Prativa Manjari Rath
Title Rudra-Siva in the Vedas
Book Condition New
Publisher Delhi, India Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan 2011
Seller ID 103701
The work "Rudra-Siva in the Vedas" comprising of five chapters, aims at unraveling the mystery surrounding the Vedic deity, Rudra and his worship right from the samita period down to fiat of Sutra literature. The concept of Siva he famous deity of Hindu Trimly, finds it's origin in the Vedic Rudra and no other deity of the Vedic panthieon has undergone so much transformation as noticed, In case of Rudra Ideas associated with this deity sometimes characterise him as falling under outside the Aryan culture Scholars have viewed him as having a non Aryan origin ascribing aboriginal character lo him. But this work attempts to prove the Vedic of Rudra-Siva.The introduction consist of two main section namely, an estimate of the previous work done on the subject and secondly the discussions on the necessity of the present study The first chapters is an exposition of the-concept of (Rudra various Vedic texts starting from the samhita period to Sutra literature Rudra's association with allied cult? as revealed from Atharavavedic mantras from an interesting phase of the evolution of Rudra's personality. The and third chapters are especially interesting in as far as they -recount the names and epithets of Rudra as found in Vedic literature along with Ruara' association in Vedic sacrifices respectively. An analysis of the relation of Rudra with a number of Vedic deities like Agni, Soma. indra. Maruts, Asvins etc brings out the interesting feature of 'Rudra' worship this from the main conten of the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter is an epilogue on the whole work. The Vedic evidences furnish sufficient data about Rudra's traverse from Rudra to Siva The originality of the Work Lies in it' attempt to Rudra establish Rudra as a Vedic and Aryan divinity. The approach is sound, (the analysis exhaustive, and convincing being based upon well-chosen literary evidences.Printed Pages: 335.
Rudra-Siva in the Vedas Prativa Manjari Rath