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Mahavakyas of the RgVeda

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Lesson

Mahavakyas is made up of two words meaning, “great utterances.” The creation stories are a collection of different stories with various themes. The world is created by a divine figure dismembering themself and their body becomes the world. The caste system has a racial element to it based on some of the creation narratives in the RgVeda.

Outline

I. Creation hymn

A. Dismemberment theme

B. Transmutation theme

C. Incest theme

D. Heat theme

II. Hymn of man

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