The word arya in the Rg Veda : RV_04.026.02.1 : Gautamo Vamadeva Rshi

March 18, 2010 Recovered from : http://ancientindians.in/2010/03/18/the-word-arya-in-the-rg-veda-rv_04-026-02-1-gautamo-vamadeva-rshi/ Today, after a lot of searching for a very long time I came across the word Arya in a mantram by the RSi vAmadEva the son/descendant of Gauthama Maharshi. Gautama Maharshi (Part 1) Gautama Maharshi (Part 2) When Vamadeva experienced the Brahman, he […]

dēvas

We have heard a lot of such statements made about the Devas since our childhood. The Devas are the luminaries of the Vedas. The Devas are the heroes of the puranas. They live in Amaravathi (Click for location). They are the children of Aditi and Kasyapa. They can perform magic and miracles. Sri Vishnu is always on their […]

Asuras

See Index Page : Ancient Beings, People, Tribes, Races In the early Vedic age, the word Asura meant mighty! In present day Kannada, arasu menas king. By one of the nirukta rules given by Yaska, arasu and asura can be related or indicated by the same thing. “The word Asura […]

Vasus

As per Mahabharata (Sambhava Parva) : Brahma had another son named Manu. And Manu had a son of the name of Prajapati. And the sons of Prajapati were eight and were called Vasus whom I shall name in detail. They were Dhara, Dhruva, Soma, Aha, Anila, Anala, Pratyusha, and Prabhasa. These eight […]

Apsarasas

Apsarasas are the divinely beautiful dancers of svarga lōka. The following section from the itihāsa – mahābhārata gives some of their names. Some of them married kings and some married RSIs and started great dynasties and lineages. Some writers have suggested that they were connected to water sources. […]

kinnarās

Some mountain tribes, run up the hills using their toes and balls of their feet, never touching their heels to the ground, giving the impression of “horse feet” or “goat feet”. The word kinnara comes from kim +nara = what (is it) human? The Kinnaras frequently occur in […]

Maya Danava (Maya Asura)

Lineage : Maya is often called Danava which means descendant of Danu, one of Kasyapa‘s 13 wives and a daughter of Dakhsa Prajapati. However in the Uttarakanda of Ramayana, Maya is also described as Diti’s son (a Daitya and as the king of the Daityas). Diti is a different wife of Kasyapa. Some modern people speak […]

Danavas

dAnavAs : Kasyapa’s wife Danu had a hundred sons, chief amongst whom was vipracitti. They and their descendants were known as the danavas. (from Linga Puranam). A famous Danava was Maya, the son of Vipracitti and Simhika, the author of the Surya Siddhantam. However in the Uttarakanda of Ramayana, Maya is also described as Diti’s son (a Daitya and […]