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Re: [SriRangaSri] Origins of rig veda declared here in this site

From: Pavithra Srinivasan (pavisrin_at_Stanford.EDU)
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 06:45:38 PST


I'm not sure if this is of any help, but here is a link, [the first three 
chapters of a book by a Dr.Kenneth Chandler], in which he pushes back the 
origin of the Rig Veda by at least four millennia, from around 1500-2000 
B.C, to around 6000 B.C, or even earlier. Also, several historians seem to 
use the term 'cognized by the Rshis' to differentiate it from attributing 
the Rshis as the direct authors of the Vedas, thereby preserving their 
Apaurusheya nature.

Recent findings on this topic are summed up nicely in a book called In 
Search of the Cradle of Civilization : New Light on Ancient India
by George Feuerstein, David Frawley and Subhash Kak, Published 1995. A 
review of the book is available 

In fact, the attribution of the (_Cognizance_ of the) Vedas to such early 
periods in human history[i.e, long before Max Mueller's estimate of 1500BC, 
which is the date given in the links you had provided], and refuting the 
'Aryan Invasion Theory' is the result of work done by many modern 
Indologists today. It's a sad state of affairs that we Indians have to look 
to researchers from other nations to establish the antiquity of our 
culture, but then again, maybe we should be proud that our origins are 
steeped in such ancient time that the world's best historians still haven't 
been able to date them convincingly... :)



At 02:22 PM 1/26/02 -0800, you wrote:

>Pususa Suukta declares all vedas are anadi and
>came forth from Sriman Narayana.
>Here in these sites RIG veda is perfectly timed:
>Anyone have any comments or authenticity, authority of
>these web documents.
>I concede web documents and authenticity/authority
>are perfect oxymorons of the day.
>Thank you
>Anandavalli Dasan
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