Talk:Rigveda

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Dates[edit]

Many of the verses in Rig Veda praise river Saraswati which we now know dried out around 3,000 BCE. These verses state that Saraswati was flowing full of water at that time. So the Rig Veda must be prior to 3,000 BCE and can't be between 1700 BCE and 1400 BCE I thinks those are dated between 1700BC and 1400 BC. not 4000BC-7000BC... —This unsigned comment is by 88.218.191.215 (talkcontribs) .

I have amended the intro with info from the Wikipedia article to read:
"The oldest of the Hindu scriptures, which some have claimed date to to 7,000 BC - 4,000 BC, philological analysis indicates that it was probably composed in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, roughly between 1700–1100 BC; it has been noted that it shares some linguistic and cultural similarities with the Zend Avesta of Zoroastrianism, which has also been dated to similar time periods."
This accommodates some of the earliest and most recent ideas for the dating of both of these very early sets of religious scripture, within some of the more prominent of current ranges of estimation. ~ Kalki·· 11:52, 11 April 2014 (UTC) + tweak

Unsourced/dubious quotations[edit]

  • The person who is always involved in good deeds experiences incessant divine happiness.
  • One ruins the mind if he or she indulges in bad deeds and ends up in misery.
  • One should, perform karma with nonchalance without expecting the benefits because sooner of later one shall definitely gets the fruits.