"the creation of the world"

The Vedic hymns ponder on the laws of nature, the origin of the universe and the role and place of man in the larger cosmos. The famous Rig Vedic Hymn of Creation reads:

"Whence all creation had its origin, he, whether he fashioned it or whether he did not, he, who surveys it all from highest heaven, he knows − or maybe even he does not know."

The Vedic texts attribute creation to is brought forth by the interaction of god, soul, and matter (water, air, heat, soil and ether), and is hence based on the universal laws of nature, of continuity, and of no beginning and no end.