Hymns of Creation Heaven & Ancient Fathers

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Pages : viii + 110

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-7994-044-6

This book is our response to the request of some of our readers for a book on the topics of creation, the world of ancient fathers, heaven and facts of after-life as detailed in the Veda. In the market there are popular books dealing with creation and after-life, claiming that their sources is Veda, even though the Veda does not support some of the ideas therein. Hence there was a request for the complete text of the relevant Veda mantra-s along with their translation. The text is in Devanagari script, some verses have also the text in Roman (English) script. This book has mantra-s both from the Rig Veda and the Atharva Veda, even though many of the Atharva Veda mantra-s are also in Rig Veda.

This book is divided into two parts. Part I deals with the topics of Creation; it has 85 Veda mantra-s and three prose passages from the associated vedic books such as Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad.

The Part II deals with the topics of Heaven, the world of ancient fathers, statements in Veda about after-life (the condition after the event of death); the chapter 24 focuses on some of the popular beliefs on after-life which are not in the Veda mantra-s. The second part has 47 mantra-s from the Atharva Veda, Rig Veda and Isha Upanishad. Thus the book has in all 132 mantra-s along with three prose passages.


Table of Contents

i) Note to the Readers and Acknowledgement / iv

ii) Abbreviations / vi

iii) Note on Transliteration / vii

Part I : Creation

1. Introduction to the ideas of Creation / 1

2. Overview of the Hymns in this part / 3

3. Beginnings: RV (10.190) / 7

4. Creation-web: Questions with Answers: RV (10.130) / 8

5. The Primary Creation Hymn : RV (10.129)

(Desire, Self-law, Breathing) / 11

6. Hiranyagarbha Sukta: RV (10.121) / 18

7. The Supreme Purusha / 23

8. The Purusha Hymn: RV (10.90) / 25

9. The Creator Vishwakarma: RV (10.81) / 42

10. The Creator Vishwakarma: RV (10.82) / 46

11. The Birth of Gods: RV (10.72) / 49

12. The Deity of Speech: RV (10.125) / 54

13. Knowledge and conjectures: RV (10.71) / 60

14. Shatapatha Brahmana (6.1.1.1 – 5) / 67

15. Taittiriya Aranyaka (1.21): Prajapati and Tortoise / 68

16. Brhadaranyaka Upanishad / 70

Part II: Heaven and Ancient Fathers

17. Overview of Chapters 18-25 / 73

18. Heaven: RV (9.113) / 75

19. Ancient Fathers / 79

20. Yama and After-life / 86

21. Samskara-s and Beliefs / 91

22. Final rites / 93

23. Some Relavant Facts in Veda Related to After-life / 98

24. Popular beliefs on After-life Not found in Veda / 101

25. Return from the House of Yama / 102

26. Epilogue / 107

27. References / 107

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