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 Making of a modernday mantraśāstra pamphlet
 Some words on mathematical truth, scientific conviction and the sociology of science
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Tag Archives: Veda
Making of a modernday mantraśāstra pamphlet
Originally, all mantra instructions were oral, keeping with the spirit of the śruti. But over time, starting probably around the Mauryan age, written manuals began to supplement the oral teachings. Thus, through the ages practitioners of the mantralore have made … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life
Tagged atharvaveda, IndoAryan, IndoIranian, mantra, mantrasAdhana, mantrashAstra, religion, Rigveda, Veda, Yajurveda
A note on āmreḍitas in the Ṛgveda and issues of word distribution
sa darśataśrīr atithir gṛhegṛhe vanevane śiśriye takvavīr iva । janaṃjanaṃ janyo nāti manyate viśa ā kṣeti viśyo viśaṃviśam ॥ RV 10.91.2 by Aruṇa Vaitahavya He, with visible auspiciousness, a guest in house after house, in forest after forest lurking like … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged grammar, Hindu, Hindu ritual, Hindus, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, Iranian, linguistics, mantra, religion, Rigveda, ritual, Veda, vedic
A note on the cow, the horse and the chariot in the Ṛgveda
yasmai tvaṃ sukṛte jātaveda u lokam agne kṛṇavaḥ syonam  aśvinaṃ sa putriṇaṃ vīravantaṃ gomantaṃ rayiṃ naśate svasti  For whom you will make a pleasant world, O Jātavedas! as he does correct rituals for you, O Agni! He endowed with … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged chariot, cow, holy cow, horse, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, indology, Rigveda, Veda, vedic
The Rāmāyaṇa and a paraRāmāyaṇa in numbersII: Evolving early IndoAryan warfare
This article might be read in as a continuation of this earlier one. The methods/caveats mentioned therein apply here too. Some of the counts mentioned in this article might be approximate but should be generally in the correct range, i.e. … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged archery, arrow, bow, chariot, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, rAmAyaNa, Veda, war, weapons
Matters of religion: discussion on vāyavya offerings
Somakhya and Lootika had revived the private one day rite in the manner of their ancestors as had been ordained by the youthful sage Śunaḥśepa Ājigarti. They were resting at the corner of their fireroom in the interval between the … Continue reading
An astronomical interpretation of the anaḍvān sūkta
This may be seen as a continuation of this note: Anatomy and heavens in the boomorphic universe. The anaḍvān sūkta is an enigmatic sūkta from the Atharvaveda which falls in the same class as other sūktas which describe a “boomorphic” … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ancient Hindu thought, astronomy, Hindu, Hindu ritual, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, indra, Pleiades, prajApati, Taurus, Veda, vedic
Rudra’s portion of the ritual offering, the Kaṭha Āraṇyaka and the Atharvaśiras: a brief journey through early śaiva thought
A version of this article was published first at India Facts There is a persistent motif of the deva Rudra (Śiva) being originally refused ritual offerings of the yajña to which the other devas were entitled. Rudra eventually acquires his … Continue reading