Trikakuda (त्रिककुद)- A Memory of Yamuna’s Split and Its Feeding to Saraswati

Stories stories stories... Our Indian scriptures are full of stories, but why?...only for morales? In my opinion, the answer is "no". These stories erupt out of nowhere in the mid of some past event, elaborations on self, etc., in the Indian texts. Today's story is about Trikakuda which means three peaked mountains ridges and are … Continue reading Trikakuda (त्रिककुद)- A Memory of Yamuna’s Split and Its Feeding to Saraswati

Curious Case of Absence of Agastya in Vedāṃga Jyotiṣa

Apart from Ṛgveda and Rāmāyaṇa, Agastya has yet another connection to the place called Rohitānka, which was later found a synonymical to Kurukṣetra in Ikṣvāku connection. Rohatak near Kurukṣetra has still conserved the name. Rohitānka appears in Suryasiddhanta which is an astronomy text and probably named after king Rohita of Ikṣvāku lineage. Later we find … Continue reading Curious Case of Absence of Agastya in Vedāṃga Jyotiṣa

“Elephants” are still shy beasts to the Ṛg-vedic people

One word for many or many words for one I will be presenting few cases on whether synonymical existence of Elephants, Lions, and Beasts on four legs from Ṛg-veda stands good for just synonyms or they are names of different species altogether. The case is very unique here in the sense that Ṛg-veda is under … Continue reading “Elephants” are still shy beasts to the Ṛg-vedic people

श॒तहि॑माः of RV 06.012.006 – Memory of Colder Events in Ṛg-veda

Myriad Information in Ṛg-veda In exploring the meaning of Ṛg-vedic mantra we may have barely scratched the surface. It cannot answer some of our questions but it still remains the source in which many objective physical informations are preserved, relatively speaking, in its purest form. What possible informations can Ṛg-veda contain in itself which can … Continue reading श॒तहि॑माः of RV 06.012.006 – Memory of Colder Events in Ṛg-veda

Kṛttikādi and 28 constellation system

In the previous blog we saw how the beginning of seasons went to Asuras via Kṛttikāḥ being at autumnal equinox. I have already taken Tai. Bra text to 10,000 BCE w.r.t Saṃvatsara in Viśuva-Vernal Equinox at Uttarā Phālgunī in one of my blogs. The previous blogs go little further back into antiquity around 15,000 BCE … Continue reading Kṛttikādi and 28 constellation system

Seasons went to Asuras

We come across many astronomy incidents and knowledge in Ṛg-veda, and it never stops astonishing me either. In Ṛg-veda-8.96.9 I came across "Asura adevā", which gives a notion of opposites ( in nature, position etc). "Asura adevā"-Ṛg-veda-8.96.9 Yet another synonym which Halayudha Kosha has recorded- "Asura pūrvedevāḥ" which appears to say that initially the Asuras … Continue reading Seasons went to Asuras

Fascinating Astronomical and Eustatic Observation by King Bṛhadratha

Let us see some interesting observations of King Bṛhadratha in the Maitrayāṇī Upanishad(MAU). I have once mentioned King Bṛhadratha in one of my previous blogs, is a Rigvedic Ikshvaku lineage king mentioned in Rigveda (I. 36.18, X. 49.6). The Maitrayāṇī Upanishad - MAU has very interesting evidence. This upanishad is known as "सामवेदीय सामान्य उपनिषत्" a … Continue reading Fascinating Astronomical and Eustatic Observation by King Bṛhadratha

Ṛg-veda, Tai. Āranyakā and Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa on Gharma-Heat

Ṛg-veda and Gharma A calendrical event from Ṛg-veda solves the problem of Vedanga's Gharma vṛddhī-increase in Heat. Already in the early portion of Ṛg-veda (VII- 103. 7-9), certain calendrical knowledge has been recorded. ब्रा॒ह्म॒णासो॑ अतिरा॒त्रे न सोमे॒ सरो॒ न पू॒र्णम॒भितो॒ वद॑न्तः । सं॒व॒त्स॒रस्य॒ तदह॒: परि॑ ष्ठ॒ यन्म॑ण्डूकाः प्रावृ॒षीणं॑ ब॒भूव॑ ॥ऋ० ०७।१०३।००७ ब्रा॒ह्म॒णास॑: सो॒मिनो॒ वाच॑मक्रत॒ ब्रह्म॑ कृ॒ण्वन्त॑: परिवत्स॒रीण॑म् । अ॒ध्व॒र्यवो॑ घ॒र्मिण॑: सिष्विदा॒ना आ॒विर्भ॑वन्ति॒ गुह्या॒ न के चि॑त् ॥ ऋ० ०७।१०३।००८ दे॒वहि॑तिं जुगुपुर्द्वाद॒शस्य॑ ऋ॒तुं नरो॒ न प्र मि॑नन्त्ये॒ते । सं॒व॒त्स॒रे प्रा॒वृष्याग॑तायां त॒प्ता घ॒र्मा अ॑श्नुवते विस॒र्गम् ॥ ऋ० ०७।१०३।००९ 1. Like Brāhmaṇs at the Soma libation, at the Atirātra sacrifice, you are now … Continue reading Ṛg-veda, Tai. Āranyakā and Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa on Gharma-Heat

Kumuda – Nymphea Alba and Its Connection to Sharad Moons

Nymphea alba Indian texts are full of Kaumudī references for the "Month of Lotuses". The Kaumudi Festival was a festival celebrated in ancient India. [1] It was celebrated on the day of Kaumudī (i.e. the full moon of Kartik month). There is also a play called 'Kaumudīmahotsavam' which is a composition of Vizjika or Vijayabhattarika … Continue reading Kumuda – Nymphea Alba and Its Connection to Sharad Moons

The quote of Aśvatthā leads to 5000~6000~7000 BCE

Old "memories" die hard अश्वत्था  f. day of full moon in the month Āśvina (in which month the fruit of the Ficus Religiosa generally becomes ripe). This information comes from Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 1899 Lexicon directly. I haven't found time to locate it for more authenticity as of now. We require to see the source of this information. Keeping at … Continue reading The quote of Aśvatthā leads to 5000~6000~7000 BCE