Structure of RigVeda

Structure of RigVeda

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2018-06-12 )

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ṛgveda saṃhitā, ṛgveda for short, is undoubtedly the world’s most ancient religious text. Knowing the history of ṛgveda goes a long way into understanding the religious history of the world. The historical study of ṛgveda was initiated by the Western scholars when they first came into contact with the Sanskrit literature about 200 years ago. They attacked the problem with great enthusiasm and ingenuity, their ideas and results of their study have dominated the field even today. ṛgveda saṃhitā, as the name indicates is a collection of ṛk-s (mantra- s in poetic form). Each ṛk is set to certain chandas (meter), is associated with a ṛṣi (a seer, who envisioned the mantra and gave expression to it), a devatā, (the deity to whom the mantra is addressed) and a viniyoga (an application). The ṛca-s(plural of ṛk) are strung together into sūkta-s (hymns), the sūkta-s gathered together to form maṇḍala-s (books). The ṛgveda saṃhitā we corrently possess consists of 10552 ṛca-s, grouped into 1028 sūkta-s which are organized into 10 maṇḍala-s.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-613-9-82902-6

ISBN-10:

613982902X

EAN:

9786139829026

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Narahari Achar

Number of pages:

52

Published on:

2018-06-12

Category:

Other