RIDDLE POEM IN THE RIG VEDA (8-29)- Post No.7586

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Post No.7586

Date uploaded in London – 17 February 2020

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There are several poems in the Rig Veda addressed to Visve Devaas. ‘Visve Devaas’ mean ‘All Gods’. The seers make it a point to include all the important deities such as Mitra and Varuna, Indra and Agni. The verses of this hymn are in the form of riddles. None of these deities is mentioned by name in the following poem. Generally, Rig Vedic seers enjoy speaking in symbolic language or coded language. Visve Devas hymns always have challenges to scholars. Strange names are used leading to various interpretations by scholars.

This feature in the religious or mythological thought of many peoples is a significant factor in the invention and development of myths. This shows that the story telling tendency is not a mere blind impulse or a mis understood interpretation of natural phenomena , but that the poets could be deliberately invent and imagine, and just for that reason we cannot expect to trace myths back to a primitive  stock of ideas, any more  than we can derive all words from a primitive stock of roots.

xxx

Also note one Doctor is ready with medicines in one of the following Mantras!!!

Also note there is a god who knows hidden treasures!!

Here is a poem (RV. 8-29) from the eighth mandala of the Rig Veda:-

1.One is tawny, of changing form, bountiful, young; with golden ornament he decks himself .

2. One shining has taken his seat in the lap- the altar- a wise one among the gods.

3. One bears in his hand a bronze axe; constant among the gods.

4. One bears grasped in his hand a thunderbolt, wherewith he slays his enemies.

5. One bears in his hand a sharp weapon; a pure One, mighty, bearing healing medicines.

6. One makes the paths prosperous, like a thief; one knows of hidden treasures.

7. One, wide going, makes three steps; thither where the gods enjoy exhilaration.

8. With birds two go together with one woman; faring forth as on a journey.

9. Two highest ones made their seat in the sky; lords sipping ghee

10. Some singing hymns conceived a great Sama song ;ith it they made the sun to shine.

ANSWERS TO RIDDLE

1.SOMA, 2 AGNI, 3.TVASHTAR, 4.INDRA, 5.RUDRA, 6.PUUSHAN, 7.VISHNU, 8.ASVINS WITH SUURYAA, DAUGHTER OF SURYA, 9.MITRA, 10. THE ATRIS, FAMILY OF PRIESTS.

Xxx subham xxx

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