Showing posts with label Atharva Veda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Atharva Veda. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Are The Vratya?

 



The vratyas were a class of itinerant ascetics who were priests of a non-Vedic fertility cult, according to the Atharva Veda, one of the oldest Hindu religious writings.

Because there are no additional records, nothing is known about them, although they were certainly outside the Vedic cult and hence looked down upon.

Later on, the term was used to describe someone who has lost their caste due to a failure to follow one of the requisite samskaras.


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Hinduism - What IS The Attitude Towards Magic, The Black Arts, And The Atharva Veda In Hindu Societies?

 

There are many different forces in the cosmos, and numerous methods to influence them, both apparent and hidden, according to Hindu belief.

The Atharva Veda, one of the earliest Hindu sacred books, is mostly a compilation of spells, thereby emphasizing the importance of magic.

Many Hindus currently believe that some powerful religious adepts have the ability to command invisible forces as well as the ability to negate other people's spells.

People with high degrees of religious achievement are said to possess superhuman abilities (siddhi), enabling them to do feats that regular people cannot.

These superhuman abilities are not seen as mystical, but rather as the usual exercise of a degree of intellect above that of most individuals.

For ages, Indian culture has had a lengthy heritage of illusion, sleight of hand, and other forms of deception, which has perplexed and entertained observers.

Lee Siegel's 1991 book Net of Magic gives a detailed overview of these abilities.


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Hinduism - What Is The Atharva Veda?



The Atharva Veda is a Hindu scripture, the final of the four Vedas, which are Hindu holy scriptures that are the oldest and most authoritative. 


  • The Atharva Veda is the most unique in many respects. 
  • The Atharva Veda is essentially a collection of spells and incantations that may be employed to 
    • reverse or rectify misfortune, 
    • as well as to bring about one's desired outcome, 
  • While the other three Vedas—Rg Veda, Sama Veda, and Yajur Veda—focus primarily on sacrifice rites. 
  • Its unique contents set it apart from the other three Vedas, and because only the first three Vedas are mentioned in early texts, it seems to have acquired legitimacy as a Veda later.



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