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Who wrote Vedas and Puranas?

Who wrote Vedas and Puranas?

According to tradition, Vyasa is the compiler of the Vedas, who arranged the four kinds of mantras into four Samhitas (Collections).

When was Rig Veda written?

about 1500 bce
Rigveda, (Sanskrit: “The Knowledge of Verses”) also spelled Ṛgveda, the oldest of the sacred books of Hinduism, composed in an ancient form of Sanskrit about 1500 bce, in what is now the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.

Who composed the hymns of Rigveda?

Gustav Holst’s
Gustav Holst’s Choral hymns from the Rig Veda The Rig Veda is a collection of over 1000 sacred hymns of praise composed in Vedic Sanskrit. It is one of the four great canonical texts of Hinduism, known as the Vedas.

Who is the main god in the Rig Veda?

The most prominent deity is Indra, slayer of Vritra and destroyer of the Vala, liberator of the cows and the rivers; Agni the sacrificial fire and messenger of the gods; and Soma, the ritual drink dedicated to Indra, are additional principal deities.

Where is original Rig Veda kept?

are kept? So the oldest known copies of yajurveda and Rigveda (2 of the 4 books) are kept at the Bhandarkar Oriental Institute in Pune , Maharashtra. These two manuscripts are written in Sanskrit and were found in Rajasthan during the late 1800’s.

Is Lord Vishnu mentioned in Vedas?

Vedas. Vishnu is a Rigvedic deity, but not a prominent one when compared to Indra, Agni and others. Just 5 out of 1028 hymns of the Rigveda are dedicated to Vishnu, although He is mentioned in other hymns. He is also described in the Vedic literature as the one who supports heaven and earth.

Are Vedas still alive?

The original Vedas are preserved in the minds of Brahmins who have learned them by heart and transmitted them in perfect form to their students for over 7000 years. There are still gurukulas in India today in which young students learn to recite the entire text by heart.

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