Rig Veda Samhita Mandala – 10

750.00

Pages : xxix + 590

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Hard Bound

ISBN : 81-7994-053-5

Among the ten Mandalas of Rig Veda, the tenth Mandala has considerable attraction for many persons since it contains several suktas (or hymns) which are widely used or widely referred to such as the Purusha hymn, the hymn of creation, the hymn of the Goddess of Speech (Vak), the suktas dealing with health and healing etc. We are happy to present here the 1754 mantras contained in 191 suktas of the tenth mandala along with the text, translation and explanation. As in our earlier SAKSHI publications, the focus is on the wisdom in the Veda conveyed by the spiritual/psychological meanings of the mantras. The primary aim of our book is to make the translation understandable to lovers of Veda in all walks of life, not necessarily academics or the experts in English language.


Table of Contents

i) Acknowledgements / vi

ii) Note to the Readers / vii

iii) The Sukta-s for Various Deities / x

iv) Highlights of the SAKSHI translation / xi

v) How to Read this Book ? / xv

vi) Overview of this Book (Mandala 10) / xvi

vii) Rishi-s of this Mandala / xviii

viii) Overview of the Powers of the Gods / xix

ix) Overview of Agni / xxi

x) Symbolism of the Gods / xxii

xi) Common Words as symbols / xxiv

xii) Titles of the 191 Sukta-s / xxv

xiii) Abbreviations / xxviii

I. Text, Translation and Notes on 191 Sukta-s (1754 mantra-s):

Anuvaka        Sukta-s        Number of Mantra-s     Page

1 & 2              1 – 29                  148+146                 1

3 & 4            30 – 60                  145+168                91

5 & 6            61 – 84                  129+135               181

7 & 8            85 – 99                  142+143               264

9 & 10        100 – 128                142+146               356

11 & 12      129 – 191                144+169               443

II. Appendices

1. The Format of this Book / 544

2. The Classes of Readers / 545

3. Principles behind this Translation / 546

4. Other Commentaries and Translations / 550

5. Spiritual meanings of Some Words / 559

6. The Date of Rig Veda / 561

7. Achievements of SAKSHI / 563

8. References / 569

9. Note on transliteration / 572

10. Boxes / 574

11. Subject Index / 576

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