It took a lot of work, but through careful searching of the Oxford's Rig Veda translation through Google Books, I was able to compile most of the Anukramani's sage and deity information, except for some hymns in books 8 and 9 as I'll describe below.
So without further ado, here's the list of seers and deities for each Book of the Rig Veda, in PDF format:
Various aspects of Lord Shiva are revealed under Rudra Suktas of RigVeda. They are like:
1) Revealing of Lord Rudra as One without Second:
Lord Rudra in Vedas has one peculiar characteristic ie. He is stated as the one without second. YajurVeda Taittariya Samhita 1.8.6 clearly states 'Eka Eva Rudro Na Dwitiya.' ie. 'Rudra yields noone to ...
It is not that the Vedas only praise the birth of a male child alone. There are instances where female progeny is also praised. Further, it is important to know that the word "putra" does not necessarily mean only male child but could mean child in general. Similarly in many places word "man" does not only indicate men but all of the mankind including men ...
10.190 is the Hymn to the creation in Rig Veda. In it's third verse it states sun and moon were created like that of previous creation.
सूरय्याचन्द्रमसौ धाता यथा पूर्वमकल्पयत् I
दिवं च पृथ्वीं च अंतरिक्षमथो स्वः II RigVeda 10.190.3 II
"The Ordainer created the sun and moon like those of previous cycles. He ...
Rig Veda in 7.59.12 tells Shiva [Rudra] is the God who grants eternal Mokshya. Rishi Vasistha is the Seer and Rudra is the devta and it invokes the Three Eyed One.
The verse is:
त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ।।
tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ pushtivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛmrityor ...
Rigveda is one of the 4 Vedas. Read this and this to know about Veda or Shruti texts.
Vedas are the most basic and primary scriptures of Hinduism and Rigveda is the most ancient among all four Vedas. So, we can say that Rigveda is the very first text of Hinduism. Rigveda is very profound and important according to the subject of it. Rigveda is the biggest/...
Yes, he did.
I found the answer in this excerpt from the sixth Adhyaya of the Brihaddevata, an ancient work by the sage Shaunaka that describes the different gods that Rig Vedic verses are addressed to and the stories of how those verses were heard from the gods. Here is what it says about the hymn (Book 10 Hymn 8) I quoted above:
Trisiras son of ...
There is a verse in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.4.17 , Which says -
अथ य इच्छेद्दुहिता मे पण्डिता जायेत , सर्वमायु-रियादिति, तिलौदनं
पाचयित्वा सर्पिम्षन्तमश्रीयाताम् ; इश्वरौ जनयितवै ||१७||
He who wishes that daughter to be born to him who would be a scholar
and attain a full term of life , should have rice cooked with sesamum.
Now its clear ...
The full story is described in Srimad Bhagvata MahaPurana, Skandha 6, Adhyaya 9 to 12.
SB 6.9: Appearance of the Demon Vṛtrāsura
SB 6.10: The Battle Between the Demigods and Vṛtrāsura
SB 6.11: The Transcendental Qualities of Vṛtrāsura
SB 6.12: Vṛtrāsura’s Glorious Death
SB 6.9.18 — That very fearful demon, who was actually the son of Tvaṣṭā, covered all ...
The eight Mantras of the Suktam in question were revealed to a female Rishi (or RishikA) called VAk, the daughter of Rishi Ambhrina. And, that is why it is called the VAk Suktam.
Another popular name of this Sukta is the Rig Vedokta Devi Suktam.
It is customary to recite this Suktam as part of the Sri Chandi PAtha.
There are many Hymns in Rig Veda Mandala ...
A Yatudhana is a type of Rakshasa. The demoness created by by the king Vrishadarbhi is referred to as both a Yatudhani and a Rakshasi in this chapter of the Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata:
Thus addressed by his ministers, king Vrishadarbhi became filled with wrath against all those Rishis. Indeed, to take vengeance upon them, the monarch entered his ...
No Vedic Mantras start with "Harihi Om". It is not required to do so.
But, there is a rule by which all Vedic recitals must start and finish with the Pranava or OM.
BrahmAnah pranavah kuryAd AdAv ante cha sarvadA | Svatyanokritam
purva parastAch cha vishiryati ||
Manu Smriti 2.74. Let him always pronounce the syllable Om at the
beginning and at ...
Here is a verse from the Shiva Gita (Padma Purana) where different mantras are chanted in praise of Lord Shiva/Rudra and the Trayambakam mantra is mentioned:
सौन्दर्यसारसंदोहां ददर्श रघुनन्दनः।
बृहद्रथन्तरादीनि सामानि परिगायतः।
अग्रगं गरुडारूढं शंखचक्रगदाधरम।
Vaak Suktam Or Devi Suktam is in Rig- Veda - Mandala 10 as sukta 125.
The Rishika of this sukam is Vagambharni i.e. this sukta has been heard by a female sage by name Vaak , who is the daughter of Rishi Ambhrina and so the sukta is also called as the VakAmbharni Sukta.
The explanation given in various sources say that this suktam came out from ...
य एकश्चर्षणीनां वसूनमिरज्यति |इन्द्र पञ्च क्षितिनाम् || RV 1.7.9
Indra who alone rules over men , over riches , and over five (classes)
of the dwellers on earth. (H.H.Wilson)
The the sanskrit word used in the mantra for fivefold race is "Pancha kshitinaam - पञ्च क्षितिनाम् " .
