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Yes, as we know that for better understanding of Vedas, the knowledge of Vedangas viz. Vyakarana, Nirukta, Chhanda etc. is essential. That is because Vedic hymns are associated with Devatas, Rishis, Chhanda and they have hidden sacrificial and spiritual symbols. So, the knowledge of trait of Devata and Rishis associated with them as well as the significance ...


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According to Advaita Vedanta and Vedas, there is just 1 God represented by sound OM and he is OMnipresent, OMnipotent and OMniscient, Singular, Invisible, Infinite, Nameless, Formless and All pervading and Father/Brahman of all. Sanskrit Brahman (an n-stem, nominative bráhmā) from a root bṛh- "to swell, expand, grow, enlarge". Modern science also says that ...


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Partial answer providing location of verse in scriptures and English translation for the same; Answer that provides interpretation explaining the meaning and significance/reason for sacrifice is awaited. This is from Taittariya Samhita of Krishna Yajurveda: 1.8 प्रपाठक: 8 राजसूयः ... ... ... 1.8.9 अनुवाक 9 रत्निनां हवींषि VERSE: 1 बा...


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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 ...


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According to my knowledge, even in Christianity, the Divine messenger , archangel, Gabriel was depicted in Human form with wings. So we cannot restrict this depiction to Hinduism alone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel Coming to the question part - "how did the rishis/munis who wrote Vedas/Purans after listening to Ākāśavāni predicted how a ...


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“Think of the universe as an ocean of ether, consisting of layer after layer of varying degrees of vibration under the action of Prana; away from the centre the vibrations are less, nearer to it they become quicker and quicker; one order of vibration makes one plane. Then suppose these ranges of vibrations are cut into planes, so many millions of ...


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Please review the following hindi translation of the same verse Rig Veda 10.59.7: Which basically translates differently to what you posted, it says: Earth, space and mid-air again provides us the vital energy (prana), somdev again provides us the physical ability and pushadev that feeds everything provides us compassionate voice, so that we are ...


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In the introduction of "Hymns of Rig Veda" Griffith says that he had mostly followed Sayanacharya. My translation, which follows the text of Max Müller's splendid six-volume edition, is partly based on the work of the great scholiast Sayana who was Prime Minister at the court of the King of Vijaynagar - in what is now the Madras District of Bellary -...


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Prologue: Sri Desiraju Hanumanta Rao & Sri K.M.K.Murthy prepared the e-text on Valmiki Ramayana and made available at http://www.valmikiramayan.net/. In the Footnotes below Sloka 28 & others of Sarge 3 of Kishkinda Kanda, the above authors explain the importance of remembrance power, vyaakarana, nirukta, sikhsha,chandas, while understanding the ...


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A true rishi is one who is a devotee of lord also. Spiritual path is a heart to heart connection. So the lord reveals himself to his devotee in heart. Citing this verse from Srimad Bhagvatam 10.86.47 हृदिस्थोऽप्यतिदूरस्थ: कर्मविक्षिप्तचेतसाम् । आत्मशक्तिभिरग्राह्योऽप्यन्त्युपेतगुणात्मनाम् ॥ ४७ ॥ But although You reside within the heart, You ...


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"The form of that person is like a cloth dyed with turmeric, or like grey sheep's wool, or like the scarlet insect called Indragopa, or like a tongue of fire, or like a white lotus, or like a flash of lightning. He who knows this—his splendour is like a flash of lightning. Now, therefore, the description of Brahman: "Not this, not this" (Neti, Neti); for ...


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Im Indraya namaha & Aum Indrarajayaa Vidmahe Maha Indrayaa Dheemahi Tanno Indra Prachodayaat, are two most dedicated mantras for lord Indra.


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There is a mantra for Indra to be found in the ancient Indian tradition of Natya-Shastra. Before any performance in the theater, it was customary to worship (puja) and offer certain food articles to the gods and deities. This ceremony was considered “as meritorious as a Vedic sacrifice”. For Indra, the specific mantra runs as follows: पुरन्दरामरपते वज्रपा...


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Klaus K. Klostermaier's A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism has the following traditional dates for Hindu scriptures starting with the Vedas. Chronology The chronology of Ancient India up to the time of Buddha is at present the focus of fierce scholarly debates. The majority of Indian scholars assume a date of 4000 BCE for the Ṛgveda, rejecting ...


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And what exactly Vedas say about Tantric Philosophy? Precisely! Are they completely different or Are they talking about the same thing? Truth can be explored in multiple ways. You could say Today’s Hinduism is seemingly based out of Brahministic and Vedic roots, as, that’s what probably our parents, society and ancestors /traditions taught you. The ...


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Vamana Avatar is mentioned in Rig Veda: तरीणि पदा वि चक्रमे विष्णुर्गोपा अदाभ्यः | अतो धर्माणि धारयन || 1.22.18 Viṣṇu, the Guardian, he whom none deceiveth, made three steps; thenceforth Establishing his high decrees. पर विष्णवे शूषमेतु मन्म गिरिक्षित उरुगायाय वर्ष्णे | य इदं दीर्घं परयतं सधस्थमेको विममे तरिभिरित पदेभिः || 1.154.3 ...


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