Rig Veda Samhita Mandala – 1 (Part two)
Pages : xx + 416
Cover : Paper Back
ISBN : 81-7994-087-x
We are happy to present to our readers the translation of the 771 mantra-s of the 71 sukta-s (1.51 – 1.121) of the First Mandala.
The format of the translation is same as that in the translation of all other Rig Veda Mandala-s focusing on the four or more pada-s of each mantra individually.
We request our kind readers to see the following essays in “Rig Veda Samhita: Mandala One (Part One)”.
a) The uniqueness of this book (essay iii)
b) Foreword by Prof. S.K. Ramachandra Rao, (essay iv)
c) Spiritual Interpretation of Veda:An introduction (essay v)
d) The Secret of the Veda in Aphorisms (essay vi)
e) Overview of Rig Veda (essay vii)
f) Yajna (essay xiv)
g) The sources of this translation (essay xv)
Regarding the methodology for assigning the meaning of the words appearing in the mantra-s, we refer the reader to the book, ‘Semantics of Rig Veda’ (SAKSHI).
The list in essay (v) groups the sukta-s by deity. Thus a reader who is interested in a particular deity like Agni can go directly to the relevant sukta-s.
Table of Contents
Foreword by the Revered Bhashyam Swamiji / v
Acknowledgements / vi
Note to the Readers / vii
Titles of Sukta-s: 51 – 121 / viii
Deities in Sukta-s: 51 – 121 / xi
Rishis of the Sukta-s: 51 – 121 / xi
Overview of the 71 Sukta-s / xii
Symbolism of the Gods / xvi
Some Common Words / xviii
Abbreviation / xx
I. Text, Translation and Notes for 771 mantra-s
Section Sukta-s Rishi Page
VII 51 – 57 Savya 1
VIII 58 – 64 Nodha 42
IX 65 – 73 Parashara 84
X 74 – 93 Gotama 124
XI 94 – 115 Kusta and others 226
XII 116 – 121 Kakshivan 351
- References / 403
- Subject / 406
- Index of Sanskrit words / 407
- Note on Transliteration / 412