Lesson 49 – Analysis of a hymn from The Rig Veda (RV 1.1)

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 48, we looked at some of the key features of Vedic Sanskrit, like Sandhis, Infinitives etc. In this lesson we will analyse the first hymn from the Rig Veda. This is a … Continue reading Lesson 49 – Analysis of a hymn from The Rig Veda (RV 1.1)

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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)