Sunday, November 2, 2008

Whether Monsoon finds a place in the Vedas?

The Monsoon is referred to in the Vedas.

The term “Salila Vata” means wind from the water. This can be construed to be the wind from the ocean particularly the South West Monsoon.

Reference about the Monsoon can be seen in Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna Yajur Veda iv-4-12-3, RigVeda i-19-7, RigVeda i-37-6, RigVeda i-38-8, RigVeda i-64-8, RigVeda i-88-5, Rig Veda v-83-1 and Rig Veda v-85-4.

The presiding deities are Maruts,Parjanya and Varuna