For the first time in the history of the world the great vision of religion was proclaimed in the Purusha Sukta of the Veda, which can be regarded as the most magnificent vision bequeathed to us by the ancient masters. to those two libations or sutá-s), Accusative case, masculine in gender, Dual number, of "tad" (that). Vāya̱vindra̍śca cetathaḥ su̱tānāṁ̍ vājinīvasū| Tāvā yā̍ta̱mupa̍ dra̱vat||5|| Usually Anuvaka is not mentioned for the reference of a Mantra of the Rigveda. He is considered the monarch of the world, being the sun his eye with which he watches humankind. The root "sac" has multiple meanings (to be associated, abide, accompany, adhere, help, etc.). 16  "Tau" means "to those two" (i.e. However, it seems that was "unequally" arranged in a duet of 16 and 8 syllables, respectively. In turn, "nas" is taken in accusative case. when necessary. Yada̱ṅga da̱śuṣe̱ tvamagne̍ bha̱draṁ ka̍ri̱ṣyasi̍| Tavettatsa̱tyama̍ṅgiraḥ||6|| Wilson's version was based on the commentary of Sāyaṇa. Read the Declension documents for more information about cases (accusative, dative and so forth). (In fact,) it --i.e. First of all, I really appreciate that you have a crave to learn Veda and Upnishad. 10  In short, any prosperity and welfare Agni will wish to give to one who honors and serves the gods, that wish of his comes true always. "you will cause"-- (kariṣyasi) upon the one who honors and serves the gods (dashuṣe), oh Aṅgirās (aṅgiraḥ)9 , that (intention) (tad) of yours (tava) (comes) true (satyam)10  indeed (id)||6||, Oh god of fire (agne), illuminer (vastar) of the dark (doṣā), we (vayam) come (emasi) near (upa)11  you (tvā) day by day (dive-dive), bringing (bharantaḥ) salutation(s) (namas) by means of prayer and understanding (dhiyā)12 !||7||, (We come near you) who rule (rājantam) over the sacrifices (adhvarāṇām), who are the shining (dīdivim) guardian (gopām) of the divine law and settled order (ṛtasya), (and who) grow and increase (vardhamānam) in your own (sve) house (dame)13 ||8||, Oh god of fire (agne), be (saḥ... bhava) easily accessible (sūpāyanaḥ) to us (nas) as (iva) a father (pitā) to (his) son (sūnave), (and) accompany (sacasvā) us (nas) so that (we can) obtain well-being and success (svastaye)14 !||9||. ", but the term "seer" is much more adequate, I think, because the ṛṣi-s are not really the authors of all these Vedic hymns, but the ones whom they were revealed. Another branch is Bāskala or Vatkal. We are all aspirants; we are all seekers of the infinite Truth. … The Gāyatrī Mantra, also known as the Sāvitri Mantra, is a highly revered mantra in both Hinduism and Buddhism. The Rig Veda is a plethora of knowledge that is relevant in day-to-day life. is right too, but "seer" is more exact in my humble opinion. by Ralph T.H. The famous mantra of the two birds signifying the individual soul and supreme soul found in Mu´²aka Upani¾had (3.1.1) is … This clearly shows that there is no "fixed" translation of Ṛgveda, at least of some of their stanzas, because the amount of meanings and connotations is really large. 13  "Ṛtasya" is the Genitive sing. Agnimeele Purohitham - The First Mantra of Rigveda (Agni Suktham) Vedas are the oldest literature of the human race. According to Sri Aurobindo, mantra is the poetic expression of the deepest spiritual reality. and not "let them both come near" (ā yātām upa) --Note as "yātam" changed to "yātām"--. . If I had written: "Veda consisting of verses recited in praise of deities", the title would have been more exact perhaps, but too long, wouldn't it? Vāya̱vindra̍śca sunva̱ta ā yā̍ta̱mupa̍ niṣkṛ̱tam| Ma̱kṣvi 1̱̍ tthā dhi̱yā na̍rā||6||* Thus, "aśnavat" might be translated as "let (oneself) obtain! Ka̱vī no̍ mi̱trāvaru̍ṇā tuvijā̱tā u̍ru̱kṣayā̍| Dakṣaṁ̍ dadhāte a̱pasa̍m||9||. Also, remember that there is no polytheism in Veda-s because every "deity" is considered as an aspect of the Supreme Being, who is "One without a second" (Advitīya). Rig-Veda has two recensions or Branches. 8 th and 9 th books are of mixed ages. 14  "Uśanti" is the 3rd Person plural, Parasmaipada, Present Tense, from the root "vaś" (to wish, long for, etc.). Of course, you would have expected "ānaśāthe", but Ṛgveda has its own conjugations very often. The house or abode of Agni is the receptacle on the sacrificial altar. Let him bring (saḥ... vakṣati) the gods (devām̐) here (ā iha)!