Rig Veda Samhita Mandala – 8

400.00

Pages : xxvi + 580

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-7994-079-9

We are happy to present to our readers the translation of all the 1716 mantra-s in the 103 sukta-s of the Eighth Mandala of Rig Veda, along with the text and some explanations about the meanings of words.

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


Table of Contents

(i) Acknowledgements / vi

(ii) Deities in each Anuvaka / vii

(iii) Note to the Readers / vii

(iv) Mandala 8: An Overview / viii

(v) Rishis of Mandala 8 / xi

(vi) The deities and their Sukta-s / xiii

(vii) Symbolism of the Gods / xiv

(viii) More on Gods / xvi

a. Vedic Gods / xvi

b. Indra, the Divine Mind / xvi

c. Agni, the Divine Will / xviii

d. Ashvins, the Lords of Bliss and Healings / xix

e. Maruts, the thought Forces and Life-powers / xxi

(ix) Some Important Words / xxiii

(x) Abbreviations / xxv

I. Text, Translation and Notes on 1716 mantra-s

Anuvaka      Sukta-s        #Mantra-s        Page

1.                    1 – 5                160                1

2.                   6 – 12               177               56

3.                  13 – 20              173             111

4.                  21 – 30              186             169

5.                  31 – 42              171             231

6.                  43 – 48              171             293

Valakhilya    49 – 59                80              346

7.                 60 – 69              159               377

8.                 70 – 80              149                429

9.                 81 – 93              149               475

10.              94 – 103             141                524

II. Appendices

1. References / 574

2. Note on Transliteration / 575

3. Subject Index / 577

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