Your question asks what this "fivefold race" is referring to.
The story is told in the Brahmanas of the Sama Veda.. Here is what this excerpt from the Jaiminiya Brahmana of the Sama Veda says:
Dadhyanch the Atharvana was famous, learned in sacred lore. Whenever any of the Asuras espied him from afar then these were laid low and lost their heads. And he went up to heaven. Indra pushed by Asuras and Ashvins' said: "...
Let me post the relevant part from the comment here for the benefit of the users.
Sri Chinmoy was a spiritual master who wrote on various topics especially in the form of poetry. Here, he talks about Agni and the first Shloka of the Rig Veda:
‘Agni’ means fire. This fire refers to the aspiring flame that rises
from our inmost being; again, ‘Agni’ also ...
Do we find boons/curses anywhere in Rig Veda?
Yes we do find boons ,curses in Rig Veda Samhita.
For instance a curse from Yayati to Yadu or turvash is mentioned in Rig-Veda Mandala 4 -Sukta 30 - Mantra 17 ,Which is mandala of Rishi Vamdeva .
Here Yayati is cursing Yadu or Turvash ,to whom Indra made eligible for Abisheka.
उत तया तुर्वशायदू ...
This is not a critical edition by BORI. They have manuscripts with Sayana's commentary which were referred to by German scholar Max Müller to write a translation on the Rigveda. They have those manuscripts. The same news paper article link you have added in the question contains the following:
BORI’s M G Dadhphale said: “These were the very manuscripts ...
Linga Purana, Vol 2, Chapter 54 is completely dedicated to Tryambaka mantra alone. It describes the procedure of worshipping Shivalinga with Tryambaka mantra.
त्रियंबकेण मंत्रेण देवदेवं त्रियंबकम्।
पूजयेद्वाणलिङ्ग वा स्वयंभूतेऽपि वा पुनः॥१॥
Uttering the Tryambaka mantra, a devotee should worship Tryambaka in Bāņa-linga and Svayambhu-linga.
Is this story of Surya being born dead and revived later given in any scripture?
Yes , apart from Brahma Purana , we find the brief mentioning of Aditya or Sun God being born dead and revived later in Satapatha Brahmana - Kanda 3 - Adhyaya - 1 - Brahmana 3 . .But here instead it's said that Martanda was born unformed or immature than dead .
The Havirdhanas are the two carts used to carry the Soma offerings in Soma Sacrifice from outside to main Place of Yajna . These two carts Havirdhanas are considered as gods. One is Heaven and another is Earth like twins. As described in Satapatha Brahmana .
6 Moreover, the cart represents an abundance; for the cart does indeed
represent an abundance:...
The Brahmana who became a woman is Indra himself! I found the answer to my question in this excerpt from the Brihaddevata, an ancient work by the sage Shaunaka, which describes the different gods that Rig-Vedic verses are addressed to and the stories of how those verses were heard from the gods. Here's what Shaunaka says about verse 19:
In 'Downward' (...
It took some effort, but I've found the verse you're referring to. It's verse 9 of Rig Veda Book 3 Hymn 26:
śatadhāramutsamakṣīyamāṇaṃ vipaścitaṃ pitaraṃ vaktvānām |
meḷiṃ madantaṃ pitrorupasthe taṃ rodasī pipṛtaṃ satyavācam ||
The Spring that fails not with a hundred streamlets, Father inspired of prayers that men should utter,
Yes, Shiva Sankalpa Sukta is also a Khila Sukta of RigVeda. In the archive site we can find it in the book Rig-Veda Sayana Commentary Part 4 in the Khilani section where Khila Suktas of RigVeda are given. Shiva Sankalpa Sukta is as:
येनेदं भूतं भुवनं भविष्यत् परिगृहिततममृतेन सर्वम् ।
येन यज्ञस्तायते सप्त होता तन्मे मनः शिवसंकल्पमस्तु ।। 1
It's the translation of 15th Sloka of 32th Sukta of 1st Mandala of Rigveda:
इन्द्रो यातोऽवसितस्य राजा शमस्य च शृङ्गिणो वज्रबाहुः।
सेदु राजा क्षयति चर्षणीनामरान्न नेमिः परि ता बभूव॥ १.०३२.१५
15 Indra is King of all that moves and moves not, of creatures tame and horned, the Thunder-wielder.
Over all living men he rules as Sovran, containing all as ...
In the Atharva Veda (denoted by AV here), at least, the tiger is mentioned. It's mentioned as VyAghra. And, the lion as Simha. The following Mantra makes mention of both the tiger and the lion.
Ye ta AranyAh pashavo mrigA vane hitAh, SimhA vyAghrAh
purushAd charanti, Ulam vrikam prithivi ducchunAmita rakshikam
raksho, Apa vAdhayAsmat ||
Tigers aren't mentioned in the Rig Veda Samhita, but they are mentioned in this chapter of the Kaushitaki Upanishad, which is part of the Shankhayana Aranyaka of the Rig Veda:
vṛṣṭirbhūtvā varṣati sa iha kīṭo vā pataṅgo vā śakunirvā śārdūlo vā siṃho vā matsyo vā paraśvā vā puruṣo vānyo vaiteṣu sthāneṣu pratyājāyate
And according to his deeds and ...