Overview for Geographical Aspects of the Vedas
The main objective of the present treatise is to uncover the geographical elements underneath the vedic hymns. The vedic literature alongwith its various branches of knowledge adheres to the geography of the world in general and that of India in particular. It is also observed that the knowledge developed after the vedic literature out and out reflects those contained in the four Vedas, viz.-Rg, Sama, Yaju and Atharva. In the present monograph, a benevolent attempt has been made to make oneself familiar with the vedic concepts of the origin and nature of the Universe, the material world and its environment pertaining to both the living and non-living existence. As the heavenly bodies like the stars, the sun, the planets and the satellites, etc. govern the gravitational field of the Universe alongwith Nebula, Milkyway galaxy, comets and asteroids, the naked-eye astronomers of the vedic period have practically observed their positions and movements in the sky for long years with patience and have predicted time-independent results. All attempts have been made here in this study to bring to light every components of the geography and the geographical phenomena, such as climate, rain, thunder, lightening, and water-cycle in the realm of vedic conceptions.
Bidyut Lata Ray (Author)
Bidyut Lata Ray (Ph.D) is a noted Sanskrit and scholars who has been researching on Sanskrit and teaching, the subject for over three decades. She has contributed a number of research papers and articles on Jagannatha cult, Vedic and Puranic studies to reputed journals, periodicals and felicitation volumes and published monographs on the subject. She has been conferred with an honorary appointment to the Professional Womenâ€™s Advisory Board and to Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.