Rig Veda Samhita Mandala – 9

500.00

Pages : xxxiv + 404

Cover : Hardbound

ISBN : 81-7994-084-5

We are happy to present to our readers the translation of all the 1108 mantras in the 114 suktas of the Ninth Mandala of Rig Veda, along with the text and some explanations about the meanings of words. All the mantras of this Mandala are addressed to a single deity Pavamana Soma, the God of Bliss. Several Rishis belonging to different lineages have contributed to the Mandala, each rishi contributing one or two or three suktas. One exception is Asita Kashyapah and Devala Kashyapah with the revelation of 20 suktas. Bhagavad Gita mentions these two rishis Asita and Devala.

Every mantra traditionally is divided into several padas usually four. Sometimes we have divided a mantra into more parts so that the translation of each part is meaningful and fits into a single line of English text. Thus the whole translation has some poetic structure without any rhyme. Since a line of English text corresponds to one pada in Sanskrit, it is helpful for those who are interested in knowing the meanings of words.

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 some of the interesting topics in it. The compact book, ‘Soma: The Delight of Existence’ is also useful.


Table of Contents

(i) Acknowledgements / v

(ii) Note to the Readers / vi

(iii) Titles of the 114 Suktas / vii

(iv) Overview of Mandala 9 / x

(v) SOma: Misconceptions and its Secret / xi

(vi) Soma, the delight in work / xv

(vii) Soma and Truth (rta) / xvii

(viii) Soma, Seers and Sun / xix

(ix) Legend of Soma and Falcon / xxi

(x) Soma yajna or Sacrifice: Inner and Outer / xxiii

(xi) Rishis of Mandala 9 / xxv

(xii) Some Important Words in this Mandala / xxvii

(xiii) Symbolism of the Gods / xxxi

(xiv) Abbreviations / xxxiii

I. Teaxt , Translation and Notes of 1108 mantra-s

Anuvaka       Sukta-s        # Mantra-s          Page

1.                   1 – 24               204                   1

2.                 26 – 60               194                 65

3.                 61 – 67               222               129

4.                 68 – 85               118               186

5.                 86 – 96               129               240

6.                 97 – 103              117              292

7.               104 – 114              124              335

II. Appendices

1. Wisdom of Veda (O Indu, flow to Indra) / 380

2. 1000 epithets to Soma / 381

3. References / 394

4. Note to Transliteration / 395

5. Subject Index / 397

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