||2||, Through the god of fire (agninā), may (one) obtain (aśnavat)6  possessions (rayim) (and) prosperity (poṣam) day by day (dive-dive) indeed (eva)! Therefore, if the phrase was "tau ā yātām upa", it would be quite adequate to consider "tau" as "those two (gods)" and translate all in this way: "let them both come near!" He is as well considered the personification of Agni, the god of fire. For ages it's been projected as a book of Hindu Spirituality! 23  There is another valid translation here, by using the multiple meanings of the enclitic particle "nas", the conjugation "dadhāte" (2nd Person dual, Ātmanepada, Present Tense), which is derived from the root "dhā" (to make, render, bestow, place, support, etc.) Beyond the codes, metaphors and allegories, the mantras of the Rig Veda reveal how the first Hindus engaged with the unknown. However, one might also take "sac" in the sense of "to help" and "nas" in the dative case. Besides, although I have not written any formal commentary on each stanza, I have added my own notes when a more detailed explanation is needed. My explanatory notes are clickable, i.e. Look: "ānaṁśa"... but there are these two too, "ānāśa" and "āśa". Again, it is obvious that Agni, taken as the usual fire in a sacrifice, grows or increases as the oblations are poured into it (e.g. English-Home |  Sitemap |  About us |  Purpose |  Support, This page uses the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST). The first Sukta of Rig Veda has 9 Mantras addressed to Agni. Look at the original arrangement of, for example, the third stanza: Agninā rayimaśnavat उप॑ त्वाग्ने दि॒वेदि॑वे॒ दोषा॑वस्तर्धि॒या व॒यम्। नमो॒ भर॑न्त॒ एम॑सि॥७॥ 22  Since the words "ṛta" (divine law, settled order, truth, water, sacrifice, etc.) Here I chose "may (one) obtain", but in the stanza 2, I preferred to translate "vakṣati" (Subjunctive 3rd person sing. Mi̱traṁ hu̍ve pū̱tada̍kṣaṁ̱ varu̍ṇaṁ ca ri̱śāda̍sam| Dhiyaṁ̍ ghṛ̱tācīṁ̱ sādha̍ntā||7|| अग्ने॒ यं य॒ज्ञम॑ध्व॒रं वि॒श्वत॑: परि॒भूरसि॑। स इद्दे॒वेषु॑ गच्छति॥४॥ Well, you expect that the Vedic form is different... and yes, it is different. It is evident that at the time of composing the Vedas, which ranges thousands of years ago, our Rishis or Sages, were able to analyze the usefulness, importance and need of fire. 20  Clarified butter is generally poured as an oblation into the fire in a sacrifice. or else "let those two (gods) come near!" That is why I added the exclamation point at the end. 1  "Madhucchandā Vaiśvāmitraḥ" is written, without any Sandhi or combination: "Madhucchandās Vaiśvāmitraḥ". Sanskrit has two forms, One is called Vedic sanskrit and other is laukik Sanskrit. The subject is much deeper indeed and it would deserve a full commentary, while these are mere explanatory notes. Note how I used "nas" and "dadhāte" in two different ways within the same phrase. This is the Ralph T.H. 1 I Laud Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice, The hotar, lavishest of wealth. Therefore, rest assured that this interpretation of the final part of the stanza is "also" consistent. . 8  "Ukthebhiḥ" means "by means of uktha-s". Thus to explain the mantra’s of Rig Veda based on the myths and legends in the Purāņa’s is unwise. Rig Veda or ‘Rigveda’ means praise/verse of knowledge. 7  In Ṛgveda, "vīravat" means "wealth consisting of men or sons". The last Mantra of Ṛgveda (10-191-4) deals with equality among human beings – However, according to some authors, Savitā is the name for the Sun before its rising at dawn, while Sūrya is the one for the Sun from its rising till its setting. and so on. For example RV 3.16.7 simply means the seventh Mantra of the sixteenth Sukta of the third Mandala of the Rigveda. Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison which could record the human voice for posterity. Required fields are marked *. Now, I am going to play with these nice grammatical toys. Chapter 6: The Chanting of Veda Mantras and the First Mantra of the Purusha Sukta. 18  In Classic (Postvedic) Sanskrit, you would expect: "hvaye" (from the root "hve" -to invoke-) instead of "huve". प्रथमोऽध्यायः॥ वर्गाः १-३७, ऋषिर्मधुच्छन्दा वैश्वामित्रः - छन्दो गायत्री - देवता अग्निः, ॐ अ॒ग्निमी॑ळे पु॒रोहि॑तं य॒ज्ञस्य॑ दे॒वमृत्विज॑म्। होता॑रं रत्न॒धात॑मम्॥१॥ Vedas are the oldest literature of the human race. So, "tvām acchā" means "to you" or "toward you". Each and every mantra of the rigveda have the diety or god of the mantra. The word "Vaiśvāmitraḥ" means "related to Viśvāmitra". The famous hamsa mantra of Ka°ha Upani¾had (2.2.2), “”The swan that settles in the purity. 