Fact 26 – There is an amazing amount of literature in Sanskrit

Thomas Macaulay, who played a major role in the introduction of English and western concepts to education in India, in his ‘Minute on Indian Education’ of February 1835, said ‘I have no knowledge of either Sanskrit or Arabic. But I have done what I could to form a correct estimate of their value. I have … Continue reading Fact 26 – There is an amazing amount of literature in Sanskrit

Fact 1 – Sanskrit is 6000 years old or older (excerpt from the upcoming book “Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit”)

This excerpt is also available on YouTube. Click here. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, in his book “The Orion, or Researches into the Antiquity of the Vedas”, has shown, based on internal evidence (using astronomical references) of the Vedas, that the R̥g Veda and some of the portions of the Yajur Vedic Samhitas are at least 6000 years … Continue reading Fact 1 – Sanskrit is 6000 years old or older (excerpt from the upcoming book “Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit”)

History in the Rig Veda–Hymn 10.33

The Vr̥ṣā́kapi hymn (RV 10.86), when looked at from the perspective of history, allows us to get a glimpse of a very ancient event - a rebellion against the king that happened in a kingdom of the tribe of Párśu around 3900 BCE. See my previous blog post on this: A Historical event in the … Continue reading History in the Rig Veda–Hymn 10.33

A Historical event in the Rig Veda – The Vr̥ṣā́kapi Hymn (RV 10.86)

Introduction The Dāśarājñám or the “Battle of Ten Kings”, described in the Rig Veda (RV) hymns 7.18, 7.33 and 7.83, is clearly a historical event. King Sudā́s, with heavenly aid from I’ndra and guided by the sage Vásiṣṭha, defeats a coalition of other Aryan kings, guided by Viśvā́mitra, on the banks of the river Páruṣṇi … Continue reading A Historical event in the Rig Veda – The Vr̥ṣā́kapi Hymn (RV 10.86)