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416163-RIG-VEDA

416163-RIG-VEDA

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Published by: Juan Valencia on Jun 13, 2011
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 RIG VEDA  RIG VEDA  RIG VEDA  RIG VEDA 
 
Translator
 Ralph T.H. Griffith
 With collected commentaries and other help Compiled by
Prof. M. M. Ninan
 
 
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The Purusha Sukta in the 10th Mandala of Rigveda (10.90) tells us that this universe or creation came out of great sacrifice and from this came the things and beings and along with them came the Vedic mantras for the benefit and guidance of human beings. They were later echoed in the hearts of the sages who gave to the world in the form of mantras. It is stated that initially there was one volume with one lakh of mantras or the verses and they were passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition by memorising the mantras. As the time passed with the loss of memory one lakh got reduced to almost 20,000 mantras and at that time on account of the efforts of Bhagwan Shri Vedavyas, they were collected and then in the form of four volumes as we see them to-day, he gave back to the mankind.

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