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He shall bring hitherward the Gods. (both material and spiritual in the form of wisdom, Peace, faith etc.). They were also very well aware of the destruction and futile effects fire can bring to a society. The suffix "tama" implies "the greatest". Gayatri Mantra. H. H. Wilson was the first to make a complete translation of the Rig Veda into English, published in six volumes during the period 1850-88. Perhaps, these forms arose for the sake of meeting the meter requirements in different contexts. He is the physical fire as well as the fire of knowledge and the colors in all objects you can see, the power of seeing, etc. Many mantras in Rigveda are hymns to the gods praying for benefits like health, wealth, and long life. born of truth,—itself the truth, the vast”, occurs originally in RV (4.40.5). is a rare form of Imperative 2nd Person sing. A̱gnirhotā̍ ka̱vikra̍tuḥ sa̱tyaści̱traśra̍vastamaḥ| De̱vo de̱vebhi̱rā ga̍mat||5|| Anyhow, try to understand what I said, please, or you will not understand the full purport of the "devatā-s" or deities in Ṛgveda or any other Vedic book. Granted, there are more rules governing over the use of enclitic particles such as "nas", but I am sure you will not want to know them for now, hehe... oh my God! Of course, I was talking about meters regulated by "syllables", but there is another category regulated by "mātrā-s"... oh my God, it would be better for you not to know anything about it, for now at least... Sanskrit meter may become another Sanskrit headache, which is not so serious as the "Verb" syndrome (See Verbs documents for more information about the "Verb" syndrome, hehe), but a headache anyway. Besides, although I have not written any formal commentary on each stanza, I have added my own notes when a more detailed explanation is needed. In my opinion, a higher grammar should not be synonymous with an antididactical and boring one, such as those I have read so far. Keep this in mind, please. Therefore, "sutasomāḥ" should be taken as a Bahuvrīhi compound (See Compounds section) in the sense of: "those who extract the Soma (i.e. This fire refers to the aspiring flame that rises from our inmost being; again, ‘Agni’ also refers to the fire god himself. Normal accusative, dative and genitive forms of the pronoun "asmad" (the basic one from which arise the nominatives "aham" --I--, "āvām" --both of us-- and "vayam" --we--, along with the remaining cases -See Declension for more information-) in "plural" number are as follows: "asmān" (to us, upon us), "asmabhyam" (for us) and "asmākam" (our, ours or of ours), respectively. 6  "Sutá" does not mean "son" (i.e. At any rate, some authors take "ghṛtācī" in the sense of "shedding (acī) water (ghṛta)", as even Nirukta dictionary (the celebrated Yāska's commentary on the Nighaṇṭu-s or Vedic Glossary) points out that the term "ghṛta" may also be understood as "water". The verb "sac", when connected with two words declined in dative ("nas" and "svastaye", in this case) means "to help anyone to anything". In other words, Vāyu's speech goes toward that priest who offers a libation of Soma to him. Let’s first understand what is a mantra and what is Gayatri. As this Mantra is the inspiration of rishi "MADHUCHCHHANDAS VAISHWAMITRA", and also the first Mantra of all the Vedas, i can assume if i take Agni as being the spiritual "devine" which is being invoked, and then i will interpret the rest of the Sukta accordingly, i will keep posting as soon as i am confident in the rest of my interpretation. Rig-Veda is also organized in 10 books called Mandalas. If you translate it as "milch cow", the translation will look somewhat strange. 9  Aṅgirās is one of the various names of Agni, in this case. In turn, according to the same authors, the word "dhī" (normally "prayer", in this context) amounts to "act". The Gayatri is one of the hymns of the Rig-Veda, the literal translation of it is: We meditate on the glory of the Creator; Who has created the Universe; Who is worthy of Worship; Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light; Who is the remover of all Sin and Ignorance; May He enlighten our Intellect. 