• Vedas
  • Rig-Veda

Ananthanarayana, H. S., 1931- (ed.); Lehmann, Winfred Philip, 1916-2007 (ed.)


Distributed by the University of Oxford under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Download: zip



Editorial Practice

This is a legacy resource. It is likely to be difficult to use, and is now mainly of interest for the study of the history of text encoding or digital humanities.

Encoding format: Plain text

It should be noted that when hymns have stanzas with repetitions these repetitions are abbreviated as in Aufrecht. For example, stanza 21 of hymn 17, book 4, merely gives the first two words (followed by hyphens to represent the printed dash) beacuse the stanza simply repeates stanza 21 of hymn 16

Individual "lines" are marked by a nine-symbol identifier, starting from the left. The first symbol is R designating this work. The second symbol is the number of the book (man\d\ala), with zero signifying book 10. The third through 5th symbol is the hymn (as\t\aka). The sixth and seventh are the stanza; the eighth and ninth are the sequence of the line here within that stanza. Text begins with the eleventh position and may extend to the eightieth. Any character (including the blank) occuring in position 80 is assumed to be contiguous to that of the eleventh position of the following line if the initial seven characters of both lines are identical

Diacritics have been converted to available linear symbols and follow the Roman letter to which they are related. The symbols augmenting the Roman alphabet are as follows

: length. N.B. Books 4 and 5 use letter-doubling instead of colons to denote consonant lengths

- voicelessness (visarga)

= palatalization

! accent

+ anusva:ra

8 syllabic 1

\ retroflection

) aspiration

> velarization

& Aufrecht's grave accent

' avagraha

9 syllabic r

OTA keywords

Sacred texts -- India -- B.C.

LC keywords

Hinduism -- Sacred books

  • designation: Text data
  • size: (1 file : ca. 1.5 MB)
Creation Date

1500 BCE-1200 BCE

Source Description

Die Hymnen des Rigveda / hrsg. von Theodor Aufrecht Aufrecht, Theodor, 1822-1907 2 v. ; 22 cm. A. Marcus Bonn: 1877

Note: Sanskrit text transliterated

Note: Contents: v. 1. Mandala 1-6. v. 2. Mandala 7-10. Nebst Beigaben

Rig-veda / Übersetzt und mit kritischen und erläuternden Anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann ... Grassmann, Hermann, 1809-1877 tr. Grassmann, Hermann, 1809-1877 2 v. ; 22 cm. F. A. Brockhaus Leipzig: 1876 1877

Note: "Erster Theil" published in four "Lieferungen"

Note: 1. Th. Die familien Bücher des Rig-veda (2. bis 8. Buch). 2. Th. Sammelbücher des Rig-veda (1., 9.-10. Buch)


Title proper taken from depositor's accompanying letter

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant RO-4816-71-69

The Rig Veda (sanskrit for "Knowledge/wisdom of Hymns") is one of four Vedas and is the most ancient of Hindu scripture

Permanent URL