Rig Veda Samhita Mandala – 2

250.00

Pages : xx + 259

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Hardbound

ISBN : 81-7994-067-5

We are happy to present the translation of all the 429 mantra-s in the 43 Sukta-s of the Second Mandala of Rig Veda along with the text and some explanation about the meanings of words. Most of the mantra-s were revealed to the Bhargava Shaunaka.

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.


Table of Contents

(i) Acknowledgements / iv

(ii) Note to the Readers / v

(iii) Titles of the 43 Sukta-s / vi

(iv) Sukta-s for the various deities / vii

(v) Rishi Grtsamada / viii

(vi) Text of the mantra-s and their metres / viii

(vii) Mandala Two: An overview / x

(viii) Brhaspati and Brahmanaspati / xiii

(ix) Overview of the powers of gods / xv

(x) symbolism of the gods / xvii

(xi) Some common words / xix

(xii) Abbreviations / xix

I. Text, Translation and Notes on 429 mantra-s

Section  Sukta-s    Deities                #Mantra-s   Page

1               1 – 10    Agni                           1 – 89         1

2               11 – 22   Indra                       90 – 215     50

3               23 – 26  Brhaspati               216 – 259    121

4               27 – 32  Adityas & Others  260 – 320    150

5               33 – 37 Rudra, Maruts &    321 – 377    183

Others

6               38 – 43 Savita, Ashvins, Soma, 378 – 429  216

Pushan & Others

II. Appendices

  1. Frequently asked questions on Veda / 243
  2. Spiritual Meanings of Some Words / 251
  3. References /253
  4. Note on Transliteration / 254
  5. Subject Index / 256
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