"verses of the Rig-Veda"
Rig-Vedic Geography
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The Rig Veda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद ) is one of the Holy Vedas, and is an ancient Sanskrit text considered sacred to followers of the Hindu religion. The Vedas contain verses on mythology, stories, details of rituals and social mores, codes of conduct, and religious practices.

Religious scholars assert that the Rig Veda may be the oldest religious text in the world and the 1028 hymns dedicated to the plethora of Hindu gods may have been passed down orally for centuries before being actually written down. Just like the Christians believe in the divine origin of the Holy Bible, the Hindus believe that the Vedas were not composed, but directly revealed to the sages.