Vedic Hymns; Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vayu, and Vata Volume 1

Vedic Hymns; Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vayu, and Vata Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...VI, 19, 9. S, te jushma/i! vrisha.bh&/i etu. May thy manly strength come near. Vawzsaga, too, which is clearly the name for bull, is denned by w/shan, I, 7, 8: vr/sha yutha-iva vawzsaga/z. As the strong bull scares the herds. The same applies to varfiha, which, though by itself meaning boar, is determined again by vjshan: X, 67, 7. vr/sha-bhL/5 varahai/z. With strong boars. In III, 2, 11, we read: vr/sha--nanadat na sbnhik. Like a roaring lion. If used by itself, vr/shan, at least in the Rig-veda, can hardly be said to be the name of any special animal, though in later Sanskrit it may mean bull or horse. Thus if we read, X, 43, 8, w/shi na kruddha, we can only translate like an angry male, though, no doubt, like a wild bull, would seem more appropriate. I, 186, 5. y na napatam apam unama mana-iiva/z vr/sha-a/z yam vahanti. That we may excite the son of the water (Agni), whom the males, quick as thought, carry along. Here the males are no doubt the horses or stallions of Agni. But, though this follows from the context, it would be wrong to say that vr/shan by itself means horse. If used by itself, vr/shan most frequently means man, and chiefly in his sexual character. Thus: I, 140, 6. vr/sha-iva patni abhf eti r6ruvat. Agni comes roaring like a husband to his wives. I, 179, 1. dpi On (fti) mi patnU vr/sha-a// agamyuA. 'Will the husbands now come to their wives? II, 16, 8. saWt su te sumatf-bhi//--sam patnlbhi/? na vr/sha-aA nasimahi. May we for once cling firmly to thy blessings, as husbands cling to their wives. V, 47,6. upa-praksW vr/shawaA m6damana diva/5 patha vadhvaA yanti akk/ia. The exulting men come for the embrace on the path of heaven towards their wives. In one or two passages vr/shan would seem to have a still...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638301
  • 9781236638304