2  "Gāyatrī" is a meter consisting of 24 syllables "generally" arranged in a triplet of 8 syllables each. 2 Worthy is Agni to be praised by living as by ancient seers. In turn, one of the Vedic Seers whom Ṛgveda was revealed bears that very name too. This has been a very brief description of these two deities, obviously. Verily (hi), the drops of Soma (indavaḥ) long for (uśanti)14  you both (vām)!||4||, Oh Vāyu (vāyo), as well as (ca) Indra (indraḥ), who are rich in horses (vājinī-vasū)15 , (the two) are aware (cetathaḥ) of the libations of Soma (sutānām) (we are offering)! They contain no jokes to alleviate a little the poor scholar (or a simple victim like me) studying the rule number 70,000,001 and, of course, the respective exceptions which are about 140,000,002, i.e. Let alone, Aorist Tense (indefinite past, which also stopped being used in Postvedic writings practically) and its seven varieties, another "delicious candy" surely getting in my way later on. "let you both come near!" People are slowly realizing the importance of meditation and yoga as the stress of their day-to-day life gets the better of them. Wisdom of the Ancient Seers: Mantras of the Rig Veda | Author: David Frawley | Foreword by Subhash Kak | List Price: $14.95 | Pages: 280 | Type: Paper Back | ISBN: 0910261369 | First published in India in 1986 as Hymns from the Golden Age | American Edition: 1993, assumed by Lotus Press 2001, Editions: USA, India (Motilal Banarsidass). In turn, the latter (independent Svarita) may be subdivided into more subcategories... oh my God! Ah, a last thing: the numbers 1-3 indicate that Vāyu will be the object of praise in the stanzas 1 to 3. 3  Except for the hymn 59 of the Book 3 of Ṛgveda, Mitra is always addressed in association with Varuṇa. However, with that long "i", the term "śrudhī" really looks like a mere noun ending in "ī". Here, he talks about Agni and the first Shloka of the Rig Veda: ‘Agni’ means fire. To study Perfect and Aorist Tenses is like to swallow one hundred hard-boiled eggs, one after the other in one session, specially when studied from grammars only intended for scholars (my only way at present to go deep into these abstruse subjects, unfortunately, as I am not a scholar) like those I use very often, which are monumental treatises about how to be antididactical and boring at all costs. Anyway, if you are conversant with Vedic Sanskrit and want to hand me additional information about this type of conjugation, feel free to send me a message. Finally, "svastaye" (for well-being and success) is the dative case of "svasti" (well-being, success, etc.). The Rig Veda outlines many spiritual disciplines and provides information about the practice of yoga, meditation, mantra, and Ayurveda. Agnih purvebhi – Rig veda 1.1.2 – In Sanskrit With Meaning. One normally would expect "śṛṇu" or "śṛṇuṣva", but Ṛgveda has its own particularities. He should pay attention to the former stanza, in which "the two libations" are referred to in order to translate the sentence properly. स न॑: पि॒तेव॑ सू॒नवेऽग्ने॑ सूपाय॒नो भ॑व। सच॑स्वा नः स्व॒स्तये॑॥९॥, Ṛṣirmadhucchandā vaiśvāmitraḥ    -    Chando gāyatrī    -    Devatā agniḥ, Om̐ a̱gnimī̍ḻe pu̱rohi̍taṁ ya̱jñasya̍ de̱vamṛtvija̍m| Hotā̍raṁ ratna̱dhāta̍mam||1|| If you consider that not only the Sanskrit portion but also the transliteration in IAST will occupy thrice more space, you will agree with me that the solution lies in writing all in one line for the sake of making the text more compact. Anyway, when they are joined together, and "dhī" is in Instrumental case, singular number (i.e. Related to that inference, they might have started the Vedas … Later at the request, of Edison Max Muller came on the stage and spoke in front of the, instrument. 4  "Soma" is a juice prepared from "Somā" (a sacred plant). Consequently, Ṛgveda (Ṛk-veda) is a Veda to be recited because the word "ṛk" derives from "ṛc", which, apart from "praise", means "a verse", and specially one that is recited. click on the number to quickly reach my explanation and click on the arrow icon to return to the exact position where you were reading. It also means "a (Soma) libation". The major surviving branch is Śākalya. Some authors take this "saḥ" as denoting "thus" in a rhetorical sense. I think that jokes should be used abundantly while teaching or learning Sanskrit, because the process looks many times like a real joke, specially if you have to go deep into the ancient Sanskrit, with its Perfect and Aorist Tenses. “Agnimeele purohitam” is the first mantra of Rig Veda, the oldest among the four Vedas. 