Rig Veda Samhita Mandala – 4

Rs.160.00

Pages : xvi + 231

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-7994-058-6

This book has the translation of all the 589 mantras in the 58 Suktas of the Fourth Mandala of Rig Veda along with the text and some 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 limited to academics or the experts in English language.

Sprituality is a word with many connotations. The meaning of spirituality used here is given in the box in p. 42.

We request and urge our readers to read the first six essays in the Part II of the book, Appendices, whose titles are listed here:

1. Basic ideas of Rig Veda

2. Understanding the secrets in  Rig Veda

(Details of inner yajna)

3. Subconscient of an individual

4. The seven chakras and their psychological approach

5. Colours: Psychological interpretation

6. Seven worlds, light and five peoples

7. Spiritual meanings of some words

The reading will greatly help the reader in understanding the content of Mandala 4.

Note that our compact book, ‘Essentials of Rig Veda’ gives an excellent overview of several aspects of Veda including mantra, metre, rishis,        power of deities and the some of the interesting topics in it.


Table of Contents

(i) Titles of th 58 Suktas / vi

(ii) The Suktas for the various deities / vii

(iii) Note to the Readers / vii

(iv) Special features of the Mandala Four / viii

(v) Greatness of Rishi Vamadeva / xii

(vi) Symbolism of the Gods / xiii

(vii) Some common words / xv

(viii) Acknowledgements / xv

(ix) Abbreviations / xvi

I. Text , Translation and Notes on the 589 mantras (58 Suktas)

Anuvaka   Suktas     Number of Mantras     Page

1                1 – 10                  132                       1

2               11 – 21                 120                     43

3               22 – 32                 146                     81

4               33 – 45                    91                  116

5               46 – 58                 100                   154

II. Appendices

1. Basic ideas of Rig Veda / 192

2. Understanding the secrets in Rig Veda / 195

(Details of inner yajna)

3. Subconscient of an individual / 210

4. The seven chakras an their meaning / 211

5. Colours: Psychological interpretation / 213

6. Seven Worlds, Lights and Five Peoples / 213

7. Spiritual Meanings of Some Words / 217

8. Highlights of this translation / 218

9. References / 221

10. Note on transliteration / 222

11. Subject Index / 224

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