The Rig Veda is a group of impressed songs or hymns and is a important supply of data on the Rig Vedic civilization.
It’s the oldest guide in any Indo-European language and accommodates the earliest type of all Sanskrit mantras that date again to 1500 B.C. – 1000 B.C.
Some students date the Rig Veda as early as 12000 BC – 4000 B.C.
The Rig-Vedic ‘samhita’ or assortment of mantras consists of 1,017 hymns or ‘suktas’, masking about 10,600 stanzas, divided into eight ‘astakas’ every having eight ‘adhayayas’ or chapters, that are sub-divided into numerous teams.
The hymns are the work of many authors or seers known as ‘rishis’.
There are seven major seers recognized: Atri, Kanwa,Vashistha, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Gotama and Bharadwaja.
The rig Veda accounts intimately the social, spiritual, political and financial background of the Rig-Vedic civilization.
Though monotheism characterizes a few of the hymns of Rig Veda, naturalistic polytheism and monism could be discerned within the faith of the hymns of Rig Veda.
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