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 ...
The OP stated in one his comments as follows;
1) I'm looking for interpretation of this suktam by anyone prior to
Madhwa (and if possible some counter to Madhwas interpretation if
2) Secondly I need to know if this Suktam as quoted by Madhwa
exists in mool rigved or is latter addition*
1) Interpretation of this suktam by anyone prior ...
Soma is synonym for the bliss of renunciation and detachment toward senses. Not an actual herb. It's also called the bliss of Brahman or bliss of highest law.
When one got this bliss he is entirely free from birth, old age, death and other unwanted stuffs. Veda doesn't denote plainly but in mystical tone.
Buddha also says the same thing, How blissful is who ...
The term sapta Sindhu occurs in
त्वा युजा तव तत्सोम सख्य इन्द्रो अपो मनवे सस्रुतस्कः । अहन्नहिमरिणात्सप्त सिन्धूनपावृणोदपिहितेव खानि॥१॥
ALLIED with thee, in this thy friendship, Soma, Indra for man made waters flow together, Slew Ahi, and sent forth the Seven Rivers, and opened as it were obstructed fountains.
वृत्र(Vritra) is not an evil person or devil. Read the following meanings of the word in Sanskrit Dictionary.
So Vritra is a word used for other things like foe,enemy or stone. Read other translations by Griffith.
THIS Agni is the Lord of great felicity and hero Strength; Lord of wealth in herds of kine; Lord of the battles with the foe.