Soma Mandala the Ninth Mandala of the Rig Veda
Guru Dev, Master Babaji
Awakened University of Meditation
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Trade Size Paperback, Condition is Very Good, Mild Wear to book. Book pages clean. No markings in book. Binding is tight.
***The ninth Mandala of the Rigveda, also called the Soma Mandala has 114 hymns, entirely devoted to Soma Pavama-na, *Purifying Soma*, the sacred potion of the Vedic religion. Similar to RV 8, it cannot be dated within the relative chronology of the Rigveda as a whole; dealing with the Soma cult, a practice reaching back into Proto-Indo-Iranian times (late 3rd millennium BC), some of its hymns may contain the very oldest parts of the Rigveda, while other hymns may be rather recent relative to the other books. ***
As with book 8, each hymn should be studied independently, since the Soma Mandala was not compiled by the redactors in its preserved form on grounds of authorship or clan affiliation, but topically, grouping the Soma hymns.