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K.R. Paramahamsa was a retired civil servant in India borne on the Indian Administrative Service. He is Adjunct Faculty to the Hindu University of America in the USA. He is presently a resident of the Ashram of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai at Prashanthi Nilayam - 515134, India, in pursuit of spiritual advancement in his own little way.

K.R. Paramahamsa has created the website Sri Sathya Sai Veda Pratishtan at www.vedamu.org, which is the repository of all the Vedic texts in Devanagari and Grandha scripts. The website has audio of over 415 hours of Vedic chanting of ten Veda sakhas presently available in India, in different modes of chanting, in a representative way.

K.R. Paramahamsa is author of the following books:
Buddhism in Scripture and Practice
Publishing House: TotalRecall Publications
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9781590958926

Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 1/27/2007
ISBN: 643977588722

Ekam Sat 1
Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9780974693729

Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9780974693705

Living in spirit (eBook)
Publishing House: Total Recall Press
Publication Date: 6/27/2007
ISBN: 9781590958919


To master the Vedic conception of the Truth and the discovery of the illuminations of the Dawn by the primeval Fathers, there is need to fix the identity of Sarama and the exact function of Panis, the two issues closely related to each other.
The hymns addressed by the great Rishi Vamadeva to the divine Flame, to the Seer-Will, Agni are among the most mystic in expression in the Rig-veda.
The characteristics of the Angirasa Rishis seem, at first sight, to indicate that they are, in the Vedic system, a class of demi-gods. In their outward aspect, they appear personifications or rather personalities of the Light, the Voice and the Flame. In their inner aspect, they appear to be powers of the Truth who second the gods in their battles.
The language of the hymns establishes a double aspect for the Angirasa Rishis. One belongs to the external garb of the Veda. It weaves together its naturalistic imagery of the Sun, the Flame, the Dawn, the Cow, the Horse, the Wine, and the sacrificial Hymn.
The name Angirasa occurs in the Veda in two different forms, Angira and Angirasa. The latter is the more common of the two. We have the name Angirasa applied to Brhaspati more than once.
The conquest of the Sun and the Dawn is a frequent subject of allusion in the hymns of the Rig-veda. Sometimes it is the finding of Surya, sometimes the finding or conquest of Swar, the world of Surya.
The Vedic parable or legend of the Angirasa Rishis is the most important of all the Vedic myths.
Usha, the Dawn, is described repeatedly in the Veda as the Mother of the Cows. If the cow is a Vedic symbol for the physical light or for spiritual illumination, then the phrase ‘the Mother of the Cows' is to bear the sense of either the source of the physical rays of the daylight or the source that creates the radiances of the supreme Day, the splendour and clarity of the inner illumination.
The Seven Rivers of the Veda, the Waters, aapah, are usually designated or figured in the Vedic language as the seven Mothers or the seven fostering Cows, sapta dhenavah. The word aapah itself has, covertly, a double significance.
In the hymn of Vamadeva, the rivers, ghrtasya dhaaraah, are not rivers of clarified butter or of physical water, but psychological symbols.