Samaveda is the Veda of melodies and chants. It's verses are primarily derived from Rigveda (which is believed to be oldest/first and important veda from all). It includes many mysterious verses which indicates the knowledge of ultimate & absolute truth. (The most important & widely studied Chandogya Upanishad also comes from Samaveda.) Singing and ...
Vaata is wind God Vayu.
Same mantra occurs in the Rigveda and there is a clear indication of the devatas.
Rigveda Mandala 10 Sukta 186:
FILLING our hearts with health and joy, may Vāta breathe his balm on us
May he prolong our days of life.
Thou art our Father, Vāta, yea, thou art a Brother and a friend,
So give us strength that we may live.
Note: This is the partial answer which explains it's association with Rigveda and possibly with Samaveda.
Visit How did the Vedas in Hinduism come into existence? and some information on Rigveda.
Bharadwaja is the Drashta (seer) of 6th Mandala of Rigveda. There are 765 mantras of Bhardvaja. Bhardvaja's sons are also seers of some vedic hyms. Also note that ...
First of all, it's true that Soma is a sacred drink that crucial in the performance of Vedic Yagnas, at least before Hindus lost the identity of the plant that produced it. (It's thought to be ephedra by most modern scholars.). But this verse isn't dedicated to an inanimate object, but rather to the god of the Soma drink, often called Soma but more commonly ...
Vedas are not only just some chants or some type of books, they are the fundamental building blocks of this universe itself. Every part of universe is composed of some vibrating Veda mantras. The particles contain abundance of RigVeda (Ayam Lokoh RigVeda), the space consists of abundance of YajurVeda (Antarikshyam vai YajurVeda), the bright particles/light ...
Unsurprisingly, it depends on whom you ask. As you've anticipated in your question, this verse (which, as Keshav notes, is found in Ṛgveda 9.96.5, and also in Sāmaveda 184.108.40.206) has been used polemically by Advaitins like Appayya Dīkṣita to argue against the Vaishnavite position. One relatively well-known Vaishnavite counter-interpretation can be found in ...
The mantras of Sāmaveda are chanted musically so they're are especially pleasing to the Gods more than the mantras of the other Vedas which is why Krishna compares himself to the Sāmaveda.
"Sāma" denotes that which brings equipoise or tranquility to the mind.
There are four well-known ways of dealing with an opponent or rival:
sāma, dāna, bheda and ...
There are two primary part of Sama Veda:
Archik means group of Rik(ऋक्) which has two parts:
Gaan(गान). Gaan mantra are composed on the basis of Samyoni mantra. There are 4 type of Gaan:
Gram Greya Gaan (ग्राम ग्रेय गान) also called Prakriti(प्रकृति) Gaan or Vey(वेय)
Aaranyak Gaan (आरण्यक गा...
One verse of the Sama Veda Samhita that is not present in the Rig Veda is verse 527, which is near the Aranya Archikah, Aranya Kandam section as you can see here:
ahamasmi prathamajā ṛtasya pūrvaṃ devebhyo amṛtasya nāma |
yo mā dadāti sa idevamāvadahamannamannamadantamadmi ||
I have been created before the creation of devtas and nobody can ...
Compared to its Ṛg-vedic counterpart which has 16 verses, Puruṣa-sūkta of Sāma-veda has only 5 verses. Those verses (617-621§), from GRETIL:
ārcika | prapāṭhaka | ardha | daśati | verse | line
1 1 1 01 01 a
2 0 0 0403a sahasraśīrṣā puruṣaḥ sahasrākṣaḥ sahasrapāt .
2 0 0 0403c sa bhūmiṃ sarvato ...
Seven mothers of Agni are named in Mahabharata III.217.9
Kaki, Halima, Rudra, Vrhali,Arya, Palala and Mitra
The Indian Theogony: A Comparative Study of Indian Mythology from the Vedas to the Puranas - Sukumari Bhattacharji 1970
Seven mothers are also referenced in Angiras (Rshi with an associated lineage with Agni) apri in the Rig Veda 1.141.02
The reason is because the respective manuals (grhya sutras) have recommended each shakha/veda to perform the upAkarma on specific day which is followed by the respective veda and shakha people.
As per one of the Vaishnava legends, Lord HayAgreeva initiated Lord BrahmA in vedas during these respective days/stars hence we celebrate on specific days. (I do ...
According to this chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana, Prajapati is the one born from the golden egg:
Verily, in the beginning this (universe) was water, nothing but a sea of water. The waters desired, 'How can we be reproduced?' They toiled and performed fervid devotions, when they were becoming heated, a golden egg was produced. The year, indeed, was not ...
I finally found where the Sama Veda quote is from. Here is the Sama Veda in Sanskrit. Near the beginning of the Aranya Archikah, Aranya Kandam section, the following verse occurs:
ahamasmi prathamajā ṛtasya pūrvaṃ devebhyo amṛtasya nāma |
yo mā dadāti sa idevamāvadahamannamannamadantamadmi || 594
Here is how this webpage translates the verse
I have been ...
Yes, Indian Music originated from the Sama Veda. This is a very prominent view of many, and is accepted by everyone who learns Carnatic Music.
The Rig Veda and Yajur Veda mainly use only three notes which correspond to modern Shadja, Rishabha and Nishada, with the occasional Gandhara svara.
But the Samaveda is sung with all seven svaras (which include in ...
First of all, chapter 4 of the Manu Smriti doesn't say that only the Yajur Veda is meant for humans. All the Vedas are meant to be chanted among men, it's just a question of whom each Veda is sacred to:
Let him never recite the Rig-veda or the Yagur-veda while the Saman (melodies) are heard; (let him stop all Veda-study for a day and a night) after ...
I heard during a lecture sometime ago that carnatic music has its roots in Sama veda. Also sama veda is considered to be the melodious among all vedas. The shloka included along with the Bhagwat gita text on one of the lines reads "vedaisaanga padakramopanishadaihi gaayanthi yam saamagaaha". Saamagas actual chant the mantras of the sama veda. But here the ...