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Rig Veda

Rig Veda (also written as Rik Veda in English) is the oldest of all Vedas. Some scholars date the Rig Veda as early as 12000 BC - 4000 B.C. But Hindus believe that Vedas are eternal knowledge and beyond space-time. The Rig-Vedic ‘samhita’ or collection of mantras consists of 1,028 hymns or ‘suktas’, The 10,589 verses of the Rigveda are divided into ten mandalas or books.

First mandala consists of 191 suktas and 2006 mantras
Second mandala consists of 43 suktas and 429 mantras
Third mandala consists of 62 suktas and 617 mantras
Fourth mandala consists of 58 suktas and 589 mantras
Fifth mandala consists of 87 suktas and 727 mantras
Sixth mandala consists of 75 suktas and 765 mantras
Seventh mandala consists of 104 suktas and 841 mantras
Eighth mandala consists of 103 suktas and 1716 mantras
Ninth mandala consists of 114 suktas and 1108 mantras
Tenth mandala consists of 1
1 suktas and 1754 mantras

According to the Shatapatha Brahmana, the number of syllables in the Rigveda is 432,000, equalling the number of muhurtas (1 day = 30 muhurtas) in forty years.The Rig-Vedic hymns were compiled by Paila under the guidance of Vyasa, and went to form the Rig mantra Samhita. Rgveda intones that let  there be goodness in the hearts and thoughts. Since all are embodiments of the Divinity, all human beings are one. Rig Veda is important not only from religious and philosophical point of view but as some recent research has shown it also  contains immense information on cosmology, astrology and mathematics.

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Rig Veda 1A       Rig Veda 1B       Rig Veda 2A       Rig Veda 2B      

Rig Veda 3A       Rig Veda 3B       Rig Veda 4A       Rig Veda 4B      

Rig Veda 5A       Rig Veda 5B       Rig Veda 6A       Rig Veda 6B      

Rig Veda 7A       Rig Veda 7B       Rig Veda 8A       Rig Veda 8B      

Rig Veda 9A       Rig Veda 9B       Rig Veda 10A       Rig Veda 10B      

Rig Veda 11A       Rig Veda 11B       Rig Veda 12A          

Rig Veda 13A       Rig Veda 13B       Rig Veda 14A       Rig Veda 14B      


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