Author: Arthur A MacdonellPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2006Language: multilingualPages: 263ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081018X
This volume contains thirty hymns of the Rigveda in the original Samhita and Pada texts, with transeration, translation, explanatory notes, introduction and vocabulary.This Readeris meant to be a companion volume to author's Vedic Grammar. It contains thirty hymns selected from the Rgveda primarily for students who, while acquainted with classical Sanskrit, are beginners of Vedic lacking the aid of a teacher with adequate knowledge of the earliest period of the language and literature of India. In conjunction with the author’s Vedic Grammar, the Reader aims at supplying all that is required for the complete understanding of the selections. A copious Index has been added for the purpose of enabling the student to utilize to the full the summary of Vedic philosophy which this book contains.
PrefaceIntroductionVedic HymnsAgniSavitrMarutasVisnuDyavaprthiviIndraRudraApam napatMitraBrhaspatiUsasAgni ParjanyaPusanApasMitra-VarunaSuryaAsvinaVarunaMandukasVisve devasSomaFuneral HymnPitarasGamblerPurusaRatri Hymn of CreationYamaVataVocabularyGeneral Index