Post No. 10,584

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It is amazing to see someone is singing 3000 years ago, ‘Let us not hurt the heart and vital organs of the Earth’. What an amazing thought! Wonderful concern for the health of the earth! It must be made a motto and displayed in all the environmental departments around the world.

AV hymn has 63 mantras or stanzas in the Hymn to Earth, also known as Bhumi Sukta. We have already seen the first 32 verses. Now here is my commentary on the stanzas from 33 to 36.


Mantra 33

Here the pet calls Sun as ‘friend’. As long as it shines let me have good vision is his prayer. This is a prayer every Brahmin around the world recites in the mid day prayer to Sun .

Pasyema saradas satam (let me enjoy good vision for 100 years)

Jivema saradas satam (healthy life)

Nandaama saradas satam (happy life)

Modaama saradas satam (make others happy with my happy face)

Bhavaama saradas satam ( useful existence)

Srnvaama saradas satam ( hear good things)

Prabravaama saradas satam (speak good things)

Ajeetaasyama saradas satam (Let me live 100 years unconquered, invincible, ever victorious)

The second interesting point in this calling Gods as Friends. Throughout the Rig Veda, the oldest book in the world, Gods are addressed as Friends. Co workers are addressed as Comrades.


Mantra 34

I have already explained that Hindus think it is a sin even to put our feet on Holy Mother Earth; so one prays to earth ‘Please pardon me for putting my feet on you (Samudra vasane Devi……… Pata sparsam kshmamsva me). I do it every morning in London before getting up from the bed.


Mantra 35

The recycling principle or thought and the idea of reforestation existed even during Vedic period. The poet prays ‘whatever I dig from you, may that grow again’. And the most beautiful line “O Purifier, May We Not Injure Your Vitals or Your Heart” occurs in this mantra. This must be the moto of every environmental movement.


Mantra 36

This stanza explodes he myth spread by Max Muller gang, Marxist gang(sters) and Caldwell gangs. Here the poet talks about SIX SEASONS and not four seasons as found in Europe or any other parts of the world. Here is a very clear message, the Vedic culture is typical Indian and Hindu. Moreover Tamil Hindus also sing about this six seasons in their 2000 year old Sangam literature. So there is only one culture from Himayas to Kanyakumari. There is no Dravidian or Aryan. Kalidasa the most famous poet of India, wrote a long poem known as Rtu Samharam describing all the Six Seasons. Here is another answer to a puzzle in that book. Scholars wondered why Kalidasa begin his poem with Summer as the first season instead of beautiful Vasantha/Spring season. May be he was influenced by this AV mantra where the poet puts Summer (Greeshma Rtu) as the first one. And the poet prays for abundance all along the year- during all the six seasons.

The above four stanzas are full of positive thoughts, positive ideas!

Let us thank the Vedic Brahmins for preserving this hymn and passing it to generations to come by word of mouth. They never wrote it, but simply spread it by word of mouth. They learnt it by heart.


Linguistic titbits

Look at the word Hrudaya for heart in Mantra 35. That HRT gave us the word Heart in all ancient languages including Tamil.

Look at the word Bhumi for earth. That is used as Puvi and Bhumi in 2000 year old Tamil epic literature (Silappadikaram and Manimegalai).

Tamils followed Six Seasons of the year and divided even a day into six small periods (See Tolkappiam- Porul Athikaram; Sutram:- kaarum……)

I have explained in mantra 31 that Tamils, tamilized even Sanskrit words Udeechyai, Prachyai as Uusi ,Pasi etc (Puram verse 229). We come across directions again in mantra 34.

To be continued………………..

tags- Rtusamharam, six seasons, Tamil, Tolkappiam, Bhumi Suktam, Heart, Vital organs

Six Seasons: Same for South & North Indians !


Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Post No.1186; Dated 21st July 2014.

India is one; There is no difference in the basic culture. Hindus have been following the same tradition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari from the Vedic days. They had the same division of six seasons in the north and the south of the vast country. This proves two things:

1.There is no Aryan – Dravidian division in the ancient Hindu culture. One culture was followed by the ancient Hindus in India.

2.Six seasons are found only in India; so the culture is not imported from Central Asia or Europe. In Western countries only four seasons were there; so there is no truth in Indo European stock/culture.

There is only one book in the world about Seasons. That was written by the greatest poet Kalidasa in Sanskrit. Kalidasa wrote ‘Rtu Samharam’. Another amazing thing about the seasons is the modern classification coincides with our six seasons!

Westerners divided the seasons into four: Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall and Winter.
From the Vedic days we have divided the season in to six seasons:


1.Spring Season/Vasanta Rtu/ Ila Venil in Tamil/
Months Chitrai(Chaitra),Vaikasi (Vaishaka)/Mid March to Mid May

2.Summer/Greesma Rtu/Muthu Venil/
Months Ani (Jyeshta), Adi (Ashada)/Mid May to Mid July

3. Monsoon/Rainy/Varsha Rtu/Kar Kalam/
Months Avani (Shravana),Purattasi (Bhadrapada)/Mid July to Mid September

4.Autumn/Sharad Rtu/Kuthir Kalam/
Months Aippasi (Aswin), Karthikai (Kartika)/ Mid September to Mid November

5.Late Autumn/Hemanta/Mun Panikkalam/
Months Markazi (Margashirsha)Thai (Pausa)/ Mid November to Mid January

6.Winter/Shishira/Pin Panikkalam/
Months Masi (Magh),Panguni (Phalguna)/ Mid January to Mid March

6 season

Modern Classification: Pre Vernal, Vernal, Estival, Serotinal, Autumnal, Hibernal
Western Classification: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Rtu in the Rig Veda

Rtu /season is mentioned in the Rig Veda. Though seasons are mentioned in it Atharvaveda (6-55-2) and several Samhitas mention “Six Seasons”.

Valmiki in his Ramayana described Hemanta Rtu in Aranya kanda, Vasanta Rtu and Varsha rtu in Kishkinda Kanda.

Manu mentioned seasons in the verses: 1-30, 3-217, 4-26, 9-36 and 3-273.
Kalidasa in his famous book on seasons Rtu Samharam (The Gathering of the Seasons) begins with summer season. It has got six sections, one each for a season. It has 144 verses.

According to Taittiriya Samhita Vasanta Rtu is the first one. Krishna also says that he is Vasanta rtu among the seasons (Bhagavd Gita 10–35).

But Kalidasa began his book with the summer season so that he could finish it with the spring season. His description of nature is superb in this book. Scholars like Aurobindo had dismissed the doubts about the authorship of this work. Aurobindo had devoted half of his book for Rtusamharam in his book on Kalidasa. He said that we can see his hand in all the similes used in this work.

Tamils have been using the same division from the Sangam period. At the same time we see four divisions of seasons in Rome. In Greece we see a different system. This disproved the Aryan – Dravidian racist theory. Tamils saw eye to eye with their counterparts in North India. Oldest Tamil book Tolkappiam referred to six seasons in the Akattinai Iyal of Porul Adikaram.

Long Live United India!

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