Pahari artists have accepted a more consistent form of a human figure with multiple heads, hands, and legs -reminding one of the Vedic concept of the Purushasukta, the Rigvedic
hymn to the Cosmic Being: "With Uncounted heads, Uncounted eyes, and Uncounted feet, He moves, as all of Creation Verily is He, Sahasra shirsha purushah"
In fact, Old Indic is the only Indo-European dialect where Sievers' law is visible as a living process in historical times, appearing quite regularly in the Rigvedic
To summarize, of the Rigvedic
reduplicated i-stems roughly a third are attested with structural (i.
23) But nothing else in the hymn suggests a chariot race, nor are there any hints of such a competition in two other Rigvedic
stanzas where the Asvins' horses are said to suffer from heat in the presence of Surya.
The question concerning the precise temporal and aspectual values of the Rigvedic
present, aorist, and perfect stems has been a vexed one, producing a range of different interpretations by such scholars as Berthold Delbruck, Jan Gonda, Karl Hoffmann, Peter Arnold Mumm, Eva Tichy, and Paul Kiparsky, among others.
a programmatic piece setting forth the typology of this ubiquitous Rigvedic
However, as Brugmann notes, the Rigvedic
passage in question admits of more than one interpretation and a possible rendering of srudh[i.
I will briefly sketch how these two risk factors have interacted in Ludvik's treatment of the Vedic, particularly Rigvedic
In the course of reviewing this trope, he produces a novel and provocative translation and analysis of the well-known Rigvedic
So does the thesis of chapter 13 ("Secrets of the Sadas"), that the Samavedic song tradition reflects the adaptation of Rigvedic
mantras into a non-Indo-European tradition, either indigenous or derived from the Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex, as the linguistic evidence suggests.
In chapter 5, he discusses horse gear; in chapter 6, the symbolism of the neighing, in which the Rigvedic
ritual of the asvamedha is confronted with Herodotus' story about how Darius was chosen king; and, in chapter 7, the horse's mane.
In the meantime, scholars such as Thieme and Kuiper had begun their lifelong engagement with the Rigvedic
lexicon; and beginning with Narten's study of the sigmatic aorist (1964) and continuing to the present day, a veritable flood of studies of numerous categories of the Rigvedic
verb have appeared (e.