ...
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How many are the RgVedic Devatas or gods in number?

We've heard of 33 crores of Devatas. We've heard of armed conflict between Devatas and Asuras. We've also heard of the RgVedic Brahman the Absolute claimed to be the True God the Almighty who's One ...
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What is the concept of the RgVedic 'Brahman' in true essence?

The RgVea has many gods: Indra, Agni, Vayu, Vishnu, etc. It also talks about a God the Absolute called ' Brahman '. What is this ' Brahman ' actually? Agni (fire)? Vayu (wind)? Or something else?
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Does the Vedic Sanatana dharma endorse the view that a cow deserves to be worshipped as the mother of humanity? [duplicate]

I've heard by the Vedic view, the birth as a human follows numerous births as beasts. A cow is a beast. Can a cow deserve the respect as the Mother of humanity? What's the True Vedic stance on this ...
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Can anyone please provide me with a link or pdf of rig veda khilani for reading online.?

I have been searching rig veda Khilani or khila (which are later additional hymns to rig veda including shri suktam) for so many days, but I couldn't find it. So can anyone please provide me with the ...
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Do Vedas and the Vedic dharma regard plants & trees as living beings? [duplicate]

Vedas and the Vedic dharma are very old. People of those days are Most unlikely to have any concept of microbes, embryos present in eggs, fruits, and plant seeds, etc. Naturally, the sensible mind ...
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Does Sanatana Dharma Endorse Animal Sacrifice? [duplicate]

I've heard in Vedic yajna, the sacrifice of animals was a must. Nevertheless, Vedic texts are riddled with contradictions. I've also heard of SrimadBhagavad Gita and Puranas which endorse animal ...
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What is the Vedic definition of Moksha?

I've heard sannyasa, the 4th Vedic ashrama, is meant for the attainment of moksha. Thus, the sannyasin is expected to go to a solitary mountain cave or a dense-forest retreat where he must get lost in ...
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What is the correct translation of rig veda 8:1:1?

Rig veda 8:1:1 मा चि॑द॒न्यद्वि शं॑सत॒ सखा॑यो॒ मा रि॑षण्यत । इन्द्र॒मित्स्तो॑ता॒ वृष॑णं॒ सचा॑ सु॒ते मुहु॑रु॒क्था च॑ शंसत ॥ महान् आत्मा ईश्वर को छोड़ के जो मूढ़ जड़ सूर्य्यादिकों की, मानवकल्पित वि...
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Isn't life according to Sanatana Dharma, the fruit of Sin and thus an endless sea of sorrow & suffering?

By the doctrine of KARMA that happens to be inseparable from the Vedic Sanatana dharma, good deeds lead to good life in the next life (after rebirth) while bad deeds lead to bad life in the next birth....
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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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Do any Veda take about expanding universe? [closed]

Does Rig Veda or any Veda say about expanding the universe?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is a complete count of rigvedic riks by devata available?

Deity ┃ No. of Mantra ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┫ ┃ Agni ┃ 2013 ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┫ ┃ Indra ┃ 2862 ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━...
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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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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 a list/book of all Mantras, their Rishis/seers & the Dieties corresponding to each? [closed]

Is there a list or collection of all mantras, their rishis & their deities ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is the verse(s) about Sāvarṇi (a name of the first human) in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda)? Who are Sāvarṇya and Saraṇyū?

I tried control-f-ing to find the mention of Sāvarṇi but it did not work.
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What are the arguments to show that the other Vedas are less authentic than the Rig Veda Samhita?

It is a belief of some neo-Hindus or modern Hindus that the Rig Veda Samhita (RVS) is the true scripture or foundational scripture of Hinduism, while the other Vedas like the Yajur Veda, etc. are less ...
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Rig Veda Translation : Rudra name omitted ( Book 8 Hymn 63 )

Using only the Griffith , Book 8 Hymn 63 Mantra 12 , I read : (Griffith) अस्मे रुद्रा मेहना पर्वतासो वर्त्रहत्ये भरहूतौ सजोषाः | यः शंसते सतुवते धायि पज्र इन्द्रज्येष्ठा अस्मानवन्तु देवाः || asme ...
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What are three refinings or three types of cleansing mentioned in Rigveda 3.26.8?

I am talking about following verse of Rigveda: त्रिभिः पवित्रैरपुपोद्ध्यर्कं हृदा मतिं ज्योतिरनु प्रजानन्। वर्षिष्ठं रत्नमकृत स्वधाभिरादिद्द्यावापृथिवी पर्यपश्यत्॥ ३.०२६.०८ Transliteration: tri̱bhiḥ ...
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Why was the epithet varAha (वराह) used for Rudra in Rig Veda I.114.5?

Rig Veda I.114.5 (dedicated to Rudra) says दि॒वो व॑रा॒हम॑रु॒षं क॑प॒र्दिनं॑ त्वे॒षं रू॒पं नम॑सा॒ नि ह्व॑यामहे । हस्ते॒ बिभ्र॑द् भेष॒जा वार्या॑णि॒ शर्म॒ वर्म॑ च्छ॒र्दिर॒स्मभ्यं॑ यंसत् ॥५॥ We call down ...
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Who is Krsanu in the Rig Veda?

In the Rig Veda, 1.155.2 it’s written yā martyāya pratidhīyamānamit kṛśānorasturasanāmuruṣyathaḥ || That which hath been directed well at mortal man, bow-armed Kṛśānu's arrow, ye turn far aside. ...
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What is the inner meaning of the phrase dark wombs (kṛṣṇayonīḥ) in the Rig Vedic mantra II.20.7?

Rig Veda II.20.7 says स वृ॑त्र॒हेन्द्र॑: कृ॒ष्णयो॑नीः पुरंद॒रो दासी॑रैरय॒द्वि । अज॑नय॒न्मन॑वे॒ क्षाम॒पश्च॑ स॒त्रा शंसं॒ यज॑मानस्य तूतोत् ॥७॥ sa vṛtrahendraḥ kṛṣṇayonīḥ purandaro dāsīrairayad vi | ...
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Was the creation of Earth story has roots in the Rig Veda or somewhere else?

Harivamsha in the mahAbharata - bhaviShyaparva Chapter 34 describes as to how viShNu takes varAha avatAra to lift the Earth from Netherworld There is a legend of creation in the Taittiriya Brahmana. ...
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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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Where were Lakshmi & Narayana mentioned separately or together, as God Heads, in the Rig Veda?

In the wiki article, it was stated as follows: In terms of theology, Ramanujacharya puts forth the view that both the Supreme Goddess Lakshmi and Supreme God Narayana together constitute Brahman - ...

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