Purusha Sukta, along with the Nasadiya Sukta is a famous hymn from the Rigveda. It describes how people, Devas and all take birth from the Virat Purusha. I am quoting some lines from this lengthy hymn. [10-090] HYMN XC. Purusa. A THOUSAND heads hath Purusa, a thousand eyes, […]
In social media debates (most of them are low rate discussions), it is often argued that Asuras, mentioned in Indian religious literatures, are actually Dravidians. The inherent argument is that, Devas are north indians and Asuras are South Indians. The perpetuers of this theory are, as evident, trying […]
This is the summary of a debate that I had in social media, some time back. The topic of debate was ”Why did Buddha object the authority of the Vedas’. Question: –What is the reason behind Buddha’s objection to the authority of the Vedas? Was it due to […]
Karma Siddhanta put forward certain rules and guidelines to define actions into two categories – Good and Bad. These set of rules decided which action is good and which is bad. Vedas, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Bhagavat Gita, Smiritis, etc. were the commonly cited scriptures for a proper ethical and spiritual life.
In Rig-Veda there is a famous Sloka/hymn, which expresses the skepticism about the origin and nature of the world. It also doubts the capability of god and his involvement in the creation of the world. It says the gods may be later than the world creation. At the […]