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There are four Vedas, the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. The Vedas are the primary texts of Hinduism. They also had a vast influence on Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Traditionally the text of the Vedas was coeval with the universe. Scholars have determined that the Rig Veda, the oldest of the four Vedas, was composed about 1500 B.C., and codified about ...more
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Omar Ali
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Disclosure: I have not actually read every hymn in the book, but I jdid read multiple hymns in each of the 10 books of the Rig Veda. The hymns are (as expected) very repetitive, but they do give you a picture of the culture of the Indo-Europeans who came to India around 1800 BC (or so we believe these days, this may be adjusted as ancient DNA from Indian sites yields its secrets). It is a window (and probably the most complete and most ancient window we have) into the Indo-European world th ...more
Edward Butler
Nov 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The complete Rig Veda, in a serviceable, if literal, translation; augment with Aurobindo's Secret of the Veda, New U.S. Edition and Vedic Symbolism. No Sanskrit here, but then one could hardly expect that in a single volume edition. The only real drawback is the lack of an index.
Matthew Ciuccio
Jan 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
And we travel from Gilgamesh over east a bit.

Up to:

Hymn vii: Indra. So far just introductions.

Next: HYMN XI. Indra.

Hymn is Indra

Finished: Hymn xvi indra

Hymn xxi

So boring. Epic of Gilgamesh was better. Hopefully his picks up just a lot of Lessing do far.

Up to asvins and others hymn xxii.

Step by step I plod though it. I will get there. Snore.
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Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith M.A, C.I.E(1826–1906) was a scholar of Indology and has translated the Vedic scriptures into English. He held the position of principal at the Benares College in India and later director of public instruction N.W.P and Oudh.
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