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As you can see in the Rig Veda Anukramani given in my answer here, Vishnu is the Devata of several hymns of the Rig Veda: Book 1 Hymn 22 Verses 16-21 Book 1 Hymn 154 Book 1 Hymn 155 Book 1 Hymn 156 Book 7 Hymn 99 Book 7 Hymn 100 Also, there are several hymns of the Rig Veda where the Rishis is either Vishnu or one of his incarnations: Book 10 Hymn 90 was ...


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Well, there are several hymns in Vedas which can mention rebirth. However it depends upon interpretation. I've found couple of verses from Rigveda Mandala 1 of which interpretation mention rebirth according to Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, the founder of Arya Samaj. Though Ralph Griffith or Gayatri Pariwar's translation doesn't mention rebirth. Quoting Rigveda ...


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Yes, such quotes are present in Vedas, like in Shatapatha Brahmana also: सा यदुखा नाम । एतद्वै देवा एतेन कर्मणैतयावृतेमांल्लोकानुदखनन्यदुदखनंस्तस्मादुत्खोत्खा ह वै तामुखेत्याचक्षते परोऽक्षं परोऽक्षकामा हि देवाः - ६.७.१.[२३] And as to why it is called 'Ukhâ;'--by means of this sacred performance and this process the gods at that time dug out these ...


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R. L. Kashyap in Essentials of Rig Veda lists about 30 ṛṣhikās along with the verse numbers. The author notes the list is not exhaustive. Appendix Women Ṛṣhis (ṛṣhikā) in the Rig Veda Samhitā Aditi 4.18 Aditirdākshāyaṇī 10.72 Agastyasvasā 10.60.6 Apālā Ātreyī 8.91 Dakshiṇā Prājapatyā 10.107 Godhā ...


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Some scholars think Lord Krishna is mentioned in the Vedas.. Ghora Angirasa expounded this well known doctrine to Devaki's son Krishna and said , 'Such a knower should at the time of death repeat this triad - "Thou art the imperishable, Thou art the unchangeable, Thou art the subtle essence of Prana." (on hearing the above) he [Krishna] became ...


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Skandaswami (7th Century) 's commentary on Rigveda Recalling what I read in the preface of Rigveda book from Gayatri Pariwar (you can read this paragraph at page number 19: This is in Hindi language, the English translation of first couple of sentences would be: Who did write the very first commentary on Rigveda and when? This is not sure but among the ...


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Yes. Shukla Yajurveda Book III We call the spirit hither with a hero-celebrating strain, Yea, with the Fathers’ holy hymns (53) The spirit comes to us again for wisdom, energy, and life, That we may long behold the Sun (54) The spirit here denotes Atma which comes to us (human beings) after being somewhere for sometimes. Since it is clearly written that it ...


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Yes the Vedas do support the concept. Given below are two relevant Mantras from the Rig Veda Samhita. BhadrA Vadhuh Bhavati Yath SupeshA (1) Syayam SA Mitram Banuthe Jane Chith (2) --- Rig Veda 10.27.12 DhAthA DAdhAr Prithivir DhAthA DdhAmuta Suryam (3) DhAtAsthA Agruvei Patim DadhAthu PratikAmyam (4) --- Rig Veda 6.60.3 Meaning ...


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Yes the Veda does support the idea of democracy. It clearly talks of people or their representatives choosing the king. TwAm Vishor VrinatAm (1) TvAmimAh Pradishah Pancha Devi (2) Vashmarn RAshtrashya Kakudi Srayasya (3) Tator Na Ugro Vi BhajA Vasuthi (4) Meaning Let the people choose you for the king (1) you have the knowledge of ...


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There is no explicit mention of reincarnation in the Vedic Samhitas. However, some people think that some verses in the Vedic Samhitas can be interpreted to mean reincarnation. I have heard the mention of two pathways, of birth and death, the ways of parents, the learned and the mortals. On these two roads each moving creature travels. Each soul ...


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There are two forms of Yajurveda: Krishna (Black) and the Shukla (White). The Krishna Yajurveda consists of prose mixed with the mantras, therefore the word Krishna. Among different recension of the Krishna Yajurveda, Taittrīya is the most popular one, however, Maitrāyaṇīya recension is also studied well by the scholars. The Taittrīya Samhita has no ...


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Are both Śukla and Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhitas derived from the same parent source or are they totally independent from each other? They are totally independent of each other, but like all Vedas, there are some mantras common between both. The Taittiriya Shakkha of the Krishna Yajur Veda was disseminated by Yajnavalkya: Texts 64-65: Yājñavalkya, the son ...


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Not in the exact same words, but in equivalent vocabulary, there are instances in the Rgveda Samhita that the rishis offer the suktams made of mysterious hidden words to the gods. The word used is "niṇya". RV 4.3.16: एता विश्वा विदुषे तुभ्यं वेधो नीथान्यग्ने निण्या वचांसि । निवचना कवये काव्यान्यशंसिषं मतिभिर्विप्र उक्थैः ॥ O Agni, O Lord, O All-...


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Vedas do mention Mahabharata character as according to tradition in previous Yuga only 3 Vedas were present and that too only samhitas. Atharva veda was compiled after Mahabharata that's why in oldest part of Mahabharata (Sanjaya conversation including bhagvad geeta) you'll only find mention of 3 Vedas and in ramayana too only 3 Vedas, the four priest ...


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There is no mention of rebirth but there is mention of liberation- moksha throughout samhitas. 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 ...


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There are no explicit mention but there are mention of puranas in hymns of vedas and puranas in turn mention rebirth so- Verses, and songs,and magic hymns,purana,sacrificial text.all the celestial Gods whose home is heaven sprang from the residue.(Atharva Veda book 11,hymn 7 verse 24). Furthermore- Lord vishnu's vamana avatar is mentioned in ...


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