TAMIL VEDA AND RIG VEDA- PART 2; CLOSE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP (Post No.9830)

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Post No. 9830

Date uploaded in London –8 JULY   2021           

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FIRST PART WAS POSTED HERE ON 3RD JULY 2021. HERE IS THE SECOND PART:-

CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FATHER AND SON, AND MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN ARE FOUND BOTH IN THE RIG VEDA AND THE TAMIL VEDAA KNOWN AS TIRUKKURAL. I HAVE COLLECTED SOME MANTRAS FROM THE FIRST 100 MANTRAS OF THE RIG VEDA (RV).

RV 1-26-3

Agni , you are like a father for his son, kinsman for his kinsman and a friend for his worthy friend .

Here in one single mantra we see father, relative and friend. That shows the close-knit society of the Vedic period.

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RV 1-91-20

Skilled in home duties, meet for holy synod, for council meet, a glory to his father .

The meaning is that Lord Soma blesses the worshipper with a worthy son who will shine in the assembly of scholars and bring glory to his father.

Tamil Veda echoes this message in Tiruk Kural:-

The duty of the son to the father is to make others exclaim what penance has he/ father done to be blessed with such a worthy son –KURAL 70

Earlier Valluvar says

What a father expected to do his son is to make him fit to hold the foremost place among the learned – KURAL 67

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Father and son

RV.1-38-1

What now?  when will you take us by both hands , as a dear father his son?

Gods, sacred grass is clipped and spread for you to sit.

This sensual touch of children is also in the Tamil Veda-

The touch of children is delightful to the body, and their voice is pleasing to ear – KURAL 67

The food into which the children’s little hands have been dipped will be far sweeter to the parent than the Amrita – KURAL 64

Sweet is the music of flute and lute to those who know not the melody of their little one’s prattle – KURAL 66

In another Kural couplet Valluvar says that a mother will be happier when she hears that her son is a scholar than the day she gave birth to him.

This shows the approach of Valluvar and Vedic Rishis/seers is same with regard to family duties and relationship.

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Violence against misers is also found both Tamil Veda Tirukkural and the Rig Veda. Please see the following link:-

VIOLENCE IN RIG VEDA AND TAMIL VEDA AGAINST THE …

https://tamilandvedas.com › 2017/10/21 › violence-in-r…

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21 Oct 2017 — They went even to the extent of preaching violence against the stingy fellows. The poets of … Break the jaw; Crush him like Sugarcane: Valluvar.

–subham–

tags – Rig Veda-2, Tamil Veda-2

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