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  • proper n. An ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns dedicated to the gods (devas), composed between 1700–1100 BCE.


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From Sanskrit ऋग्वेद (ṛg-vedá, "veda of praise"), from ऋच् (ṛ́c, "praise, verse") and वेद (veda, "knowledge").


  • Panis, completely fascinatingly, are demons in the Rigveda, which is a part of the sacred collection of Vedas, and an element of Hindu prayers.

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  • In ancient India the sacred Rigveda was transmitted verbatim long before it was ever written down.

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  • Though the recipe and ingredients for it have been lost, ethnomycologists and artists alike have been interpreting its origin through ancient manuscripts - from such sources as the verses of the Rigveda, an ancient North Indian text from the 2nd millennium BCE: 'We have drunk of the soma; we have become immortal, we have seen the light; we have found the Gods.'

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  • May 20, 2009 at 5:29 am fanks hissy, is a verse frum deh Rigveda which I has adapted a bit.

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  • Practiced in different parts of India, the worship of the sun has been described in the Rigveda.

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  • The first mention of the Aryan Race is in Rigveda and Avesthan texts.

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  • In fact, The Ninth Mandala of the Rigveda is known as the Soma Mandala.

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  • Thirty ancient manuscripts of the Rigveda, a sacred Hindu text, dating from 1800 to 1500 BC, were also added to the list as the oldest known Vedic texts or scriptures of the Hindu religion.

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  • If you know of any good corpus studies with actual statistical comparisons of e.g. numbers of times relative clauses come before their nouns vs number of times they follow them in the Rigveda, please please please let me know!

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  • Heinrich Luders' posthumously published work Varuna fired my imagination and prompted me to come to close grips with the text of the Rigveda with eyes unclouded by the valuable but in many ways disputable work of earlier Vedists p.273.

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