Author: Ralph T H GriffithPublisher: LP PublicationsYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 1373ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175363347
A unique readable and intelligible work which brings within the easy reach of all English-knowing readers, a translation of the hymns of the Rig Veda which aims to be close to the spirit of the original.The Rig Veda derives its name from the work Rik, which means a mantra, in which the collection of mantras or hymns consisting of Verses are intended for loud recitation. The verses in Rig Veda are divided into ten mandalas or books (Vol. 1 and II contain 6 and 4 manadlas) which are further sub-divided into hymns. The hymns are in praise of the Supreme Being. There are also hymns addressed to Gods representing natural phenomena. Domestic gods and abstract gods.