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Is Vishnu a Vedic deity ? Are there any mantras attributed to him?

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 ...
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Is reincarnation or rebirth mentioned in the Vedas (Samhitas)?

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 ...
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List of female Vedic seers (rishkAs)

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 ...
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What is the oldest commentary on the Vedas (Saṃhitās)?

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,...
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Is the statement 'Gods love the mysterious' also found in the Vedic Samhitas?

Yes, such quotes are present in Vedas, like in Shatapatha Brahmana also: सा यदुखा नाम । एतद्वै देवा एतेन कर्मणैतयावृतेमांल्लोकानुदखनन्यदुदखनंस्तस्मादुत्खोत्खा ह वै तामुखेत्याचक्षते परोऽक्षं परो...
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Is reincarnation or rebirth mentioned in the Vedas (Samhitas)?

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 ...
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Do the Vedas support the concept of a maiden choosing a husband for herself?

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 ...
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Where do the Vedas support democracy?

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) ...
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Which characters of Mahābhārata are also mentioned in the Vedas?

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 ...
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Do the Vedic Samhitas mention the Mahakavyas?

Vedas don't address Mahavakyas specifically. But they speak indirectly. They recognize Atman and Paramathma and speak that Purusha alone became all beings and knowing that Purusha bestows Moksha. ...
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Is there any difference between rig veda and rig ved samhita

Each Veda is broadly divided into a few parts. Samhita: liturgy and ritual Brahmanas: Instruction and context on ritual Aranyakas: Philosophical commentary on ritual Upanishads: Philosophy and ...
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Vedas are pan-geographic?

The Vedas are set in the framework of the geography of the Indian subcontinent. This is clearly obvious through the innumerable references to geographical features. For example, the River Hymn (Nadi ...
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How is Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhita different from Śukla Yajurveda?

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 ...
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How is Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhita different from Śukla Yajurveda?

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, ...
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Is reincarnation or rebirth mentioned in the Vedas (Samhitas)?

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 ...
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Who was sage Harita, the son of Bhṛgu?

As per Skanda Purana 1:2:51:178, father of Kamatha is the author of Harita Samhita. 178.Your father-will become an author of a Smṛti text (viz. Hārita-Smṛti). He will be adored by Brāhmaṇas. This ...
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Where can I find a recording of rig ved chating with correct swara pronunciation?

Vedas Chanting Audio App on Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.resun.chantingvedas
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Is the statement 'Gods love the mysterious' also found in the Vedic Samhitas?

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 &...
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Which characters of Mahābhārata are also mentioned in the Vedas?

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 ...
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What happens after death according to Vedic samhitas?

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 ...
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Is reincarnation or rebirth mentioned in the Vedas (Samhitas)?

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 ...
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