7  "Acchā" is an "avyaya" or "indeclinable" (i.e. To understand Rigveda you need to learn the very basic grammer. The latter means both "divine law" (the one who keeps the universe working) and "settled order", such as the regular ceremony of performing the ritual of worship daily. The Rig Veda is a collection of inspired songs or hymns and is a main source of information on the Rig Vedic civilization. Yoga, according to Patanjali, is the ‘Cessation of Modification of Chitta’ Yoga has, Chittavrutthi Nirodhithaha-Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Again Rig Veda is not a small book, it has more than ten thousand mantras. 3 Through Agni man obtaineth wealth, yea, plenty waxing day by day, Most rich in heroes, glorious. They are said to share the same chariot drawn by many celestial horses. You would have expected "sutayoḥ" (of the two libations of Soma) instead of "sutānām". Now, I may also take the root "dhā" as "only" meaning "to support" and "to bestow" in this particular context. Copyright © 1999-2020 Gabriel Pradīpaka - All rights reserved. The inspired Word secretly comes from the home of Truth (sadanam ¨tasya, RV (1.164.47)) above the mind.It is plunged first into our intuitive depths and emerges imperfectly to … This gayatri mantra present in the Rigveda, without the ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः (oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ) is called Shuddha Gayatri. 6  This is the Subjunctive Mood 3rd person sing. In the translation, the Vedic accentuation is not relevant in most contexts (but in some contexts it is... keep this in mind), and the phrase: "ma̱kṣvi 1̱̍ tthā" is taken as "makṣvitthā" (makṣū + itthā). To the seers of the Veda, religion was life. 1 I Laud Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice, The hotar, lavishest of wealth. Pay attention: "Both of you support (dadhāte) our (nas) sacrificial act (apasam) "dhiyā"), the result is not "thus by thought" or anything like that. 5  "Śrudhī" (listen!) This gayathri manthram is first quoted in the Rigveda. That is why, I translated it so, and added "ritual of" for the sake of making the term even clearer. I studied it, but as I mostly do not use it in my translations of Postvedic scriptures, had to re-study it because Ṛgveda does use it. Rāja̍ntamadhva̱rāṇāṁ̍ go̱pāmṛ̱tasya̱ dīdi̍vim| Vardha̍mānaṁ sve dame̍||8|| They saw the hymns, and for this reason they are called the "Seers". If you got it, remember my previous statements in the future. not all Anudātta-s are marked really) in the form of a underline, and Svarita is marked. He is that which is possessed of the quality of heat and color in all orders of life. HYMN I. Agni. HYMN I. Agni. Besides, many words may be used in a symbolic form too, which increases the quantity of possible interpretations. In turn, "ā" denotes "here", and at the same time reverses the sense of the imperative "yātam" (let you both go!). Well, this topic is too long for a mere explanatory note. Granted, the translations "thought" or "wisdom" are also valid. This a clear example of a grammatical obstacle a translator may stumble upon if his knowledge of Vedic Sanskrit is not good enough, as most grammars do not explain these differences. In other words, 16 syllables up to the short pause (|) and 8 syllables from this one (|) up to the long pause (||). Hence it is far-reaching. (and) bestow (dadhāte) strength of will (dakṣam) upon us (nas)". and "kratu" (intelligence, wisdom, sacrifice, offering, etc.) In any case, I have to give "one" translation of every stanza and generally I choose the most adequate one in my humble opinion, while I use these explanatory notes to add alternative translations or interpretations. Guess what? Mitra stands for the force that calls men to activity and sustains earth and sky. ", "may (one) obtain", "(one) obtains", "(one) will obtain", "hopefully (one) will obtain", etc. A short pause (|) does not indicates indefectibly that this is the end of a pada or verse. Thus, "ā yātam" means "let you both come here!". 