Rig Veda Samhita, Mandala X: Various Profound Hymns

Sri Aurobindo notes that the entire Rig Veda is of profound significance, but that the tenth Mandala holds some deep and philosophically important hymns. In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns. .Among these are a number of famous hymns which are set forth below:

Rig Veda Samhita Mandala X, Sukta 129 Hymn to Creation Sri Aurobindo cites this Hymn in The Life Divine, Chapter The Knot of Matter.  Here we present a brief background to the Rig Veda and its significance and then the Sanskrit recitation of the Hymn of Creation, followed by the English translation provided by Sri Aurobindo and Nolini Kanta Gupta.  The recordings were made at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1973.  Sanskrit recited by Sri Vinayak.  English commentary and translation recited by Santosh Krinsky

Rig Veda Samhita Mandala X, Sukta 90 Purusha Sukta  This Hymn the Purusha Sukta, relates to the Divine Being that encompasses the entire universe, creator, containing and embodying the entire creation at the same time.  The English translation was provided by Nolini Kanta Gupta.  The recordings were made at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1973.  Sanskrit recited by Sri Vinayak.  English translation recited by Santosh Krinsky

Rig Veda Samhita Mandala X, Sukta 125 Devi Sukta This Hymn the Devi Sukta, relates to the supreme Goddess, the executive power of the creation of all that exists.  The English translation was provided by Nolini Kanta Gupta.  The recordings were made at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1973.  Sanskrit recited by Sri Vinayak.  English translation recited by Santosh Krinsky

Rig Veda Samhita Mandala X, Sukta 127 Ratri Sukta  This Hymn the Ratri Sukta, explores the relation of the Night to the Dawn, the “sister” who brings the light.  The English translation was provided by Nolini Kanta Gupta.  The recordings were made at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1973.  Sanskrit recited by Sri Vinayak.  English translation recited by Santosh Krinsky

Rig Veda Samhita Mandala X, Sukta 121 Hymn to Hiranyagarbha, the Golden Child in the Womb  This Hymn to Hiranyagarbha, the Golden Child in the Womb, explores the web of the universal creation and manifestation.  The English translation was provided by Nolini Kanta Gupta.  The recordings were made at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1973.  Sanskrit recited by Sri Vinayak.  English translation recited by Santosh Krinsky

Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda. Sri Aurobindo weaves a discussion of many of these very profound hymns through the Secret of the Veda as well as various passages in The Life Divine.

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