Prajāpati and Saṃvatsara-An enquiry into the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad

The birth of Saṃvatsara There is a beautiful imagery of birth of Saṃvatsara given in Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad in its section two of one where process of creation is explained. It begins with questions "there was nothing whatsoever in the beginning"... आपो वा अर्कः; तद्यदपां शर आसीत्तत्समहन्यत । सा पृथिव्यभवत्, तस्यामश्राम्यत्; तस्य श्रान्तस्य तप्तस्य तेजो रसो … Continue reading Prajāpati and Saṃvatsara-An enquiry into the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad

Agni – Soma/Varuṇa; The Concept of the Sun and the Moon/Waters in Saṃvatsara

This rāngoli of Mā LakṣmīI (bengal style) was done by me when I was in 6th standard, wayback in 80s. Baal mann. I was so curious for Her to come alive that I had lifted her foot from the lotus placed beneath her feet. Unkowingly I had contrasted the halo as the moon and the … Continue reading Agni – Soma/Varuṇa; The Concept of the Sun and the Moon/Waters in Saṃvatsara

“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

There is a situation in Ṛg-Veda in contrast to Atharva-Veda on two phraseological accounts, i.e., ("शतहिमाः सुवीरा:। and जीवेम शरदः शतम् ।(अथर्ववेद; 19. 67.2)) "śatahimāḥ suvīrā: and jīvema śaradaḥ śatam ।।2।।(Atharvaveda; 19. 67.2). This gave me a nightmare for a while, for why such a phrase. Then I tried to understand our lives vs their live i.e., of our … Continue reading श॒तहि॑माः of RV 06.012.006 – Memory of Colder Events in Ṛg-veda