Images From Vedic Hymns and Rituals

Images From Vedic Hymns and Rituals

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Author: Sadashiv A Dange
Publisher: Aryan
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 374
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173051909


The book deals with variety of concepts, images and beliefs in the Vedic tradition, revealed through Vedic hymns and rituals. Several images and symbols, at times, are influenced by folk-beliefs at that period, some of which are current even to-day.

The complex image of Aksara not only having a rain-symbolism but also getting a dimension of proto-philosophy, that of the Son-husband current even today, that of the crying worlds not restricted only to the Vedic literature, the images centering round Soma as a ritual-drink, the eye of Prajapati, the problematic Sasarpari, divinity of the banners, Vana though a war-trumpet changing into ritual musical instrument, the unique birth of Vasistha and Agastya from a jar, the words Dvibarhas and siprin indicative of power and status, the riddle of the black antelope, dance of Indra and Chaya giving a glimpse of ancient war-dance-these and many more, delvings in the Vedic hymns and rituals display a treasure of myriad images.