1 I Laud Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice, The hotar, lavishest of wealth. This document was conceived by Gabriel Pradīpaka, one of the two founders of this site, and spiritual guru conversant with Sanskrit language and Trika philosophy. Edison was advised by Max Muller to record his voice when he would address a Scholars' … Also, one would expect the ending "mas" instead of "masi" here, but Ṛgveda has often its own exclusive kinds of terminations. If you are a scholar in Vedic Sanskrit, you will say, "Oh yes". He is also said to share the same chariot as Indra. Therefore, since I do not have charts with all possible conjugations of all verbs in all Persons and numbers, specially the Vedic ones, I had to infere that "āśāthe" is in Perfect Tense, specially due to the termination and other particularities. 4  Note that the word "yajña" is nowadays generally translated as "sacrifice" or "sacrificial act", but in ancient times it mainly meant "worship" or even "praise, prayer, etc.". While I do not discard it as a probable translation based on something which is unknown to me at present, I preferred to translate the term as: "the instrument (which is used) to come in contact", because "prapṛñcatī" is a present participle, feminine in gender, which derives from the verb "prapṛc" (to come in contact). 2 Worthy is Agni to be praised by living as by ancient seers. 10.129 (the Nasadiya sukta) and 130 are creation hymns, probably the best known Rigvedic hymns in the west, especially 10.129.7: He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it, / Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not. the juice from the plant) and offer a libation of it". So, for the time being, let us say that Mitra is identified with the Sun "plainly" for the sake of simplicity. OK, enough of all these grammatical subtleties. Today in the twenty-first century, the Rigveda remains one of the most important books for all humanity, providing not only glimpses of the origins of civilization but a cosmic vision that transcends all time, connecting humanity to the power of universal creation. वाय॒विन्द्र॑श्च सुन्व॒त आ या॑त॒मुप॑ निष्कृ॒तम्। म॒क्ष्वि त्था धि॒या न॑रा॥६॥ from the root "aś" (to gain, obtain, etc.). Mantra - Om Agnim-Iille Purohitam Yajnyasya Devam-Rt… Agnimeele Purohitham - The First Mantra of Rigveda (Agni Suktham) “Agnimeele purohitam” is the first mantra of … Oh heroes (narā), (come) soon (makṣū) (and) willingly (itthā dhiyā)17 !||6||, I invoke (huve)18  Mitra (mitram), whose strength of will (dakṣam)19  (is) pure (pūta), and (ca) Varuṇa (varuṇam), destroyer and devourer of enemies (riśādasam). इन्द्र॑वायू इ॒मे सू॒ता उप॒ प्रयो॑भि॒रा ग॑तम्। इन्द॑वो वामु॒शन्ति॒ हि॥४॥ occurring in Ṛgveda. The Samhita of the Rigveda comprises 10 Mandalas, 85 Anuvakas, 1028 Suktas and 10552 Mantras. the desire, was born in the first place. The Gayatri mantra comes from the Rigveda Mandala 3 Sukta 62 and Verse 10. or "let you both come near!" are rich in meanings, some authors translate the stanza differently. 5  The Hotā priest is mainly in charge of offering the oblations to the fire during the ritual of worship. The main ones include: Indra, Agni, and Soma. The stanzas 7 to 9 deal with them both, the controllers of earth and sky. But here, it means "speech". Agne̱ yaṁ ya̱jñama̍dhva̱raṁ vi̱śvata̍ḥ pari̱bhūrasi̍| Sa idde̱veṣu̍ gacchati||4|| The sages, who were searching through mind, discovered, through clairvoyance, the relation between Sat and Asat. On the other hand, in Ṛgveda, the best way to do that is by offering Soma to the gods. In turn, this verb is derived from the root "pṛc" (to mix, fill, give lavishly, increase, bring into contact, etc.). With "tvām" alone, there would have been enough to indicate "to you" or "toward you", but the author had to meet the meter requirements, in my opinion. The Rigveda is the oldest of India’s ancient Vedic texts, extending back by traditional estimates to 3000 BCE or even much earlier. Ah, well done! In short, four priests are in charge of the oblations in a strictly Vedic yajña or ritual of worship. Rigveda has been organized in 10 books that are known as Mandalas. Its sage is Vishwamitra and the deity is Savita. Look: Agninā rayimaśnavatpoṣameva divedive| Yaśasaṁ vīravattamam||3||. Each page of this is cross-linked with the Sanskrit text of the Rig Veda. On the other hand, Varuṇa is one of the most important deities in Ṛgveda. the double... plus some exclusive forms too, just in case the amount of things to study and remember was not enough. By Ramanis blog on 30 Mar 2018 • ( Leave a comment) Yogis are Realized Souls. 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