Published January 1, 1957
by Harvard University Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Karl Friedrich Geldner (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||300|
The Rig-Veda not a narrative like the Bible or a religious doctrine like the Koran. It is a collection of prayers and as such, it is almost incomprehensible without some kind of side-tuition. Reading the Rig-Veda and expecting to understand ancient vedic religion is like trying to understand Christianity by only reading the psalms.4/5(41). The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. BC) is a collection of over 1, individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture.3/5(2). Rig Veda, derived from the root word 'rik' meaning 'to praise' is divided into ten books (each book called mandala, meaning 'the circle'), and further subdivided into chapters and sections. It includes 1, suktas (hymns), compris Sanskrit verses, and over , words. The Rig Vedic hymns of prayer and worship are addressed to Vedic deities, such as Indra ( . The Rig Veda is one of the world's classical pieces of literature. It is part of the tradition of preserving ancient texts for a few reasons. One purpose for doing so, is in order to connect people with the origins of knowledge, religion and culture. Another reason .
Der Rig-Veda, Part IV, Index, Aus dem Sanskrit ins Deutsche Ubersetzt und mit einem Laufenden Kommentar Versehem, von Karl Friedrich Geldner (Harvard Oriental Series) by Karl Friedrich Geldner, Daniel H. Ingalls Hardcover, Pages, Published by Harvard University Press ISBN , ISBN: comprehensively. While the Rig Veda is a comprehensive treatise in itself, it must be cross referred to the other three Vedas. The four Vedas together form a theoretical and practical framework on which the entire subject under consideration is structured. The model is an imitation of nature's process of interaction at all levels. The Rigveda is the oldest Sanskrit text, consisting of over one thousand hymns dedicated to various divinities of the Vedic tradition. Orally composed and orally transmitted for several millennia, the hymns display remarkable poetic complexity and religious sophistication. As the culmination of the long tradition of Indo-Iranian oral-formulaic praise poetry and the first . Section I. Chronology and Geography of the Rigveda. Ch The Relative Chronology of the Rigveda — I Personal Names in the Avesta. 1A. The Early Rigveda ― Rigvedic Names. 1A The Early Books. 1A The Avesta. 1A The Middle and Late Books. 1A Certain Basic Words. 1B. The Early Rigveda ― Iranian Names. 1C. The Middle Rigveda. 1D File Size: 1MB.
The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद ṛgveda, from ṛc "praise" and veda "knowledge") is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit is one of the four sacred canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas.. The text is layered consisting of the Samhita, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads. The Rigveda Samhita is the core text, and is a collection of 10 books (maṇḍalas. (2) The Rig Veda is the oldest and many of its verses are restated in the other Vedas. But they should be translated under Rig Veda since that is the original source. For example, this book has the Gayatri Mantra in the Yajur Veda, which is not incorrect, but everyone expects it in the Rig Veda since that's where it originally is from/5(23). Ralph T. H. Griffith translated the Rig Veda in English in the year The entire Rig Veda is divided into a series of 10 books. Of these, book number 2 and 7 are considered to be the oldest while the others are much more recent. Contents Of Rigveda. Many of the verses are taken from the Rig-Veda without change; a considerable part of the sayings is in prose. The books are of different age; the first thirteen are the oldest, the last two are late additions. Book XX, consisting entirely of hymns in praise of Indra, all taken from the Rig-Veda, was undoubtedly added to give the Atharva's.