Vedic literature


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Noun1.Vedic literature - (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early SanskritVedic literature - (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
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Remote sensing studies of the Ghaggar-Hakra basin have changed our understanding of the Harappan civilization and the role of a lost river -Saraswati - that once flowed in those plains and was celebrated in Vedic literature. This wonderful cooperation among different disciplines presents a great opportunity to rediscover aspects of ancient Indian wisdom that can solve many of our contemporary problems," he elucidated.
There will be a special panel discussion on over a dozen topics like; History & Education of Women in Vedic Literature; Sanskrit Buddhist Manuscripts; Mimamsa Beyond the Yagasala; The Yuktidipika Forging a Place for Sankhya; Introducing Bhagavata Purana Commentaries; Research on the Gargiyajyotisa.
"Names of birds" never uses English names for them and ends with these intriguing lines: "Hamsa/ Soham / Repeat this / Until the bird / And its meanings / Are merged as One." In Vedic literature, this combination of two words, So'ham and Hamsa, is interpreted as "I myself am the Swan," the swan symbolizing the supreme state of being.
In the Vedic literature especially in Rig-Veda Samhita and some of the Upanishads we find the tree as metaphors signifying the near impenetrable world of metaphysics.
While this book traces the mythological persona of the irascible sage Visvamitra through Vedic literature to the present day, it does so in a quite different way from what one might expect if it were just another example of the German text-historical method, which produces good results with a strong philological rigor but within a very narrow frame.
Eliot, in 'Four Quartets' (15), and Thomas Traherne, in his poem, 'My Spirit' (16), give descriptions that can really only be understood with reference to the Vedic literature, since they concern the realization of the ultimate levels of creation.
IN VEDIC literature, it is said that man has the tendency to cheat or live in a fantasy world.
SEVERAL new chapters in the history of Vedic literature may unfurl in the near future as the Ministry of Minority Affairs is mulling over a project that will study the links between Avestan and Vedic Sanskrit.
But, the irony of the fact is that the word Hindu' is not found in the entire Vedic literature. It was introduced by Muslims from provinces next to India, such as Afghanistan, Baluchistan and Persia.
During his stay, he authored many books in Sanskrit and Malayalam and publicised the importance of Vedic literature in Europe, when learning Sanskrit was taboo for Non-Brahmins.
The Vedic literature does not show any indication of a promiscuous society.